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

Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

eSchool News

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

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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. I’ve been studying the various new social networks and apps that are gaining momentum.

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. Those who did not use the app reported a less than 6 percent reduction in stress. This case study reveals that teachers who are cognizant of their stress and spend just 10 minutes a day to destressify experience a lower level of stress.”. Material from a press release was used in this report.

#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. 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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Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?

eSchool News

A Michigan State University study found surprising results when researchers analyzed laptop programs. Students who receive a laptop computer from their school tend to see a noticeable increase in academic achievement, a Michigan State University study reveals. The researchers reviewed nearly 100 academic studies on one-to-one laptop programs dating back to 2001, although only 10 of the studies were scientifically rigorous enough to use in a statistical “meta-analysis” in the paper.

Things might be looking up for online language learning

eSchool News

A recent report notes that a decline in U.S. foreign language learning could have negative impacts on the U.S. workforce, but new forecasts indicate the demand for online language learning tools could increase thanks to the prevalence of mobile devices. Technavio analysts forecast the online language learning market in the U.S. to grow by almost 9 percent during the 2017-2021 forecast period, according to the firm’s latest report.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education. However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well. Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Rosetta Stone for Kids - A wonderful free iPad app for kids ages 3-7 learning how to read.

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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. One report suggests that as many as 8 out of every 10 people now having access to some form of mobile communication device. Where to start with a subject such as mobile learning? It's interesting, because what we see here is a form of mobile learning without a mobile device.

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7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi. Typically mobile learning — or m-learning — entails extending teaching beyond the classroom environment, connecting with learners further afield, as well as empowering students to learn wherever they are. 7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom.

The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

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. How ed-tech is shaping the developing world: a few case studies. When it comes to innovation and developing economies there are a lot of reports and studies that conclude with a large amounts of “shoulds” and “coulds”. E-learnin

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

Edsurge

Laptops and internet connections are not available in every household , and even students who usually have such resources available may now find themselves competing for them with siblings or parents studying or working from home. Here are three alternative ideas for how to ensure students can learn from home when necessary. According to a 2019 Pew Research Center report, 96 percent of adults own a cell phone and 81 percent own a smartphone.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years. The new E-learning technologies keep on evolving, and a lot of companies are investing in it to yield efficient employees. Let’s take a look at the some of the innovation in E-learning industry in the last 10 years: The Usage of Smartphones. Using mobile for educational purposes is a slightly new concept. However, it has taken the e-learning industry by storm. Wearable E-Learning Gadgets.

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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. Our recent study found that 81% of college students use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category behind laptops and up 40 percent in usage since 2013. Social learning networks, e?portfolios,

Miami schools install wi-fi on buses

eSchool News

Wi-fi-on-the-go program targets anytime, anywhere learning. The district’s “Wi-Fi-on-the-Go” program aims to provide students the opportunity for mobile learning on the school buses. Students can study, learn, communicate with teachers and collaborate on class assignments to and from school and extra-curricular excursions. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

eSchool News

Pearson/Harris Poll reveals new findings on mobile device ownership and how wi-fi access impacts learning in school. The survey, released by Pearson and conducted on its behalf by Harris Poll, finds that while student ownership of mobile devices continues to increase, wi-fi connectivity at school lags behind home access. In 2015, nearly 80 percent of surveyed elementary students reported using a tablet regularly compared with 66 percent in 2014.

OPINION: Five lessons from Rwanda on leading girls toward careers in STEM

The Hechinger Report

However, while presenting positive women role models can certainly spark a young girl’s interest in a career as an aerospace engineer, biochemist, coder or artificial intelligence engineer, seeing is only the first step to believing when it comes to getting more girls to follow through in their pursuit of STEM studies and professions. The post OPINION: Five lessons from Rwanda on leading girls toward careers in STEM appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Educators Discuss Keeping Student Data Safe

Gaggle Speaks

” Backed by a study from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Dr. Ryan pointed out that IT priorities, such as assessment readiness, wireless access and mobile learning, led 57% of school IT leaders to indicate that privacy and security are more important to them than a year ago. “We wanted to make sure that our parents knew that we’re a learning environment that could be trusted,” she said.

Top 20 Sites for Creating a Quiz

Technology Tidbits

This is especially useful considering schools are closed right now during the pandemic and remote learning is in effect. This list is in alphabetical order Top 20 Sites for Creating a Quiz Answer Pad - A great student response system where educators can quiz students to assess student learning in real-time. Gimkit - A wonderful game based learning solution where educators can create quizzes for students. This is a great tool for Remote Learning and Self Paced Learning too.

How to Reduce the Summer Slide in Math?

Think Through Math

But studies suggest the summer fun may also come at a price. According to a 2011 study by researchers at the RAND Corporation called “ Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning ,” summer break – albeit necessary and beneficial in many aspects – could potentially set some students back two to three full months of grade-level equivalency if not supplemented with additional summer learning support. Learning should be a continual process.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar , Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director of SETDA, offered highlights from the report, and Ryan Kocsondy, Director of Connecticut Education Network (CEN), gave an inside look at why Connecticut schools don’t worry about running out of bandwidth. Included in the new report and accompanying website are case studies of success stories. As Fox said when discussing SETDA’s report, a network like CEN might not work for every state.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

Tech & Learning Leadership Summit: Winds of Change in the Windy City

techlearning

Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tech & Learning hosted its annual pre-ISTE Tech & Learning Leadership Summit at the W Chicago—Lakeshore hotel. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tech & Learning hosted its annual pre-ISTE Tech & Learning Leadership Summit at the W Chicago—Lakeshore hotel. The deeper dives throughout the day tackled the many challenges schools face today, from digital citizenship to STEAM to redesigning learning spaces.

Touch and go

Learning with 'e's

Since the introduction of the iPad and the subsequent parade of similar touch screen tablets, there has been much speculation about exactly what impact the devices might have on learning and teaching. There are also huge potential benefits in untethering learning - allowing students to roam while using the devices as mobile learning platforms. Will they be a welcome addition to formal learning, or will they be a distraction?

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

Kevin Corbett

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. She says babies learn through eye contact and interaction with the world. Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity. The post Babies and Mobile Devices.

What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Mobile Access Is Nearly Universal Perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that mobile device use has become nearly universal, with 98 percent of kids age 8 and under living in a home with some type of mobile device. In addition, the amount of time young kids spend on mobile devices has tripled since 2013 -- from 15 minutes a day to 48 minutes a day, a close second to the 58 minutes a day kids spend watching TV.

No Teacher is an Island – Mary-Joyce Arekion, Mauritius

Daily Edventures

When it comes to learning about the world beyond our schools and communities, not all classrooms are created equal. We were studying the play “Journey’s End” written by R.C. So I challenged my students with a WebQuest , whereby they were to act as reporters and gather information about wars on our planet and write articles about them to create awareness.”. It was then that Arekion’s students stepped in and took hold of their own learning. “I

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

The reason for this as not as many new learning tools came out this year compared to years past, while more current tools focused on regular updates. However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Code Kingdoms - One of my favorite sites for learning how to program (Javascript) by drag-n-dropping blocks of code (i.e

Learning Revolution Free Events - Future of Museums Conference Announcement - #EdTechMonth Events Today and Thursday - The Fallacy of Linearity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 13th Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. The Learning Revolution Conference schedule is now up!

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