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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. 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.

eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

The November Guide, the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide , offers expert insight on the reasons digital and mobile learning support students’ academic achievement and build the skills they’ll carry with them into the global economy. In the guide, we take a look at the various factors present in successful digital and mobile learning initiatives. We explore this issue, which is vital to digital and mobile learning.


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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.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning


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.

eSchool News launches Online and Blended Learning Guide

eSchool News

The April Guide, the Online and Blended Learning Guide , delves into the complications schools face as many have been pushed online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many educators have experience with online learning, but for some, it’s a new way to deliver instruction.

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. 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. Amazon Education Thought Leader.

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. It was an honor to collaborate with these dedicated librarians and educational leaders! Check out the sing-a-long ebook from Cantata Learning: Winter: The Coldest Season Of All. Learn when and where you want!

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. If you have power and Internet, there’s really nothing that can stop learning from happening,” she said. How students still complete assignments on off-days at one district thanks to their iPads.

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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. It must also provide fast and reliable external access to teaching and learning resources that are on campus. A robust and feature rich LMS (Learning Management System). The focus is on the learning, not just managing the learners.

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#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. She is the founder of #GAfE4Littles, which stands for Google Apps for Education for Little Kids (primary aged students). Pinto, Google Certified Educator (Level 1), believes that all kids, even our youngest learners can think critically and create with Google Apps. Connect with Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning 2017.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than the following collection may be of interest to you. We’ve discussed before the logistics of how to teach with video games (especially for non-mobile games). 50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning. ?.

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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 to learn more. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Kasey Bell from “Shake Up Learning” and author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. How can educators progress and advance using Google with our kids?

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How m-learning is transforming online education


The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. But over the last few years, in particular, a new trend has rapidly taken hold that stands poised to change the way we think about online education, for all-time and for the better. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. The rise of social networking as a learning tool.

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. By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

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Accelerating Change in Adult Education

Digital Promise

Patti is the Director of Adult Learning Initiatives at Digital Promise and has over 20 years experience developing products for adults. The program is 10 months old and immensely popular as these moms learn to use many of the same digital tools their kids are using in school. As a technology professional and educator with lifelong experience working with adult learners, programs like these inspire me. What is the opportunity in the adult education market?

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning


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.

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. This is series is the result of a collaboration between The Tabula Project and TeachThought in pursuit of better learning results with the iPad. In it, we will explore the day to day challenges educators face in integrating iPads into classrooms from a “workflow” perspective, and propose some solutions to achieve.

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The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

eSchool News

As more and more schools and districts set goals to provide one-to-one access to technology to students to meet teaching and learning goals, district and school leaders are faced with the task of planning and implementing technology resources at levels that they might not have experienced in the past. As part of establishing the LCAP plan, school districts must engage parents, educators, staff, and the community. Mobile device implementation.

Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online learning provider K12 Inc. announced the opening of Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, an online career and technical education (CTE) high school in Wisconsin using the curriculum and academic programs by K12 Inc. “Studies have shown that by 2020 two out of three jobs will require some postsecondary education or training and that job-related skills can dramatically increase employment options for new graduates,” said Stuart J.


Technology Tidbits

GoClass is a excellent mobile learning solution that is redefining classrooms worldwide. This fantastic simple to use combo web tool/mobile app (Android/iOS) allows educators to create and manage student accounts, while sending them engaging lessons to complete on their mobile device. This is ideal for Guided/Blending Learning and Flipping a Classroom. flipped classroom mobile learning

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. While all educators know the limits that budget constraints can have on resources and amenities they’re able to provide, the following five steps can make affording the technology that students and teachers deserve possible for any district regardless of size or budget. Mobile LearningPosted on July 8, 2016 by Rebecca Sadwick.

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


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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Role of ICT in higher education in the 21st century

Linways Technologies

ICT is a mode of education that uses information and communications technology to support, enhance, and optimise the delivery of information. The advancement of education technologies and digital content development tools has made personalised learning available to wider audiences.

Blends, borders and boundaries

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Sylwia Bartyzel on Unsplash Here are some further thoughts on the 'blend' in blended learning: Blends are made of disparate elements. Elements are often separated by boundaries, and these must be transgressed if blends are to be effected. It is these many and various modes of learning and associated activities that ensure 'blended learning' cannot be a simple proposition. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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. Holt could easily have gone on to argue that freedom of learning should also include choice of location. He died in 1985, before the era of the Web and mobile technology, but the thought was undoubtedly already there.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

Plus, we’re giving you robotics grants and funding tips, showing you how real teachers incorporate robotics into their classrooms, and linking you to robotics learning apps. Have you dreamed of building a robotics education program in your school or district? In the eSchool News Robotics Guide , we feature a story outlining how one educator did just that. You can find a complete list of robotics education partners and companies in the guide.

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. Bring Shake Up Learning to Your School. Email me at , or submit this PD request form to bring Shake Up Learning to your 2016 event. Below are just a few of the keynote presentations and workshops that I deliver across the country: Change is the New Black: Embrace the Digital Learning Revolution (keynote).

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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. Learn more about how to use Google Keep from my Google Keep CHEAT SHEET (free download) , and be sure to check out all of the Google Keep resources I am creating and curating. Google Keep is now officially a part of G Suite for Education and integrates sweetly with Google Docs. To learn how to set up location-based reminders, visit this support page. Mobile Voice Notes.

EdTech Acronyms Explained


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. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc).

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25+ Ways to Use Google Keep for Teachers and Students – SULS041

Shake Up Learning

The post 25+ Ways to Use Google Keep for Teachers and Students – SULS041 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Keep automatically syncs with your Google account and is a part of G Suite for Education. Google Keep on Mobile. Voice Notes (Mobile Only).

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 an excellent tip for Google Classroom users that I learned from Alice Keeler. Include Student-Friendly Learning Goals. Be sure you connect the assignment back to student-friendly learning goals so students understand the “why.” Shake Up Learning 2017.

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning. Education Blog

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Much of this has to do with fluctuating learning priorities where critical thinking and problem-solving skills for a future-ready, tech-savvy student body are given precedence. The Tools Of Mobile Learning. Ways To Use The XP-Pen For Learning.

For the Carolina Panthers, learning online translates to better play on the field

The Christensen Institute

It takes time for a young professional sports team to learn how to win together. That’s what makes the Carolina Panthers—and their partnership to power their learning with a Silicon Valley start-up, Learn to Win —notable. Education Blog

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The power of ed-tech in the developing world


We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog , and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models. I have tried to focus instead on actual case studies demonstrating the success of e-learning models in these environments. The Health Enablement and Learning Platform (HELP), delivers training to CHVs using their basic phones.