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. E-learning

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. Here are eight ways that administrators and school leaders can empower their faculty to successfully adopt technology in their curriculum. 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?”

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Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New National Research Indicates Teacher Professional Development Program to Integrate Mobile Technology May Have Positive Impact on Students’ Standardized Math Test Scores Verizon, the Program’s Creator, and its partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide NEW CARROLLTON, Md. – The program aims to train 1,000 teachers over the next year, beginning this fall.

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. I knew that I had to talk with Shelly Sanchez Terrell again when I learned through the tweetvine that she had a new book out about mobile learning ( Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ).

5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources

The Mobile Native

Guest Post for BrainPop Mobile Learning Integration via @kylepace If you are looking to integrate iPads and iPods into your classroom curriculum, this is the site for you! It has an entire section of apps that work well in the classroom. Another great aspect of this site is that it highlights tips and tricks for use in the classroom. Mobile Learning Portal This resource provides a vast array of mobile learning information.

How can Microsoft Teams and Flipgrid be used to create an AMAZING Digital Classroom for mobile learning?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Justin Chando from Microsoft Teams and Joey from Flipgrid on the podcast to talk about how to create a seamless digital classroom using collaborative tools found in Office365. The post How can Microsoft Teams and Flipgrid be used to create an AMAZING Digital Classroom for mobile learning?

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. This opens up a really wide range of potential for communication and speaking practice that used to be such a struggle to organise on older laptops and desktop computers. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry. It's important to remind students of how they want to be perceived.

How to Conduct a Live Class from WizIQ Virtual Classroom

EmergingEdTech

Step-By-Step Instructions for Using this Popular Education Platform to Deliver a Live Class Session What can be termed as a “live class”? Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Future of Education Technology Mobile Learning Resources Presentation tools _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsFor instance, a session conducted on Skype by an instructor. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can see an evident shift from formal curriculum-based learning to informal just-in-time learning, and this is just the beginning!” ~ Pooja Jaisingh. Integrating technology in the classroom does not mean you need an Internet connection. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Simple cell phones come with the ability to take photos, create videos, record audio, text, and take notes.

Be That Cool Teacher- Mobile Learning in The Classroom 101

MSEDTechie

With the recent expansion of mobile learning through various teaching tools such as iPads, laptops, ipod touches, and various other tablets, it is important for educators to know how to strengthen their instructional practices using these practical tools. However, with a teacher''s busy schedule, it is not always possible to spend hours researching apps, or finding the best practices. Kindergarten is the perfect grade level to use mobile devices.

5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom

EmergingEdTech

At About $15 per ‘headset’, Google Cardboard Provides an Inexpensive Intro to Virtual Reality, Bringing Learning to Life in Your Classroom Two related technologies that are really. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

How to Find the Parent-Teacher Communication App Your Classroom Needs

EmergingEdTech

Jessica Meacham built a robust worksheet and did a lot of research to find the parent-teacher app that best fit her requirements. Teacher Gets Serious About Comparing Apps to Find the Right one for. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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. But why did it take a global pandemic and national school closures to reach this point? It doesn’t have to be this way. Click To Tweet.

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. 21 st century learning isn’t a trend as much as a reality. It’s 2015 (almost 2016), so whatever you’re doing in your classroom right now is technically 21 st century learning. Semantics aside, we all can improve, and many of us are being held accountable for improvement by administrators, blogs, and the local PLC to “bring the next generation into the 21st century.”

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Finding the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom! The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps for your classroom. The best way to find apps is to connect and learn from other teachers using apps in their classroom. Let’s go App Fishing and find some great apps for the classroom! Learning in Hand.

How to create Tests and Assessments on WizIQ

EmergingEdTech

The WizIQ Virtual Classroom and LMS software has been a part of the Ed Tech space for nearly a decade. There are six essential features of the product which are as follows: Virtual Classroom –. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Administrative Solutions Assessment Mobile Learning ResourcesThanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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How to Create Self-paced OR Instructor-led Courses Using WizIQ

EmergingEdTech

Powerful Online Platform Enables you to Create Courses in Multiple Delivery Modalities In the universe of online education, several methods of designing and delivering courses have been experimented. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Administrative Solutions Flipping the Classroom (Reverse Instruction) Future of Education Technology Mobile Learning Resources

These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why

eSchool News

Technology continues to raise the bar of what is possible in education. As more schools discover the power and benefits of education technology, mobile devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and iPads in the classroom are becoming commonplace. Here are eight innovative, real-world examples of schools that are using mobile devices along with a mobile device management (MDM) solution to unlock what’s possible in the classroom: 1.

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” Creating a video of one’s screen (screencasting) is a powerful way to demonstrate knowledge. Our students can create how-to videos to teach others how to use favorite web tools or to demonstrate a process. You need to download it.

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Why my students are real world-ready with nothing but a device

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Award-winning science teacher Anthony Johnson, whose real-world ‘Johnsonville’ approach article was a viral hit, delves further into how his students use their devices in every lesson, every day.]. Just as few modern-day workers could function in their jobs without a cellphone, a laptop, or periodic trips to Google, I want my students to learn how to solve problems using devices that will likely be similar to ones they will encounter for the rest of their lives.

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories. Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes. Millions around the world read, create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, edit, and share outside of learning institutions everyday on their mobile devices or through the web. You do need to download the free app to create the videos, but you can watch the videos on the web.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. 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. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go.

6 tips for making the most of your Chromebooks

eSchool News

In exchange for exclusive use of this Chromebook cart, I agreed to provide professional development on the Google for Education platform to the rest of our small staff and to simply use the devices in my classroom every day. I was ecstatic about the possibility of transforming my classroom into a nearly paperless learning environment. I knew I needed to combat this mindset of fear often associated with using technology for academic purposes.

It’s time to update your school website for mobile

eSchool News

Smartphones are here to stay. If you’ve ever tried to get a button on your iPad to respond to a simple tap without success; squinted to be able to see letters on your mobile phone screen; or spent far too much time riffling through traditional website to get the information that you’re looking for, then you know what poor responsive web design looks and feels like. Next page: How some schools are driving more traffic.

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.

30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer

Teacher Reboot Camp

To motivate them tie their learning into activities where they get to send some holiday cheer or celebrate the holidays. Below, find free web tools/apps to spread cheer and create holiday gifts. You can tie reading, writing, and digital skills to any of these activities. Find ideas for activities in my slide presentation, Mobile Holiday Apps for Spreading Cheer. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These Amazing Green Screen Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” A green screen in the classroom helps spark student creativity and imagination for any subject! Last year I tried a very basic and cheap green screen with my 2nd to 5th graders. I had decided last minute to use a green screen and didn’t have much time and even with this little effort the students and I had fun creating a news broadcast!

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More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

As children get back into the routine of classes, now’s the ideal time to address all those smartphones that were given as gifts for the holidays. Technology is amazing and offers valuable ways to connect with new ideas, but on any given day teens are exposed to cyberbullying, oversharing, sexting, online predators and online dating aggression. Walk down any hallway and it’s obvious how prevalent smartphones are with our students. Mobile Learning

The Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Flipping Their Classrooms

Gaggle Speaks

Flipped classrooms can help students reach towards the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and personalized learning goals. But there’s more to flipping a classroom than having students watch videos at home and expecting them to participate in thoughtful conversations the next day. If you aren’t careful, your flipped classroom won’t add any more value to you, your students or the learning process. Not Teaching Students How to Watch Videos.

Managing the digital classroom - Getting students' attention

Nik Peachey

Competing with a computer or mobile screen for students' attention can be a challenge at best and at worst extremely frustrating. Ban devices Obviously this is the simplest way to deal with the problem, however, banning devices in class can be hard to enforce especially with teen students and older. Have parts of a lesson or even complete lessons when you ask students to turn off their device. Many mobile apps are designed to be attention needy.

Going digital? 5 tips for a smooth start

eSchool News

As schools look to modernize teaching and personalize learning, technology is becoming an indispensable tool in the classroom. Though technology alone does not improve learning, it does offer a greater opportunity for students to improve skill proficiencies, test scores, spontaneous collaboration and productivity. School technology programs always begin with the broad idea to use laptop computers, tablets and other devices to maximize the learning experience.

23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Earth Day is April 22nd and serves as an important reminder of how each of us needs to do our part to care for the planet we call home. Teachers can help their students begin to care about their impact on the environment and take action to minimize their impact on the Earth by making them aware of environmental issues. Students can use web tools and apps to conduct research on environmental issues then come up with solutions on how to protect the environment.

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! When you create an assignment online using your preferred tool, be that Google Classroom, Canvas, Edmodo, Blackboard, Google Docs, Google Sites, Hyperdocs, whatever…give learners ALL of the information online and in ONE place. . Include Student-Friendly Learning Goals.

Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

With the growing access that students now have to technology at home, educators are seizing this opportunity to increase access in the classroom. 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. BYOD mobile learning mobile learning devices

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Conversations about technology in education always seem to be focused on the reasons why students need this or that technology. 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. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

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