Our favorite mobile apps: Appy Hour on the Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

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Our favorite mobile apps: Appy Hour on the Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

Instead, we hosted an “Appy Hour”, a session where we invited participants to simply share their favorite mobile app for learning. (The idea came up during the June 7th Forum discussion. Nearpod – for classroom presentation and interactive exercises. Normal. false.

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Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

In our world that values collaboration and growing together I believe it means not just becoming fat babies off all the information on the internet but also exercising our right and responsibility to add to that environment as well.

Mobile devices can help us take the necessary steps to keep kids healthy

The Innovative Educator

Pedometers are on the rise and considering that they''re built into many of the mobile devices teachers and students own and love, it''s no surprise that this healthy and affordable trend has taken off. Here a step, there a step, everywhere a step step.

Friday 5 — 3.13.2015

Perry Hewitt

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it — I found it a useful exercise to lead stakeholders away from high level mission statement debates toward concrete areas to hammer out agreement. Weekend fun: Enjoy this painfully accurate comic about mobile browsing in 2015.

This app is designed to reduce job burnout—and it’s free for educators

eSchool News

An app that focuses on wellbeing exercises to reduce stress is being offered free. The 5- to 10-minute exercises fit into anyone’s schedule and take me away from a stressful state almost as soon as I start focusing on my breath,” one BVSD study participant reflected. “It’s

Good Apps vs Very Good Apps

Education with Technology

Good mobile learning practice apps facilitate and transform learning. Mobile learning activities can increase students’ time on task. In doing a mobile learning app, the students concentrate each second as they do the activity. Mobile learning can offer differentiation. A good mobile learning app can differentiate. A mobile learning practice app can provide realistic and contextual learning. What does your mobile app do?

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Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

The “ Drawing Exercise ” activity is from Green River Community College. Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning back to school back2school backtoschool syllabus

Ensuring your child’s brain is active in school through a good night sleep


In the same way that muscles need downtime to recover and grow after exercise, the brain also needs rest to recuperate from a day of studying or exams. Aside from stress, the overuse of mobile devices is another major culprit behind students’ sleep deprivation.

5 questions schools should be asking about student screen addiction

eSchool News

Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning OpinionNumerous voices have emerged in the last two years to warn us about the effects of digital screen addiction on children.

When Learning Goes Nomadic


How does higher education use mobile technology to teach? The edtech seminar I'm teaching this semester recently explored the post-desktop world, and to get students thinking about the differences, I began with a quick exercise, asking them to rearrange the classroom into old-school rows.

A little help from my friends

Learning with 'e's

Throughout the year, the book has continuously exercised my mind, and I have spent countless hours of planning, thinking, researching, writing and editing. David goes on to consider a number of scenarios around the use of mobile learning in large organisations, and concludes that: “.mobile

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

It’s to help students develop the habits to be healthy adults over their lifetimes with a commitment to exercise. ’s goal is to help students develop the habits to be healthy adults over their lifetimes with a commitment to exercise.

6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools


For example, a fun exercise is to observe the same location over the course of a semester to notice the change in the landscape, then discuss the phenomenon of changing vegetation or structure as the seasons go by.

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How to use Screencast-O-Matic’s Android Screen Recorder App


The new release means more opportunities for your students to get hands-on experience with video in the classroom and endless opportunities for students to express their creativity, as well as exercise student voice in the way they demonstrate their learning.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


Because this was a helpful exercise for me at the end of 2012 / start of 2013, I thought I''d give it another go as 2013 ticks away its final hours and 2014 looms on the horizon. Mobile learning and online connection continue to dominate my thoughts and the interests of my readers.

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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Send pictures and videos called “snaps” to your friends from your mobile device. Depending on how much you plan ahead, you can prepare questions about each snap for students to answer aloud or jot down quickly as an engagement exercise.

New Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad the great student response system and mobile learning tool has just been updated w/ a brand new polished look. an abundance of draw tools, and innovative portfolio feature that lets educators take a snapshot and save any lesson/exercise they have created, making Answer Pad a perfect mobile learning solution. assessing iPad mobile learning student response system

How to Prepare for the SAT Essay

Ask a Tech Teacher

Free, web-based or mobile device. If students haven’t yet taken the PSAT/SAT, KA will put them through a detailed assessment, rank their skills, and then provide videos and exercise to drill the weakest subjects. Education account, desktop or mobile device.

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Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students do need to set up their mobile device to run the app. Here’s a quick video tutorial on the basic app, Talk To Me : Code HS: Mobile Apps. Code HS: Mobile Apps is an online curriculum for teaching app building in High School.

With a Virtual Reality Assist, Video Games Get K–12 Students Moving

EdTech Magazine

An often-heard lament from parents and teachers is that kids these days don’t get enough exercise, tethered as many are to their handheld electronic devices and video games. . Many K–12 teachers and schools have begun to introduce exercise-friendly VR games in the classroom or at school events. . VR Exercise Games Tackle Obesity and Aid the Disabled. The general public is also looking more at using VR games to boost exercise , according to The New York Times. .

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom. blended distance education flipped classroom learning learning environment mobile MOOCs PLE Technology

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom


Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Founded in 2013, the New York City-based organization offers web-based exercises that asks students to fix and improve sentences. Quill has recently expanded its exercises to focus on the use of conjunctions as a key mechanic to helping students write construct clear sentences.

Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe


I always find it a wonderful (and sobering) exercise to contemplate the extreme educational challenges that some countries face.

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9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because of its multimedia approach and appealing blend of text, color, movement, sound, and images, it has fast become one of the most popular writing exercises in schools. Freemium; mobile app. Free for educators; web and mobile app.

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MOVE IT! A Fun Chrome Extension to Help Fight the Unhealthy Effects of Sitting

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I am a Computer Sit-Down Slug, as mentioned in Why Sitting is Bad For You (even if you exercise). It's a fun little Chrome Extension with random brain breaks and exercises that pop up on my screen, at intervals I choose. There's also an iOS mobile app for 99¢ on iTunes here.

10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.


They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. A pointless exercise. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years.

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Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Although the article only mentions computers, I let students know the information also applies to using mobile devices, game consoles, iPads and tablets. “[A]t some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.” – Laurie Colwin.

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About


lessons, exercises, and assessments) and share them with students. Teachers can find brain teasers, games, interactive exercises, and mobile-friendly downloads to make learning math easier and more enjoyable. #10 Original Article Source: [link].

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Guest post: Biggest eLearning content trends of 2020 and beyond


For instance, if you are creating a course for Customer Training , you can include role-playing exercises to test the learning instead of regular quizzes. . On top of this, With mLearning, mobile eLearning authoring tools make these kinds of courses highly accessible so the learners can undertake the course as per their availability and comfort. . An added but crucial element of micro-learning is basing daily learning on applications and exercises.

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7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

This is a perennial question, one that often exercises the minds of many higher education lecturers. 5) Mobile phone Texting is always a useful option, but not everyone wants their mobile number to be accessible by academic staff.

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To crack the chronic disease epidemic, tap into consumers’ priorities

The Christensen Institute

As a result, Sabeena has high blood pressure, difficulty breathing, poor mobility, and frequent pain in her knees. These might include medication to lower blood pressure and mitigate knee pain, coupled with exercise and healthy eating to promote weight loss.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Then that too changed when rote drills and worksheets were replaced with cerebral challenges and dynamic exercises. XtraMath runs on mobile platforms as well as desktops, making it easy for kids to work on math facts whenever they have a few minutes.

Sphero for Education

Technology Tidbits

BTW, did I mention that it is waterproof too, and already has over 25 mobile apps to download. The Sphero itself is a ball that can roll at a given speed (that can be programmed), can light up in any color (can be programmed), and connects to almost any mobile device via bluetooth. Using MacroLab is pretty straight forward, launch the app on the mobile device, create a new macro, add a roll command, set the roll to move at 20% speed for 3000 milliseconds (3 sec).