Research Reveals Factors That Help Students Achieve Learning Gains with Education Apps; Findings Outlined in New Research Brief from SmartEdTech

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March 20, 2018 — Schools are spending billions of dollars on Chromebooks, tablets, and other digital devices to support the delivery of personalized learning opportunities for students based on assessment data and analytics, but are they achieving a learning return on this investment?

6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

They use these tools on their own terms and for their own reasons, many of which aren’t readily apparent to older adults who didn’t grow up with tablets and mobile phones in hand.

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10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

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Follow our guidelines to make the most of your ISTE experience! Make sure you have your devices charged, whether it is your phone, tablet, laptop or all of them. Also, some interactive sessions will require you to use at least your mobile phone.

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Follow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students. Blended Learning internet IT Newsletter Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband blended learning flipped classroom IT leadership laptop one-to-one school IT

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Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students join with a free Study.com account that can be accessed with mobile apps (with the exception of proctored exams). The two-hour proctored final exam (required for college credit) must be completed on a computer rather than a mobile device or tablet.

SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD’s use of bonds for iPads

eSchool News

The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. Unified clearly designated funds for technology, but did not mention tablets. But officials have maintained that tablets are a modern equivalent of the traditional computer lab and therefore a legal and appropriate use of bond funds.

8 ways to improve your school or district website

eSchool News

Make it mobile friendly – Making your website mobile-friendly means that it provides a great user experience regardless of the device it is viewed on.

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9 App Features That Developers Should Consider When Creating EdTech Apps By @SamPatue

TeacherCast

when you see my list of must haves you will see I am looking for ways to build more play int learning and make the time with tablets more seamlessly social. Guidelines for meaningful learning both at home and in a classroom, what can parents and teachers do to support learning and reflection.

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Got Charge? Inside My BYOD Charging Lockers

The Daring Librarian

Until one kid had a beef with another and a tablet left on it's own over many class periods went missing. Charging Tips: Of course, you know I had to use my beloved Comic Life to make Visual Directions, Signage and Guidelines for my kiddos! Using The Magic Words "Pilot Test!"

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Desmos has created an activity builder that teachers can use to build interactive lessons that students can do on their own tablet or Chromebook devices while the teacher monitors student work in real time. Math teachers: This is for you.

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Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, the gap has virtually vanished. Both television viewing and mobile device use increased for low-income children compared with the last time the survey was taken, in 2013.

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’

Edsurge

When I think about education technology, images of engaged students in front of computers and tablets come to mind. Here are a few guidelines I’ve come up with. Build tech products that are hands-on and not behind screens Edtech is often immediately associated with tablets, mobile devices and computers, but that leaves many important tools out. Earlier I said that edtech brings up visions of kids seated happily in front of computers and tablets.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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COLLABORATE Space provides persistent space to store messages, documents, whiteboards, recordings, meeting minutes, or anything else exchanged on a specific topic or project during a call or meeting at anytime, and is accessible from any device, whether it be a mobile, desktop, or room appliance.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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MOBILE UPDATES ( kahoot.com/blog/2018/06/13/learners-to-leaders-create-kahoot-app/ ) Kahoot! launched a major mobile update that will allow users to create and host kahoots right in the Kahoot!

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Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

I have guidelines for cellphone and smartphone use, but it’s a constant struggle to keep kids engaged in lessons and off their phones. Related: Many low-income families get on the Internet with smartphones or tablets.

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

eSchool News

Today educational organizations rely on computers and tablets to provide a more flexible approach to classroom learning, forming the dynamics of how educators and students interact. However, along with the benefits of mobile devices come the associated challenges.

12 structures to keep kids focused when using the internet in class

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Before students use any computers or mobile devices in class, there needs to be a shared understanding about the rules and responsibilities. Your agreement should spell out what happens when the guidelines aren’t followed.

Increase Student Enrollment This Year Using Your Website

Hubbli

mobile phones and tablets). Action tip: Review each page on your website to see if you’ve followed these guidelines.

Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

Near Horizon: (Within Next 12 Months) Mobile Devices and Apps : According to the Horizon report, mobile devices and apps are increasingly becoming part of the classroom. The number of applications available for these devices is near endless too, making mobile devices one of the most versatile tools students can have in the classroom. Instead, we need poliies and guidelines that encourage students and teachers to engage in the use of these tools.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

You can simply get by with the built-in microphone in your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. This app allows the playing of both audio and video podcasts across all mobile devices AND it also allows you to play them on your AppleTV.

Hack Education Weekly News

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on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and more accountability for the companies that manage repayment of federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The company, which helps universities build mobile apps, has raised $17.4 Presidential Campaign Politics. On the Republican Party platform and presidential ticket: “ Trump plan would base student loans on employability,” the Hechinger Report says.

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link] Digital Wish : Two new videos - The Importance of Technology in American Schools and The Need for a Shift to Mobile. There’s a lot of great games, apps, websites, and digital curricula to go along with tablets and computers.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Charles, IL Common Sense Media - 1-to-1 Essentials: A Roadmap for Schools , Learn about Common Sense Media’s 1-to-1 Essentials Program, a roadmap for schools implementing 1-to-1 tablets. shares the guidelines, rules, and reflective activities associated with this exercise. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution.