eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district. 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.

7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe

eSchool News

Two researchers discuss myths associated with mobile adoption and use. By now, educators are familiar with the term mobile learning — or mLearning — having experienced its rush in classroom popularity starting as early as 2000. But two researchers say it’s now imperative that educators slough off the myths from the reality to avoid ineffective classroom practice moving forward. “In Next page: Mobile isn’t just learning with smartphones.

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Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

K-12 schools are Chromebooks, and now NComputing Chromebooks – with the vSpace client – provides easy, multi-user access to the Windows, Java or Silverlight applications often necessary for learning and testing applications. Students gain access to a greater range of educational content, while teachers have more freedom to use all of their favorite learning applications for lesson plans. IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile Learning News

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination. For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Learn more in this article.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. 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. High-quality digital learning content.

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

A Principal's Reflections

As teachers and administrators, grappling with off-task behaviors and distractions when it comes to student phones in the classroom has occurred at some point. 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. Mobile technology is more accessible than it has ever been.

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This app is designed to reduce job burnout—and it’s free for educators

eSchool News

That’s why we decided to give this app to educators at no charge; to help them better manage their stress, and in turn, their classrooms.”. In its promotional materials, the company references a Gallup State of America’s Schools report that found nearly half of all K-12 teachers reported daily stress. Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) recently partnered with the company behind the app to help faculty reduce stress.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom. Tools for the modern classroom have significantly developed and expanded in recent years. In short, the modern classroom requires students to have access to connectivity through technology.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Below, you will find a resource guide for CSEdWeek and Hour of Code, in order to help all of you K-12 educators bring coding into the classroom. The philosophy is simple but significant: every student deserves the opportunity to learn computer science. Anyone can learn the basics of computer science in a fun and easy way! Check out the Shake Up Learning Coding Pinterest Board.

6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

Although the benefits of technology in the classroom and the need to equip today’s students for the modern workforce are well-documented, schools often cite cost and budget constraints as the reason more technology isn’t yet available to their students and teachers. 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.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future.

9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Planboard & Chalk As we prepare to teach in a blended or distance learning environment, a rock-solid lesson planner is a must. several other learning communities.

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"M" Stands for Memorable #mlearning

The Mobile Native

Unfortunately, the same year, the company that made them decided to stop manufacturing them. This is when my school district decided to go in the direction of using smartphones in the classroom. That year we allowed the students to extend their learning outside of the classroom by taking their devices home. The students took pride in the interactive learning that was taking place as a result of these devices. Mobile Learning Remind101 Smart Phones

30hands Learning

Technology Tidbits

30hands Learning is a company I''ve blogged about many times for their spectacular free mobile iOS app for digital storytelling/presentations. However, they also have a fantastic LMS (Learning Management System) that is an online community for educators and students. This site "houses" all of the online activity students and creates an e-Classroom for students. digital storytelling learning management system mobile learning

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices. apps collaborative learning mobile learning process writing web 2.0 For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like [link] and [link] to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts.

Courses, or learning episodes?

Learning with 'e's

During a recent Learning Pool Live event in London, I posted the following message on Twitter: Move away from courses, towards events, experiences, challenges. We were discussing a range of digital provisions for learning and development in the corporate world. The perception of training courses being delivered didactically within a classroom or via e-learning as a ''just in case'' provision, is far from the ideal human development many companies wish to aim for.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. The idea of a 'classroom' (regardless of how anachronistic that may sound) is appealing when it is 'digitised'. Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. To that end, we’ve identified 10 trends that we believe indicate the future of eLearning and its role in the classroom. Adaptive Learning. Adaptive learning is a style of education where resources, activities, projects, and assignments are tailored to each student’s individual needs.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

But you are always digging out — like you said, new people that everybody hasn’t heard of — but you’re always digging out new amazing educators who are just doing great work every single day in their classrooms. You’re going to find experts at the level of Howard Gardner, but you’re also going to find classroom teachers who are talking about projects and who are looking for partners in their projects as well. Bring these remarkable experiences to your classroom!

Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! More than 89 percent of adults in need of basic academic and job skills will never gain the skills they want and need with traditional classrooms and approaches. However, 95 percent have mobile phones. Mobile learning just makes sense for these learners, if for no other reason than providing access.

Learning Revolution Weekly Shows - Thrive in EDU, Teaching by Heart, Reinventing.School, The Connected Classroom, Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Children | #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This week on the Learning Revolution we have two new weekly live and interactive shows starting - " Thrive in EDU " with Rachelle Dene Poth and " Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Children " with Rebecca Muller. Many students now possess the technology to learn on their own.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

No - I'm just one more person who wants to know what might influence my professional life and my students' learning over the next year or two. You have been working in learning technology for over 35 years. Does the evolution of learning still hold surprises for you? Every day I am surprised because new things are coming to me and I discover new technologies or I learn about new software. Do you see this change as some kind of revolution in 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.

The future of learning spaces is open ended

eSchool News

What is the future of learning spaces? We look inside current learning spaces and look at the world; there is a big disconnect. as a society have agreed by doctrine that our children will come together in a building and learn, and yet we allow our kids to be behind desks for a majority of their developing years. A few years ago, I found myself designing learning spaces for new school models of learning.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

Students were excited about learning. “What you find out very quickly as teachers is not just the power of using technology in the classroom, but the power to extend learning, to carry it beyond just the school day,” says Brian Nicol, communications coordinator and, until recently, a teacher at the Wisconsin school district. In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

We are excited to bring you the very first in a series of eSchool News Guides , which are full of resources, tips, trends, and insight from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district. This first guide, the eSchool News Robotics Guide , offers expert insight on why robotics is quickly becoming a cornerstone of classroom instruction. You can find a complete list of robotics education partners and companies in the guide.

eSchool News launches eSchool News IT Solutions: Hardware and Management Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district. You also can find a complete list of IT hardware and management partners and companies in the guide.

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eSchool News launches Online and Blended Learning Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district. Many educators have experience with online learning, but for some, it’s a new way to deliver instruction.

Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video). Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. For an excellent info-graphic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here.

eSchool News launches Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district. In the guide, we take a look at how one district created a totally immersive learning experience for students.

eSchool News launches School Safety Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district. You also can find a complete list of school safety partners and companies in the guide.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. All teachers who feel they are on a mission to provide meaningful learning are rockstars in my book. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Join me virtually for a free webinar broadcast at the Badge Summit, Moving with Mobile Devices at 1pm Denver/2pmCT/3pmET/8pmUK. Virtual Ways to Learn During ISTE.

Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

It also has potential to help personalize learning for adult learners. Thanks to the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE , more than 100 teams embarked on the challenge to create mobile apps designed to increase literacy levels in low-skilled adults. In addition, many other traditionally K-12 edtech companies, like Achieve3000 , have begun to look into ways their products might serve adults. Read more about the adult learning market.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. And mixing up gaming with learning makes the latter even more fun.

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eSchool News launches eSchool News STEM, STEAM, & Makerspaces Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district. You also can find a complete list of STEM, STEAM, and makerspace partners and companies in the guide.

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