Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents.

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 […].

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How Managed Tablet Services Improve Mobile App Selection and Deployment

EdTech Magazine

By BizTech Staff Schools can overcome application-deployment challenges by t urning to experienced mobility architects for help. Mobile Application Management Mobile Apps Mobility Tablets

Managed Tablet Bundles Simplify K–12 Mobility Initiatives

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Thanks to provider-managed mobility programs, IT can spend less time setting up, deploying and securing devices. . Mobility Tablets

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.

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.

6 Benefits of an Android Tablet

Tom Murray

A recent article in Fortune entitled, “Ultra cheap Chromebooks are killing it this year”, highlights the explosive growth of mobile devices in schools, and specifically relays how 72% of Chromebooks sales were to schools.

TabPilot Tablet Manager

techlearning

TabPilot Tablet Manager is a combination mobile device management (MDM) and classroom management system for iOS and Android. Techlearning Resources

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

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

EmergingEdTech

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.”

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.

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

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. Price - $329 for the Tab 10 includes the stylus, which docks into the tablet and does not need charging. Acer Apple chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips iPad tablet

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.

Students' Tablet, Smartphone Usage Climbs, With Strong Appetite for Apps

Marketplace K-12

Seventy-eight percent of elementary school students say they regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago, according a survey released by Pearson and conducted by the Harris Poll.

ScanSnap IX100 Review Wireless Mobile Scanning to your Tablet

My Paperless Classroom

A mobile scanner that sends work back to my desk is really neat, but I don''t know if it is a game changer, but then I connected the scanner to my devices. I installed the app on my nexus 7 tablet as well as each of the iPads I use at work.

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.

Tablets: The correct prescription

Learning with 'e's

A total of 27 quantitative studies on the use of tablets in schools dating from 2010 were analysed and the major finding was that the tools are most effective when used in student centred learning, rather than within teacher controlled environments (Tamim et al, 2015a).

Review: Acer Iconia Tablet 10 Offers Sturdiness and Versatility for the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Hardware Mobility TabletsBy Buzz Garwood Acer Iconia Tab 10 is a smart, affordable investment for modern K–12 classrooms.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game.

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.,

Enterprise Mobility Management Helps Schools Innovate

EdTech Magazine

By Steve Zurier District officials say tools ease the administrative burden so they can get tablets and apps in the hands of students faster. Mobile Application Management Mobile Device Management Mobility

Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets

Edudemic

The post Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets appeared first on Edudemic. How To Tools 21st Century Learners educational apps helping students mobile learning tablets teaching tools tips for teachersA year and a half ago, I became the iPad Man at the international language school where I teach. I imagine myself as some Mega Man character with the ability to shoot lasers with my fingertips.

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

Podcasting Microphones For Mobile Recording

TeacherCast

If you are going to record directly into your phone or tablet then I would recommend the Raspberry. In this post, we are going to take a look at the Best Travel Microphones for Podcasting and share with you some tips & tricks of what to look for in a good Podcasting Microphone.

How Managed Tablet Subscriptions Can Stretch IT Dollars

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Managed tablet subscriptions can help IT leaders meet mobility requirements without overspending. . Mobile Device Management Mobility Wi-Fi

K–12 Schools Need Strong Mobile Device Management Services

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Need Strong Mobile Device Management Services. K–12 students and teachers rely heavily on mobile devices for learning and teaching, respectively, which means IT leaders need solutions to manage these endpoints. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/25/2019 - 11:39.

Addressing Foreign Language Learning Anxiety with Mobile Technology

EmergingEdTech

iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics foreign language speaking practice app practice speaking foreign language practice speaking spanish app practice your spanish with app

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.

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. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. Chrome and Android all in one! And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access.

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. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

4 Things You May be Doing Wrong With Mobile-Responsive Learning Design

EmergingEdTech

Suggestions to Heed if you Want to Make Sure Your Mobile App or Content is Easy to Use This post is geared primarily towards ed tech developers and technologists, as opposed to our typical articles.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts.

Global Cultural Learning Using Mobile Devices (ISTE Mobile MegaShare Presentation)

Education with Technology

Based on my presentation at ISTE 2014 Mobile Megashare. Find six similarities in a mobile picture from another culture (“Wars are caused by differences, not similarities.”-Tuttle. English Common Core Mobile Activities.

World Language Students Use of Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Education with Technology

Students can use laptops and mobile devices to hear authentic language, read authentic texts, read tweets about famous performers, see up-to-the-moment culture, watch video clips, see tv shows, and communicate with native speakers (Tuttle, 2013).