Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. Thus, many lessons were learned the hard way.

Why Mobile Learning Is The Future

The Game Agency

Mobile Gaming is and will continue to disrupt the L&D industry. M-Learning allows training to be readily available anywhere and everywhere.

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Stop asking whether laptops improve learning outcomes

eSchool News

But really, the question is superficial and shows a limited understanding of what is needed to enhance teaching and learning using technology. Introducing laptops while not changing the teaching and learning paradigm is of little use, and may even produce negative academic outcomes.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning. Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Koole (2009) No one will deny the impact that mobile is having on the world.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

Recently I recently learned about Pocket Points , an app that educators are using to promote better decision-making amongst students with the goal of keeping them off their phones when not being used to achieve learning outcomes associated with the class.

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The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

As devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. The potential is there for schools and educators to empower students to take more ownership of their learning.

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Option 3: Actually USE the smartphones

Dangerously Irrelevant

Murphy & Beland’s recent study is making the rounds online, particularly among those who are eager to find reasons to ban learning technologies in classrooms. Here are my thoughts on this… The outcome measure is standardized test score improvement.

#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. While doing this, we came across several outcomes that made us question and dig deeper into what the research actually says about using them in the classroom.

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Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

Throughout the entire 2011-2012 school year, we worked to refine our approach, implementation, and learning outcomes for the program. Students are permitted to use their devices for learning during non-instructional time (i.e. Mobile learning devices (i.e.

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6 Great Websites for Educators Using iPads in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

The goal of any device should be to fade into the background, allowing learning to always be in the forefront. Tailoring your curriculum to include devices such as iPads can have a positive impact on student engagement in the classroom and continued learning outside the classroom.

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Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?

eSchool News

In the past couple decades, one-to-one laptop programs have spread widely, but so has debate about whether they are cost-effective and beneficial to educational outcomes,” said Zheng, assistant professor of educational technology and lead author on the paper. “I

6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

While the benefits of technology in the classroom seem straightforward, it’s important to remember that the core goal of all digital and blended learning programs is to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Mobile Learning

The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

eSchool News

It is important that any plan to increase levels of access to technology to students does not move forward as a “technology for technology’s sake” effort, but that is integrated as part of the district or school vision for teaching and learning. Mobile device implementation.

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik Peachey

I particularly encouraged them to think about 'authentic' apps rather than those made for learning. This is because in many ways I feel that most made for learning apps have made very little pedagogical progress beyond their roots in CALL from the last century. Check out my ebook As a result of that workshop and the research that developed from it I've now developed this list of criteria for evaluating mobile apps for educational purposes.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed. ” - Seymour Papert When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever. This is the epitome of active learning in my opinion.

How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

Learning is highly complex. Consequently, any attempts to teach, or to provide formal environments within which learning can occur, yield complex problems. How do you cater for the learning needs of every child in a class of 30? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Create Short Animated Videos for Learning With the Tellagami App

EdTechSandyK

I was able to learn the app very quickly this weekend in preparation for introducing it to secondary fine arts teachers from my school district this morning. The app has a few choices for customizing your avatar, which helps keep a focus on the final outcome of the product.

A perfect pairing: UDL and PLCs

eSchool News

PLCs are often beneficial for educators working towards similar goals, such as improving student outcomes through the implementation of a new curriculum, program, or framework. One such framework is Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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The digital learning challenge that still vexes schools

eSchool News

The latest Speak Up survey findings from Project Tomorrow reveal how far schools have come in making digital learning available to every student — and how far they still have to go to realize the full value of their edtech investment.

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

techlearning

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?

Devices Need to Support Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It really puts into perspective why we make many of the decisions that we do at New Milford High School as to why we decided to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and don''t mandate the use of one specific tool to support learning. Let it support learning."

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The current ways m-learning is making online education better

Neo LMS

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. E-learning

Improving the Education of Kids in Poverty and Other Helpful News

The CoolCatTeacher

Money well-spent “can profoundly shape the life outcomes of economically disadvantaged children and thereby reduce the intergenerational transmission of poverty. ” Music and Learning: Why Teachers Should Consider Music in the Classroom | The Inspired Classroom.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

It also has potential to help personalize learning for adult learners. Thanks to the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE , more than 100 teams embarked on the challenge to create mobile apps designed to increase literacy levels in low-skilled adults. A willingness to pilot new technologies is key to learning and building practices around the implementation of edtech with adults. Read more about the adult learning market.

Be Wary of Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Principal's Reflections

The end result has been a massive influx in tools, but a clear lack in vision and planning as to how these powerful tools can, and will, actually impact learning. Technology in itself will never transform teaching and learning.

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#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e. There is a great need for basic literacy education, and several mobile learning projects are beginning to address this.

Why a 21st Century Teacher Isn’t Just a “Guide on the Side”

EdNews Daily

The great fiction that a teacher today has become a “guide on the side” is now hardwired into nearly every conversation about the future of teaching and learning. More important, they will need to master a new skill set focused on project-based learning and inquiry practices.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education.

5 Strategies to Improve Your Learning Management System

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whatever reason you may have for turning towards the virtual realm of education, you can’t deny that online learning has become the norm. Research and Markets predicts that by 2026, the worldwide online learning sector will hit $336.98 Make learning more interactive.

Gamification in Education

Kevin Corbett

It is from Knewton Learning. As I’ve written in previous posts, it’s first important to distinguish Game-based Learning from Gamification , while recognizing there are measurable cognitive, social, emotional, and learning increases, with successful implementation.

It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections

Why should students in less affluent districts not be afforded the same opportunity as those with large budgets to utilize technology as a learning tool to create, collaborate, connect, communicate, and develop essential media literacies? This piece is cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. In today’s show, Liz Kolb talks about the role of learning and technology: What is the role of technology in learning. Learning first, technology second.

Open Educational Resources: High-Quality, Empowering and Free

Leadership Lounge

From what we’ve learned so far from school districts using OER resources, the outcomes are promising. Additionally, OER proponents highlight these benefits: • Equity – All students can have access to high-quality learning materials.

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