A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. Even though the cost of mobile devices has gone down, considerable purchasing challenges persist.

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. Check out my slide presentation ( download for free ) and the bookmarks below for pair work activities with mobile devices.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments. One way to increase the accessibility of classrooms is to remove any unnecessary distractions. Educators must consider additions to assignments to ensure they are accessible for all students.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms


Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students’ standardized test scores and academic achievement. and Niemes Elementary School (Cerritos, Calif.). ISTE Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learning Imperative in Higher Education

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

The Mobile Learning in Higher Education [ INFOGRAPHIC ]. 72% of best selling apps in 2012 were aimed at PREschoolers and children in elementary school. 52% of children now have access to a smartphone or tablet. More on Mobile Learning.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

And, ownership of smartphones — mobile devices with an internet connection — has tripled in recent years among young people. A child in elementary school should not have a fully loaded computer with no filters,” she said of smartphones. “In

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

eSchool News

Pearson/Harris Poll reveals new findings on mobile device ownership and how wi-fi access impacts learning in school. Just 68 percent of grades 4-12 students in a recent survey said they have wi-fi access at school, though 96 percent of those same students have wi-fi access at home.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

The researchers also did a review of existing peer-reviewed research that focused on mobile technology and its use with special education students. Mobile technologies in particular have the ability to resonate with and support the instruction of special education students, said Richard E.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School


Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

Mobile Connections and Resources

The Mobile Native

SIGML Wiki @sigml SIGML is an ISTE special interest group for mobile learning. This wiki provides mobile learning resources, webinars, discussions and a place to connect with other educators. This site is designed to promote the networking and integration of Mobile Learning into classrooms around the world. If you want to keep up with news in the field of Mobile Learning, stay tuned to the NewsRoll to get current highlights.

My New Intel All-In-One PC, Before And After #IntelAIO (Perfect Touchscreen PC for Elementary!)


An Elementary Teacher''s Opinion Keep in mind as you''re reading this review that I am not a technology specialist. Yes… it IS the best of BOTH world… a touch screen (large and mobile) computer! The AIO is now a permanent component of our digital workstations , allowing easy access to many different learning platforms. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value.

Equitable Access Leads to Equitable Growth for English Language Learners

MIND Research Institute

And because math skills are a strong predictor of overall academic success , ensuring ELL students have access to quality math education is critical. Visual Instruction Increases Access to Learning. With the ST Math visual instructional program, language barriers are removed, giving ELLs access to the same level of math rigor as other students. Clay Spring Elementary (Florida). ST Math made the learning accessible to every student, regardless of background."

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Although the divide between the haves and the have-nots in this country has been widening for years, the 2016 presidential race and, in particular, the surprising victory by Donald Trump underscored the growing discontent caused by unequal access to the American Dream.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) is one of the best examples I have seen when it comes to effective blended learning at school. blended learning personalization Personalized Learning Wells Elementary School

Elementary school students leave school to make a difference in the world

The Innovative Educator

Elementary school teachers Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph know that the best place to make a real-world difference is, well, in the world. So when their students set out to do just that, they let them.

It’s Time To Stop Teaching Kids How To Read

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North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education


Herndon, Virginia, April 23, 2018 — Although every elementary school has different student needs its teachers must support, each needs an extensive library of books for its students. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in Cary, NC, the 15 largest school district in the United States, has 114 elementary schools. Big Universe was a perfect answer to two questions: ‘How do we give these hundreds of students at our reading camp access to books?’

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

The biggest reason, I think, it’s the tool to go to, is the ability for it to be in the cloud and accessible to a large number of students and to bring an unparalleled educational experience to them that you can’t re-create in the classroom.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

When I started making math more visual, I was able to access all the learners in my classroom. SolveMe Mobiles , for example, is a great tool online that really makes solving equations visual and very intuitive.

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Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

We can bring Google Cardboard and our mobile phones into our classrooms (which I’ve certainly done, and it’s been very useful), but virtual reality is so much more. Virtual reality is here, and it is accessible.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. In grade 2, his teacher shared a book about water and how many communities didn’t have access to clean water. Vickie has been an elementary educator in Ontario, Canada for 16 years.

Thousands of students cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Some started crossing in elementary school. But my mom told me that crossing for me was going to be the only way we could achieve social mobility,” she said. Sara González-Quintero, a recent graduate of San Diego State University, started crossing the border in elementary school.

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Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

Each time a door opens, cigarette smoke drifts in from the mobile home his family shares next door. Like elementary and middle school home visits, high school home visits are all about relationship building. Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home.

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. We have a Green Bronx Machine mobile classroom kitchen.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year.

A case for educational reparations for the incarcerated

The Hechinger Report

From their analysis of a new study of social mobility, including income, Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce and Kevin Quely wrote, “21 percent of black men raised at the very bottom were incarcerated.”

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

We’ve discussed before the logistics of how to teach with video games (especially for non-mobile games). A list of the most innovative games that have teaching and/or learning potential, for mobile (iPad & Android), console, or PC. Inputs and outputs for elementary reactions.

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Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

The Hechinger Report

1 request wasn’t about academics but access to mental health services. As a result of Say Yes Buffalo partnerships, 11 district schools currently have on-site full-service health clinics; a mobile health clinic program is set to launch next fall.

Helping students use smartphones responsibly

eSchool News

For many tweens heading into middle school, the transition from elementary school won’t be marked only by new teachers, class schedules and locker assignments but also by a gleaming new phone. McClatchy Mobile and Handheld Technologies Top News

Teaching Generation Z? Start by engaging their parents—here’s how we did it

eSchool News

I currently serve as the principal at Max Larsen Elementary, a K-1 building with 516 students. We need to communicate in ways that fit with how parents access and consume information in 2017.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

But many students live in threadbare mobile homes and modest, low-slung dwellings on the edge of town. Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado.