Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

Because this was a helpful exercise for me at the end of 2012 / start of 2013, I thought I''d give it another go as 2013 ticks away its final hours and 2014 looms on the horizon. I''m soothed by the fact that this made my top five most-read list for 2013.

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Edublog Awards 2013 - Nominations

Kairos EdTech

This is my first time participating in the Edublog Awards. Because blogging has been an instrumental part of reflecting on and improving my teaching and coaching practices, I''m excited to nominate the following candidates for these awards.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki.

CloudConvert - online file format conversion

Educational Technology Guy

It also works in mobile browsers so you can convert files on the go to be able to view them on your mobile device. Registered users (can user Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or create account) get 25 daily conversions and up to 5 concurrent conversions with a 1000 MB file size.

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Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

Kleinspiration

Through Twitter, I was contacted by a teacher who actually teaches right down the road from my school. I also did the above video Aura on my desktop, no t my mobile device. I''ll admit, it''s much easier using a mobile device.

The Mobile Professor

Connecting 2 the World

The Mobile Adjunct Currently, I am involved in #adjunctchat, a community that meets on twitter at Tuesdays at 4:00 PM, New York time. The Personal Communication Society Yesterday, while reading an article I am writing for contribution to a book a colleague is working on, I came across Campbell and Park''s (2008) idea of personal mobile communication. My first research will be on private , public , and personal in mobile communications. Mobilities, 3(2), 291-311.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Our free conference runs all week and is open to anyone to attend--spread the word with Twitter hashtag # globaled13. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to [link].

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Google Tips - quick, easy tips for using Google products

Educational Technology Guy

You can see them all, mobile, home, office, or by product. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google has just released Google Tips , quick, easy tips for using Google Products. It is setup in a card format, using simple, easy terms (not tech-speak).

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ThingLink Mobile App - Capture and Share Teachable Moments

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Now you can create and share multimedia rich interactive images on the go with the free ThingLink Mobile App for iPad and iPhone. Just take a photo, tag the image with video or text, and instantly share it through email, Twitter or FaceBook. Get the ThingLink Mobile App.

The Administrator PR Machine

The Web20Classroom

More often than not you have that powerful device, the mobile phone, you carry with us everywhere. Twitter -I have been advocating the use of Twitter in the classroom and for professional growth for a while now but even easier than that, it can be used by the administrator to tweet about Ms.

My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards

SpeechTechie

The Edublog awards are an effort to "promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media," particularly as some school districts block blogs and Twitter. Best EdTech/Resource Sharing Blog- Learning in Hand not only offers a guide to implementing mobile technologies in education, but also is a great resource on doing so in a manner that fosters critical thinking. Best twitter hashtag- #slpeeps , natch, continues to be a terrific community. It''s Edublog awards time!

Quick List of Apps For Learners And Curators

The Web20Classroom

When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. I am mobile so I can do it from anywhere and still take part in the learning! And you can share what you read via Twitter, Facebook and email. Check out this post to learn more about how you can get more mileage out of your mobile learning device. Everything from apps organized by Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to apps organized by grade level and subject area.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

The full press release is below: ClassDojo Mobilizes More Teachers to Build Students’ Character Anywhere with Version 2.0 of its mobile apps for iOS and Android. Accordingly, the company has built out its mobile capabilities to allow its mobile development to parallel its web efforts.

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013

The Daring Librarian

I was going to update this post from last year & add some new stuffs for 2013 because this IS the time of year that I do try to do my Geeky housecleaning. Twitter would be H@PPyZ0mbiesEat25TWEET etc. So whether you join a Ning or Twitter (even just for conferences!)

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Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

For me, I love being able to ask a question on Twitter and then return hours later with an array of responses from all over the world. This post is the fourth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times.

Reflecting on the 2013 Schools of the Future Conference in Honolulu -- 8 Takeaways

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Over 1300 educators from public and private schools attended the 2013 Schools of the Future Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center, in Honolulu, on October 17 and 18, 2013. The SotF mobile app, via Guidebook, was incredibly useful.

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

It is not uncommon now for classes to be Skyping with students in other countries, using Twitter as a learning tool, constructing QR codes for artwork, blogging, or creating multimedia projects using a variety of interactive web tools that are blocked in many schools across the country.

Tracking Your Digital Footprint

A Principal's Reflections

Not only can you set it up to monitor the Web (news, blogs, videos, forums, images), but you can also have it monitor mentions on Facebook and Twitter if you want. Use the webapp, Chrome app, desktop version for PC, Mac or Linux or mobile version with the iPhone or Android app.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.

SLPs Make Great Showing (AGAIN) among 2013 Edublog Finalists- VOTE!

SpeechTechie

The finalists for the 2013 Edublog Awards were just announced, and voting is now open. This year the voting is being done through list.ly, which you can sign into with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ accounts. The Edublog Awards is an annual initiative to promote the value of social media in education and share some great resources.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She was recently chosen to be a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and she has also been named a Top Education Influencer on Twitter. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).

Newly Posted Favorite Resources 11/05/2013

The Web20Classroom

teaching favorite Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) tags: ebooks library books favorite Twitter Chat Schedule tags: Twitter favorite Posted from Diigo.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry.

Be That Cool Teacher- Mobile Learning in The Classroom 101

MSEDTechie

With the recent expansion of mobile learning through various teaching tools such as iPads, laptops, ipod touches, and various other tablets, it is important for educators to know how to strengthen their instructional practices using these practical tools.

3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

Twitter ( www.Twitter.com ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information. Twitter has become such a popular tool because it asks one question, "What's happening?"

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

The Background Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License In the Spring of 2013, my school district committed to issuing an iPad to every classroom teacher. iPad mobile learning mobile technology online learning professional development

Getting Organized Tips and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

However, one solution is to use the electronic versions at home/office and print out things for mobile. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. GET ORGANIZED!! Here are some tips on getting organized. I am a very organized person (type A personality and was an engineer for ten years) and I used to teach organizational skills to other employees at one of my jobs.

Wonderopolis - free resource for find the answers to what students wonder

Educational Technology Guy

There are quizzes to help reinforce knowledge and connect to related ideas, mobile design and navigation, social networking features, ways for users to share ideas, and over 900 different topics of wonder. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Wonderopolis is a great, free resource that has some great resources to help students learn and explore all kinds of topics.

StudyBlue announces annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.”

Educational Technology Guy

Mobile and social study platform, StudyBlue today announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.” The 2013 Thank a Teacher a Latte program is open to everyone, including students, former students and parents. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming?

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EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012

EdTechSandyK

White Rocket Burst Used With Permission As the new year begins, I thought it would be interesting to start my 2013 postings by looking back on the five most popular posts on this blog from 2012. What topics do you think will get the most screen-time in the Edublogosphere in 2013?

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Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

rubrics Follow #BYODchat on Twitter Nothing is the magic tool for getting our kids where they need to be. But we can use mobile devices to help. It''s becoming more socially acceptable to talk about school outside of school because of mobile devices.

Courses, or learning episodes?

Learning with 'e's

During a recent Learning Pool Live event in London, I posted the following message on Twitter: Move away from courses, towards events, experiences, challenges.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

Global conversations

Learning with 'e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). What''s more, many people stare down at their mobiles, rather than holding them to their ear.

The 21st Century Principal’s 20 Applications for Everyday Use

The 21st Century Principal

Add my favorite Evernote mobile apps vJournal, Penultimate, Skitch and this application''s functionality expands enormously. With the ability to access and edit your documents through the mobile app, I can’t possibly see any reason to have a paper copy of anything any longer.

Bringing ISTE 13 home

Kairos EdTech

The knowledge produced, reproduced and acquired is so vast that it covers fascinating topics ranging from the Common Core to Twitter as a learning tool or the latest trend in mobile learning. Photo by Larry S.

Sleepless in cyberspace

Learning with 'e's

Have you ever for example been without your mobile phone or other device for a period of time and suffered ''withdrawal symptoms''? Have you ever started to become anxious that you are missing out on conversations on Twitter, or status updates from your friends on Facebook?