Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents.

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1

Kleinspiration

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces As a current classroom teacher, I can attest to the importance of smart classroom design along with finding resources that support what happens within your space.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. So, decide how you’re going to learn.

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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.

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.

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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5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Would that have helped you to develop a true feel for what you were learning? You might think it is out of reach financially or it is too difficult to learn.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Click here to learn how this works in the mobile app.).

10 Amazing Google Geo Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Amazing Google Geo Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I had the privilege of attending the Google Geo Institute ( #CAGTI17 ) with approximately 90 other educators from around the world last week to learn more about Google’s Geo Tools !

Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Shake Up Learning

I like to think of Google Chrome as the learning environment for all things Google! With Chrome, you can customize your learning environment to fit your needs and interests. Better yet, customize the learning environment to fit the needs of ALL learners!

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Nik Peachey

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive.

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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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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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

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.

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.

An overview of active Learning.

Linways Technologies

Why does it work so well and how to implement active learning in your classrooms. Active learning is an approach in which students are engaged in the learning process. In teaching-learning, there is a lot of importance in keeping the students involved and engaged in the session.

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.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. Schools are creating classroom layouts that support successful 21 st century learning. The ability to rearrange components supports the many faces of constructive learning. Active learning environments.

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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. 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.

6 of the best art and culture ed-tech tools

Neo LMS

So, while our blog is certainly all about digital and blended learning we by no means encourage studying exclusively tech and science-based subjects. A lovely blend between being creative and learning about the actual paintings. E-learning

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Product Review: Dell Latitude 3390 2-in-1 Is Adaptable to Any Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

The innovative design features a keyboard that rotates completely behind the monitor , supporting a variety of configurations, from a standard notebook to a slate tablet or stand-alone display. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with blended learning.

WeWork helps online learning take its next step forward

The Christensen Institute

Among other things, the partnership allows 2U students to use WeWork’s office space as study halls, and the two companies will build a learning center together in 2019. The future of online learning in higher education is in bricks, not just clicks. Improving online learning.

How to Use Digital Textbooks in the Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

Advantages of Digital Textbooks in Classrooms: A survey by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) reports that 81% of K-12 teachers believe that digital textbooks enrich classroom education and increase their motivation to learn.

Role of ICT in higher education in the 21st century

Linways Technologies

The advancement of education technologies and digital content development tools has made personalised learning available to wider audiences. Based on research and practical evidence there are several advantages of ICTs in learning: ICTs can present content in an engaging and attractive form.

Do Mom and Dad know what’s good for their children online?

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the informed use of quality media, surveyed more than 1,700 parents of children 8 to 18 years old to learn about their media and technology use; it also conducted focus groups.

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’

Edsurge

When I think about education technology, images of engaged students in front of computers and tablets come to mind. As the director of business development at Zinc Learning Labs , a literacy company, my bread and butter is communication with educators. Among them: “blended learning.” Learning is fun and exciting, and technology should reflect that. This focus on dominating the attention economy must stay out of edtech’s learning economy.

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Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

techlearning

Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. To learn more about Stride, visit fueleducation.com/stride. To learn more about Summit Math, visit: fueleducation.com/Summit-Curriculum.

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.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Procedure for link shortening and mobile sharing: Copy the hyperlink for the page or lesson that relates to a particular page in my textbook. As I shared at ISTE this year at the Blended Learning Panel discussion , our classrooms are built from bricks and clicks.

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