Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

Fortunately for me I have already begun to work with my staff and students to transform the teaching and learning culture at New Milford HS as it pertains to cell phones as mobile learning devices. The knowledge that I have acquired from my Personal Learning Network (PLN) provided me with the ideas and strategies to utilize student cell phones as mobile learning devices. Here are some other tools that educators can use with mobile learning devices: Celly Remind Let''s Go Vote

The Future is Here: Take Advantage of It

A Principal's Reflections

This has led to a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative, where students are encouraged to bring in their mobile learning devices, which include cell phones or personal computing devices (laptops, tablets, iPod Touches, eReaders, etc). In the case of mobile learning devices (cell phones), if a student does not have a device my teachers have been instructed to pair or group them when using polling sites like Poll Everywhere or conducting research.


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What is the Most Effective Classroom Technology?

A Principal's Reflections

My choice is mobile learning devices, otherwise known as cell phones. application like Poll Everywhere. educational technology IWB''s mobile learning devices Opinion This is the million dollar question! Like most educators in the blogging world I see the inherit value in educational technology. Combined with sound pedagogical practices, the effective integration of technology has the ability to engage learners in a variety of ways.

Climate is Everything

A Principal's Reflections

As a culminating activity, Mr. Manzo asked the students to take out their mobile devices and submit their questionnaire answers using Poll Everywhere. This was an extremely significant event as this represented the first time that a teacher and students used mobile devices in NMHS as a learning tool. educational technology Innovation mobile learning devices TSETC

Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

Mobile learning devices (i.e. tools such as Poll Everywhere and Celly. Even though our school has more than enough available technology in four computer labs and two mobile carts, some students are more comfortable working on their own devices. 21st Century Education BYOD BYOT educational leadership educational technology mobile learning Opinion

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The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

Lastly, I used Poll Everywhere in my senior seminar the next day and it was a big hit. BYOD BYOT educational leadership educational technology mobile learning devices The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Franklin Turner who recently visited my school. A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction.

A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

After students decided as a group, they voted individually as a class about their opinion on the source with “ Poll Everywhere ,” using their cell phones. In math, Mrs. Chellani began the lesson with mobile learning devices and Poll Everywhere to review prior learning. Poll Everywhere was used in class to express opinions and check for understanding by completing problems and texting answers in.

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

Instead of viewing student-owned technology as a hindrance, it is now wholeheartedly embraced as a mobile learning tool. Teachers have the students text in their answers on their cell phones using web programs such as Poll Everywhere, conduct research on the Internet, take notes using Evernote, or organize their assignments.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. To ensure educators maintain a professional demeanor while communicating with students, it's possible to use apps such as Google docs or Evernote rather than basic email/texting on mobile devices. To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom.

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Free Poll Everywhere : simple response system that works well with live audience by polling them using mobile devices. Participants use mobile friendly web page for event, sending text messages, or using Twitter. SMART Response provides assessment in the hands of students through hand held clickers of through virtual clicker (on mobile device).

New Year, New Adventures

A Principal's Reflections

Expansion of Mobile Learning Devices: Since I played a prominent role in our current cell phone banning policy isn''t it ironic that I am now the one trying to develop innovative ways to integrate them into instruction? Initially I would like to see some pilot classes begin to use Poll Everywhere to increase student engagement. In another mobile device area I recently submitted a grant for a mobile iPad learning lab.

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

We also had to trust they would use their mobile learning devices (i.e. cell phones) responsibly as a tool for learning in certain classes using free programs such as Poll Everywhere. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post. Last week my school was fortunate to have the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) visit to produce a live event called Learn@Lunch: Technology as an Engagement Tool. You can view the archive of the event here.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments


Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn't present. Using Quick tools like Plickers , Google Forms, Padlet , Poll Everywhere can quickly allow you access to data in a quick and fun way, sometimes so fun, students have no idea they are being assessed. Poll everywhere allows you to create quick polls, and the results are instant, in word clouds, or graphs, and charts.

Just Another Typical Day

A Principal's Reflections

He also had students use Poll Everywhere to check for understanding in the beginning of the lesson. Starting in December 2011, she began using Edmodo, an online platform that enables innovative and social learning, as a way to share online videos and content on the relevant topic for her students to view and assign online polls for her students to complete in order to foster discussion on the topic the next day.

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Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


link] Ask your audience a question with the Poll Everywhere app Audience answers in real time using mobile phones, Twitter, or web browsers See your response live on the web or in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation Using doc cams with the iPads: [link] [link] - Great resources for teachers Lets collaborate: Websites and Ideas for Collaboration We video: collaborative video making, $4 a month allows multiple log ins.

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle


For example, create a live word cloud with AnswerGarden or Poll Everywhere in response to a school-wide question to help focus the discussion. Teachers: Model appropriate etiquette with edtech for students When I work with teachers, one obstacle they say is in the way of them letting students use mobile devices every day in their classrooms is the distraction factor.

Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized


There’s also a mobile app. GoSoapbox : Similar to Poll Everywhere, this tool can be used on a mobile device or computer. It enables teachers to get a sense of how well students understand the content with quick polls. Harvard University is one of the most selective schools in the United States, so it isn’t the first place that comes to mind when discussing how to make computer science appealing and open to a broad range of students.

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!


Mobile devices are predicted by 2011 Horizon report to be in mainstream in one year or less. Research shows 60% of low-income students carry a mobile device of some sort. Look for awesome infographic in the Prezi (linked at the top of this post) about how people use their mobile devices based on age range. have a mobile phone. billion people worldwide will have mobile phones by 2013. 1/3 of all mobile users owned a mart phone in 2010.