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.

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. ”- Tony Bingham.

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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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. ”- Tony Bingham.

5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms

Neo LMS

Kids today learn about this myth and know better than the most civilized people in the ancient world. There are a lot of aspects to learning and a lot of dedicated people that work together for a better education system. Mobile devices and WIFI.

Passion, Potential, & Heroes That Fail Us

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer. My father has always referred to me as his “pioneer.” References. Thought-provoking mobile learning

This app is designed to reduce job burnout—and it’s free for educators

eSchool News

In its promotional materials, the company references a Gallup State of America’s Schools report that found nearly half of all K-12 teachers reported daily stress. An app that focuses on wellbeing exercises to reduce stress is being offered free.

Google Apps for the iPad and iOS (The COMPLETE list!)

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Mobile VSI. See this infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad , or refer to the Google and the iPad section of this site. Shake Up Learning 2017. appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than the following collection may be of interest to you.

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To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson

eSchool News

How to use devices and apps to support specific learning objectives. Because of this, he refers to gears as “objects-to-think-with.”. We want students to use them to construct understanding, to demonstrate their learning within their courses of study, and to mess around with.

Ready for Mobilegeddon? Here’s Some Help

Gaggle Speaks

Whoever your school or district uses to host and manage your website likely has been talking to you lately about the need to be “mobile first.” ” “Today, it’s extremely important to be mobile-friendly,” said Zineb, who was joined on the Gaggle Webcast by Deb Houpe, Webmaster/Distance Learning Coordinator/Data Integration Specialist, at Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina, and Sara Seba, Senior Product Manager at Gaggle.

Managing the digital classroom - Getting students' attention

Nik Peachey

Competing with a computer or mobile screen for students' attention can be a challenge at best and at worst extremely frustrating. As soon as you have given instructions verbally you can add them to the backchannel and then students also have them to refer back to during the activity.

It’s time to update your school website for mobile

eSchool News

A term developed by web designer Ethan Marcotte five years ago, responsive design refers to the “planning, development, and creation of a website that’s fluid and optimized to accommodate any screen size.”. Featured on eSchool News How-to IT Newsletter Keys to Successful Mobile Learning

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn more about how to use Google Keep from my Google Keep CHEAT SHEET (free download) , and be sure to check out all of the Google Keep resources I am creating and curating.

Learning Shouldn't Stop When the Last Bell Rings

A Principal's Reflections

The end result was the formation of a pilot program where students and a teacher would be given a tablet device and then be tasked with developing a plan to extend learning beyond the school day. Jeff and I then created a Google Group called the “Tablet Ten” to collect information on how the tablets were being used to extend learning beyond the school day, provide feedback, and eventually develop a plan for Verizon Wireless.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Shoot and Edit Photos

The Playground Advocate

Another reason that I should learn more about shooting and editing photos is that I always have the tools I need to document the learning that is going on in my classroom on the fly. I can even make my photos interactive using ThingLink , so that they become rich learning objects.

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Google Apps for the iPad and iOS (The COMPLETE list!)

Shake Up Learning

AdWords Express Google AdSense Google Analytics Google Coordinate Google Fiber Google My Business MyGlass Primer - marketing lessons for startups Zagat (Yep.they own that, too.) **This list will be maintained on the Shake Up Learning website here: Google Apps for iOS.

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At the end of our tether

Learning with 'e's

What does mobile technology have to do with academic freedom? A person's freedom of learning is part of his freedom of thought, even more basic that his freedom of speech.' Holt could easily have gone on to argue that freedom of learning should also include choice of location.

Attorney: Title I funds can still support ed tech initiatives

FETC Converge

By Dayna Straehley, Education Daily® Although the ESSA, has fewer references to technology in Title I than it does in Title IV, districts may still spend part of their Title I money on educational technology initiatives to improve student learning, an education lawyer said. ” More… Uncategorized education technology ESSA mobile learning devices Personal devices training teachers

Google Apps for the iPad (updated list)!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. See this infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad , or refer to the Google and the iPad section of this site. Shake Up Learning 2016. appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The post Google Apps for the iPad (updated list)!

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Powering Up in the Classroom

The Mobile Native

Defining Mobile Learning In education, the words "Mobile Learning" are starting to appear more often. Mobile learning is anytime, anywhere seamless learning. In other words, it is ubiquitous learning. Embracing Mobile Technology St.

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Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

It was nice to be invited to present a session for Sheffield Hallam University on mobile learning earlier today. Mobile learning is going to be very big indeed. Where to start with a subject such as mobile learning? The] mobile phone.

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Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I like to think of Google Chrome as the learning environment for all things Google! With Chrome, you can customize your learning environment to fit your needs and interests. Mobile Devices. Shake Up Learning Chrome Extension.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods.

1:1 iPads and Digital Learning in Belton ISD

EdTechSandyK

These are both valuable resources anyone considering 1:1 programs of any type should bookmark and refer to regularly! Lessons Learned from and Tips for 1:1 Implementations Staff Development is KEY!!! Give them permission to learn with and from their students.

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Kajeet honors ‘Action Heroes’ closing the Homework Gap

eSchool News

Kajeet, a provider of safe mobile student internet connectivity, has launched its 2016 campaign to highlight the “real action heroes” in school districts working to close the Homework Gap for their students. The Homework Gap refers to the number of school-age children who don’t have broadband access at home and cannot complete their school assignments. To learn more about the Homework Gap and the Real Action Heroes, visit [link].

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Adaptive Learning. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning.

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Making quizzes for i-pod

Nik Peachey

With the growth in interest in mobile learning and the ubiquitous nature of the i-pod among our younger (and increasingly older) students this piece of software looks like a really useful tool we can use to extend learning beyond the classroom. The software I’m referring to is I-Quiz Maker. mobile learning questions forms quiz revision

The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

Referring to the grading example one last time, over the course of three years we reduced our student failures by 75% while also increasing graduation and attendance rates as well as standardized test scores.

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When Learning Goes Nomadic

Edsurge

How does higher education use mobile technology to teach? Normally our room is a progressive space, with all furniture on wheels, plenty of charging stations available, and multiple mobile screens (such as interactive whiteboards and screens reserved for videoconferencing).

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. There are many technology frameworks out there for schools to refer to such as SAMR , TPACK , and the TIM.

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Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

In a recent post on this blog , Ann Feldmann described the efforts in her district to initiate and foster new classroom practices that would promote creativity, curiosity, and individualized learning. 2010) refers to as entrepreneurial spirals.

#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.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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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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Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

The Christensen Institute

Osmosis is a web- and mobile-learning platform designed to help medical students and allied health professionals organize, absorb, and apply the knowledge they will need as clinicians. In Disruption Theory, we refer to this dynamic as asymmetric motivation.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. Uncommon learning refers to initiatives and pedagogical techniques that are not present in scale in a typical school or district.