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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.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

While this blog is based on verifiable data, some readers may be unhappy with my interpretation. Perhaps this strategy can best be seen in the February 2016 controversy over Beyonce’s support of Black Lives Matter. Social media is social but it’s also serious.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

These holes within school and other institutional databases can create vulnerabilities, exposing: IP addresses, location settings & browser data. Another thing you can do is to discuss student data privacy and digital security with PTA members, teachers, and school board administrators.

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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.

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 . Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology. Mobile Learning. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. To data about students’ sexual identity?

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6 ways to create findable, useful website content

Perry Hewitt

Search engine optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and increasingly, paid social media placement can achieve remarkable results. mobile-optimized : Mobile matters not only to your users but to search engines that increasingly reward mobile-friendly sites.

Friday 5 — 8.5.2016

Perry Hewitt

monitoring and reporting, rather than exploration and data mining . A healthy social media strategy requires ongoing measurement and evolution. Friday Five analytics culture Friday5 instagram maps marketing mobile snapchat social strategy UI

Friday 5 — 9.11.2015

Perry Hewitt

If you’re thinking about mobile as just another line item in your overall internet strategy, Benedict Evans will set you straight. Your digital footprint — gleaned from likes and comments on social media — may reveal more about you than you think.

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.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. Other factors to consider is gathering data from the use of these spaces, which would entail integrations of big data analytics and concepts of IoT.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers. Generally, universities are doing very well financially, so they don’t feel from the data that their world is going to collapse.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). It also explores new data from scientists and researchers where standards for measuring SDG targets are still being developed.

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. 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.

How Can I Rethink Reading Logs with High Schoolers?

Reading By Example

If you are not familiar with Goodreads, it is a social media tool for readers. Goodreads is very mobile friendly, so they can use their smartphones and tablets for this purpose at school.

Learning in the Age of Disruption

EdNews Daily

New innovations or iterations in technology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, smart materials, mobile commerce, social media, biotechnology, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, robotics and medicine are transforming every facet of the human experience.

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

Schools may need to adjust their internet plans depending on how much data the intended curriculum needs. Content Recent reports indicate that moving learning into the mobile realm could open up pathways to explore new educational content. But cell phones can pose some social risks.

Design thinking fast-tracks collaboration at the University of Ottawa

Nureva

Martin’s team was tasked with developing a new technology strategy to improve the experience of uOttawa students. The team knew, of course, that mobile devices are everything to students. It was a huge accomplishment to gather all that data in just two hours and end right on time.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools. Wish there were publicly available data to support this claim.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools. Wish there were publicly available data to support this claim.

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Want To See Their Best? Then Let Them Play

TeachThought - Learn better.

As blogs and social media exploded in popularity, they have subsequently de-credited major news media in the process. In Little Big Planet, developer Media Molecule created a brilliant digital sandbox for learners to “play” in. Social Media as a Sandbox.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Mobile : as humanity continues to migrate ever-increasing swathes of life into handhelds, educators slowly follow suit. Let’s see if higher ed figures out mobile-first design, as ELI recommends. Instead it seems to be a learning strategy, sometimes driven by state governments.

3 ways to revamp lessons for the interactive learner

eSchool News

To connect with today’s interactive learner, look to these innovative strategies. Most of them grew up playing video games, and ever since they can remember, they’ve been in constant contact with friends via social media platforms and text messages.

Change The Conversation–It’s Not About The Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

Use of data. Mobile learning. Social media in the classroom. That grouping strategy you were planning on using tomorrow. It’s Not About The Thinking. by Terry Heick.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

The book is broken down into four general parts: Classroom Procedures, Classroom Rules and Expectations, Teaching Tips & Strategies, and Partnering with Parents - and it tends to lend itself as a reference.

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Future Proofing Your Video Platform: A Cautionary Tale About Obsolescence

Edsurge

Famous failures abound: Blackberry remained committed to the physical keyboard as its competitors leapfrogged them with smartphones and mobile apps. Newspaper executives ignored the shift as multi-modal “readers” gravitated toward sites that blended text, video and social media. The dominant technology platforms (SIS and LMS) used on campus were never architected to make effective use of live media. Colleges and universities are awash in digital video.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Tagged on: April 8, 2017 Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data | Google Research → Fascinating and promising approach.

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The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

Strategy Years. For schools, the strategy years are characterized by a real concern about devices and networks. In the Strategy Years, a school needs an advance guard of enthusiasts and leaders. There is a lot of depth to the strategy conversation. By Leilani Cauthen.

Can Marketing Automation Bring College Enrollment Numbers Up?

Edsurge

And increasingly, colleges are shifting to digital marketing strategies, social media outreach and mobile platforms. Sixty-one percent of administrators said they started implementing branding strategies in the last five years. But colleges are using marketing platforms like Marketo for more than upping enrollment—automation software works to maintain email lists, manage social campaigns, as well as website call to actions.

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Top 10 Digital Skills for Education Leaders

Leadership Lounge

Be proficient in using their district’s data systems. Good search strategies are a basic skill for all. Be proficient in accessing and working with district, school and student data. Know how to effectively use mobile devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.)