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Get Learners Moving With Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” Unlike many other technologies, mobile devices can support physical health along with learning. With a mobile device students can create, problem solve, critical think, and engage with the world around them. In my digital book, Learning to Go , you’ll find rubrics, handouts, and lesson plans for some of the activities listed below.

Visualize Learning with Photo Challenges and Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learners can use these photos in projects, digital stories, or other learning projects to provide an authentic voice and to show the learning that is taking place all around them. Students go on a mission to take a photo that represents the learning they are doing in your class that they also see in their homes or environment. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”.

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12 ways to use Google Cardboard in your class

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google cardboard mobile learning virtual reality vrVirtual reality used to be the thing of science fiction books and movies. Now, it’s inexpensive, works with the technology we carry in our pockets, and can transform us to real and imaginary places. I remember watching Marty McFly sit at his table in “Back to the Future Part 2”, watching TV with virtual reality [.].

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination. For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Yes, you can afford a few wearables or Google Cardboards in your class.

23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below discover activities, resources, websites, mobile apps, and more to get your students to play an active role in caring for the Earth. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Primary Games has several online games for students to learn about Earth Day. Find Google Earth Lesson Plans and Projects here. Learn about the environment through virtual field trips! Take a virtual reality field trip with Google Cardboard !

40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

Teacher Reboot Camp

This summer learn more about teaching trends by exploring hashtags. Hashtags are the key for educators to learn about the latest teaching trends and find lesson ideas and free resources from teachers who put these trends into practice. To discover the resources and bloggers connected to a specific hashtag, search for the hashtag on Google or a social network. Get your copy of Learning to Go or The 30 Goals for Teachers.

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5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom

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At About $15 per ‘headset’, Google Cardboard Provides an Inexpensive Intro to Virtual Reality, Bringing Learning to Life in Your Classroom Two related technologies that are really. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Free Tools & Resources iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources cardboard vr for teaching google classroom cardboard how to get started with google cardboard vr classroom using google cardboard in the classroom virtual reality cardboard app

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. And mixing up gaming with learning makes the latter even more fun.

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Lenovo, Google launch Project Tango device

eSchool News

Project Tango technology gives a mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world similar to how we do as humans. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced the development of the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google. Lenovo, Google, and Qualcomm Technologies are working closely together to optimize the software and hardware to ensure consumers get the most out of the Project Tango platform.

Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. UPDATED on September 7, 2016) Going back to school is hard enough! Why not make the most of what Google Chrome has to offer and get you and your students ready for school with the best apps, extensions, tips, and tricks? I like to think of Google Chrome as the learning environment for all things Google! Get the Google Chrome Cheat Sheet.

It All Adds Up! 25+ Math Resources, Apps, & Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

We can get our students to learn math in engaging ways by making sure each lesson gets to use the math for real-world learning. Instead of having students solve problems in a book, give them learning missions where they use the principles and equations to explore the school grounds, their households, or the world around them. Students can code a game, learn geometry and trigonometry while building structures in Minecraft , or interview math experts virtually.

How One of the Most Recognized School Districts in the Country Keeps its Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

You will also learn how Mooresville Grade School District: • Refocused its efforts around digital citizenship and keeping students safe online. ” Read the entire case study, “Keeping Every Student Safe, Every Day,” and learn more about how Gaggle helps students stay safe when using Google Apps for Education, by visiting the case study section of the Gaggle Content Library. Google Apps for Education Mobile Learning Success Stories

What Google Allo and End-to-End Encryption Mean to Educators

Gaggle Speaks

Allo, Google’s answer to Apple’s iMessage, will be released any day now. If these two people are using an app with end-to-end encryption, such as iMessage or Google Allo, the entirety of the text message evidence against this child predator is dependent on those messages not being deleted from the users’ devices. ” What Google Allo and End-to-End Encryption Mean to Educators Click To Tweet. Mobile Learning Student Safety

6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

Posted on July 8, 2016 by Rebecca Sadwick. For example, Google Chromebooks are sold for less than $200 and do not require the purchase of additional accessories like keyboards for iPads, which sell for $379 per device and $30-100 for keyboards. While the benefits of technology in the classroom seem straightforward, it’s important to remember that the core goal of all digital and blended learning programs is to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.

Personalized Learning: A 3-Step Plan

Gaggle Speaks

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Jessica Sanders. Many school leaders and education professionals tout personalized learning as the future of learning. While personalized learning, in which students engage with educational content based on their needs and preferences, can be integrated into any classroom, with or without technology, here’s a three-step plan for implementing personalized learning with technology by your side. Step 2: Prepare Your Learning Formats.

The Fabulous Field Trip Guide: Planning

Teacher Reboot Camp

The internship taught me valuable lessons in organizing engaging field trips, summer camps, and camp-ins with student learning and safety at the forefront. Each field trip included hands-on learning with an expert. In the following posts, I will share activity suggestions, virtual field trip suggestions, how to integrate virtual reality and augmented reality to spice up field trips, and tips for integrating mobile learning, QR codes, and technology.

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10 steps to a better one-to-one experience

eSchool News

It will take a few years before you and your students are completely comfortable with a range of digital tools and the ways they can enhance learning. Learn the nuts and bolts. Try searching for what you want to learn. For example, searching for “How to make a Google Form” will leads to several helpful videos that you can watch and use to practice at your own pace. Log in to your Learning Management System (LMS). Planning is a big part of any initiative.

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The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

To streamline the process consider using Google Scholar to quickly and easily find research that supports the need for change. When we tackled our grading culture at my school I first looked at the data (we were failing way too many kids) and then used Google Scholar to find research to guide the direction for a better way. It all comes down to leadership and the will to improve in order to create a better learning culture for all students.

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HP launches new education Chromebook

eSchool News

“The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom offers a simple, secure, and manageable solution to enable technology-based learning,” said Gus Schmedlen, vice president of Worldwide Education, HP. And for those Google Hangouts study groups, built-in noise suppression technology makes everything sound great. The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is expected to be available in the United States in January 2016 starting at $199.

Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

Shake Up Learning

The post Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom. Below is a webinar that I gave on August 2, 2016, with Texthelp, the makers of Read & Write for Google and Fluency Tutor. Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom #GAFE Click To Tweet. Recorded Webinar from August 2, 2016).

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SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. It is the ‘glue’ that connects interactive displays, PCs, laptops, and tablets while enabling teachers and students to collaborate and co-create in real time, do in-class assessment, connect to shared digital workspaces and interact with Web-based learning materials regardless of location or device. 10 x Google Device Management licenses.

Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

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An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. Critical to a successful LMS is that it’s easy to learn, intuitive to use, dependable, contributes to the learning experience (rather than just another digital tool that must be juggled before learning happens), and it saves time.

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Google Apps for the iPad (updated list)!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Apps for the iPad (updated list)! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Apps for the iPad and iOS. The following is a list of Google Apps for iOS (from Google, Inc.). This list is exhaustive and includes several apps that are not on the infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad. The Complete List of Google Apps for the iPad! Google . Google Calendar (iPhone only). Google Keep. Google Spaces.

Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms

eSchool News

Chromebooks continued their steady growth in education, securing 58 percent of K-12 market share in 2016, according to a new report examining technology trends in the K-12 education market. The report from Futuresource Consulting notes that annual mobile PC shipments in the K-12 education market grew 18 percent year-on-year in 2016. The steady growth is due in part to school districts expanding one-to-one learning programs and technology initiatives.

Google Classroom 101

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Google Classroom integrates Google Apps for Education (GAFE) tools such as Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar to name a few. Google Classroom with iPads too Google Classroom is not just for Chromebooks, it's a useful management tool for other platforms such as iPads as well. For instance, one great way to collect student creations and manage the workflow on iPads is through Google Classroom. What is Google Classroom and how does it work?

Transforming the classroom with augmented learning

Neo LMS

Learning has evolved to a point where augmented reality (AR) is a possibility. It’s evolved to a point where the environment adapts to learners needs and as I like to say it the learning process is as interactive and as immersive as ever. What is augmented learning? Augmented learning, by principle, works by providing learners with a whole new dimension of content delivery. The learning content normally found in textbooks becomes alive and interactive.

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

In a recent post on this blog , Ann Feldmann described the efforts in her district to initiate and foster new classroom practices that would promote creativity, curiosity, and individualized learning. She illustrated how an organizational culture of innovation promotes ongoing learning, celebrates failure, encourages risk, and champions change (Shepherd et al., Come learn with Beth this Summer: Beth Holland Blog Featured EdTechResearcher innovation leadership

As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. This is where Google has entered the fray and is taking schools by storm. Google first announced the sale of Chromebooks—personal computers running the Chrome operating system—in June 2011. K–12 purchases of mobile computers. Second, Google’s apps are free for educators, whereas Microsoft makes you pay.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. Luhtala sees school policies banning phones as a disconnect between school and the real world, where mobile devices are aiding productivity more than ever. The real promise of education technology is to redefine how students learn.

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K-12 Dealmaking: EverFi Raises $40 Million; Wonder Workshop Picks Up $20 Million

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, ed-tech company EverFi has raised $40 million from investors who include Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, while children’s robot company Wonder Workshop raised $20 million. Byndr aims to “provide an easy-to-use, fast, and mobile-first platform to benefit all stakeholders in higher education,” according to the company’s website.

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. 2016).

Buncee and Immersive Reader: A Winning Combination for Assistive Learning

Buncee

Recently, we were honored when Rachelle Dene Poth shared her thoughts about Buncee and Immersive Reader on Eric Sheninger's blog A Principal's Reflections: Reflections on teaching, learning, and leadership. She is the President for the ISTE Teacher Education Network and Communications Chair for the Mobile Learning Network. In addition, Rachelle is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Google Certified Educator Level II, a Nearpod PioNear, Ambassador for Buncee.

Creation just got even better with Buncee!

Buncee

One of my favorite things about teaching, besides working with my students, is finding new and engaging ways to have students create and show their learning. As teachers, we should strive to offer different choices for our students to be able to show what they are learning and to apply their knowledge in a way that provides opportunities for them to be creative, to have fun while creating, and that will engage students more in learning.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” However, the more successful schools focus on improving teaching and learning first with edtech being just one of the tools to support it. Step 1: Make a plan.

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

Over this time, we have seen a lot of great updates and new features continually added to Buncee and have enjoyed creating and coming up with new ideas of ways to use Buncee for learning. My students have used Buncee to create presentations for project-based learning, to tell about their family or daily routine, talk about foods, to teach a lesson on augmented and virtual reality, or even just to create some “about me” Buncees to share with classmates as well as their global peers.