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A Library In Every Pocket: Virtualizing Your Library for Mobile Learning

The Daring Librarian

Not if, but when your school turns to mobile learning, will your library be ready? Information technology presents librarians with an opportunity to facilitate the transition to mobile learning. Facilitators, which will include a student panel, in this hands-on, BYOT session will highlight strategies to virtualize library services for tiny screens.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices. High-quality digital learning content. but it is a necessity if the goal is to support learning.


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20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

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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Teach with Comics! 15+ Tips & Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Comics can be powerful learning tools. Many of the comic creation tools are easy to use and allow learners to choose from a library of characters, props, scenes, and templates. Creating comics engages students and encourages them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize what they learn in a creative way. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Comics for Learning , by shellyterrell.

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Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

Teacher Reboot Camp

Getting students to care about seeking and spreading the truth is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally mark up, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. My students annotate every reading in our class so that their brains learn the process.

Comics for Engaging Students! 22+ Resources & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Comics can be powerful learning tools. Many comic creation tools are free, easy to use and allow learners to choose from a library of characters, props, scenes, speech bubbles, and templates. Creating comics engages students and encourages them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize what they learn in a creative way. Don’t forget to join me for a free online technology learning day with other experts. Learn with Comics.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow. Both events had several common threads, including the new roles of education professionals, the impact of technology on education and the ways students are appropriating new tools to support their learning.

20+ Incredible Digital Research Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology is enabling our need to be mobile. We want to ensure that learning matches our lifestyle.”- Our learners live in a connected world and daily use their devices to learn about the world around them. Tons of free mobile apps engage our students in the research process, which includes planning, searching for information, note-taking, evaluating information, and disseminating their research.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. The Utility Of Learning Models. One of the things that sets TeachThought apart from other education publishers is the development of learning models and frameworks–new ways of teaching and learning and schooling that others can use. By clarifying what something is or implies, as an educator you can draw your own conclusions as to what might be in whatever learning environment you work in.

How Much is Student Safety Worth?

Gaggle Speaks

Along with implementing new technology come new concerns about student safety, so when sixth graders at Warsaw Community Schools received Google accounts as part of a 1:1 iPad initiative, district officials knew they needed to do more. Gaggle Safety Management for Google Apps was exactly what the district needed to promote safe learning anytime and anywhere. Complete the Google Apps for Education Safety Audit >> Mobile Learning Safety Management for Google Success Stories

Digital divide hits small towns hard

eSchool News

We are very fortunate to have a school district that supports technology in the classroom and provides extended computer lab hours, one-to-one access to laptops and desktops, and online learning resources for teachers to enrich their curriculum and lesson plans.”. The Hatch Valley schools receive the FCC’s E-Rate initiative, which reimburses schools and libraries for expenses related to internet access. Digital Learning and Tools e-rate McClatchy Mobile Learning

Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes


Question : Are we taking brand new disruptive technologies and trying to force them into old models? The emerging model in business today is BYO3 - Bring Your Own Laptop/Tablet/Phone We are coming to a price point where schools can provide small tablets and allow students to bring their own devices for learning as well. Even when we put technology into the classroom. We are putting new technologies into old classroom models. What do you want learning to look like?


Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. One of the best things about teaching very young learners is that they are super excited to learn! They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. When a child begins to use technology, especially technology connected to the Internet, they must also learn how to protect themselves and learn wellness.

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Starting my 2022 Georgetown University ed tech seminar

Bryan Alexander

It’s a master’s degree course for Georgetown University’s excellent Learning, Design, and Technology program. The topic is education and technology. In other LDT classes I’ve included technology within our topics in various forms, examining its implications in many domains. Here I want to dive into tech for teaching and learning, focusing on pedagogy and support, for the entire semester. Technology exercises. Technology exercises.

Events Newsletter - Reinventing Education Speakers - New Library 2.0 Webinars - Starting to Homeschool Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

February 9th - February 23rd, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Partner Spotlight | Final Notes To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Monday, February 23rd at 3pm Library 2.0 Special Event Learning Revolution Events Library 2.0

10 Examples Of ‘Old’ Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

At One Point An Abacus Was Considered ‘Education Technology’ By: Tess Pajaron, Open Colleges. When you think of Edtech, mobile devices and learning apps are probably some of the first things that spring to mind. But although technology has brought major changes to education over the past decade, humans have been looking for ways to advance collective knowledge since long before the Internet or even computers existed. The concept of mobile learning.

34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Humor also engages students and keeps their minds open to the learning when implemented appropriately! Using Humor to Enhance Student Learning. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Try expressing it with a gif or learn with gifs. Teachers can use Giphy or Bitmoji to easily create gifs or find gifs to integrate in learning materials. Children love to learn with Toca!

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First Raw Results from the Technology + Learning Survey at

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today I'm publishing the survey results at for the 2017 Learning Revolution 's survey on technology and learning, which is the initial part of a larger effort to create a worldwide online conference on this topic. The opportunity is obviously historic (think: the advent of the printing press), but so is the temptation to be distracted and diverted from fundamental truths about teaching and learning. Learn more about Acer Education here.

Teaching Language Learners with Twitter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter has various updates, which have made it a wonderful app and web tool for learning a language. Students can search hashtags to interact with other language learners and find language learning exercises and resources. To discover 12 ways to teach with Twitter, check out the post I wrote for ESL Library, 12 Ways to Use Twitter with Language Learners. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. “There’s an entire universe in every single tweet.”-

What You Need to Know About E-rate

Digital Promise

” This rarely noticed charge helps fund a variety of programs that enable families, libraries, and schools to stay connected. One of those programs is the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries, better known as E-rate. E-rate helps schools and libraries get affordable Internet access by discounting the cost of service based on the school’s location – urban or rural – and the percentage of low-income students served.

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Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. To find out more read: Subtitling your video clips LangoLab LangoLab is a video sharing website designed for anyone who want to learn or teach any language. To learn more about this site go to: Language Learning through Communal Video Yappr Yappr is another community site that allows users to upload and transcribe videos. Quick Shout Technology News. Top tools for e-learning. e-learning. (4).

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The current ways m-learning is making online education better


Thanks to technology education today has come a long way since the agrarian and industrial periods it was invented in. The modern classroom is equipped with all sorts of educational technologies. The internet is full of educational videos, websites, software, apps and various other tools, ready to be discovered and used to support students’ learning. Through mobile phones and tablets, of course. Mobile devices in the classroom: from foe to friend.

Low Tech? No Problem. Here are 3 Alternative Ways to Help Distance Learning Happen.


One big barrier to sustaining education via remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic has been students’ unequal access to advanced technology tools. Here are three alternative ideas for how to ensure students can learn from home when necessary.

Delivering on the Promise of Student-Centered Learning

District Administration

During this presentation you will gain insights into success factors for student-centered learning, such as interoperability and single-sign-on (seamless integration into) to an enterprise-level teaching and learning platform, a centralized library for publisher, teacher-created and third-party content, the kind of partnership that results in successful implementations, and mobile learning solutions.

Powerful Language Learning in the 21st Century

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachelle Dene Poth talks language learning and STEAM on 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rachelle Dene Poth @rdene915 talks about teaching Spanish and STEAM with technology, student choice , and project based learning. For Wonderful Wednesday, take a trip inside her classroom to learn how she does it all. As we learn about language learning, Rachelle shares: How her language classroom is full of choice.

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eSchool News launches eSchool News IT Solutions: Hardware and Management Guide

eSchool News

In the guide, we take a look at how IT leaders work with administrators and teachers to secure district buy-in for new technology, and we also check in with experts to outline a few ways to navigate a technology upgrade.

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How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information

TeachThought - Learn better.

Libraries for centuries have acted as points of media aggregation that were intellectual and cultural and functioned as lodestones of information. The internet has changed things again, offering virtual libraries and fingertip-access to collective human information lodes.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Here, we provide an umbrella for these people and these organizations to network and to learn from each other. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. For me, it’s a deep passion belief in the value of and the importance of global in our own personal learning.

Innovation & tech: Africa’s only hope in educating hundreds of millions of children

The Christensen Institute

Today, there are more than 750 million mobile phones in operation in Africa. Looking back, it is easy to under-appreciate the proliferation of mobile telephony and the attendant benefits that come with it. The sort of miracle that can only happen when innovation and technology are at the core of a mass proliferation strategy. This is where innovation and technology can play a role. This is the same thing that happened with mobile phones in Africa.

The power of ed-tech in the developing world


We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog , and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models. Not only do I think it is inspiring, but it may offer some context as to what giant gaps in funding and resources can be bridged with well-selected technology. Zaya Learning Labs. E-learning

MiEN Company Releases New Guide on Creating Active Learning Spaces

eSchool News

June 23, 2021 – During the pandemic, schools rapidly adopted technology and flexible learning models so they could better support students. The guide describes the many advantages of flexible and mobile learning spaces. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.

How m-learning is transforming online education


The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. If they didn’t have a computer, they had to go to a library or a friend’s house.

eSchool News launches Online and Blended Learning Guide

eSchool News

The April Guide, the Online and Blended Learning Guide , delves into the complications schools face as many have been pushed online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many educators have experience with online learning, but for some, it’s a new way to deliver instruction.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history.


Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad

TeachThought - Learn better.

Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad. It’s an app library, a media consumption device, and a mobile learning tool that makes yesterday’s graphing calculators, smartboards, and laptops look like abacuses. Creating A Learning Goal. To establish how we can maximize the impact of the iPad as a learning tool, we first have to establish what kind of impact we’d hope to have. 10 Secrets To Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad In Education.

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