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.

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. It takes a look at how quickly districts, schools, and educators moved to get lessons online and send learning resources home with students to keep their brains active during what is still an unknown amount of time. We are excited to bring you the latest in the eSchool News Guides series.

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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

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.

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. As I was conducting some learning walks with the admin team I noticed some kindergarten students in Deborah Weckerly’s class engaged in blended learning activities using smartphones.

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”. 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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). I prefer to call the ones that have evolved Online Learning Environments (OLEs).

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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. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Future of Education Technology iPhones and Smartphones Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources

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. Devices like iPads or Android-based tablets have become must-haves in many districts as school officials look to create “anytime-anywhere” learning environments not restricted by the four walls of a traditional classroom.

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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 coolcatteacher.com/shake 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. We can keep learning more. 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

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Project-based Learning: Tools and Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With the help of technology, a wide range of learning trends have seen the light (e.g., mobile learning, blended learning, flipped learning, etc). Other learning trends that were prevalent.read more. 2020 project based learning

#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. The post #GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

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.

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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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. These five reasons why students want to learn with technology can help you and your teacher-friends determine the right technology to implement. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

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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?” 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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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.

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. Some admins and teachers have told us that having GoGuardian installed on students’ devices fundamentally changes the way their classes operate and students learn. Mobile LearningPosted on July 8, 2016 by Rebecca Sadwick.

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. Another example of engaging our stakeholders emerged when deciding which mobile device model to select for purchase for schools. Mobile device implementation.

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. This is ideal for Guided/Blending Learning and Flipping a Classroom. flipped classroom mobile learning

Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online learning provider K12 Inc. Fox Valley Technical College, based in Appleton, will offer dual-credit, tech-prep opportunities for students and help facilitate blended learning opportunities – online learning and face-to-face instruction – for students from a variety of campus locations, regional centers, and training sites. ” Online and blended learning models can help high schools enhance or expand their CTE programs quickly, affordably, and thoroughly.

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

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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 Kasey@ShakeUpLearning.com , 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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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.

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. Time Management and To Do Lists: This one may seem very obvious, but helping students learn how to manage their time and get things done is a very important skill. Tracking Learning Goals.

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. He died in 1985, before the era of the Web and mobile technology, but the thought was undoubtedly already there. Being able to choose when and where to learn is part of the freedom to learn.

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). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. NGDLE – Next-generation Digital Learning Environment. PLN – Personal Learning Network.

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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

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. There are additional features that only work on mobile, so be sure that you also install the app on your mobile devices. Google Keep on Mobile. Add an Image : Add a picture (or snap a photo on mobile) to your notes. To learn more about this strategy, check out my previous post: Personalize Google Keep for You and Your Students.

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. We can eliminate the technology gap—what’s often also called the homework gap—the first step toward ensuring that all students have equitable access to remote-learning opportunities.

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. 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.

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. Typically mobile learning — or m-learning — entails extending teaching beyond the classroom environment, connecting with learners further afield, as well as empowering students to learn wherever they are. 7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom.

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. One of the major benefits that m-learning brings to the table actually has to do with a significant barrier that it breaks down: geography. As a concept, m-learning changes that delivery mechanism and makes it one that can exist anywhere. E-learnin

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. Stay tuned for eSchool News Guides on STEM learning and makerspaces, physical and network safety, digital and mobile learning, online/blended learning, and more.

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. More and more, I see programs that offer digital learning opportunities to their adult students.