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.

Leveraging Social Media in Higher Education to Connect Students and Give them Voice and Choice

EmergingEdTech

Social media can be a powerful enabler for students as long as you follow good practices I recently sat with Ken Bauer and had a great chat about using social media in courses to achieve numerous.

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

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. They can use different technologies to access knowledge at any time. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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). Undergraduate Smartphone Ownership.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. The post Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom appeared first on edWeb.

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. The concept of disruption is an apt one in our fluid, digital, and almost destructively social world. Modern smartphones have the chance to change all of this. 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.

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. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

College Recruiting Gets Smart with Texting and Snapchat

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Organizations and universities turn to social media and digital tools to engage with future students. Digital Workspace Internet Mobile Apps Smartphones Social Media

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How to Keep the Human Element in Distance Learning

EmergingEdTech

Future of Education Technology iPhones and Smartphones Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning

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The Best Resources, Sites, and Apps for Your Student Based on Their Learning Style

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning

Today’s Parents Want More Digital Communication from Schools

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Survey finds that schools should leverage mobile device use when engaging with parents. Digital Workspace Internet Mobile Apps Smartphones Social Media

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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

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.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Exploring Messenger Kids – a Fun, Safe Messaging App Parents can Control with Ease

EmergingEdTech

Facebook (classroom and instructional uses) iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social LearningFree New Video Messaging App for Kids is Safe and Fun The folks over at WeAreTeachers asked me to check out this new offering from Facebook. As a fan of Facetime, I was intrigued from the get go, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Science Backed Learning Techniques Make Learnia a Powerful (and Fun!) App

EmergingEdTech

Educational Games & Gamification Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. But, that was the extent of my experimentation with mobile learning.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Do smartphones make for smart students? That depends

eSchool News

How are students using mobile devices for educational purposes? An increasing number of educators in both college and grade school have built cellphones and social media into their curriculums. Next page: How students and smartphones mix.

Exploring How Educators are Using Snapchat for Teaching and Learning

EmergingEdTech

(Image Source) The Hugely Popular* Video, Image, and Text Chat tool is Gradually Finding a Place in our Classrooms *The third most popular social media platform (behind Facebook and Instagram), with.

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

According to a Pew study , 78 percent of teens own a cell phone and almost half own smartphones. Where students go, smartphones go. And optimizing your software for smartphones first and foremost can guide you on this path. What kinds of social media do students use?

3 Tech Platforms for Students to Practice Speaking Foreign Languages

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics how can students practice speaking a foreign language practice speaking foreign languages online

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students Adonis Scott (left), and Donavin Haugen (right) use their smartphones to sign up for an online review quiz. And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media.

Why Chat Matters for Homework

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social LearningChat can be a powerful aid for students At Socratic, we talk to students every week.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

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. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. The future That said, mobile learning has a lot of possibilities.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

MindShift

Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11. These stats come from a new, nationally representative survey of media use among children ages 8-18, by Common Sense Media, which has been tracking this since 2003. So an hour spent playing a video game while texting with your friends could be counted on the survey as two hours of media use. And girls also report liking social media much more than boys do.

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school, and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion. Mobile Learning

EmergingEdTech is on Snapchat now!

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning edtech on snapchat snapchat in classroom snapchat in education teachers on snapchatWe’re Getting our Snap on! Come Check us out.

10 Way to Use Twitter for Fun Assignments, Projects, Class Work

EmergingEdTech

Twitter can Bring a Contemporary, Fun Social Element to Topic Exploration, Research, Projects, and Other Classroom Activities Twitter, along with other social media platforms, is more often banned.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

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? I knew what Tessa wanted wasn’t a phone but a minicomputer — a smartphone.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. Cells are “social building blocks” that work for any group, event, place, or activity.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

As the demands continue to increase due to the CCSS, standardized exams, and new teacher evaluation systems, perhaps the greatest “game changer” for Principals is the high level of accessibility and connectedness that is now possible due to technology and social media. While many technological innovations have undoubtedly transformed the position in a relatively short period of time, perhaps there is none greater than the advent of the Smartphone. Guest post by John Falino.