3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

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Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students’ standardized test scores and academic achievement. Six schools, each of them near a school in the VILS program, were in the control group.

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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.

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.

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Selfie Adventures - Pair students or divide them into small groups.

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.

Group Texting Programs: The Next Big Wave?

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Group texting programs fall into two categories. The other category for group texting progams is student centered. Students can interact with each other about a learning topic. David Murphy wonders if group texting is shaping up to be the next big battleground between the Web’s social (or search) superstars. Some teachers may want to start out with moderated chats to help students learn how to better communicate.

Digital rights group alleges Google invades student privacy

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, depicts Google as a two-faced opportunist in a complaint filed in early December with the Federal Trade Commission. Litigation Mobile Learning News Top News chromebooks EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation Google student privacy

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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The 7 C’s of Meaningful Learning Begin with Citizenship

Teacher Reboot Camp

These are ideas I shared in my recent keynote for ICEIndiana, Byte-sized Potential and Learning with the 8 C’s (Compassion, Communication, Creativity, Courage, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Collaboration, and Citizenship ). Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

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. Try CamMe , Group Shot , BeFunky , Pic-Collage , EduBuncee , Aviary , ImageChef , Yakit for Kids , TouchCast , Flipgrid , Facebook Live, Snapchat, Dubsmash , and Marco Polo iOS/Android.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

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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Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

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.

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.

5 Ways to Improve Online Discussion Boards

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When it comes to online classes, discussion boards typically form an vital crux of group participation. Learning Management & Course Management Systems Mobile Learning Resources _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

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The 7 C’s of Meaningful Learning Begin with Citizenship

Teacher Reboot Camp

These are ideas I shared in my recent keynote for ICEIndiana, Byte-sized Potential and Learning with the 8 C’s (Compassion, Communication, Creativity, Courage, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Collaboration, and Citizenship ). Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

For cash strapped districts BYOD seems like the logical solution to leverage the mobile devices students have to enhance learning, increase productivity, conduct better research, address critical digital literacies, and teach digital responsibility.

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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. It is important we help our students create meaningful messages and learn to effectively collaborate and respect their peers. Pair or group students for projects.

A one-to-one program done slowly—and right

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If your district’s digital transformation supports a scalable personalized learning initiative, how personalized can it be if it’s a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan that doesn’t take into account the specific needs of the community?

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.

Creating Digital Books: 15+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

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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. Students can learn math, science and literature while helping feed others by creating cookbooks. Science experiments you can eat - students can learn the science behind making homemade ice cream, taffy, or fizzy potions. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

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Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

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Diigo web/iOS/Android - bookmark, categorize, join groups, bookmark on other social networks using hashtags, annotate websites, add sticky notes and highlight text. 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.

20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

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In my digital book, Learning to Go , I provide tips, resources, rubrics, and handouts to help your students storyboard their productions and create short commercials, films, trailers, broadcasts, digital stories, and public service announcements. Check out the bookmarks for several more web apps, tools, and resources to get your students learning by producing their own short videos. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go.

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How Education Hackers Are Transforming Teaching and Learning

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In an effort to learn more from what I call Education Hackers, I launched a new Voxer group, called #HackLearning. Thousands of teachers, parents and thought leaders from more than 60 countries were using the Hack Learning mobile app.

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

Teacher Reboot Camp

Diigo web/iOS/Android - bookmark, categorize, join groups, bookmark on other social networks using hashtags, annotate websites, add sticky notes and highlight text. 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.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Students can learn math, science and literature while helping feed others by creating cookbooks. Science experiments you can eat - students can learn the science behind making homemade ice cream, taffy, or fizzy potions. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

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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. Find out more about mission minded learning in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

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! Play I Spy which is in my book Learning to Go ! Learn through cooking!

Yellowdig – Rich, Seamless Social Interaction in (or out) of Your LMS

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Platform Provides a ‘Missing Link' for Online Courses, and a Unique Sharing and Collaboration Tool for Courses and Groups of all Types When the folks from Yellowdig reached out to chat. Collaboration & Brainstorming Learning Management & Course Management Systems Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning

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6 tips for a successful one-to-one rollout

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It’s a fairly massive undertaking if done correctly, because before school leaders and educators even choose a device, they have to outline teaching and learning goals and find the right digital content to support those goals. Nowadays, one-to-one initiatives aren’t anything new.

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Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess.

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. Co-Founder of Powerful Learning Practice. Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning, Math and Tech Geek! ISTE Mobile Learning @ISTE_MLN.

The Future is Here: Take Advantage of It

A Principal's Reflections

This has led to a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative, where students are encouraged to bring in their mobile learning devices, which include cell phones or personal computing devices (laptops, tablets, iPod Touches, eReaders, etc). In the case of mobile learning devices (cell phones), if a student does not have a device my teachers have been instructed to pair or group them when using polling sites like Poll Everywhere or conducting research.

Create a class of GPS explorers with geocaching

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After giving a speedy lesson how to use a GPS device, facilitators helped split attendees into groups of three as we locked in a given set of coordinates to begin our search for a series of “caches,” or containers with coupons for free swag hidden inside.

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