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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

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. People in a café now usually ask the staff for the Wi-Fi password, and if there’s no Wi-Fi one can always tap the power of cellular data and stay connected to friends. Mobile learning of course.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

I just enter the data once. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . PowerPoint (for Handouts, Presentations, and Screencasts). Keynote (for Presentations). It makes your presentations click.

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10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently I presented a webinar for Simple K12, 10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Active Learning. Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

You will get a lot more out of a chat if you are present—scheduling the tweets is not the same as participating in the live chat—-and it is obvious who is there and who isn’t. Mobile Learning. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component.

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

The conference featured awesome speakers, social gatherings, and quirky fun. Miami Device had an amazing collection of presenters, all speaking about hot education topics. Fortunately, some of the speakers have provided digital handouts and resources from their presentations.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district. 21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media.

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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.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

When learners create their own infographics they are telling a story of what their data, information, research and facts mean. They are creating a meaningful connection with the data, which is a powerful way to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you''ve never done so before. Everyone is encouraged to participate--you can present, attend, and/or volunteer to help!

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

We are going very quickly towards the Tom Cruise Minority Report data manipulation. Screens that you can stick onto any surface so that you can make the whole of the wall of your office or your workplace into a television screen which doubles up as a computer screen and for data manipulation.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently, I was in Indiana presenting about teaching Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM/STEM) in ways that engage digital learners. Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Get students to visualize their data and research by creating infographics with these free web tools and apps- Piktochart , Easely , Visme , Smores , EduBuncee , Canva , Tackk , or Biteslides.

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

While I can certainly work on a document, presentation, spreadsheet, or website on my own, I can also easily work in real time with other folks from all over the world by taking advantage of the many sharing options I have for everything I create in or upload into my Drive.

Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation. Each chapter also presents Common Pitfalls and Best Practice panes to support the texts.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently, I was in Indiana presenting about teaching Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM/STEM) in ways that engage digital learners. Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Get students to visualize their data and research by creating infographics with these free web tools and apps- Piktochart , Easely , Visme , Smores , EduBuncee , Canva , Tackk , or Biteslides.

The new age of inequality and what it means for education: my January talk

Bryan Alexander

The first part of the presentation surveyed the state of inequality through macroeconomics and a touch of sociology. Rather than recommend a solution, I presented a summary of options currently being discussed, or at least implied. presentations and talks inequality

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. presentations and talks trends Uncategorized aacu16

The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

Through my work I have seen in person, and through social media, some amazing examples of what education can and should be. To simplify the process take a look at data, which can come in many forms.

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Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Blog posts, social media posts, images from conferences, articles, videos, you might be surprised at what you will find. 50/75/100 words are perfect for conference session proposals and social media. Did you present at a conference? It started with some tweets.

With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re not familiar with JotForm , it is the gold standard for form creation whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Once the form is completed, it can be shared via a link or social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and many other popular platforms.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. About the Presenter. Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey.

Digital Media Has a Misinformation Problem—but It's an Opportunity for Teaching.

Edsurge

Research has shown that 50 percent of college students spend a minimum of five hours each week on social media. These social channels feed information from news outlets, private bloggers, friends and family, and myriad other sources that are often curated based on the user's interests. But what really makes social media a tricky resource for students and educators alike is that most companies don’t view themselves as content publishers.

5 Ways to Use JotForm Cards With Your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the fastest growing technologies in education is forms–to gather information, curate data, test students, and much more. There are lots of platforms available but for many, JotForm is the gold standard whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Dr. Tatom advocated for streaming for several classroom situations: sharing student presentations, posting lectures for students to use at home, homework updates, and catching up students who missed classes or even field trips. How are your students going to view the presentation?

To reach the uninsured, new insurers are getting creative

The Christensen Institute

To that end, there are a few entrants targeting insurance nonconsumers, presenting these firms with an open runway for improvement. To reach them, BIMA has partnered with mobile operators who’ve already built relationships with these potential customers. It works like this: BIMA targets individuals who already have mobile plans, essentially piggy-backing off of the trust that has been built between customers and their mobile operators.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Unlike in the tech industry, where “e” is “electronic,” in “emotion,” it’s “excite,” signifying that motion is present but not always seen. Additionally, the mind uses a good story to escape its present time environment on merely the wings of thought, with no other conveyance required.

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Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

Edsurge

Then, share the resulting data and respond to the concerns of participants so that the meeting can continue positively and productively. Teachers: Model appropriate etiquette with edtech for students When I work with teachers, one obstacle they say is in the way of them letting students use mobile devices every day in their classrooms is the distraction factor. Always follow the district social media policies, but consider starting a department or team Instagram account.

Handshake, an Online Career-Services Startup, Opens to (Nearly) All Undergrads

Edsurge

Digital tools include recorded video interview systems that analyze applicants’ micro-expressions and databases of workers built with information scraped from social media.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, JotForm is the essential forms creation tool whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Completed forms are shared via a link, social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and other popular platforms.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Responsibility to keep data/information safe from hackers. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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5 Reasons Why Google Vault is Not a True Archive

Gaggle Speaks

As school districts search for ways to archive new data sources such as social media and mobile, Google is building self-driving cars and doesn’t seem too worried about data governance for photos, Docs and other files stored in Drive.

The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

This led to a lot of audience participation, and involved more presentation that we’ve seen so far in the Forum. I held back from presenting as much as I could, in order to let participants discuss the issues with each other. Last week I led a new Future Trends Forum with a twist.

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3 Musts-Haves During Virtual Meetings and Calls

techlearning

digital folder or notebook) and linked from the invitation * Timed *Indicate who speaks when *Links to all presentations and materials o All resources should be platform agnostic * Attendance checklist for participants to indicate if they are in attendance or not o Checklist defaults to absent.