Smartphones Meet Adult Education

Digital Promise

Mobile technologies allow adult learners to study anytime, anywhere, extending their learning far beyond classroom hours. 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.”

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Smartphones are everywhere. Teachers are starting to use smartphones for photography, video and art. Meri Walker, the iPhone Art Girl, gives us the essential smartphone photography tips and smartphone photography apps that we need. Mobile artist communities are growing. Meri has displayed her mobile art in some of the most prestigious art museums in the world.) Essential Questions: Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps. What are mobile artists?

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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. The post Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move? Liz Kolb in episode 387 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom.

Digital education in the smartphone era

eSchool News

Not only are these students growing up with widespread access to computers and the internet, they are surrounded by smartphones and other mobile devices with impressive computing power.

Digital teaching and learning in the smartphone era

eSchool News

Not only are these students growing up with widespread access to computers and the internet, they are surrounded by smartphones and other mobile devices with impressive computing power.

Letting Students Use Mobile Devices for Learning Limits Distraction

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Are smartphone confiscation policies out? Bring Your Own Device Mobile Device Management Mobility SmartphonesWe’ve gathered some best practices from today’s educators.

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. Undergraduate Smartphone Ownership.

Option 3: Actually USE the smartphones

Dangerously Irrelevant

The economists found that banning mobile phones helped improve student achievement on standardized test scores , with the biggest gains seen by low-achieving and at-risk students. The accepted dichotomy in this study and the media seems to be 1) doing low-level knowledge work while smartphones are banned, or 2) doing low-level knowledge work while smartphones are present (and, presumably, distracting).

Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Neo LMS

The combination of students and mobile devices in the classroom has long been a debate topic among education professionals. The use of mobile devices during classes is often regarded as an element of distraction for students. But with today’s smartphones, can this still be the case? In the pre-smartphone era, when traditional mobile phones – or “dumb phones”, how I like to call them – ruled the world, students simply couldn’t use their phones for learning.

10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Mobile devices are everywhere. Adults and children are using smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more to interact with each other and the web every day. More people interact with digital media through mobile now than through desktop computers, and that number continues to grow. Seventy five percent of kids under eight have their own mobile device. [.]. Ed Tech byod byot cell phones edtech educational technology mobile devices mobile learning samsung

8 Steps for Designing and Deploying a Mobile App Strategy

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff When planning the rollout of a new mobile application, school districts should focus on use cases, relevant metrics and other important considerations. Mobile Apps Mobile Device Management Mobility Smartphones Tablets

Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

Mobile devices are here to stay. If educators can embrace using mobile technologies to enhance and personalize learning, they can use them to engage students in new and innovative ways. While schools debate whether or not using smartphones in the classroom is beneficial, students are already using them […]. The post Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Digital teaching and learning in the smartphone era

eSchool News

Not only are these students growing up with widespread access to computers and the internet, they are surrounded by smartphones and other mobile devices with impressive computing power. For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.” Given that they are the first generation to grow up with access to personal computers, the descriptor seemed apt at the time.

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. Modern smartphones have the chance to change all of this. Through smartphone implantation, power, pace, and patterns are decentralized, from institutions and educators to individual learners. While iPads are much ballyhooed for their planet-in-your-lap potential, smartphones have the majority of the same potential, but with far increased mobility. By giving every student a can of spray paint (smartphone), the graffiti should be visible to all.

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

Audiobooks, social media and smartphone newsfeeds are what Americans are doing. On smartphones. It’s considered by pundits that the shift in access via smartphones has caused a mutation in content consumption away from only books and long-form reading. Yet there is something to the immediacy of access from smartphones that holds promise. Why then are very few schools leveraging smartphones as an essential go-to device for reading programs?

4 Reasons You Need a Mobile Reading App on Your Smartphone

TeacherCast

These apps are available on many devices, including smartphones. Here are four reasons why you should download a reading app on your smartphone. If you are reading a book on your tablet through an app and have the same app on your smartphone, you can stop reading on your tablet and pick up where you left off through your smartphone. Getting a reading app for your smartphone is an incredibly smart decision to make if you love books.

How Gamification Through Mobile Apps Can Improve Student Engagement

EmergingEdTech

Educational Games & Gamification iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning ResourcesElementary education in the 19th century was just about teaching children some basic learning, usually the ability to read. When the 20th century came, the education system changed and was centered. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

These results are reinforced by research done on The Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Students Learning (2013) which states that students not using cell phones wrote an average of 62% more in their notes, wrote more detailed notes, recalled more detailed info and scored a letter and a half higher on assessment. The post Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom appeared first on edWeb. edWeb Blog cell phones classroom control Classroom management smartphones teacher help

2025: Imagining the Future of Mobile Apps in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

Students are Likely to Have an Unprecedented Level of Flexibility and Functionality in the Mobile-Enabled Higher Ed World of Tomorrow The folks at Anagram Interactive have partenered with Radar.io Future of Education Technology iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources

4 Psychology Principles To Leverage In Mobile Apps To Make Learning Fun

EmergingEdTech

Mobile apps are at the very apex of this boom and. iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning ResourcesToday’s youth is in the centre of an unplanned, extensive experiment, surrounded by digital technologies that were hardly around a decade ago.

Discovering the Unexpected Elements of Classroom Mobility

EdTech Magazine

By Amy Brown Tablets, notebooks and, yes, even smartphones can improve learning outcomes, but only if schools plan deployment carefully. Hardware Mobile Apps Mobility Notebooks

7 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Great for Vocabulary Boosting

EmergingEdTech

Mobile Apps Can be a Highly Effective Way to Discover and Learn New Vocabulary Think about how lucky students are these days. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning learn new vocabulary mobile apps study vocabulary mobile apps vocabulary study apps

Mobile is Changing Everything, and Education is no Exception

EmergingEdTech

Well Developed apps Provide Multi-modal Learning Pathways, Bridge Gaps, and Extend our Reach As the digital world gets more integrated with daily life, mobile apps are used as tools to get things. Adaptive Learning Technologies Future of Education Technology iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources mobile learning apps multi modal learning smart phone apps

Do smartphones make for smart students? That depends

eSchool News

How are students using mobile devices for educational purposes? Next page: How students and smartphones mix. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsGoogling, tweeting and texting are an integral part of Professor Andres Caiaffa’s classroom’s culture. “As As our student population changes, we need to change with them,” said Caiaffa, who teaches at Miami Dade College’s Benjamin Leon School of Nursing.

Two Apps for Scanning Documents with your Smartphone

Educational Technology Guy

Here are two apps that you can use for document scanning on your Smartphone, and they are both free. On the mobile app, click on new note, then Camera and select Document, Camera, Post-It or Business Card. That way, I only need my smartphone to access materials. I''m one of those people who loves to be paperless and scan in any paper documents I have. I have an Evernote scanner in my office, but what about when I''m out-and-about?

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. As for smartphones, some claim there is no scientific evidence that technology has improved learning in schools, and I took part in a public debate almost a decade ago where this question was raised. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

Catering to Today’s Learners with Mobile Apps for K-12 eLearning

EmergingEdTech

In fact, research shows that 51% of high school students bring a smartphone to school every. Future of Education Technology iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning ResourcesK-12 education today needs to cater to the learning style of Gen Z, the generation of “digital natives.” Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Benefits of Mobile Learning in Distance Education

WizIQ Education & Technology

The number of smartphones is projected to reach the 5 billion dollar mark in 2019, which means that 67% of the world’s population will own a mobile phone. eLearning Trends Mobile Learning Online Education Teaching Online Teaching Trends and Best Practices distance education mobile learning in education mobile learning technology mobile technology in education mobile training

Attending to Smartphone Apps

ProfHacker

According to ComScore, the average person spends 80 percent of their time on mobile devices using only three apps. Reviews Software apps consumer fatigue smartphonesThe app economy, we’re told, is “bigger than Hollywood.” ” Apple likes to boast of how many jobs its app store has created, and even the president exhorts the young folks to program their phones, not just play with them.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner.

Field Trip - free mobile app to help discover your world

Educational Technology Guy

Android mobile learning smartphone Field Trip is a free app for Android and iOS that runs in the background on your phone and will pop up a card with details about your location when you get close to something interesting. It''s a great way to learn something new about the area around you, from history to local eateries and more. It gets information from users and from multiple sources and databases and is a lot of fun.

Organizations Need to Balance Value and Security When Adopting New Mobile Devices

EdTech Magazine

Mobile Application Management Mobile Device Management Mobility Smartphones TabletsBy John Breeden II As new products hit the market, enterprises must decide whether to introduce the device or wait.

App of the Week: Science sensor meets your smartphone

eSchool News

It is a small, wireless sensor that pairs with smartphones or tablets to gather data such as acceleration, pressure, magnetic field, and temperature. Bottom line : A science sensor that pairs with your mobile device to gather and analyze data is perfect for inquiry-based learning.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

Even though the cost of mobile devices has gone down, considerable purchasing challenges persist. As I was conducting some learning walks with the admin team I noticed some kindergarten students in Deborah Weckerly’s class engaged in blended learning activities using smartphones. She then explained that over the years she had asked her family and friends to donate older smartphones for use in her class instead of trading them in for cash or towards an upgrade.

Mobile Nations - great resources for all mobile OS's and devices

Educational Technology Guy

If you own a smartphone or tablet, you should be using Mobile Nations. Mobile Nations is a group of web sites that each focus on a mobile operating systems. These sites are great for anyone who uses a mobile system, including teachers, students, and others. I use Android Central (and subscribe via RSS) for my Android Smartphone to find tips, app reviews, and more. There are 4 sites/communities based on different mobile systems.