3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Our initiative to address digital equity issues began with the rollout of Kajeet SmartSpots for students who needed home Internet access. To address both digital access and the district’s commitment to keeping students connected to school, we started looking at wi-fi on buses.

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.

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.

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. It''s the huge potential and great possibilities to move learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom.

Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

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. Here's to all the possible futures of learning!

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

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. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

4 Things You May be Doing Wrong With Mobile-Responsive Learning Design

EmergingEdTech

Suggestions to Heed if you Want to Make Sure Your Mobile App or Content is Easy to Use This post is geared primarily towards ed tech developers and technologists, as opposed to our typical articles.

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. In math, Mrs. Chellani began the lesson with mobile learning devices and Poll Everywhere to review prior learning.

1:1 iPads and Digital Learning in Belton ISD

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Lessons Learned from and Tips for 1:1 Implementations Staff Development is KEY!!! Teachers also had to transition from Windows PCs to Macbooks with only 1/2 day of training in addition to several days of learning about the iPads and integration approaches.

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12 Ways to Join the Twitter Party to Celebrate Digital Learning Day 2014

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Digital Learning Day raises awareness about the ways digital learning supports educators. Follow the official Digital Learning Day account @OfficialDLDay 2. engchat — Digital Learning Day (@OfficialDLDay) February 4, 2014 4.

6 Keys to the Flipped Classroom

Brilliant or Insane

The flipped classroom is about implementing 21st-century digital learning strategies and engaging learners outside of the classroom. Infographics Innovation Mobile Learning Technology flipped learningBrilliant or Insane.

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

EmergingEdTech

Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there! With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

6 Hands-On Tools and Activities for Teaching Web Literacy

EmergingEdTech

Educational Games & Gamification Free Tools & Resources iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Project Based Learning free tools for learning web literacy free webinar education teaching digital learning day teaching students web literacy tools to teach web literacy

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The demise of the full-time MBA

The Christensen Institute

As Clay and I wrote in BizEd in 2008 , students could hire a business education to help solve a “specific business problem or question; others [might] want to learn to be great general managers; many need credentials to obtain their next promotions; others want help switching careers. Education Blog disruptive innovation online learning digital learning higher education jobs to be done mobile learning mba management education

5 ways connected school buses are on the rise

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools IT Management Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband NewsAs internet connectivity becomes a necessity for schools and students, there is a new call for the government to make school bus wi-fi eligible for federal E-rate funding.

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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.” According to the New York Times , the massive adoption of Google and its Chromebooks in U.S.

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. Powerful learning devices. High-quality digital learning content.

7 things Gen Z students say about educational technology

eSchool News

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. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning News

To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson

eSchool News

How to use devices and apps to support specific learning objectives. We want students to use them to construct understanding, to demonstrate their learning within their courses of study, and to mess around with.

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

eSchool News

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.

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.

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.

DIY Video Lesson to Illustrate Process Analysis

Teacher Reboot Camp

My students learn nine different types of essay forms in one semester. Creating video tutorials is the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions.

Create a class of GPS explorers with geocaching

eSchool News

Geocaching is a location-based technology treasure hunting activity that combines the great outdoors with technology and learning. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Innovation Corner Mobile Learning: Effective Anytime, Anywhere Education Top News Uncategorized

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Teaching others is one of the most powerful ways to learn and the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. What follows are a list of free web tools and apps to record a desktop, mobile screen, or whiteboard.

State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter McClatchy Mobile Learning NewsStudents, teachers cite increased game-playing on iPads and ask for laptops to use for educational purposes.

Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News ResearchA Michigan State University study found surprising results when researchers analyzed laptop programs.

52 Tools to Inspire Summer Learning with Photo and Video Challenges

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a website, blog, virtual learning site or messaging system like Remind to connect with your learners then you can motivate your students to continue the learning with photo and video challenges. Learners of all ages love taking pictures and videos, especially with their mobile devices. Often, they just need to be challenged to take a closer look, investigate their surroundings, capture their learning, and present it to others.

Digital divide hits small towns hard

eSchool News

In New Mexico, educators and policymakers are working to close the digital opportunity gap. Unfortunately, the digital divide is a very real barrier to success in our community,” said Audra Bluehouse, an English teacher at Hatch Valley High. “We

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Plus, the best kind of learning is when we meet the unexpected. Time to do away with the traditional syllabus and make it more engaging for your digital learners. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Then try a digital scavenger hunt or Bingo.

Selfie Activities to Inspire Reflection on Digital Identity

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is why one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , is for learners to go on a selfie adventure. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Improving Self Concept & Digital Identity with Selfie Activities from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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. 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

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. According to the company, this includes more than 5,000 videos, images, websites and games “reviewed and approved by LeapFrog learning experts.”

HP launches new education Chromebook

eSchool News

“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

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

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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. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

30 Sites and Apps for Digital Storytelling

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Digital Storytelling is the process of telling a story through the use of digital means. Educators can use digital storytelling with almost any subject and can even "flip" their classroom by using mobile apps. For my Pinterest board on Digital Storytelling click here.

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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.

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SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

This new bundle, which is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education, provides the hardware, software, and training necessary to achieve a pedagogical shift toward student-led learning. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile Learning News Top News

20 Top #ISTE2015 Influencers to Follow on Twitter

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Hop on Twitter and follow these folks to see what they’re learning and sharing. Connected learning. Digital citizenship maven, co-founder & moderator #digcit and #digcitsummit, SoE Associate Professor, #iCitizen research, #pretchat moderating team.