3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

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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. We believe the digital learning initiative has been a foundation for their success. Featured on eSchool News IT Management mobile environment Mobile Learning

5 digital learning trends for 2020

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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. In fact, when used appropriately, digital and mobile learning resources engage students–and they can even help boost achievement. Related content: 10 things to know about digital learning.

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eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

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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!

A new recipe for digital, mobile learning

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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.

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. The ninth annual E-Rate Trends Report from Funds For Learning shows that the federal E-rate program is still critical in establishing broadband connectivity for schools and libraries. Related Content: eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide.

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.

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 is helping this school close achievement gaps

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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. Related content: How our district is narrowing the digital divide. Related Content: eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide. The eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide is here!

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

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.

The digital learning challenge that still vexes schools

eSchool News

The latest Speak Up survey findings from Project Tomorrow reveal how far schools have come in making digital learning available to every student — and how far they still have to go to realize the full value of their edtech investment. Although the survey indicates that students in a majority of schools are now given a mobile device to use in class, there are mixed signals about the value this adds to their learning.

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.

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.

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.

Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks

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Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook.

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.

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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.

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. Learning has always had a large informal component and now we''re witnessing its fruition in mobile learning, augmented reality, gaming, and other technology-supported learning on the move.

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. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Check out this awesome graphic by Tony Vincent to learn more!

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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. 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.

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

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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. iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources digital learning tool design tips practices mobile learning design best practices mobile learning design tips

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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The 3 Secrets That Online Courses Can Teach Traditional Schools

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane When I first started learning to code using courses, I stayed up nights finishing lessons and working on building an app. I had no looming deadline for when I needed to learn the information. Innovation Mobile Learning Technology digital learning online coursesThere was no test in this course.

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Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

Teacher Reboot Camp

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.

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. Need a fun way for students to get to know each other ?

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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.

The demise of the full-time MBA

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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

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. but it is a necessity if the goal is to support learning.

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

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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 materialsOriginal Image Source … and important steps to help you get there!

6 Hands-On Tools and Activities for Teaching Web Literacy

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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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Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Below are slides, resources, and bookmarks to help you get your students to reflect effectively on their digital acts.

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. Coordinators learned from this not to try to do too much too soon when it comes to staff development. Give them permission to learn with and from their students.

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5 ways connected school buses are on the rise

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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. The trend is growing. More and more, school buses are equipped with wi-fi to give students connectivity while they are on their way to and from school and during travel to extra-curricular activities.

7 things Gen Z students say about educational technology

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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. Eighty percent of teachers said using apps in the classroom makes learning more fun, compared to 51 percent of students. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning News

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

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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.” Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Mobile Learning News One-to-oneAccording to the New York Times , the massive adoption of Google and its Chromebooks in U.S.