Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. Thus, many lessons were learned the hard way.

The Fabulous Field Trip Guide: Mobile Learning and QR Codes

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As I venture to more museums, landmarks and national parks, I have noticed how these sites are making their exhibits more engaging by adding a mobile component. Before planning your next field trip, discover ways the site is integrating QR codes, mobile apps, and. Teachers and Learning to Go. Many sites and museums have mobile apps for exploring the site. For example you can download the Smithsonian , MOMA , and Louvre apps for free.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

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Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Put that in the context of learning and what do you get? Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go.

Mobile Learning: Making the Digital Promise Real

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The market for mobile education technology is vast and, more important, mostly untapped. But for the “digital promise” of new learning technologies to be made real for those in need of basic skills, mobile instruction must be designed for their real lives and learning needs. The Promise of Mobile. According to Pew Research Center , 92 percent of American adults own cell phones, and they are embracing their phones as learning tools.

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

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New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. I’ve learned a great deal from her.

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

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Recently I presented a webinar for Simple K12, 10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Active Learning. Below are the slides with example activities and resources. Scan and Learn!

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

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Learn Emoji. Duolingo offers a free course for anyone to learn emoji in 5 minutes. Students can learn the periodic table of elements by representing each element with an emoji and explaining the connection. See this example created by a scientist. See my example here.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learn Emoji. Duolingo offers a free course for anyone to learn emoji in 5 minutes. Students can learn the periodic table of elements by representing each element with an emoji and explaining the connection. See this example created by a scientist. See my example here.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

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When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Despite this promising beginning, the role of mobile devices in the classroom and in education overall is still rather limited.

Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

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“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.

8 Cool Resources for Students to Use to Conduct Interviews

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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.

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

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Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories. Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes. Click on the idea to see an example of that lesson in action. Create examples of idioms.

10 Examples Of ‘Old’ Education Technology

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When you think of Edtech, mobile devices and learning apps are probably some of the first things that spring to mind. 10 Examples Of ‘Old’ Education Technology. The concept of mobile learning.

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers

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Find some of these icebreakers and other digital activities in my ebook, Learning to Go , which is currently $5.99. Learning to Go also contains editable handouts and rubrics that are mobile-friendly. Mobile Me Pictionary - Give each student 3 notecards.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning. As the presentation began to focus on mobile learning initiatives a hand immediately went up.

6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

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Outstanding Math, Science, Art, History, and Social Studies Content for Flipped, Blended, or Traditional Classrooms! A HUGE “THANKS!” ” to Hip Hughes, who responded to a tweet I wrote the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

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It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. The most powerful learning and communication tools are in the hands of millions worldwide. Part of the category, Byte-sized Potential.

Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities

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QR codes get learners out of their seat scanning to discover what the knowledge they will uncover with their mobile devices. Below are a few tips and resources to get your students started with learning with QR codes. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Learn with QR Codes from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Scan QR codes on your mobile device with the I-nigma app, which allows students to scan QR codes with an iOS, Android, or Windows phone.

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Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

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Plus, the best kind of learning is when we meet the unexpected. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Read a step by step approach from an instructor with lots of examples here. As a class fill in the details of activities to learn the concepts.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

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These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination. For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Learn more in this article.

Fun Video Project! Produce a TV Commercial for an Invention

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Evaluate an example, 2. Find out more about mission minded learning in my book, Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions. Below are examples of my students’ commercials using different web tools.

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

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Below is a slide presentation featuring all 15 ideas with a few examples. 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. “Technology is just a tool.

Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

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Our learners love their mobile devices. However, many of our learners rarely use their mobile devices to communicate with others face-to-face or develop relationships with their peers. We can guide our learners to communicate and collaborate effectively with their mobile devices by pairing or grouping them to problem-solve and create. In my digital book, Learning to Go , you’ll find rubrics, handouts, and lesson plans for the activities listed below.

Fun Video Project! Produce a TV Commercial for an Invention

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Evaluate an example, 2. Find out more about mission minded learning in my book, Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions. Below are examples of my students’ commercials using different web tools.

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Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

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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. See some of the #EduGoalsMOOC participant examples below to see the fun and creativity. Check out our Pinterest board with other examples. Need a fun way for students to get to know each other ?

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7 Digital Icebreakers for #BacktoSchool

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If your students feel you care about them they will be more open to learning in your class. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Mobile Show and Tell – Divide students into small groups. Each student spends about 30 seconds sharing a personal photo from a mobile device and the anecdote behind the photo. Terri provides an example with Canva. QR Code Jokes – In Learning to Go , I provide a template.

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

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Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more! Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. The West Virginia Department of Education has a fantastic formative assessment page with many examples and handouts.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

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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. It is important we help our students create meaningful messages and learn to effectively collaborate and respect their peers.

Creating Digital Books: 15+ Ideas & Resources

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I’ve included some ideas below and a slide presentation with tips and resources to get students creating digital books that help those around them while learning. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Creating & Learning with Digital Books from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can learn math, science and literature while helping feed others by creating cookbooks. Find examples of student created textbooks in the presentation above.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

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General Electric is setting the example by engaging learners with science through Vine , Snapchat, and Tumblr. Don’t forget to check out my recent post about my keynote at ICEIndiana, Byte-sized Potential and Learning with the 8 C’s. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Assign students a different part of something needing to be labeled, such as the human skeleton , and create QR codes their peers scan and learn!

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

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and examples of how the concept impacts them. See examples in the slide share below and find the resources, web tools, and apps in the bookmarks at the end of this post. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost.

It All Adds Up! 25+ Math Resources, Apps, & Tools

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We can get our students to learn math in engaging ways by making sure each lesson gets to use the math for real-world learning. Instead of having students solve problems in a book, give them learning missions where they use the principles and equations to explore the school grounds, their households, or the world around them. Students can code a game, learn geometry and trigonometry while building structures in Minecraft , or interview math experts virtually.

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

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and examples of how the concept impacts them. See examples in the slide share below and find the resources, web tools, and apps in the bookmarks at the end of this post. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost.

Passion, Potential, & Heroes That Fail Us

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It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer. They say you learn best from failures and mistakes so I feel more confident in continuing this journey. Thought-provoking mobile learning

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

General Electric is setting the example by engaging learners with science through Vine , Snapchat, and Tumblr. Don’t forget to check out my recent post about my keynote at ICEIndiana, Byte-sized Potential and Learning with the 8 C’s. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Assign students a different part of something needing to be labeled, such as the human skeleton , and create QR codes their peers scan and learn!

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more! Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. The West Virginia Department of Education has a fantastic formative assessment page with many examples and handouts.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than the following collection may be of interest to you.

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