12 awesome digital and mobile learning resources

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Digital and mobile learning can invigorate a dull classroom, boosting student engagement and motivating students to immerse themselves in learning. As with any tech-based instruction, the technology is just a tool for a highly-qualified teacher to use to augment a lesson and link learning to real life. Related content: Mobile apps for students with special needs. Curate your own space filled with everything you can’t wait to learn.

5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources

The Mobile Native

Guest Post for BrainPop Mobile Learning Integration via @kylepace If you are looking to integrate iPads and iPods into your classroom curriculum, this is the site for you! Mobile Learning Portal This resource provides a vast array of mobile learning information. It also has sections on mobile learning books, articles, journals and conferences. Tony Vincent is a pioneer in the mobile learning community.

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How to Empower Your Faculty in Mobile Learning Environment – From Jennifer Carey


Introducing a new technology into the learning environment can be an intimidating experience, even for seasoned educators. Is the Technology on Your School or in your School Image Credit: Greg Kulowiec Greg Kulowiec , in his talks on iPads and other mobile devices, is fond of asking “Is your technology on your classroom or in your classroom?” Mobile devices are just that, mobile! Look at restructuring learning spaces to be more conducive to your learning environment.

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. We are a now mobile, itinerant society where tethered computing is becoming increasingly anachronistic. Self actuation is all about having control over your own learning.

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

The rise is also due to people''s desire to develop their learning informally. There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry. By this I mean that students can upload or record a video on their mobile device and then add a video commentary over the top explaining or commenting on what they see in the original video.

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. Create articles with Sway , Adobe Spark , Canva, and Book Creator.

52 Tools to Inspire Summer Learning with Photo and Video Challenges

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a website, blog, virtual learning site or messaging system like Remind to connect with your learners then you can motivate your students to continue the learning with photo and video challenges. Learners of all ages love taking pictures and videos, especially with their mobile devices. Often, they just need to be challenged to take a closer look, investigate their surroundings, capture their learning, and present it to others.

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Selfie Activities to Inspire Reflection on Digital Identity

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is why one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , is for learners to go on a selfie adventure. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Inspire students to go on selfie adventures to explore cultures, take risks, and learn about the world by showing them Alex Chacon’s Around the World in 360° Degrees – 3 Year Epic Selfie video.

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.

6 considerations for addressing the “what” and “how” of mobile learning

The Innovative Educator

Learning is increasingly online and mobile, anytime and anywhere. It happens by watching a video or reading an article, then sharing it, then discussing it with peers; it happens by searching, and sorting through the results to discern truth from fiction and then form your own beliefs; it happens when you pull out your mobile device to read the news while you’re waiting for your lunch. How will technology be used to support learning goals?

Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

Teacher Reboot Camp

Getting students to care about seeking and spreading the truth is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally mark up, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. My students annotate every reading in our class so that their brains learn the process.

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


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

Science Backed Learning Techniques Make Learnia a Powerful (and Fun!) App


The author of this site recently wrote an excellent article in an attempt to encourage emerging edtech tools to follow a more scientific approach to learning. The article identifies 8 learning.

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. Planet Pals has coloring pages, interactive games , online puzzles, articles, journals, crafts, stories, virtual cards and more! Primary Games has several online games for students to learn about Earth Day. Learn about the environment through virtual field trips!

LearnPick Recommends 6 Of The Best Science Apps For Kids


Your smartphone can be your most powerful learning tool provided you can use it the right way. In this article, we are going to discuss seven of the finest science apps you can use for your child’s. Educational Games & Gamification iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning ResourcesPlease click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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November 2015 App Ed Review Roundup – Apps for Research


Rubric-Assessed Article Library Apps for Research Projects At App Ed Review, we’ve been thinking about research and the ways apps can be used to support students conducting research. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources article database apps for iphone android best article library database apps best research apps research apps for iOS Android

The Haptics wave is coming!

Playware Studios

For Serious Games, Immersive Learning and Simulated Practice, this technology holds a lot of promise. Greater immersion and engagement is directly proportional to the retention of learning and the effectiveness of the learning intervention. Articles Blog Technology Education Technology Game Design Games for Learning Mobile Games mobile learning Serious Games Virtual RealityAt the time of this writing, Woojer’s Kickstarter was at $1.2

10 Great Tools for Creating High-Quality Educational Podcasts


In 2004, Ben Hammersley was the first person to use the word podcasting in an article for the Guardian. Free Tools & Resources Mobile Learning Resources Podcasting, Vodcasting, & Video Hosting Presentation tools podcasting teachers teachers podcastHave you Ever Considered Implementing Podcasts as a Part of in Your Teaching Methods? He used. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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CK-12 announces mobile apps with adaptive learning

Educational Technology Guy

CK-12 , a great resource for free e-textbook and curricular resources, has just announced new student mobile apps that provide you with the ability to learn math and science, anywhere, anytime. In addition, if you struggle with a concept, it will recommend resources, like articles and videos, to help you. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Android ck-12 mobile learning tests

Digital Ways to Appreciate Super Dads! 30+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

What a great time to inspire young people to create and learn with some cool web tools and apps by encouraging them to express their appreciation for an important father figure or male role model. Not only do students learn how to edit and design with technology; more importantly, they also experience the joy of using technology to uplift others. Find additional resources in my article, Children Celebrating Their Parents: Activities & Tons of Resources.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Young people are reading and writing more than I ever did at their age, but they are doing it using their computers and mobile phones … The mobile is central, and will become even more so as time goes by.” He sheds light on many myths associated with writing with digital tools in this video interview and in his books and articles. The problem is we don’t nurture or facilitate digital learning enough in schools.

30+ Web Tools, Apps, and Resources to Engage With Humor

Teacher Reboot Camp

Humor makes learning fun, is a great way to ease the anxiety of preparing for tests, makes boring topics more bearable, and prepares the brain to learn difficult topics. Use these resources to spice up a lesson or get your learners to use them to present what they have learned in a fun way! Using Humor to Enhance Student Learning. Get your copy of Learning to Go and The 30 Goals for Teachers. Find tips and activities in my article, Let’s Laugh!

5 questions schools should be asking about student screen addiction

eSchool News

These voices include Adam Alter in his book “Irresistible”, Nicholas Kardaras in his book “Glow Kids”, Jean Twenge in her Atlantic Monthly “iGen” article, Delaney Ruston in her film “Screenagers”, and Anderson Cooper in his 60 Minutes “Brain Hacking” segment. Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning OpinionNumerous voices have emerged in the last two years to warn us about the effects of digital screen addiction on children.

Field Trip - free mobile app to help discover your world

Educational Technology Guy

It''s a great way to learn something new about the area around you, from history to local eateries and more. It can be useful for students to learn something new about their home and neighborhood. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Android mobile learning smartphone

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Plus, the best kind of learning is when we meet the unexpected. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Check out their article, How to Create an Infographic Syllabus. Find out more about mission minded learning in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. As a class fill in the details of activities to learn the concepts.

Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think

eSchool News

classrooms (accounting for more than half the mobile devices shipped to schools) is signaling a “profound shift in American education;” and they’re calling it the “Googlification of the classroom.” The article also argues that Google may have a larger, more consumer-based motive for targeting education: get students hooked on Google products and they’ll be consumers for life. According to the New York Times , the massive adoption of Google and its Chromebooks in U.S.

CloudConvert - online file format conversion

Educational Technology Guy

It also works in mobile browsers so you can convert files on the go to be able to view them on your mobile device. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. file conversion free resources mobile learning CloudConvert is a free, online file format conversion service that lets you easily convert files from different formats.

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Students Learning by Creating Digital Gifts

Teacher Reboot Camp

See my slideshow and infographic below with ideas, mobile apps, and resources. Find additional resources and ideas in my article, Children Celebrating Their Parents: Activities & Tons of Resources. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are some of the options Google Slides will give you in this version: Google Drawings is not currently compatible on mobile devices, but Google Slides is compatible. This word list was a collaboration, generated by students from Lynn Kleinmeyer ’s school in Iowa, words from the glossary in Winter: The Coldest Season of All , and some extra articles and nouns to bring it all together.).

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." Fortunately for me I have already begun to work with my staff and students to transform the teaching and learning culture at New Milford HS as it pertains to cell phones as mobile learning devices. 21st Century Education educational technology mobile learning devices Opinion

Why my students are real world-ready with nothing but a device

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Award-winning science teacher Anthony Johnson, whose real-world ‘Johnsonville’ approach article was a viral hit, delves further into how his students use their devices in every lesson, every day.]. Just as few modern-day workers could function in their jobs without a cellphone, a laptop, or periodic trips to Google, I want my students to learn how to solve problems using devices that will likely be similar to ones they will encounter for the rest of their lives.

App of the Week: Daily news and events, just for kids

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Teachers and kids can read five current events articles daily, answer questions, chat with classmates about the stories, and send comments or questions to the editor. Bottom line : Engaging, high-quality news stories help students learn about the world. App of the Week Featured App of the Week app current-events digital literacy iPad mobile learning news-o-maticnote: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media.

What is the Most Effective Classroom Technology?

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I came across this article where interactive whiteboards (IWB''s) were touted as the most effective piece of classroom technology followed by individual netbooks for each student (these were being used predominately as e-readers). The rationale for placing IWB''s at the top of the list included the ability to manipulate virtual objects/data and cater to multiple learning styles (tactile, visual). My choice is mobile learning devices, otherwise known as cell phones.

AppSmash these 2 apps to create endless multimedia possibilities

eSchool News

AppSmashing — the process of combining multiple apps to create new multimedia content — encourages more creative use of mobile devices and allows teachers to gain insights into student thinking and understanding. This series of articles will provide opportunities to AppSmash with different media, such as audio, video, and images, as well as multimedia presentations, green-screen technology, stop-action animation, and more. Apps Mobile Learning Uncategorized