Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. Thus, many lessons were learned the hard way. The success of mobile learning relies on proper planning, reflection, and evaluation to improve. Have you developed a strategic plan to ensure the initiative will positively impact student learning ?

Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are being adopted by districts and schools around the globe. For cash strapped districts BYOD seems like the logical solution to leverage the mobile devices students have to enhance learning, increase productivity, conduct better research, address critical digital literacies, and teach digital responsibility. For more information on how to implement a successful BYOD initiative make sure all of these drivers are firmly in place.

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The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

As devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. The potential is there for schools and educators to empower students to take more ownership of their learning. This has resulted in a growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives being adopted. However, many schools and districts that have adopted BYOD have done so without proper planning and support.

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Recent Mobile Learning Findings

The Mobile Native

Mobile Learning Integration 5. 32 iPad Tips and Tricks Smart Phones (Mobile Learning Devices) : 1. Marys City Schools Mobile Learning Technology 3. Mobile Learning Portal 4. Learning in Hand 5. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers BYOD : 1. BYOD: A Guide for Schools 2. Katy ISD: A New Vision for Mobile Learning 3. BYOD in the 21st Century. BYOD iPads Mobile Learning iPads : 1.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Finding the value of going mobile.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Edutopia

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Apps Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom Photo credit: AFS-USA Intercultural Programs via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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30+ BYOD and BYOT Resources

The Mobile Native

Chesapeake Public Schools BYOD 3. 10 BYOT/ BYOD Back to School Basics 5. 9 Steps for Schools to Create Their Own BYOD Policy 6. 20 BYOD Resources by Category 9. 10 Places to Find Great BYOD Lesson Plans 10. 6 Hidden Tricks for BYOD Success 11. 30 Perfect Apps for BYOD Classrooms 12. 4 Big Concerns About BYOD in Schools 13. Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD 15. 10 Reasons to Consider BYOD in Education 16.

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Put that in the context of learning and what do you get? Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go.

BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

I have written extensively over the past couple of years about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at New Milford High School at the Huffington Post and on my own blog. It has been interesting to look back at all my blog posts to see how far we have come with BYOD at NMHS. My first ever post on the topic just provided a small glimpse at the possibilities inherent when students are empowered to use the technology that they already posses to enhance their learning experience.

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Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

After a semester long pilot program with the senior class during the spring of 2011, we rolled out our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program to the entire student body in September. Throughout the entire 2011-2012 school year, we worked to refine our approach, implementation, and learning outcomes for the program. Students are permitted to use their devices for learning during non-instructional time (i.e. Mobile learning devices (i.e.

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Katy ISD -- A New Vision for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

BYOD Mobile Learning

Making a Case for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

Guest Post for SmartBlogs on Education Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a forward-thinking school district that has embraced the use of mobile learning devices in the classroom. Mobile learning has become the new buzzword in many educational communities. Mobile learning is essentially anytime, anywhere learning. This type of learning could be with a netbook, iPad, iPod touch or even a smartphone.

Higher Ed Survey on BYOD, 1-to-1, VDI and Mobile Student Computing (Using or Planning to use)

EmergingEdTech

Survey looks to gather insights, trends regarding BYOD and 1-to-1 Device Programs for Students in Higher Education, as well as the Growth of VDI and DaaS to Support Those Approaches. Future of Education Technology Mobile Learning Resources Polls, Surveys _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics 1-to-1 higher ed survey BYOD higher ed survey higher education survey BYOD 1-to-1 student device program survey higher education VDI higher ed survey

Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

As they go “all-in” on digital learning, schools are demanding more from their networks. The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology. First as consumers and then as educators, schools are committing to mobile technology as their preferred method of digital interaction. They’ve grown up tech-savvy and prefer to do everything on mobile devices.

Mobile Learning in Georgetown ISD

EdTechSandyK

Over the past year, the school district I work for has made tremendous strides in the realm of mobile learning. I am proud of all that our school board, administration, technology department, educational technology staff, and teachers have done and are continuing to do on a daily basis to move students'' educational experience forward through integration of district-owned and student-owned mobile devices. BYOD BYOT Georgetown ISD iPad mobile learning mobile technology

BYOD in Elementary Schools

EdTechSandyK

Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? We''re about to launch a pilot at one of the K-5 elementary schools in my school district, and I''d like to collect stories of elementary BYOD implementation, links to videos and anecdotes, training materials and ideas - essentially, anything that has to do with BYOD in the elementary classroom. Here''s a link to the BYOD info page from my school district.

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Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. The Mobile World Congress predicts that as early as 2014, mobile phone subscriptions will outstrip the global population (~7.9 Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

How to Empower Your Faculty in Mobile Learning Environment – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Introducing a new technology into the learning environment can be an intimidating experience, even for seasoned educators. Is the Technology on Your School or in your School Image Credit: Greg Kulowiec Greg Kulowiec , in his talks on iPads and other mobile devices, is fond of asking “Is your technology on your classroom or in your classroom?” Mobile devices are just that, mobile! Look at restructuring learning spaces to be more conducive to your learning environment.

How school IT pros can use BYOD principles to ace the BYOA test

eSchool News

Just when school IT administrators thought they were on level ground after wading through the murky waters of BYOD (bring-your-own-device), a new challenge has emerged. BYOD has led to the burgeoning popularity of BYOA (bring-your-own-application). Video streaming, word processing, and other online learning tools are all apps, and they’re increasingly being used to both supplement and even replace traditional forms of learning in all grades and education levels.

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10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Mobile devices are everywhere. More people interact with digital media through mobile now than through desktop computers, and that number continues to grow. Seventy five percent of kids under eight have their own mobile device. [.]. Ed Tech byod byot cell phones edtech educational technology mobile devices mobile learning samsungAdults and children are using smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more to interact with each other and the web every day.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning. Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Koole (2009) No one will deny the impact that mobile is having on the world. All one has to do is take a look at how mobile devices are changing everyone’s perception of computing as it is more accessible and personal than ever.

Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

Is it a learned behavior? As an educator and parent, I have come to the realization that, like it or not, social media and mobile learning devices are going to be an integral part of our children’s lives. Instead, we must find solutions to these possible dilemmas and move forward to allow our students the ultimate learning experience. BYOD BYOT Remind101

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Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki. Mobile educators from across the country are gathering for three days to share, collaborate, and explore the many facets of mobile learning. Please consider presenting at Mobile 2013.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

Recently I recently learned about Pocket Points , an app that educators are using to promote better decision-making amongst students with the goal of keeping them off their phones when not being used to achieve learning outcomes associated with the class. I am a huge proponent of harnessing and leveraging mobile technology in the classroom. In Uncommon Learning , I detailed the necessary steps we took to ensure success. 1:1 BYOD BYOT mobile learning Pocket Points

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5 Tips for Administrators That Can Lead to BYOD Success

Gaggle Speaks

As mobile devices become more accessible to everyone, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is likely to increase in popularity. The challenge with a BYOD program, however, is that you can’t simply tell students to bring their own devices to school. Having a BYOD program can mean major headaches for your support team. Sometimes, technology has a way of getting in the way of learning. Mobile Learning

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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. 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.

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. This kind of cross platform compatibility is really important if you are working in a BYOD environment where students could be coming to class with a wide range of devices. Keek for video journals Keek mixes web with mobile in the form of video journals.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning. As the presentation began to focus on mobile learning initiatives a hand immediately went up. Change in mindset hinges on our ability to challenge certain assumptions that we have in terms of mobile technologies. Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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New! 30+ EdTech Resources Series

The Mobile Native

30+ BYOD and BYOT Resources 30+ iPad Resources 30+ QR Code Resources 30+ Mobile Learning Resources. BYOD BYOT iPads Mobile Learning QR Codes

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Over the years we have seen more embracement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 device rollouts. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices.

Top Posts from "The Mobile Native"

The Mobile Native

Recent Mobile Findings 3. 5 Can''t Miss Mobile Learning Resources 4. 50 Shades of Mobile 6. Mobile Learning Blogroll 8. BYOD "Food for Thought" 9. BYOD Toolbox. Apps BYOD Mobile Learning QR What? Everything Bring Your Own Device! So, You Want An App? Case Studies, Videos & AUPs 10.

Top 50 Math Sites and Apps

techlearning

Mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own device) is making it easier for students to learn math

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Why overwhelmed educators should stick to these simple tech tools

eSchool News

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours in a friend’s classroom where I introduced her students to technology applications that would engage them in “showing what they know” at different points in their learning. Our Board of Education then announced we were now a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) district, but did not provide the professional development time to support this initiative. Tech is shifting faster than teacher training can keep up.

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Getting to Know Celly

A Principal's Reflections

I am a huge fan of using mobile learning devices (i.e. student cell phones) in class as part of an anticipatory set, to review prior learning, to check for understanding and/or assess, or as a form of closure. To learn more about Celly and to get started creating your own cells click this link. BYOD BYOT Celly educational technology mobile learning