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

7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe

eSchool News

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

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Mobile Learning in ELT: Survey 2013

Nik Peachey

In 2010, after buying my first iPad I decided to do some research into how teachers were using mobile devices in their classrooms and their teaching. Whether you use technology, mobile learning or avoid it please find time to answer these 20 questions and share your ideas, opinions and reflections and I will once again publish the results for all to share. Mobile Learning in ELT 2013 Survey Many thanks for your help and participation.

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.

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. Integrating technology in the classroom does not mean you need an Internet connection. 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.

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.

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. Media and technology use is a source of tension for many families.

Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access. It also has potential to help personalize learning for adult learners. In our work over the last two years, we’ve been heartened by the efforts we see around technology and adult education. More programs looking to adopt technology. More research on effectiveness of technology. Read more about the adult learning market.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Attendees attended Learning Labs and Poster sessions facilitated by educators. One attendee commented that “technology tools can support ALL learners in the classroom by assisting students with everything from reading, writing, and math, to time management, organization, focus, and more.” The Expo Hall showcased even more edtech tools that are changing and enhancing today’s learning. IXL provides a standards-aligned immersive learning experience for all K-12 subjects.

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! iMovie is my favorite way to integrate green screen technology. Green screen technology is also known as the chroma key effect. Students can also animate their research (posters, book reports, or dioramas)!

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

eSchool News

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

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.

iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

eSchool News

Recovering lost instructional time caused by snow days has been a source of great frustration for West Virginia’s educators, but the recent utilization of take-home technology is proving to be a game-changer, says one Kanawha County school official. Leah Sparks, the technology director for Kanawha County Schools, has spent several years planning for a district-wide technology program that has culminated in the distribution of nearly 10,000 iPads this school year.

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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. According to the latest Campus Computing Survey of top technology officers at colleges, released on Thursday, 81 percent believe that open educational resources will be an important source for instructional material in the next five years.

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.

Fact or fiction: Devices stunt SEL

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology—social media, texting and smartphones—is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? 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. eClassroom News McClatchy Mobile Learning News Top News

#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. So for the past year and a half, we’ve both been working with teachers and university students integrating iPad technology into the classroom in a controlled way. It’s probably not giving much away to say that the most important learning outcome we found was that experience is the greatest teacher. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning Research

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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.

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.

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Guest Post: Connect Technology to Education by Tim L. Cooley

Kleinspiration

Connect Technology to Education Technology provides a clear advantage for teachers who are looking to educate, uplift, and instruct students. Today, brilliant minds continue to pioneer new areas by using technology to connect with education, creating a plethora of powerful tools. One of the common uses of educational technology is online resources for teachers and parents to communicate. The fact is, with app interaction, learning has never been so much fun.

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 Technology should not be implemented for technology’s sake.”. Knowing the general impact of these programs,” the study says, “can help school districts better shape their technology policies.”.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on.

GoClass

Technology Tidbits

GoClass the wonderful educational tool for mobile learning and flipping a classroom has just had a major redesign. These new icons and drop downs is very user friendly, as well as the ability to generate detailed reports to help differentiate instruction. GoClass is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits. mobile learningThis new sleeker look makes it easy to conduct lessons via any device and track student progress.

AppSmash these 2 apps to create endless multimedia possibilities

eSchool News

AppSmashing — the process of combining multiple apps to create new multimedia content — encourages more creative use of mobile devices and allows teachers to gain insights into student thinking and understanding. This series of articles will provide opportunities to AppSmash with different media, such as audio, video, and images, as well as multimedia presentations, green-screen technology, stop-action animation, and more. Apps Mobile Learning Uncategorized

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.

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GoClass

Technology Tidbits

GoClass the wonderful educational tool for mobile learning and flipping a classroom has just had a major redesign. These new icons and drop downs is very user friendly, as well as the ability to generate detailed reports to help differentiate instruction. GoClass is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits. flipped classroom mobile learning This new sleeker look makes it easy to conduct lessons via any device and track student progress.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on.

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.”. Some students reportedly do their homework in the parking lot at Pic Quik, which offers free Wi-Fi access. Digital Learning and Tools e-rate McClatchy Mobile Learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus, the wonderful mobile learning solution and teaching and learning platform was hard at work this summer w/ over 50 updates. teachers can build assessments new grade book robust reporting features detailed graphs/data visualizations and much much more For more details on Otus's new features click here !!! Otus is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits. learning management system mobile learning