25 creative ideas for using mobile devices in school

Ditch That Textbook

Whether you have iPads, Android tablets or a bring your own device policy for students, mobile devices are a great way to engage our students. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Teaching ipads in the classroom mobile devices in the classroom teaching with mobile devicesAnd the best part is that these devices encourage our students to get up and moving because they are made for using on the go. So how can we utilize […].

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14


At the 2014 TCEA Convention and Exposition , I presented a concurrent session called Got Twitter? I assume folks reading this already know the basics of using Twitter and how to follow, Tweet, and Retweet. Participate in a Twitter chat. Got Twitter?

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The Mobile Professor

Connecting 2 the World

The Mobile Adjunct Currently, I am involved in #adjunctchat, a community that meets on twitter at Tuesdays at 4:00 PM, New York time. The Personal Communication Society Yesterday, while reading an article I am writing for contribution to a book a colleague is working on, I came across Campbell and Park''s (2008) idea of personal mobile communication. My first research will be on private , public , and personal in mobile communications. Mobilities, 3(2), 291-311.

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.

Mobile Connections and Resources

The Mobile Native

SIGML Wiki @sigml SIGML is an ISTE special interest group for mobile learning. This wiki provides mobile learning resources, webinars, discussions and a place to connect with other educators. This site is designed to promote the networking and integration of Mobile Learning into classrooms around the world. If you want to keep up with news in the field of Mobile Learning, stay tuned to the NewsRoll to get current highlights.

Here are some of the latest ed-tech, policy updates

eSchool News

Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

Mobile Technology: An instructor's viewpoint

Connecting 2 the World

I was a member of a panel at a recent CDETG conference on Mobile Technology. The group, started by a classmate of mine, is comprised of instructional designers, members of ITS, employees of educational technology developers, professors and instructors, and administrators/Educational Technology policy makers in upstate/northeastern New York state. This last meeting was on mobile technology, something that I have noticed is a growing trend in my classes.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. immigration policies? The hair on my arm prickled up like porcupine quills, but there was no breeze. It was a discussion about a digital literacy issue at the U.S.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Our handle for Twitter is @globaledcon. Twitter: @elemenous. Twitter: @stevehargadon.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Enrique Cachafeiro on episode 204 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter: @8bitbiologist.

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Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot


It means an updated version of the myStudentAid mobile application the Department of Education unveiled in 2018. Aidan, represented by a little owl, will launch in beta to a limited number of customers in winter 2020, according to a post from the official Twitter account of the U.S.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

Teacher Reboot Camp

GET YOUR COPY OF THE 30 GOALS FOR TEACHERS OR LEARNING TO GO , WHICH HAS DIGITAL AND MOBILE ACTIVITIES AND HANDOUTS. You will find hashtags used on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and many other social networks. Get them to sign Responsible/Acceptable Use policies. Mobile Show and Tell - Divide students into small groups (3 to 5 students). Each student spends about 30 seconds sharing a personal photo from a mobile device and the anecdote behind the photo.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year.

Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Mobile devices are the latest tools visible in virtually any school in Ontario. Every year teachers come to terms with the increase of mobile technology in education as it permeates classrooms at light speeds.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

We’ve discussed before the logistics of how to teach with video games (especially for non-mobile games). A list of the most innovative games that have teaching and/or learning potential, for mobile (iPad & Android), console, or PC. Twitter: [link]. Twitter: [link].

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?Betsy DeVos at SXSW EDU: ‘What Students Really Need Won't Originate in Washington'


In an unusual move, DeVos spent the bulk of the session serving as moderator, asking questions and seeking policy advice from three panelists. Clayton said he was not a policy expert and passed, and Wallerstein hesitated and said that he had sympathy for the complexity of the secretary’s role. Wallerstein meanwhile called the challenge around economic and social mobility “the whole shooting match.” Education Technology Government Policy

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As states, districts, professional organizations, and other entities develop systems and policies that include recognizing micro-credentials for educators, overarching guidance should enhance quality and consistency. This post first appeared in Getting Smart.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Since Snapchat is a newer social media platform, you may not be as familiar with it as Facebook and Twitter. Where do students spend their time outside of school?

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) divides up the spectrum into allowable uses, such as for TV, radio, satellites and mobile data. There are classroom Twitter and Instagram feeds through which teachers celebrate student work and post announcements for parents.

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Some teachers are understandably unsure about bringing social networks like Facebook or Twitter into their classroom. Implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD ) policy that allows students to use mobile devices for lessons and collaborative group work.

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

I have also included a list of hashtags, as well as a fantastic list of educators to follow on Twitter! Mobile Learning Resources from Shake Up Learning. Twitter Accounts to Follow. See: Copyright Policy.

BYOD in Elementary Schools


We started BYOD in grades 6-12 last year, so we have policies and such in place. If possible, please leave your Twitter handle in your comment so others with questions might connect with you. Please see specifics on my re-use policy in the right-hand column of my blog before re-posting/re-using any of my blog content. BYOD BYOT collaboration mobile learning Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? In the U.S.,


#GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe

Shake Up Learning

Follow @GTeacherTribe on Twitter. See: Copyright Policy. The post #GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Using G Suite in the Primary Grades, Yes They Can!

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


posts on my blog from 2013 as tracked by Blogger: How to Decode a Tweet , 1/7/13 - I originally wrote this post and created the graphic for it because I needed it for a Twitter for Professional Development workshop that I was going to be co-leading the next month.

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How to Engage in Using Social Media as a School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

Many school leaders and policy makers still express a high level of skepticism regarding social media’s potential as an educational tool. Mobile devices put a computer in nearly everyone’s hands.

Accelerating Change in Adult Education

Digital Promise

You can follow her on Twitter @patticonstan. There is a convergence upon us -- a convergence of needs, technology advances, and policy changes that make this an opportune moment to dive into the adult education market.

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000, tying E-rate program discounts to a school’s internet safety policy. It might be a good time to review the policies around CIPA at a federal level ,” he says. Twitter.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby


Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. Twitter: https://twitter.com/edsby.

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Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Many people were coming to Twitter, searching for his name and my feed was coming up because of the same name, of follower count and engagement levels. Since then Twitter reached out to me to have me Verified so my profile is more prominent in search so this doesn't happen again.

10 Questions That Must Be Answered When Going 1:1

The Mobile Native

What types of mobile learning initiatives have other school districts started? Image Credit: www.securedgenetwork.com While planning a mobile initiative, start by looking at what has already been done. Reaching out on twitter is another possibility. Educators on twitter are always willing to share their ideas and experiences. Many districts give up on mobile learning initiatives before they even gets started due to lack of funds.

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

With mobile device use on the rise – 74 percent of K-12 schools say they have more than one device per student – schools are challenged to optimize their technology use, manage device data across numerous platforms, maintain policy compliance and ensure student safety online.

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Goal: Rethink Classroom Management

Teacher Reboot Camp

A panel of child psychologists and educational policy experts joins guest host Manoush Zomorodi to discuss how rethinking discipline and punishment could prevent the alienation of students and break down this link between schools and prisons.”

Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu


rubrics Follow #BYODchat on Twitter Nothing is the magic tool for getting our kids where they need to be. But we can use mobile devices to help. It''s becoming more socially acceptable to talk about school outside of school because of mobile devices.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools


However, coverage depends on the schools’—and most likely the vendors’—compliance with the policy’s parameters. And if you leave a vendor, what is their policy for destruction and disposal of data? Overall, schools are moving on from acceptable use policies to coverage from exposure.

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

It takes into account recent changes such as connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization of learning to dramatically shift how schools have been run for over a century.