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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.

NBC's censoring of the Olympics: Social media and lost opportunities

Connecting 2 the World

Overall, NBC, the American television corporation with rights to broadcasting the Olympics, with one exception, has done a pretty good job of covering the games on its free, open access station. However, they have really missed the boat on their social media/online coverage, which could have real repercussions from fans in the future. For the China Olympics, I finally had access to high speed internet which allowed me to view streaming video.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. One way to solve the access issue is to allow students to use smartphones in class. Digital Education K-12 News

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. Friends – cliques and social chat ?

Education in a World of Social and Technological Change #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Craig Watkins, Associate Professor of Radio, TV, and Film, The University of Texas at Austin theyoungandthedigitial.com @scraigwatkins After grad school, Watkins began immersing himself in the way young people use media. Trying to understand their perspectives and sensibilities they bring to digital media. Previously via laptop computers, but more recently via mobile devices. Social media has become central to their (and our) everyday lives.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

I believe that if we are to fully apprehend the many issues and nuances of our relationship with future technologies, we first need to begin to appreciate the complexity of human intelligence(s) and the problems associated with trying to model these digitally.

Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15

Connecting 2 the World

Mobile Technology is here to stay. Many of us may try to resist integrating mobile technology into our classrooms. What are some ways in which mobile technology has changed the classroom? Students have access to information on their mobile devises which can broaden the curriculum. I often use my class time to send students out and observe while keeping in touch via mobile technology. 1) Do you allow the use of mobile technology in your courses?

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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With technology, schools try to level the economic playing field

eSchool News

Is access to computers and the web enough to solve the digital divide? They’re going to social media sites. Researchers are learning that not all access to technology is equal.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. This issue [the ‘homework gap’] constitutes a new civil right: the right to digital equity.”.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

Read part 1 , part 2 (about audio) , part 3 (about video) , and part 4 (about mobile tech in education). When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

It’s happened to all of us– we’re at school trying to access the perfect website for a learning activity at school and… it’s blocked. While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies. Digital Citizenship Curriculum by Common Sense Education. Digital Citizenship by OSAPAC.

Advancing Equity in Education Through Wifi

MIND Research Institute

What does equal access to high quality education look like? Students need online access to conduct research projects, use educational apps and access homework, while parents need to receive important communication from their school and teachers through the web.

Blackboard launches New Learning Experience platform

eSchool News

Blackboard’s K-12 New Learning Experience Platform provides all MGSD students, teachers, and parents easy access to information and resources to meet the needs of every learner,” said Dr. Scott Smith, Chief Technology Officer for MGSD. “We

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant." Accessible scholarship.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant." Accessible scholarship.

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Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama!

The Daring Librarian

During testing season we have a challenge to support student research with limited access to our computer labs and mobile labs. This lesson also would work for our good friends in the Social Studies Department! Make is Social!