25 creative ideas for using mobile devices in school

Ditch That Textbook

Whether you have iPads, Android tablets or a bring your own device policy for students, mobile devices are a great way to engage our students. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Teaching ipads in the classroom mobile devices in the classroom teaching with mobile devicesAnd the best part is that these devices encourage our students to get up and moving because they are made for using on the go. So how can we utilize […].

20+ Mobile Learners Worth Following On Twitter #mlearning

The Mobile Native

Here is a list of 20+ Mobile Learners that share great mlearning content on twitter. Each one of them shares their unique views of mobile learning from around the world. Here is a list I created on twitter of 101 Mobile Learners. iPads Mobile Learning Twitter

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

Podcasting Microphones For Mobile Recording


The other nice thing about this microphone is that it fit nicely into my iPhone or iPad and the headphone connection had an extra slot where you could plug your headphones into it for feedback of the recording. Twitter: @PodcastingToday.

Mobile Nations - great resources for all mobile OS's and devices

Educational Technology Guy

If you own a smartphone or tablet, you should be using Mobile Nations. Mobile Nations is a group of web sites that each focus on a mobile operating systems. These sites are great for anyone who uses a mobile system, including teachers, students, and others.

uHandy Mobile Microscope Duet review

Kathy Schrock

uHandy ask me to review their Mobile Microscope Duet and, after taking a look at it online, I readily agreed to test it out! And, when students move the High-Mag lens to the front camera, they can use the Circular Glass Slide and put liquid on the glass to view through the mobile device.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


The Background Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License In the Spring of 2013, my school district committed to issuing an iPad to every classroom teacher. Most of the iPads would be in the hands of teachers by the end of the semester. Four to five to six hours of training on iPads ?

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. There have been a lot of different reactions from the two, but most reactions were very positive towards the Chromebook Tab and very "meh" to the new iPad.

ThingLink Mobile App - Capture and Share Teachable Moments

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Now you can create and share multimedia rich interactive images on the go with the free ThingLink Mobile App for iPad and iPhone. Just take a photo, tag the image with video or text, and instantly share it through email, Twitter or FaceBook. Get the ThingLink Mobile App.

Turn your Site into an App for Mobile Devices


Simply scan in the QR Code with your Smartphone or iPad to get Kleinspiration on your mobile device. Then, open up your app, take a picture of the QR Code, and you will be connected to the Kleinspiration Mobile Site on your device!

EPISODE 143: 10 Practical, Entertaining Ways to Teach with Mobile Devices [PODCAST]

The CoolCatTeacher

The Every Classroom Matters Show: Tony Vincent, Expert on Teaching with Mobile Devices Tony Vincent started using mobile devices in the classroom back in the days of Palm Pilots. Since then, he’s become an expert on everything mobile.

Mobile Interactivity That Won’t Break the Bank

A Principal's Reflections

A few months back I read some articles on Twitter describing how educators were pairing the iPad, Apple TV, and an HDMI projector to create an interactive whiteboard experience. After reading these tweets, I realized that not only was this potential setup mobile, but it was also very cost-effective. Thus I decided to give the iPad setup a try as a more cost effective option that would not require any installation and could move from classroom to classroom.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. As a technology reporter and mommy blogger, you’d think the Fisher-Price Apptivity Seat for newborns — an infant seat with a holder for an iPad — would be something I appreciate.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry.

iPad App Review: iCanConduct is a Great Tool For Teaching Pulse and Rhythm To Young Musicians | @beansinmyears


We feel that the proliferation of iPhone, Android and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity to create fun, exciting, and educational applications that do more than occupy your child’s time. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeansInMyEars.

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Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki.

6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This means users can use the app on their iPad, Android phone, or even their Kindle Fire. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps.

Mobile Connections and Resources

The Mobile Native

SIGML Wiki @sigml SIGML is an ISTE special interest group for mobile learning. This wiki provides mobile learning resources, webinars, discussions and a place to connect with other educators. This site is designed to promote the networking and integration of Mobile Learning into classrooms around the world. If you want to keep up with news in the field of Mobile Learning, stay tuned to the NewsRoll to get current highlights.

Use Your iPad to create Digital Portfolios with your K-3rd Graders with Seesaw | @SeesawEDU


Jeff sits down with Carl and Zack from Seesaw to discuss how students are creating digital portfolios in grades K-3 using their iPads and digital creativity. Previously Carl led product teams for Google (where he built Google Calendar) and Facebook (where he led the mobile product team).

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#4: What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

eSchool News

Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. So for the past year and a half, we’ve both been working with teachers and university students integrating iPad technology into the classroom in a controlled way.

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Be That Cool Teacher- Mobile Learning in The Classroom 101


With the recent expansion of mobile learning through various teaching tools such as iPads, laptops, ipod touches, and various other tablets, it is important for educators to know how to strengthen their instructional practices using these practical tools. Have an iPad touch too?

iMovie on the iPad 2

The Electric Educator

I am helping launch an iPad initiative at my school and was excited to get my hands on one a couple of weeks ago. Last week I had the opportunity to try out iMovie for the iPad ($4.99) while taking 45 9th grad students on a field trip to the Detroit Zoo. Apps ipad mobile

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Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

In November 2010, I wrote a blog post entitled “Top iPad Apps for School Administrators.” I thought it time to revise my list of iPad apps now that I have returned to using the iPad. If you are new to the iPad and are looking for apps for your tablet, these are a good start. If you are a power iPad user, hopefully you will find an app or two here to add to your list, or maybe you can suggest some of your own top apps.

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Getting a Head(er) with Twitter

The Daring Librarian

Have you experimented and played with the new Twitter look yet? Twitter does not specify a minimum size, but anything smaller than 640 pixels wide will likely look pixilated, blurry, and yucky. And when my social media muse Jesse Desjardains is showing a boss new Twitter header?

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. As a technology reporter and mommy blogger, you’d think the Fisher-Price Apptivity Seat for newborns — an infant seat with a holder for an iPad — would be something I appreciate.

Some app substitutions for iPad apps to use on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. You can just use the website. Others have web apps and/or extensions.

Twitter vs. Blogging

Connecting 2 the World

But I wanted to address the rising popularity of twitter. Honestly, for my personal web based habits, I don't see the importance of Twitter. One thing that has been needling me over the last couple of months was a blog report I read that said the African Americans are more apt to use twitter, while the majority of Americans use facebook. In the presentation they mentioned that twitter was especially effective on mobile technology. facebook blogging Twitter

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Cross Post From Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand Interested in iPad, iPod touch, tablets, netbooks, laptops, phones, apps, podcasting, Android, iOS, and web-based tools? Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2012. Registration for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is open.

Student Experiences in a 1:1 iPad Environment


This conference about all things iPad in education was co-sponsored by Eanes ISD and TCEA. Four rising seniors from Westlake High School shared their experiences as part of a 1:1 iPad pilot which took place at WHS during the 2011-2012 school year. During this pilot, Eanes ISD issued iPads to all juniors and seniors and a few sophomores, over 1000 students in all. Helpful for using things that go beyond capabilities of iPad.

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Learn Why Swivl Is the Perfect Tool For Your Flipped Classroom | @GoSwivl


Follow Scott on Twitter @EdTechScott. Follow Scott on Twitter @EdTechScott ([link] Share the Love * If you enjoyed the show, please rate us on iTunes ([link] a brief review. TeacherCast App Spotlight iPad iPhone mobile swivl video

Harnessing Twitter as an Interactive Newspaper -- Paper.li for Teachers

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

to share their Twitter content in a daily (twice-daily, or weekly) interactive newspaper. tag/mlearning The #mlearning Daily (mobile) paper.li/tag/musedchat And I just created The Teacher-Librarians Daily, from my public Twitter list of 435+ teacher-librarians that I continue to grow.

10 Ways to Quickly use the iPad in your Classroom

The Electric Educator

You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). ipad mobile learning I put together the first 10 ideas. Click here to open the presentation below and add in your own! Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I always appreciate feedback on my posts.

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10+ Twitter Educational Hashtags I Recommend to Student Curators

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

She created a Twitter account and a blog ( JD''s Picks) to share her finds. These are the hashtags I recommend to JD, and to any other student curator interested in utilizing Twitter to its fullest. education hashtags Twitter

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 197 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mobile artist communities are growing. Meri has displayed her mobile art in some of the most prestigious art museums in the world.) What are mobile artists?