The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.”

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Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Hypothetically, effective mobile learning can empower learners by enabling them to better assess and select relevant information, redefine their goals, and reconsider their understanding of concepts within a shifting and growing frame of reference (the information context).” — Marguerite L. Academic achievement in BYOD classrooms.


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Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

I am a huge proponent of harnessing and leveraging mobile technology in the classroom. As the principal, I decided to implement Bring Your Own Device back in 2010 as a way to not only take advantage of student-owned devices but to also improve the learning culture through more empowerment and ownership. The key , whether 1:1 or BYOD, is to thoroughly plan and put learning at the forefront for kids, teachers, and administrators. 1:1 BYOD BYOT mobile learning Pocket Points

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Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. That occurred in my estimation somewhere around 2010, and growth of ownership has been exponential since. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. For many that is already a reality.

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!


Mobile devices are predicted by 2011 Horizon report to be in mainstream in one year or less. Research shows 60% of low-income students carry a mobile device of some sort. Look for awesome infographic in the Prezi (linked at the top of this post) about how people use their mobile devices based on age range. have a mobile phone. billion people worldwide will have mobile phones by 2013. 1/3 of all mobile users owned a mart phone in 2010.


Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. 2010). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

In 2015, 47 percent of K-12 teachers and almost two-thirds of K-5 teachers reported using game-based learning environments in their classes, up from 23 percent of K-12 teachers in 2010. Are easy to find and easy to access on mobile devices (53 percent). Last year’s survey underscored the large numbers of high school students using their own devices in classrooms , a practice often called BYOD. Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog.

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Microsoft to Use TV White Space to Put Wi-Fi on Rural School Buses

EdTech Magazine

Key to unlocking the potential of TVWS, the FCC in 2010 allowed unlicensed radio transmitters to be in the white space, freeing up the spectrum and opening up opportunities for high-speed internet. It’s completely seamless , so students just stay on the BYOD (bring your own device) network when they get on the bus, and then they can do their homework during their ride home from school,” Melanie A. Mobility. Microsoft to Use TV White Space to Put Wi-Fi on Rural School Buses.