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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 ?

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. Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner.

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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. Put that in the context of learning and what do you get? Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go.

3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Beekmantown (NY) Central School District, a rural district of 2,070 students, was on a mission to be the most progressive educational institution in the area. When funds were earmarked for school wi-fi, we wanted to harness the Internet to provide a world-class education for every student in this district. Because robust filtering and reporting features come standard with Kajeet, we’re now able to ensure that students are using wi-fi for its intended educational purpose.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New National Research Indicates Teacher Professional Development Program to Integrate Mobile Technology May Have Positive Impact on Students’ Standardized Math Test Scores Verizon, the Program’s Creator, and its partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide NEW CARROLLTON, Md. – ISTE Mobile Learning

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning. 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. All one has to do is take a look at how mobile devices are changing everyone’s perception of computing as it is more accessible and personal than ever.

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. With a pedagogy first, technology second if appropriate, approach to instructional design, educators can begin to support and enhance lessons with an array of tools. Sites like Common Sense Education and edshelf make it easy to find the right alignment to the right instructional strategy.

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

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.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learn Emoji. Duolingo offers a free course for anyone to learn emoji in 5 minutes. Students can learn the periodic table of elements by representing each element with an emoji and explaining the connection. Assess student understanding with emojis. Showbie is a learning management system where students can submit work and teachers can provide feedback in a variety of ways, including with emojis.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learn Emoji. Duolingo offers a free course for anyone to learn emoji in 5 minutes. Students can learn the periodic table of elements by representing each element with an emoji and explaining the connection. Assess student understanding with emojis. Showbie is a learning management system where students can submit work and teachers can provide feedback in a variety of ways, including with emojis.

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. Formal” education was no longer constrained to traditional classroom hours, if it ever was. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns.

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. By the end of last school year many more teachers were incorporating mobile learning devices into their instruction.

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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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

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. High-quality digital learning content. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed.

Teacher Zen with Google: 50+ Tips, Tools, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learn with great passion. Learn with great enthusiasm.” You can accomplish so many time consuming tasks, such as grading, assessment, providing feedback, research, creating spreadsheets, and more with Google Apps for Education (GAFE) , Google mobile apps, extensions, add-ons, and scripts. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. To get the most out of Google, learn to use add-ons for each product.

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Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik Peachey

I particularly encouraged them to think about 'authentic' apps rather than those made for learning. This is because in many ways I feel that most made for learning apps have made very little pedagogical progress beyond their roots in CALL from the last century. Check out my ebook As a result of that workshop and the research that developed from it I've now developed this list of criteria for evaluating mobile apps for educational purposes.

AppEd Review Adds Rubric-Assessed WEB APPS for Teaching and Learning

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources rubric assessed internet applications school teaching rubric assessed web apps education rubric assessed web software teaching learning rubric assessed web tools for classroomMany of Today’s Web Apps Work Fine for Tablet Users, so Why Not Review Them Too?

The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

As devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. The potential is there for schools and educators to empower students to take more ownership of their learning. The overall goal of any BYOD initiative should be to support and enhance student learning. A rash decision is made to go BYOD without a sound rationale for how it will impact student learning.

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5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload

EmergingEdTech

Administrative Solutions Assessment Free Tools & Resources Mobile Learning ResourcesGuest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

What Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students?

EmergingEdTech

And What do you do to Keep Improving When You are Already one of the Most Widely Used Education Apps Around? Assessment Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources best flash card app best review app for students best study app how quizlet keeps getting better multi language study app popular studying software app

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Stop asking whether laptops improve learning outcomes

eSchool News

The media might not be able to get past the question — but we in education need to dig deeper. But really, the question is superficial and shows a limited understanding of what is needed to enhance teaching and learning using technology. They are simply one component of a range of things that need to change in order to leverage technology to enhance education. Why do we change these expectations with education? The laptop is simply a window to the learning.

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

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Permanently Disrupting Education. Formal education is built on principles of standardization, uniformity, and compliance. The lack of diversity in proficiency assessment is rivaled only by the relative apathy of many learners, perhaps aware of how little control they actually have over what they learn, when they learn it, and what they do with that information. In classrooms across the globes, learners are being educated in information-scarce environments.

The Passback Effect of Mobile Technology for Early Learners

BYOT Network

It is difficult to tell how the use of mobile devices at early ages changes student learning. Of course, these children are developing their own strategies for how the devices can and should be used, but they may not know specifically how to learn with them. Teachers need to learn how to ask questions to focus on the learning, but they also need to be willing to learn alongside and from students and develop the confidence to say “I don’t know.”

LEGO’s WeDo 2.0 teaches science, coding

eSchool News

New wireless, tablet-ready robot-based learning system for elementary science curriculum teaches science and coding in a hands-on way. At the International Consumer Electronics Show, LEGO Education launched LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system. Teachers receive support through training, curriculum and built-in assessment.

Option 3: Actually USE the smartphones

Dangerously Irrelevant

Murphy & Beland’s recent study is making the rounds online, particularly among those who are eager to find reasons to ban learning technologies in classrooms. The economists found that banning mobile phones helped improve student achievement on standardized test scores , with the biggest gains seen by low-achieving and at-risk students. Is that all you care about or do you have a bigger, more complex vision for student learning? Education in a digital world [VIDEO].

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed. Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed. Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed. Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed. Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed. Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Otus tracks a variety of data like attendance, participation, student blogs, assessments and grades.

Otus for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed. Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed. Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.