Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. Thus, many lessons were learned the hard way. The success of mobile learning relies on proper planning, reflection, and evaluation to improve. Have you developed a strategic plan to ensure the initiative will positively impact student learning ?

The Fabulous Field Trip Guide: Mobile Learning and QR Codes

Teacher Reboot Camp

As I venture to more museums, landmarks and national parks, I have noticed how these sites are making their exhibits more engaging by adding a mobile component. Before planning your next field trip, discover ways the site is integrating QR codes, mobile apps, and. Teachers and Learning to Go. Many sites and museums have mobile apps for exploring the site. Museum Hunt – an iOS/Android app that get students to learn while playing a game.

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Mobile Learning: No Longer About the Technology, but About the Learning

The Journal

A transition, quietly but most assuredly, has occurred: Today, in 2016, discussions under the heading "mobile learning" are becoming more about how "all-the-time, everywhere learning" can be supported with "mobile" technology than about mobile devices and apps.

Mobile Learning: Making the Digital Promise Real

Digital Promise

The market for mobile education technology is vast and, more important, mostly untapped. But for the “digital promise” of new learning technologies to be made real for those in need of basic skills, mobile instruction must be designed for their real lives and learning needs. The Promise of Mobile. According to Pew Research Center , 92 percent of American adults own cell phones, and they are embracing their phones as learning tools.

Mobile Learning and Worldwide Connectivity in Paris

CUE

Around the world, CUE continues to lead the way in 1:1 learning environments. Earlier this month, as TUSD Senior Director of Technology, I took time out from eating pan-a-chocolat, baguettes, and drinking cappuccinos to present at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Annual Mobile Learning Week Symposium held March 8-11 in Paris, France. […]. The post Mobile Learning and Worldwide Connectivity in Paris appeared first on OnCUE.

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.

Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our learners love their mobile devices. However, many of our learners rarely use their mobile devices to communicate with others face-to-face or develop relationships with their peers. We can guide our learners to communicate and collaborate effectively with their mobile devices by pairing or grouping them to problem-solve and create. In my digital book, Learning to Go , you’ll find rubrics, handouts, and lesson plans for the activities listed below.

10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Mobile devices are everywhere. More people interact with digital media through mobile now than through desktop computers, and that number continues to grow. Seventy five percent of kids under eight have their own mobile device. [.]. Ed Tech byod byot cell phones edtech educational technology mobile devices mobile learning samsungAdults and children are using smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more to interact with each other and the web every day.

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. I knew that I had to talk with Shelly Sanchez Terrell again when I learned through the tweetvine that she had a new book out about mobile learning ( Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ).

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.”.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Edutopia

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Apps Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom Photo credit: AFS-USA Intercultural Programs via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

QR codes get learners out of their seat scanning to discover what the knowledge they will uncover with their mobile devices. Below are a few tips and resources to get your students started with learning with QR codes. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Learn with QR Codes from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Scan QR codes on your mobile device with the I-nigma app, which allows students to scan QR codes with an iOS, Android, or Windows phone.

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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. Learn more in this article.

20+ Apps Your Students Will Scream About This Halloween!

Teacher Reboot Camp

As an educator or parent that has a mobile device you can capitalize on this time to help kids learn while integrating these spooky themes. Don’t forget to download the slide presentation below and explore my other Halloween post, Frightful Learning! Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Frightful Learning! Halloween Origami (Android)- With this great app, kids learn to create various spooky creatures in origami.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Despite this promising beginning, the role of mobile devices in the classroom and in education overall is still rather limited.

7 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Great for Vocabulary Boosting

EmergingEdTech

Mobile Apps Can be a Highly Effective Way to Discover and Learn New Vocabulary Think about how lucky students are these days. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning learn new vocabulary mobile apps study vocabulary mobile apps vocabulary study apps

Teaching through the camera lens: 10 activities with photos and video

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech cameras cell phones edtech educational technology mobile learning photosOnce, it was so handy to carry one of those disposable film cameras around in our pockets. Once, we were so thankful for our point-and-shoot digital cameras because they made instant photography so much easier. Today, so many of us carry cameras around in our pockets. We pull them out at a moment’s notice. Many [.].

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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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4 Things You May be Doing Wrong With Mobile-Responsive Learning Design

EmergingEdTech

Suggestions to Heed if you Want to Make Sure Your Mobile App or Content is Easy to Use This post is geared primarily towards ed tech developers and technologists, as opposed to our typical articles. iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources digital learning tool design tips practices mobile learning design best practices mobile learning design tips

The 12 Apps of Christmas 2016 (Fun Free PD Starts Dec 1!)

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Professional Development #12appsDIT 12 apps apped free professional developmentSign up Now to Take Part in This Award Winning Free Professional Development Opportunity The third iteration of The 12 Apps of Christmas (#12appsDIT) will start on December 1st and will run online. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my digital book, Learning to Go , I provide tips, resources, rubrics, and handouts to help your students storyboard their productions and create short commercials, films, trailers, broadcasts, digital stories, and public service announcements. Check out the bookmarks for several more web apps, tools, and resources to get your students learning by producing their own short videos. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go.

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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. Learn about the environment through virtual field trips! ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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 learn more about the hashtags shown below and access the resources, check out my post on Noodle Education, Stay on Top of Teaching Trends with These 36 Hashtags. . Get your copy of Learning to Go or The 30 Goals for Teachers.

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Addressing Foreign Language Learning Anxiety with Mobile Technology

EmergingEdTech

App Enables Students to Practice Speaking in Private and Build Their Skills We all have our preferred strategies and our little box of tricks to lower learning anxiety in the classroom. iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics foreign language speaking practice app practice speaking foreign language practice speaking spanish app practice your spanish with app

Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

eSchool News

A new report reveals that half of teenagers said mobile device addiction impacts their daily lives. Half of teenagers surveyed in a new poll said they “feel addicted” to their mobile devices, and 59 percent of parents participating in the survey said they agree their children are addicted. One-third of participating families said they argue about mobile device use daily. Mobile Learning News

Comics for Engaging Students! 22+ Resources & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Comics can be powerful learning tools. Creating comics engages students and encourages them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize what they learn in a creative way. Don’t forget to join me for a free online technology learning day with other experts. Get your copy of Learning to Go and The 30 Goals for Teachers. Learn with Comics. Word Origins – Learn about different phrases and idioms with this comic.

Emoji Get to Know You Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Emoji and emoticons have developed to mean much more in language than the faces they represent.”- ”- Lauren Collister (2015). For the past year, I’ve been studying how learners use emoticons, emoji, and text speak to communicate, read and write. Emojis are part of digital literacy and citizenship. When our learners use emojis in their writings, they are humanizing their digital experience.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

GoConqr

2016 is now well underway, but few could say how it will end or what major changes we’ll see as the year unfurls. But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. One of the biggest EdTech trends in 2016 and for the years to follow will be gamification.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

All teachers who feel they are on a mission to provide meaningful learning are rockstars in my book. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Join me virtually for a free webinar broadcast at the Badge Summit, Moving with Mobile Devices at 1pm Denver/2pmCT/3pmET/8pmUK. On Monday, June 27th, attend the free Dash and Dot Future of Learning party. Virtual Ways to Learn During ISTE. Team Mobile Learning Implementation Resources.

Top 3 EdTech Predictions for 2016 and Beyond

Waterford

The year is well under way and we have been anxiously watching the Internet to see the latest edtech predictions for 2016. Based on the numerous articles we’ve read, we’ve compiled our top 3 list edtech predictions for 2016. In 2016, we predict coding will continue to become more engrained with curriculum. Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning has been a big edtech topic for years and it’s not going away anytime soon.

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#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

15 Ideas and Tons of Resources to Try with Learners in 2017

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Mobile Learning- Find activities in my book, Learning to Go ! Learning Missions- Check out my new book in 2017, Hacking Digital Learning: 10 Missions That Skyrocket Achievement in Any Class ! Problem Based Learning- For resources and ideas check out TeacherRebootCamp.com/pbl. “Technology is just a tool.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

The site eMarketer found that 41% of students ages 0-11 and 84% ages 12-17 owned a smartphone in 2016. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices.

Buncee Goes Mobile

Technology Tidbits

Buncee is the award winning creative learning tool that educators are using worldwide in a number of different ways. Teachers are using it to "flip" a classroom, announcements, create stunning presentations/digital stories, project based learning, and much much more. Best of all, there is a educational portal that allows educators to create, manage, and track student progress and learning in real-time.