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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. Sites like Common Sense Education and edshelf make it easy to find the right alignment to the right instructional strategy.

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.

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.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom.

Project Chimera: a Live Virtual Classroom Mixing Face to Face and Distance Learning

EmergingEdTech

Combining Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning is the Ultimate ‘Blended Learning' Imagine teaching in a face to face classroom that includes a few monitors that display students connected.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. How can educators progress and advance using Google with our kids?

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How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. E-learning

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are so many possibilities that I decided to put together this post and infographic with ideas for how Google Keep can be used in the classroom: 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep!

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Most educational organizations want the classroom to change; to improve teaching and learning by leveraging technology. The terms blended and flipped learning are touted extensively as useful educational goals.

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Conversations about technology in education always seem to be focused on the reasons why students need this or that technology. It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Makerspaces are a wonderfully interactive, highly creative and increasingly valued part of classrooms in the technology age. I thought we could explore some of the Makerspaces and tools that are blending online and physical environments.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. In order to succeed in a rapidly changing market, educators, students, and publishers need to evolve.

#GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe

Shake Up Learning

The post #GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Christine explains how she uses G Suite, including Google Classroom in Kinder. “Google helps us take the activities in the classroom to another level.”

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi. 7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom. E-learning

iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

eSchool News

Recovering lost instructional time caused by snow days has been a source of great frustration for West Virginia’s educators, but the recent utilization of take-home technology is proving to be a game-changer, says one Kanawha County school official.

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How to Package Your Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Package Your Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Don’t miss out on one of the BEST things about blended learning and managing assignments online! This is also documentation, a record of what is planned for your classroom.

Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

Shake Up Learning

The post Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom. Get The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom eBook! Shake Up Learning 2016.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point. We’ve discussed before the logistics of how to teach with video games (especially for non-mobile games).

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Video, Apps, Newsletters and Portals—Four Ways Technology Can Boost Parent Engagement

Edsurge

You ask your child, “What did you learn in school today?” While parents and educators alike want families more informed about and involved in their children’s education, it’s often challenging for schools to find the time and means for these meaningful conversations. Indeed, some enthusiasts view ESSA’s focus on state and district accountability as an opportunity to increase parents’ roles in everything from local education policy to school improvement.

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The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration

TeachThought - Learn better.

In lieu of being incredible pieces of hardware with significant learning potential, iPad adoption has produced uneven learning results thus far. What do educators and learners need from tablet computing? What is tablet “workflow” in an educational context, anyway?

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GoClass

Technology Tidbits

GoClass is a excellent mobile learning solution that is redefining classrooms worldwide. This is ideal for Guided/Blending Learning and Flipping a Classroom. Also, GoClass allows educators to assess student data in real-time and differentiate instruction.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

We are excited to bring you the very first in a series of eSchool News Guides , which are full of resources, tips, trends, and insight from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district.

6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

Most educators have thought about integrating a robust technology program if they haven’t rolled devices out to students already. Chromebooks are also designed for educational use and are less likely to need expensive repairs, in addition to their longer lifespan. Mobile Learning

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. MLD – Mobile Learning Devices.

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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

TeachThought - Learn better.

Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts Of Future Learning.

At the end of our tether

Learning with 'e's

What does mobile technology have to do with academic freedom? A person's freedom of learning is part of his freedom of thought, even more basic that his freedom of speech.' This remark from John Holt epitomises progressive education. Should education go completely mobile?

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

TeachThought - Learn better.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. Personalized learning will disrupt how we think of curriculum.

Getting the Most from Collaboration Tools

edWeb.net

There are many tools that allow educators and administrators to talk to each other, but to take advantage of edtech’s promise, they should also be able to use the tool to work together on the same projects. More in-depth instruction can come on professional learning days and other sources.

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New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. What are the challenges of these new learning environments?

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership program, which can you read more about here. Learning Models.

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Buncee and Immersive Reader: A Winning Combination for Assistive Learning

Buncee

We love hearing about the different ways educators use Buncee in their classroom, and what features they and their students are excited about! She is the President for the ISTE Teacher Education Network and Communications Chair for the Mobile Learning Network.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades. The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. I wrote about other examples of the power of educational video in a previous post. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Creation just got even better with Buncee!

Buncee

One of my favorite things about teaching, besides working with my students, is finding new and engaging ways to have students create and show their learning. We were thrilled when students realized that they could share their work seamlessly by sharing to Google Classroom.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

Buncee has been a favorite tool in my classroom for the past couple of years. Over this time, we have seen a lot of great updates and new features continually added to Buncee and have enjoyed creating and coming up with new ideas of ways to use Buncee for learning. A classroom sign?