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.

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. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Despite this promising beginning, the role of mobile devices in the classroom and in education overall is still rather limited.

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”.

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. We can keep learning more.

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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.

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. A robust and feature rich LMS (Learning Management System).

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iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

eSchool News

If you have power and Internet, there’s really nothing that can stop learning from happening,” she said. Using technology to expand the learning environment is one of the most talked about subjects among educators in West Virginia and across the country.

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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. Connect with Shake Up Learning. Click on any of the icons below to connect with Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning on social media. Shake Up Learning 2017.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

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. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

UMU

Technology Tidbits

UMU is a fantastic site and mobile app (iOS/Android) for "self paced learning" and "mobile learning" that I just found out about from the innovative educator Naomi Harm. Also, UMU is a excellent way to assess an audience/students and can be used for professional development and blended learning. assessment blended learning professional development self paced learning

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.

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

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.

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.

GoClass

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.

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

Edsurge

You ask your child, “What did you learn in school today?” Reimagine blended learning with the Brightspace LMS, which helps reach every learner. How to enable mobile learning. Watch the webinar about how Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is transforming lives with blended learning. Participants sign on to either platform through a link in the district’s learning management system, D2L ’s Brightspace. Every parent knows the drill.

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6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

While the benefits of technology in the classroom seem straightforward, it’s important to remember that the core goal of all digital and blended learning programs is to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Mobile Learning

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. Blended Learning with Chromebooks (workshop or presentation). Connect with Shake Up Learning.

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. iPad Mobile Learning Technology classrooms ipad workflowThe Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration. by Noah Kravitz. Background.

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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.' Holt could easily have gone on to argue that freedom of learning should also include choice of location.

Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online learning provider K12 Inc. ” Online and blended learning models can help high schools enhance or expand their CTE programs quickly, affordably, and thoroughly.

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

eSchool News

It is important that any plan to increase levels of access to technology to students does not move forward as a “technology for technology’s sake” effort, but that is integrated as part of the district or school vision for teaching and learning. Mobile device implementation.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs).

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How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. If someone has to learn, they can learn – period.

The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

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. Zaya Learning Labs. E-learning

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

Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Not wanting to be a complete killjoy, I must however point out that many, many Makerspace projects exist and are conducted in blended learning environments using digital tools. Read more: 4 Modern literacies students need to learn in school.

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.

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. Learning through play.

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What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs. Collaborative Learning. Deep Learning Approaches.

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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. And it enables educators to learn more about the students in the process.

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

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. This helps students find something that is more meaningful for them, that will amplify their learning.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Game based learning is another area of development that has already impacted positively on education.

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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.

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? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

FETC Converge

This includes insights from the field to help you adopt or enhance efforts to differentiate instruction, promote universal design for learning practices, address accessibility and accommodation issues via mobile learning devices, and keep up to speed on student data privacy issues. You’ll also gain expert advice to serve students with disabilities in online and blended learning environments and raise digital literacy and other skills to meet state standards.