Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz Kolb in episode 387 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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.

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 197 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Smartphones are everywhere. Teachers are starting to use smartphones for photography, video and art. Mobile artist communities are growing.

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?

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.

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. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

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.

Laptop Ban? Things You Can Do With Just a Smartphone

ProfHacker

Surveys : Surveymonkey works quite well on mobile devices, but I don’t use it as often as Google Forms for simple surveys done collaboratively. Twitter : I use both the Twitter app regularly (with multiple accounts logged in) and occasionally the web interface for Twitter sometimes.

Gen Z: Growing and Learning with Mobile (Infographic)

Educational Technology Guy

Mobile technology is huge - smartphones, tablets, laptops, Chromebooks - and provides some great learning opportunities. Studies show standardized test scores are higher in courses where students use mobile devices than in offline classrooms. * Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Field Trip - free mobile app to help discover your world

Educational Technology Guy

Follow me on Twitter and Google+. 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.

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

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning Student Centered Learning Twitter

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 is a full web console to control and monitor things and you can either create a Celly login or login with Facebook or Twitter.

Turn your Site into an App for Mobile Devices

Kleinspiration

Simply scan in the QR Code with your Smartphone or iPad to get Kleinspiration on your mobile device. Then, open up your app, take a picture of the QR Code, and you will be connected to the Kleinspiration Mobile Site on your device!

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. Follow Natali Morris on Twitter @NataliMorris. “Fisher-Price’s Apptivity Seat Is Bad for Babies” was a Trending Topic on Twitter this past December.

Friday 5 — 10.30.2015

Perry Hewitt

This week Nuzzel rolled out a new automated newsletter to attract audiences other than superusers (the polite term for addicts ) of Twitter. adults now own a smartphone — double the number who did back in mid-2011.

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How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Despite this promising beginning, the role of mobile devices in the classroom and in education overall is still rather limited. He or she relies on his or her smartphone and other mobile devices to communicate, create content, and access and share information.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. Follow Natali Morris on Twitter @NataliMorris. “Fisher-Price’s Apptivity Seat Is Bad for Babies” was a Trending Topic on Twitter this past December.

QuickOffice mobile office app launches new help site

Educational Technology Guy

for smartphone, $19.99 Follow me on Twitter and Google+. QuickOffice is an excellent app that allows you to read, view, edit, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It is available for Android, iOS, Symbian and webOS, with HD versions for Tablets. The free Quickoffice Lite allows you to view documents, but most people will want the full Pro version ($14.99 for tablet).

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

Content Recent reports indicate that moving learning into the mobile realm could open up pathways to explore new educational content. Related: Smartphone related articles Technology I use on a Daily Basis -. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. For more information visit @smartyreaders on Twitter.

Friday 5 — 3.27.2015

Perry Hewitt

“Beautiful, terrible, and addictive” Twitter has turned nine. Twitter is still struggling grow its active user base beyond news junkies and early adopters, while managing the noise factor to keep the community hospitable to all.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter. E-learning is mobile. Kids live in the same world as we do, and they keep up pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Kids are our future.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. iKross Tripod with adapters for smartphones, tablets, GoPro, and DSLR Camera – [link].

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Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. From her slideshare: Why should we care about Mobile Devices? 32% of Americans have used a cell phone or Smartphone to access the internet this year (source: Pew, April 2009).

38 Time-saving hacks every teacher absolutely needs

Neo LMS

Pocket: Aggregate and save your news and content, as well as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts on-the-go using this free smartphone app. I love this new trend of putting reading times on top of articles, so you know up front if you have the time to commit to it or not.

Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out

EdTech Magazine

Mobile Integration Engages Digital Natives. Digital signage also offers mobile integration , so schools can push information to devices like smartphones. This also lets staff use mobile devices to update, operate and monitor digital signage systems.). That’s a major boost in a school’s ability to communicate effectively with both parents and digital natives when you consider the large-scale adoption of mobile devices both inside and outside the classroom.

Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Kajeet ’s ConnectEdNow campaign , announced in June, aims to make broadband access more affordable by providing students with portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices, a $200 mobile device subsidy and discounted data plans from Verizon , T-Mobile and other LTE providers. Twitter.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

While a great deal of attention has been paid to hacked and/or misused information (such as the Cambridge Analytica fiasco ), the issues with digital privacy are much deeper than the lack of accountability by Facebook or Twitter. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by SMART Technologies From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Small, handheld devices like mobile phones are good for viewing static slides, but they’re epic for sending formative assessment data to the teacher and the whole class.

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It's World Backup Day - make sure your data is backed up

Educational Technology Guy

They also allow me to access my files from any computer, or even smartphone, via the web (and smartphone apps).There There are also Dropbox apps for your mobile device. You can also access the mobile site from any web-enabled phone. Follow me on Twitter and Google

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Tomorrow, 3/31, is World Backup Day - make sure your data is backed up and safe

Educational Technology Guy

They also allow me to access my files from any computer, or even smartphone, via the web (and smartphone apps).There There are mobile apps and desktop apps that allow automatic backup and syncing of your files. There are also Dropbox apps for your mobile device.

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Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation.

QR Codes Are NOT All Hype - So There!

The Daring Librarian

One of my fav members of my PLN on Twitter is Josh Stumpenhorst - this morning he posted this Tweet about an article on Social Media Today titled QR codes – Don’t Believe the Hype which got my blood boiling because it''s flawed logic - especially for educators!

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. The Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop Mix , Lightroom Mobile , Illustrator Draw , Photoshop Sketch , Adobe Comp CC , and Creative Cloud Mobile will be available for free download, expanding creative options for students and the capability of stylus and world-facing camera. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.