3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

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Because robust filtering and reporting features come standard with Kajeet, we’re now able to ensure that students are using wi-fi for its intended educational purpose. With wi-fi on the buses, drivers immediately reported that students were engaged and working on assignments during their commutes instead of getting into trouble. We believe the digital learning initiative has been a foundation for their success. Gary Lambert: Wi-fi at home and on the bus.

3 amazing findings about digital and mobile learning

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In order to support digital and mobile learning, students in K-12 classrooms need access to sufficient bandwidth, scalable and affordable broadband infrastructure, and robust Wi-Fi. The 2019 State of the States report is the latest in an annual look at school connectivity, taking stock of school districts’ progress toward meeting the digital and mobile learning needs of students and teachers.

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3 essentials in a mobile learning environment

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Related content: Digital teaching and learning in the smartphone era. Because robust filtering and reporting features come standard with Kajeet, we’re now able to ensure that students are using wi-fi for its intended educational purpose. Related Content: eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide. The eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide is here! Gary Lambert: Wi-fi at home and on the bus.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

New National Research Indicates Teacher Professional Development Program to Integrate Mobile Technology May Have Positive Impact on Students’ Standardized Math Test Scores Verizon, the Program’s Creator, and its partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide NEW CARROLLTON, Md. – ISTE Mobile Learning

6 ways the E-rate supports digital and mobile learning

eSchool News

Education leaders expect school internet needs to increase over the next several years, highlighting the need for increased bandwidth and resources to support growing digital learning demands on school networks. The ninth annual E-Rate Trends Report from Funds For Learning shows that the federal E-rate program is still critical in establishing broadband connectivity for schools and libraries. Related Content: eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide.

7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe

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Two researchers discuss myths associated with mobile adoption and use. By now, educators are familiar with the term mobile learning — or mLearning — having experienced its rush in classroom popularity starting as early as 2000. Next page: Mobile isn’t just learning with smartphones. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Mobile and Handheld Technologies Research Top News

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. By this I mean that students can upload or record a video on their mobile device and then add a video commentary over the top explaining or commenting on what they see in the original video.

Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can see an evident shift from formal curriculum-based learning to informal just-in-time learning, and this is just the beginning!” ~ Pooja Jaisingh. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Students carry these powerful learning tools in their pockets and can capture the learning all around them. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

8 Cool Resources for Students to Use to Conduct Interviews

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of this critical eye is learning how to gather knowledge from reputable sources. We can help our students learn this important process by getting them to conduct interviews with peers or experts. Conducting interviews and piecing together a newscast is one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Mobile Momentum: Internet Trends Report 2014

Kevin Corbett

MOBILE MOMENTUM GROWING. Mary Meeker has attained almost legendary status for her annual Internet Trends reports. The former Wall Street technology analyst, now a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , published her latest report on the state of the web on May 28, 2014. The continued growth of mobile Internet usage is perhaps the most powerful theme from her INTERNET TRENDS 2014 REPORT.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. Learning is not just in the classroom — it comes home with you.”


Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

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A new report reveals that half of teenagers said mobile device addiction impacts their daily lives. Half of teenagers surveyed in a new poll said they “feel addicted” to their mobile devices, and 59 percent of parents participating in the survey said they agree their children are addicted. One-third of participating families said they argue about mobile device use daily. Mobile Learning News

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories. Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes. Millions around the world read, create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, edit, and share outside of learning institutions everyday on their mobile devices or through the web. News bytes- students report a current event, world news, local news, or school event.

Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our learners love their mobile devices. However, many of our learners rarely use their mobile devices to communicate with others face-to-face or develop relationships with their peers. We can guide our learners to communicate and collaborate effectively with their mobile devices by pairing or grouping them to problem-solve and create. In my digital book, Learning to Go , you’ll find rubrics, handouts, and lesson plans for the activities listed below.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report


Attendees attended Learning Labs and Poster sessions facilitated by educators. The Expo Hall showcased even more edtech tools that are changing and enhancing today’s learning. Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education. IXL provides a standards-aligned immersive learning experience for all K-12 subjects. Hack Learning offers more than just books for teachers and leaders.

Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These Amazing Green Screen Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

With more preparation you can integrate green screen technology in much more imaginative and advanced ways that will send students your students on incredible learning adventures! Students can also animate their research (posters, book reports, or dioramas)! Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning digital video green screen student videos video learning video projects

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Interview with Jon Samuelson, @JonSamuelson: Digital Reporters!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , shares an example of the Mission in Action by a teacher I admire. Jon has been an educator for over twenty years and has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators.

Video Projects to Engage Learners: 20+ Tools & Tips

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can create video tutorials, silent films, screencasts, lip dubs, commercials, news reports, music videos, documentaries, movie trailers, video diaries, vodcasts, soap operas, stop motion films, machinimas, claymation, talk shows, and game shows. In my digital book, Learning to Go , find editable handouts and rubrics for creating video projects. Find a storyboard your students can edit in Learning to Go. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

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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.

Road Schooling: How to Homeschool from Your RV (Or Anywhere in the Country)


Some reports claim this a growing trend. Mobile Learning Resources _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsIt is a controversial concept. But if families are going to do it, they need to try and do it well! These tips can help. – KW For many families, life on. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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

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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. Those who did not use the app reported a less than 6 percent reduction in stress. Material from a press release was used in this report. Keys to Successful Mobile Learning Mobile Learning: Strategies for Success News Professional Development (PD) Top News app iOS iPad stress teacher burnout

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

Future revenue in the $33 billion e-learning market is expected to fall precipitously in the United States and internationally, but sales of other types of digital learning products are predicted to rise, according to a market research report released recently. The free report , published by Monroe, Wash.-based According to the document, “the recent steep declines in the e-learning industry essentially mean that the e-learning era is effectively over.

30+ Web Tools, Apps, and Resources to Engage With Humor

Teacher Reboot Camp

Humor makes learning fun, is a great way to ease the anxiety of preparing for tests, makes boring topics more bearable, and prepares the brain to learn difficult topics. Use these resources to spice up a lesson or get your learners to use them to present what they have learned in a fun way! Using Humor to Enhance Student Learning. Get your copy of Learning to Go and The 30 Goals for Teachers. Humor & Learning , by shellyterrell.

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.

Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms

eSchool News

Chromebooks continued their steady growth in education, securing 58 percent of K-12 market share in 2016, according to a new report examining technology trends in the K-12 education market. The report from Futuresource Consulting notes that annual mobile PC shipments in the K-12 education market grew 18 percent year-on-year in 2016. The steady growth is due in part to school districts expanding one-to-one learning programs and technology initiatives.

Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Wired Campus

College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. And 38 percent report that their institutions encourage faculty members to use open-resource content, compared with 33 percent in 2014. But 74 percent also report that IT salaries are not competitive, and 26 percent report reduced IT staffing.

3 must-dos for caring for your mobile devices

eSchool News

In fact, many middle and high school students have access to mobile devices and are using those devices for schoolwork. And, according to a 2014 report by Project Tomorrow, almost a third of those students are using a mobile device issued by their schools. While mobile learning continues to work its way further into educational institutions, administrators and their team of educators are faced with a new set of issues.

4 Ways to Use Video to Make Reading Exciting

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Assign video book reports. Book reports are a great way to assess comprehension, critical thinking and of course, writing skills. But sometimes students dread the very thought of book reports. Let students create a video book report instead of the traditional written report. Students can still be required to write a script with their video report, this way you are not totally omitting the written portion. Mobile Learning Safe Learning Management

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It’s time to update your school website for mobile

eSchool News

If you’ve ever tried to get a button on your iPad to respond to a simple tap without success; squinted to be able to see letters on your mobile phone screen; or spent far too much time riffling through traditional website to get the information that you’re looking for, then you know what poor responsive web design looks and feels like. Featured on eSchool News How-to IT Newsletter Keys to Successful Mobile LearningSmartphones are here to stay. Does your website know that?

Why my students are real world-ready with nothing but a device

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Just as few modern-day workers could function in their jobs without a cellphone, a laptop, or periodic trips to Google, I want my students to learn how to solve problems using devices that will likely be similar to ones they will encounter for the rest of their lives. I strongly believe in the power of technology to transform learning and the lives of my students. Curriculum eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News How-to Mobile Learning One-to-one Technologies

Fact or fiction: Devices stunt SEL

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A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using screen media, and children between ages 8 and 12 consume an average of almost six hours a day. And, ownership of smartphones — mobile devices with an internet connection — has tripled in recent years among young people. What is the impact of all of this new technology on child development and SEL (social-emotional learning)—and what can parents do?

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

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Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. It’s probably not giving much away to say that the most important learning outcome we found was that experience is the greatest teacher. Surveys of student use of iPads report overwhelmingly that students enjoy learning and stay more focused when using iPads (Mango, 2015). eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning Research

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iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

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While the program is still in its infancy, Sparks said she already is receiving reports of teachers and students connecting through the devices even when they aren’t in the classroom. “If If you have power and Internet, there’s really nothing that can stop learning from happening,” she said. Using technology to expand the learning environment is one of the most talked about subjects among educators in West Virginia and across the country.

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The mLearning Moment in K-12 Education

Kevin Corbett

education system is having its mobile learning (mLearning) moment, with devices in some form in the majority of schools and more predicted in the next 1-2 years. At different paces using different model and depending on funds, districts across the country are making the digital transition and are working to provide students with 21st-century teaching and learning. However, regarding Implementing school-wide mobile tech initiatives isn’t without its challenges. The U.S.


LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. LeapFrog has released a new Android-based tablet for young learners designed to scale learning activities as students grow, meaning it is capable of remembering curricular progress across games, automatically adjusting learning levels, and providing tutorials on demand for students when they struggle. Material from a press release was used in this report.