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.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Make assessment simple.

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.

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

Assessment and Mobile Learning Questions

Education with Technology

Technology can play a critical role in the learning process. Here are some questions about assessment and mobile learning to think about as you plan for your mobile learning. Who/ What will assess the students’ mobile learning? A) the same mobile app that the student worked on. B) a different mobile app. D) an online program evaluates learning. assesses the learning.

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.

Assessment Overhaul: Tools for Rethinking Assessment in the New Year!

EmergingEdTech

Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup! Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Over the break, we took a bit of time to recharge our batteries and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. Students do need to keep learning and working, but increasing the workload will make students and parents anxious and grumpy.

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." For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess.

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!

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

Edutopia

Reshan Richards Formative Assessment To assess your students'' ongoing awareness of what and how they''re learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”.

Classtime – Immediate Assessment and Feedback on Students’ Understanding

EmergingEdTech

In this video interview, Classtime CEO Valentin Ruest shows us this powerful review and assessment platform. Classtime is a great platform for assessing student understanding on the fly, or for. Assessment 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)!].

How to create Tests and Assessments on WizIQ

EmergingEdTech

Administrative Solutions Assessment Mobile Learning ResourcesThe WizIQ Virtual Classroom and LMS software has been a part of the Ed Tech space for nearly a decade. There are six essential features of the product which are as follows: Virtual Classroom –.

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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.

3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

In the past three years, our attendance rates have increased, along with our assessment scores in grades 3 through 8. We believe the digital learning initiative has been a foundation for their success. Featured on eSchool News IT Management mobile environment Mobile Learning

The Road to Invisible Assessment

Edsurge

Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably. Worse yet are expectations that teachers teach to the test—cogs in a feedback loop that is anemic and detached from the purpose of teaching and learning. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible. Here’s why: Mobile Computing.

Mobile Learning and the Common Core

The Mobile Native

Common Core: Assessments 5. Common Core Mobile Learning Here are some links to get ready for the Common Core: 1. 5 Apps to Help Teachers & Students Adjust to the C.C. 55 Resources for meeting the Common Core 3. 3 Tools to Tackle Common Core Math Standards 4. Common Core Math 6. 11 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core 7. 3 Useful Web Tools That Meet Common Core Standards 8. Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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 classroom

Developing a New Metric for Assessing Learning – from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

In my role as an EdTechTeacher instructor, I often begin workshops by asking what could learning look like? In this context, we define learning as growth – the sum of the knowledge and skills acquired over the course of an extended period of time. The Metrics of Learning.

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.

Considering Home Learning When Doing Mobile

Education with Technology

Many schools are going mobile or one-to-one. Schools sometimes make decisions without thinking about the full consequences such as mobile and home learning. If schools supply mobile devices to the students, do the students take the mobile devices home? If students do not take the mobile device home, then mobile is only considered an in-school learning tool. Teachers cannot assign at home mobile work. Students can not learn 24/7.

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are behind next-generation improvements in a range of software tools for students with sensory or learning disabilities. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice.

Learning Walks

A Principal's Reflections

What many people also don’t realize is that even though all eyes were on the digital aspects of our transformation, it was the continuous focus on improving teaching and learning that ultimately led to results. Additionally, my admin team and I conducted learning walks every day.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development. Increase Feedback and Assessment.

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.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I shared this thought in Learning Transformed : Educational technology is not a silver bullet. As the technology continues to evolve, the conversation must remain focused on learning and pedagogy—not on devices. This is the epitome of active learning in my opinion.

World Language Students Use of Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Education with Technology

Students can use laptops and mobile devices to hear authentic language, read authentic texts, read tweets about famous performers, see up-to-the-moment culture, watch video clips, see tv shows, and communicate with native speakers (Tuttle, 2013).

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Nilson, a participant in the program and a former educator in his native Brazil, put it simply: “How can you know you have to learn if you don’t know what’s there to learn?” Assessment.

How will students’ mobile device be used for learning?

Education with Technology

How will the students’ mobile device primarily be used? What other ways can teachers have students use mobile devices to engage in learning? to introduce the learning goal to the students before the teacher does in class such as in a flipped classroom. to introduce the learning goal during the class presentation. to present alternative ways of learning the learning goal. to compete against other learning groups.

Brightwheel Acquires MyChild, Targets Early Education With Mobile App

Edsurge

million in seed funding to build a free mobile application for parents to stay updated with their little ones at daycares and classrooms — everything from what they ate at snack time to what number they counted to that day. Brightwheel wanted MyChild for the parent communication and student assessment components of the tool, he says. He adds: “There is an insane amount of paper in this industry — sign-in sheets, daily reports, assessments, and notes to parents.

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit – Guest Post from Reshan Richards

EdTechTeacher

I have recently been writing about the qualitative formative assessment toolkit (QFAT for short) which is something that has come out of my research on and practice with mobile devices, multimedia, and formative assessment.