Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

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Are Smartphones a good idea? She is a MACUL board member and a member of the COSN advisory board for mobile learning and emerging technologies. She is passionate about engaging students in education and leveraging learning opportunity through digital technologies.

7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

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More children than ever have easy access to mobile devices at home and in school, making it critical to impart strong digital citizenship lessons to students. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning digital citizenship

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Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Today’s youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an abundance of on-demand information sitting in their pockets.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? I knew what Tessa wanted wasn’t a phone but a minicomputer — a smartphone.

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

Gaggle Speaks

While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school, and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion. Mobile Learning

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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Most American teenagers have a smartphone. The number of teens with a smartphone more than doubled since 2012, from 41 percent up to 89 percent. Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned.

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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

Educational Technology Guy

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools Hilary Bird is a digital journalist who writes about the things that fascinate her the most: relationships, technology, and how they impact each other. Related: Smartphone related articles Technology I use on a Daily Basis -.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. I could not figure out a way to accomplish close textual analysis in an efficient and digital manner.

Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

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Animatron –design and publish animated and interactive content that plays everywhere, from desktop computers to mobile devices. App Inventor –build Android apps on a smartphones; from MIT.

Turnitin Launches Feedback Studio

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It’s a revamp of their flagship product, with some twists: Today, Turnitin announced a new version of its flagship product with a focus on ease-of-use, accessibility for students, and new mobile features to support instruction in the modern classroom.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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Today, my teacher colleagues tell me kids arrive at school already comfortable in the use of iPads and smartphones, doing movements like swipe, squeeze, and flick better than most adults. So why not teach them where they’d like to learn–on these exquisite digital devices?

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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Wouldn’t you love to experiment with 5G on your smartphone or play with Samsung’s foldable phone? With the App Inventor program from MIT, students use block-based tools to build apps on a smartphone. Students do need to set up their mobile device to run the app.

PleIQ: the interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through Augmented Reality

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Ask a Tech Teacher sponsor, PleIQ is launching its Kickstarter campaign , offering a revolutionary tool that blends the physical and digital world into one that is irresistible for kids.

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“If that’s where they are, it’s where I must be, too.”

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” by Dawn Casey-Rowe , Smartphone Owner And User Of Analog Clocks. And even though most of us pay a few hundred dollars for a smartphone that brings us status, the truth is, in most countries, you can get a decent one for fifty to seventy-five bucks.

Tech That Won’t Survive 2018

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Today, smartphones and tablets are cheaper than ever; moreover, their prices are going to decrease which means that desktop computers, as well as computer labs, are about to become extinct in schools. As mentioned above, mobile devices are going to become essential inside the classrooms.

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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To get started, I needed a mobile device (like an iPhone, Android phone, or an iPad–the latter is recommended), a Bluetooth connection, and a risk-takers mentality. The code symbols are a bit small for a smartphone screen and become hidden under the iPhone’s lower coping. .

The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

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You’ll need a smartphone or tablet with a back facing camera, an augmented reality app (many free), a trigger image (you create yourself, probably for free), and an Internet connection. Then, scan the trigger image with a mobile device app and see what happens!

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7 apps that could cause harm to our students

eSchool News

Seeing a child with a mobile device is nothing new, and many parents conversations today focus on when, and not if, to give a child a smartphone. No one can dispute the importance of technology in today’s homes and classrooms.

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

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Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps.

19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

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Kids will love having a valid reason to use Mom’s smartphone camera. Make an audio recording of your thoughts (using a mobile app like Audio Memo ). These aren’t print–these are digital, on an iPad, a desktop, or a mobile device.

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Teens and Screens - Recommended Resources for Parents and Teachers

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How do screens -- such as TV and smartphones -- affect my kids’ sleep? • Dgital Citizenship Internet Screen Time Screenagers Teenagers Teens and Screens

Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools

Neo LMS

By allowing kids to bring and use their mobile devices in the classroom, schools can make learning more fun and engaging. A BYOD Acceptable Use Policy is meant to ensure safety for users and keep the use of mobile devices “in the name of learning”.

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9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. Adobe Voice is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for iPads. Freemium; mobile app.

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How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. erasing is easier on digital devices. Digital textbooks.

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How we turned around our wireless network performance and security

eSchool News

Biggest challenge: Like most school districts, EGUSD is part of an increasingly mobile world. In recent years, the district also added 50,000 Chromebooks to improve equity and support objectives for curriculum, digital citizenship, media literacy and state online testing.

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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. As for smartphones, these can also be verified and added to an internal whitelist. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship.

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