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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. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Students carry these powerful learning tools in their pockets and can capture the learning all around them. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Beekmantown (NY) Central School District, a rural district of 2,070 students, was on a mission to be the most progressive educational institution in the area. When funds were earmarked for school wi-fi, we wanted to harness the Internet to provide a world-class education for every student in this district. Our initiative to address digital equity issues began with the rollout of Kajeet SmartSpots for students who needed home Internet access.

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6 ways the E-rate supports digital and mobile learning

eSchool News

Education leaders expect school internet needs to increase over the next several years, highlighting the need for increased bandwidth and resources to support growing digital learning demands on school networks. Related Content: eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide.

A new recipe for digital, mobile learning

eSchool News

CoSN resource highlights how leaders can best position their schools for digital and mobile success. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) on March 6 unveiled two new resources for education leaders to take the digital leap in their schools. As leaders we need to stop re-inventing the wheel regarding mobile learning. Next page: How the digital and mobile guides help leaders focus on success.

Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

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As they go “all-in” on digital learning, schools are demanding more from their networks. The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology. First as consumers and then as educators, schools are committing to mobile technology as their preferred method of digital interaction. They’ve grown up tech-savvy and prefer to do everything on mobile devices.

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. The eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide is here!

5 digital learning trends for 2020

eSchool News

Digital learning puts the best edtech tools and strategies into the hands of highly-qualified and trained educators who know how to transform learning for students. Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators.

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8 Cool Resources for Students to Use to Conduct Interviews

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of this critical eye is learning how to gather knowledge from reputable sources. We can help our students learn this important process by getting them to conduct interviews with peers or experts. Conducting interviews and piecing together a newscast is one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day. This day, however, was not really much different than any other day at NMHS as we have made a commitment to integrate digital learning into school culture for some time now. Below I have summarized some of the pre-planned activities that my teachers planned and had their students engaged in on Digital Learning Day.

Digital Learning in Organizations

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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.

Digital learning is helping this school close achievement gaps

eSchool News

There’s a widening technology achievement gap for minorities, despite blacks and Hispanics having more interest in learning computer science. Today, 99 percent of the students at Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA) are on a free lunch program. Ashton, who previously worked with Senator Cory Booker to create more educational options in Newark, N.J., talked about how innovative educators can help solve the racial achievement gap.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

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.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

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. 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. Mobile Holiday Apps for Spreading Cheer from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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.

Fun Video Project! Produce a TV Commercial for an Invention

Teacher Reboot Camp

In a previous post I outlined my 6 step process for implementing digital projects (1. Find out more about mission minded learning in my book, Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions. Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses this summer, Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. .

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Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

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With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Open Educational Resources OER _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics digital textbook best practices making transition to digital textbooks successful transition to etexts tips for transition to digital learning materials

Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other popular mobile apps make it super easy for users to add stickers and emojis to their images. Students post the image to their online class platform or Learning Management System (LMS) and let others know what the 3 stickers mean. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. link] #30GoalsEDU #Edchat #Education #Teachers pic.twitter.com/lbG13OWlLl.

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Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

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Getting students to care about seeking and spreading the truth is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally mark up, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. My students annotate every reading in our class so that their brains learn the process. These websites were created for educators.

The demise of the full-time MBA

The Christensen Institute

For nearly two decades, Clayton Christensen of the Harvard Business School has been predicting that disruptive innovations would impact management education—and that even the likes of the Harvard Business School would feel their might. Similar to the rest of higher education, the cost of the full-time MBA has soared. That created nonconsumers—companies—looking for other management education solutions.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices.

7 things Gen Z students say about educational technology

eSchool News

Student-teacher interaction is one of the most important things when creating a positive and effective classroom environment–in fact, it ranked higher than educational technology use, according to both teachers and students in a new survey. The survey from online learning service provider Quizlet seeks to outline how teachers and students, including Generation Z students (those born in 2001 or later), feel about technology in their classrooms.

Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think

eSchool News

classrooms (accounting for more than half the mobile devices shipped to schools) is signaling a “profound shift in American education;” and they’re calling it the “Googlification of the classroom.” Google is helping to drive a philosophical change in public education—prioritizing training children in skills like teamwork and problem-solving while de-emphasizing the teaching of traditional academic knowledge, like math formulas,” writes the New York Times. “It

Digital learning futures

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Digital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January. Here's to all the possible futures of learning! Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. Two of the questions and my responses are below, but I wanted to elaborate, so here is a more complete response (my additional comments are in italics): What excites you about technology in education? It''s the huge potential and great possibilities to move learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom.

6 Hands-On Tools and Activities for Teaching Web Literacy

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Fun Video Project! Produce a TV Commercial for an Invention

Teacher Reboot Camp

In a previous post I outlined my 6 step process for implementing digital projects (1. Find out more about mission minded learning in my book, Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions. Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses this summer, Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. .

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HP launches new education Chromebook

eSchool News

HP Inc.has launched the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) — a durable, lightweight Chromebook designed to meet the needs of students and educators. “The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom offers a simple, secure, and manageable solution to enable technology-based learning,” said Gus Schmedlen, vice president of Worldwide Education, HP. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News Top News

1:1 iPads and Digital Learning in Belton ISD

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This conference about all things iPad in education was co-sponsored by Eanes ISD and TCEA. Lessons Learned from and Tips for 1:1 Implementations Staff Development is KEY!!! They still have calculators for state testing until the Texas Education Agency recognizes the home button can now be disabled in latest version of iOS, essentially locking students out of other apps on their devices. Give them permission to learn with and from their students.

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Create a class of GPS explorers with geocaching

eSchool News

Several years ago I attended a Discovery Education Teacher Institute in San Francisco, and was pulled into the adventurous world of geocaching. Geocaching is a location-based technology treasure hunting activity that combines the great outdoors with technology and learning. Moving into fields and forests and making learning different and more enjoyable, geocaching creates unforgettable experiences for students that go well beyond the four walls of the classroom.

Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms

eSchool News

Chromebooks continued their steady growth in education, securing 58 percent of K-12 market share in 2016, according to a new report examining technology trends in the K-12 education market. The report from Futuresource Consulting notes that annual mobile PC shipments in the K-12 education market grew 18 percent year-on-year in 2016. The steady growth is due in part to school districts expanding one-to-one learning programs and technology initiatives.

15 Ideas and Tons of Resources to Try with Learners in 2017

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Mobile Learning- Find activities in my book, Learning to Go ! Learning Missions- Check out my new book in 2017, Hacking Digital Learning: 10 Missions That Skyrocket Achievement in Any Class ! Problem Based Learning- For resources and ideas check out TeacherRebootCamp.com/pbl. Digital Portfolios- Check out this post with ideas and examples from my students.

State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads

eSchool News

Students, teachers cite increased game-playing on iPads and ask for laptops to use for educational purposes. The Maine Department of Education and Apple are offering Maine schools a “Refresh” swap offer at no additional cost. ” Next page: What educators have found when it comes to iPads vs. laptops. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter McClatchy Mobile Learning News

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

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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

Digital Ways to Appreciate Super Dads! 30+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

What a great time to inspire young people to create and learn with some cool web tools and apps by encouraging them to express their appreciation for an important father figure or male role model. Not only do students learn how to edit and design with technology; more importantly, they also experience the joy of using technology to uplift others. Below is a slideshow and infographic filled with ideas and resources to get your students started with their digital gifts.