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Mobile Learning: 1998, 2008, 2018

The Journal

In its first decade, 1998-2008, "mobile learning" was all about getting devices into the hands of K-12 students and teachers. Palms initially proliferated; then Pocket PCs. In those early days, there was plenty of excitement and energy — for good reason — amongst the early adopters. Why didn’t mobile learning catch on, then?

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Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008


About 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce.

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Front and center in our schools, right?

Dangerously Irrelevant

– June 2008. So these are front and center in our schools, right? Not content, right? . Image credit: World Economic Forum, 2020. Related Posts. Top 50 P-12 Edublogs? Avoid magical thinking: ‘Design for online’ this fall. guest post]. The Death of Subjective Values. Welcome back for the 2020 school year! [a

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Boost Morale with These Simple Strategies

A Principal's Reflections

Using self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2008), a study involving 735 workers was conducted to examine autonomy's impact on overall morale. Creating a roundtable for staff to share what is on their mind is another solid option, but digital forms that allow anonymous responses could very well be the best route. & Fouquereau, E.

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PROOF POINTS: As teacher layoffs loom, research evidence mounts that seniority protections hurt kids in poverty

The Hechinger Report

The last time there were mass teacher layoffs was after the 2008 recession. Economists estimate that 120,000 elementary, middle and high school teachers lost their jobs between 2008 and 2012. A more detailed list of teacher layoff laws by state is in the appendix. Budget cuts can create some messy situations.

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Education Predictions for an Unpredictable 2021

Education Elements

That was a pretty bold prediction in 2008 when the book was published, but their model for cycles of innovation seems pretty accurate now that we have hindsight. I got started with this tradition of predictions in 2010 after reading Disrupting Class, a book by Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn.

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What Is Phonemic Awareness According to Scholars?

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Of these sound units, phonemes can be the most difficult for children to learn to detect and manipulate; however, phonemic awareness, along with letter knowledge, is needed for beginners to move on to reading and spelling” (McCarthy, 2008, p. ” (Manyak, 2008, p. link] Krashen, S. Phonemic Awareness Training Necessary?

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