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.

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. Next page: Mobile isn’t just learning with smartphones. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Mobile and Handheld Technologies Research Top News


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Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

The rise is also due to people''s desire to develop their learning informally. There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

India’s Mobile Learning App Byju’s Reaps New Venture Capital, and CZI Makes Partial Exit

Marketplace K-12

The mobile learning app Byju's continues to attract investor attention, even as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, one of its most prominent backers, sold off some of its share in the company. The post India’s Mobile Learning App Byju’s Reaps New Venture Capital, and CZI Makes Partial Exit appeared first on Market Brief.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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

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

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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An Evolution in Mobile

A Principal's Reflections

The company was a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) app building company, where schools, like the one I used to be Principal of at New Milford High School in NJ, could build their very own app. Over the past two years the way we deliver content and other features through mobile has evolved and Beeonics has also evolved by starting a new journey. This new type of classroom and mobile lab is one of a kind and I have yet to see anything like it.

4 Things That Can Turn Students into Authors and Self-Publishers

Brilliant or Insane

The process involved writing sample chapters, book proposals, contacting agents, submitting to publishing companies, and facing constant rejection. But things are a little different now, thanks to companies like […]. Mobile Learning Strategy eBooks kindle self-publishingBrilliant or Insane. Not so long ago, the hard part about publishing a book wasn’t writing it—it was getting it published.

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

eSchool News

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. According to the company, teachers who used the app experienced a reduction in stress level by an average of 20 percent.

The demise of the full-time MBA

The Christensen Institute

Many companies—the customers of the MBA’s student product—have increasingly been shut out, as they are unable or unwilling to recruit at campuses where they have had to pay starting salaries high enough that could allow students to pay back their loans for such an expensive program. That created nonconsumers—companies—looking for other management education solutions.

5 questions schools should be asking about student screen addiction

eSchool News

They have told us that our screens are as addictive as any drug, that they fragment children’s attention, consume an inordinate amount of their time, isolate them from others, reduce the time they spend exercising, cut into their sleep, reduce the quality of their study and learning, diminish their cognitive functioning, and make them anxious and depressed. Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning Opinion

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. 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! There are even options to go “unplugged” if you do not have access to devices in your classroom because students can learn computer science principles with something as simple as a deck of cards.

Digital rights group alleges Google invades student privacy

eSchool News

Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the internet company’s Chrome operating system. The complaint alleges that Google rigged the “Chromebook” computers in a way that enables the company to collect information about students’ internet search requests and online video habits. Litigation Mobile Learning News Top News chromebooks EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation Google student privacy

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. LeapFrog has released a new Android-based tablet for young learners designed to scale learning activities as students grow, meaning it is capable of remembering curricular progress across games, automatically adjusting learning levels, and providing tutorials on demand for students when they struggle. Digital Learning and Tools Leveraging the Power of Mobile Learning News Top News

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. I had them come down and meet with several student leaders and me this past spring where I shared my vision of having a mobile app for New Milford HS , which could also be shared with other schools. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. The company has graciously agreed.

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. Ask an account executive or company representative to explain the full value and all use cases for the products that you’re considering. Mobile LearningPosted on July 8, 2016 by Rebecca Sadwick.

Why one district gave students a virtual learning day

eSchool News

Students, teachers executed a virtual learning day to develop online learning and working skills. As college and career skills are touted as essential for students’ success after high school, students in one New Jersey school got a lesson in one fast-growing workplace trend: learning and working from home. gave its 500 7-12th graders the option to stay home as part of a planned virtual learning day. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News Top News

Idaho’s virtual charter schools have a 20 percent grad rate

eSchool News

The largest, Idaho Virtual Academy, uses a curriculum developed by a national, for-profit education company and targets the general population. McClatchy Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top News charter charter schools districts Education failure graduation graduation rate graduation rates help high school high school graduation rate high schools leaders news school

Remind101 - A Safe Message System for Teachers

The Mobile Native

Now co-founders of one of the leading companies in mobile education, the Kopf brothers have found how truly impactful their product can be in the lives of educators. Learn more on their website: Mobile Learning Texting As a student at Michigan State University, Brett Kopf struggled with dyslexia and ADD.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning in Organizations has already been positively reviewed by several leading figures in the world of Learning and Development (L and D), including Jane Hart, Laura Overton, Charles Jennings, Edmund Monk and Richard Gerver, and it includes case studies and interviews with many more, as well as forewords by Donald H Taylor and Shelly Terrell. The promotional text is below: Technology holds vast potential for learning and development (L and D) practitioners.

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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Lenovo’s big updates to laptop and tablet lines

eSchool News

Additional updates to the company’s ideapad line of laptops, including speed and reduced weight, were also announced. IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile Learning laptop Lenovo tablet thinkpadNew updates include faster speeds and thin devices.

"M" Stands for Memorable #mlearning

The Mobile Native

Unfortunately, the same year, the company that made them decided to stop manufacturing them. 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. They were more than excited to share this learning beyond the school setting. The students started by typing a story on their mobile learning device.

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.

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. 30hands the free mobile app has recently released a big update which allows users to easily upload a presentation to the "30hands cloud" via a tab/button.

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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.

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. Adaptive Learning. Adaptive learning is a style of education where resources, activities, projects, and assignments are tailored to each student’s individual needs. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning. Learning Management Systems.

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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! However, 95 percent have mobile phones. Mobile learning just makes sense for these learners, if for no other reason than providing access. Before my company Cell-Ed sent its first emoji four years ago, and still today, I am asked, “Does mobile learning work?” Research tells us how adults learn.

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?

Creating a mobile phone website

Nik Peachey

With the growth in interest in mobile and handheld learning, I thought I’d investigate one of the many new Web 2.0 type start ups that are offering free (at the moment at least) services for setting up websites and web based communities to be accessed on mobile phones and other mobile devices. On the home page of their website the company claims that, “Winksite makes it easy to publish mobile websites and communities that can be viewed worldwide on any phone.”

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

Building on their first adult learning XPrize that asked edtech companies to create high-quality mobile learning apps for adults, the Communities Competition is now challenging organizations to design ways to use the power of the community to get these apps into the hands of adults. What a difference the opportunity to learn can make. Adult Learning Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Uncategorized

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

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. You can find a complete list of robotics education partners and companies in the guide. Many of those companies offer free teaching resources to accompany their robotics kits, and they have teams dedicated to helping educators incorporate robotics into their instruction.