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Smartphones in Education: Redirecting Distraction with Mobile Learning

ViewSonic Education

As mobile learning becomes more and more popular, so does the potential for distraction in the classroom. With so many captivating apps and games, it is easy to see how students would have a hard time putting their smartphones and other mobile devices away.

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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Are Smartphones a good idea? She is a MACUL board member and a member of the COSN advisory board for mobile learning and emerging technologies. She is passionate about engaging students in education and leveraging learning opportunity through digital technologies. The post Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?


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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities. Wrapping up.

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Smartphones Meet Adult Education

Digital Promise

Watch this recorded webinar to hear from teachers and learners themselves about how one mobile app, Learning Upgrade , is moving the needle for English language learners. To learn more about the possibilities of mobile learning, read our blog, “Mobile Learning: Making the Digital Promise Real.”

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Now owning a smartphone is like losing half our lives. Mobile learning of course.

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Why Consider Mobile Learning? (Infographic)

Kevin Corbett

By 2015 80% of people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices. In 2012, 65% of workers declared their mobile devices to be their “most critical work device.”. 3.65% of information searches started on a smartphone with 64% of these searches continued on a PC or tablet. The post Why Consider Mobile Learning?

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Option 3: Actually USE the smartphones

Dangerously Irrelevant

Most schools I know didn’t adopt their learning technology initiatives for the sole purpose of test score improvement. (if Lots, so admit that if you’d had access to a smartphone or your friends on Facebook back then, you would have turned that way too. if they did, how sad is that?). How many times were you bored in high school?