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.

Get Learners Moving With Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Check out my slide presentation ( download for free ) and the bookmarks below for pair work activities with mobile devices. Active Learning with Mobile Devices from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Plastic bags protect mobile devices from getting wet and dirty.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

Mobile Broadband Technology Insight SentinelSince 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map.

Announcing the Kajeet Connect Suite: Reliable Internet Access Moves onto K-12 Campuses

Kajeet

Kajeet has historically focused on closing the Homework Gap outside the classroom, but digital equity begins in school with reliable, safe Internet access. Mobile Broadband Technology Insight

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Koole (2009) No one will deny the impact that mobile is having on the world. Access alone will not translate into enhanced student learning outcomes.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts.

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.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

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.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

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. edWeb Blog accessibility accessible digital content inclusive classroom

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. Access. The cloud is the enabler of “smart” mobility.

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

Edsurge

These are just some of the goals of a current project at the University of North Carolina's Emerging Technologies Lab , under the direction of Steven King. GEAR UP NC VR is a mobile app that places the college tour experience in the palm of a student's hand.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. Mobile Beacon. The post 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives appeared first on NEO BLOG.

EPISODE 143: 10 Practical, Entertaining Ways to Teach with Mobile Devices [PODCAST]

The CoolCatTeacher

The Every Classroom Matters Show: Tony Vincent, Expert on Teaching with Mobile Devices Tony Vincent started using mobile devices in the classroom back in the days of Palm Pilots. Since then, he’s become an expert on everything mobile.

Tech in the Music Classroom Creates Efficiencies, Improves Accessibility

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Whether you’re a seasoned choir director or a teacher interested in exploring how music relates to your subject matter, technology can help. Classroom Digital Content Mobile Apps Mobility

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. This is not a technology initiative.)

#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.

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). Learner access to computers at home is limited, while access to mobile phones is high.

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. They can use different technologies to access knowledge at any time.

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. Mobile learning is also effective at reaching and teaching some of society’s hardest to serve. Working Together Toward Mobile Solutions.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a previous Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2018, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content […]. The post 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Technology Makes Accessible Possible in Inclusive Classrooms

The Innovative Educator

There are also those who have multiple disabilities which can affect areas like cognition, speech, and mobility. Ways Technology Makes Accessible Possible Today, in the modern classroom, this no longer has to be the case for students. Technology makes accessible possible for so many more students than ever before. In what ways do you ensure all your students have customized their devices to ensure all accessibility needs are met?

How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

The schools that do place emphasis on the needs of their students often have programs that encourage accessibility as well as accessible classrooms. Crafting Smart, Accessible Learning Environments. Using smart technology to accomplish this is nothing new.

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.

Social Identity and Mobile Technology

Connecting 2 the World

The focus of this post is on defining social identity as it relates to mobile technology. Cell phones and mobile technology has created a new level of social identity in which a person does not have to physically be present to categorize themselves or play a role expected when they perceive themselves as part of a group. In other words, mobile technology allows for a constructed social identity based on social asperations rather than physical social inclusion.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. After all, schools are preparing them for their future careers, which will include using some aspect of online technology.

Distributed groups and mobile technology

Connecting 2 the World

If technology or even a vital member of the group was missing, the work of the group could be delayed for days or even weeks. In addition, the internet made communication more efficient as an email could be left overnight for someone to access the next day. However, due to the computer still being tied to a line, if a person was away from the office for any length of time, a colleague would need to access and review their emails. Handbook of mobile communication studies (pp.

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. ISTE Mobile Learning

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. Yes, use technology.

Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

Keeping up with this ideology, Indian education system has also spread its periphery, in order to accommodate widespread technology. Children of this generation, are highly accustomed to modern technology. They adopt and relate better to new technologies and screen based designs.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. They are increasingly pervasive and accessible. Most significantly for those who are immersed in schools, colleges and universities - mobile technology is disrupting education.

Self actuated mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation of my short series of blog posts on mobile learning. In previous posts I have argued that mobile learning is increasingly popular as an informal activity, and that personalisation of learning is an important characteristic of smart phone use.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

eSchool News

household income have internet access and devices that connect to it, they struggle with being “under-connected.” More than half (52 percent) of those with home broadband said they internet service is too slow, and 29 percent with mobile-only access exceeded their plan data limits.

Mobilize for Productivity [Infographic]

Learning in Hand

Instead of blaming technology, let''s use that technology to make you more productive! We''re becoming more mobile all the time, whether the information follows us in the cloud or we have a device that accesses that info.

Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology. First as consumers and then as educators, schools are committing to mobile technology as their preferred method of digital interaction.

Mobile Technology: An instructor's viewpoint

Connecting 2 the World

I was a member of a panel at a recent CDETG conference on Mobile Technology. CDTEG is a group of people interested in integrating technology at the higher ed level. The group, started by a classmate of mine, is comprised of instructional designers, members of ITS, employees of educational technology developers, professors and instructors, and administrators/Educational Technology policy makers in upstate/northeastern New York state.