Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. In the presence of a smartphone, children don’t pay attention to the lesson being taught. Is technology outpacing you?

Smartphones Meet Adult Education

Digital Promise

Mobile technologies allow adult learners to study anytime, anywhere, extending their learning far beyond classroom hours. The post Smartphones Meet Adult Education appeared first on Digital Promise. According to Pew Research Center , 92 percent of American adults own cell phones, and they are embracing their phones as learning tools.

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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Are Smartphones a good idea? Liz is a clinical assistant professor in education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017). Office of Education Technology on sustainable professional development in teacher education. She is a MACUL board member and a member of the COSN advisory board for mobile learning and emerging technologies.

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones. In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: student smartphone use. Let’s focus on smartphones and get educated about what we should do to help keep kids safe from the world and from their own childish irresponsibility.

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. For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.”

Xiaomi overtakes Apple in the Smartphone Market, Captures 2nd Place

AsiaTechDaily

Register Chinese Smartphone maker Xiaomi has overtaken tech giant Apple in the smartphone market in 2021, while Korean tech company Samsung has retained its top spot. The new data for the second quarter show an overall growth of 12% in the smartphone market.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology.

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. In response to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, it’s not surprising to see that trend continue now that technology has caught up with our inherently rebellious ways. […]. With Smartphones. Technology Terry Heick Veteran TeacherPermanently Disrupting Education. by Terry Heick The concept of disruption is an apt one in our fluid, digital, and almost destructively social world.

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 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. The cost of the smartphone is usually spread out over monthly payments within a contract.

Helping students use smartphones responsibly

eSchool News

Rules for responsible smartphone use can vary by age and student. An April Pew Research Center study reported that 88 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds have or have access to some sort of phone; 73 percent have or have access to a smartphone. Those findings match up with the typical age for a student’s first phone: around 12 for a basic cellphone and older than 13 for a smartphone. McClatchy Mobile and Handheld Technologies Top News

Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Neo LMS

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. As a teacher, you could try to ban the use of smartphones in your classroom, but don’t hope for the most popular teacher award in your school. Smartphones and the AIDA approach. The post Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

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?

Option 3: Actually USE the smartphones

Dangerously Irrelevant

Murphy & Beland’s recent study is making the rounds online, particularly among those who are eager to find reasons to ban learning technologies in classrooms. Most schools I know didn’t adopt their learning technology initiatives for the sole purpose of test score improvement. (if Lots, so admit that if you’d had access to a smartphone or your friends on Facebook back then, you would have turned that way too. Three competing visions of educational technology.

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. Teachers must be prepared to embrace technology in the classroom, not as a shortcut, but as a way of fostering deeper learning among their students through methods that better reflect the world they live in today.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey. With the influx of diverse and multimedia instruction technology software and 1:1 programs, students have access to technology both in and out of school settings. Classroom teachers are embracing the technology as a means to provide immediate feedback, assess student understanding and interact with both parents and students.

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture

Edsurge

In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. my smartphone. Rather than demonizing devices or fretting about our current technological landscape, let’s focus instead on the foundational skills of reading, like reading efficiency (the physical act of reading), motivation and self-confidence, and comprehension—which are more important than ever. Education Technology Literacy Student Engagement

Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

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. Inside the Classroom EdTech mobile technology smartphone technology in the classroom

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. In response to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, it’s not surprising to see that trend continue now that technology has caught up with our inherently rebellious ways. 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. Disparity in Technology. With Smartphones.

How David Eberle, Co-Founder And CEO At Typewise Raised $1M To Build A Next Generation Smartphone Keyboard?

AsiaTechDaily

The mission of Typewise is to build the most secure and intelligent human-machine interface by developing text prediction technology using artificial intelligence (AI) that is private-by-design. We didn’t plan to build a text prediction technology when we started with our app.

Make a 3D Hologram With a Smartphone or Tablet – Pretty Awesome!

EmergingEdTech

This can be a Great Project for Science, Math, Art, Technology Classes and More This is just so much fun. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Project Based Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics 3d hologram phone project students classroom project smartphone hologram fun science math art project phone 3d projectionOne of my son’s made one of these a while back and I’ve been meaning to share it.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools. Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. My view is that children can and do use technology to support their learning but they need to be guided to do so responsibly. (It

Using Parental Controls To Manage Smartphone Distractions

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Using Parental Controls To Manage Smartphone Distractions appeared first on TeachThought. Technology GeneralAuthor information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought. Founder & Director of TeachThought, humanist, technologist, futurist, failed philosopher, macro thinker extraordinaire. Twitter | Facebook | Google+ |.

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. That way, I only need my smartphone to access materials. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. 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? I scan documents, posters, memos, receipts, business cards and more.

Smartphones, Depression, & Adolescents

Indiana Jen

Circling around the interwebs recently has been an article on the Atlantic by Jean Twenge, “ Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? She is also careful not demonize smart phones or social media, rather the author focuses on the correlation between the prevalence of Smartphones and the rise of depression amongst teens. This is in keeping with technology as an “amplifier.”

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology. Kindergartners learn technology fast.

7 out of 8 college-age Americans own smartphones

NspireD2

new data from Pew on US technology device ownership. News data smartphone students

Do smartphones make for smart students? That depends

eSchool News

South Florida K-12 schools initiated a “Bring Your Own Device” policy in the fall of 2014, allowing students and staff to use their own technology during the school day “to enhance the learning experience.” Next page: How students and smartphones mix. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsHow are students using mobile devices for educational purposes?

App of the Week: Science sensor meets your smartphone

eSchool News

note : App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. It is a small, wireless sensor that pairs with smartphones or tablets to gather data such as acceleration, pressure, magnetic field, and temperature.

Kindergartners need Technology too!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m off to visit good efriend Norah Colvin over at ReadiLearn to discuss how important technology is even for kindergartners. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. ” Read on… More on kindergarten and technology. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

MindShift

So what’s a parent to do when a child, possibly a very young child, asks for a smartphone? We hear that smartphones can be addictive, that screen time can hurt learning , but can’t these minicomputers also teach kids about responsibility and put educational apps at their tiny fingertips? To learn more, let’s look at two families: one where smartphones are allowed for elementary to middle school-aged kids, and one where they are not.

Americans using technology: smartphones and city kids versus old folks in the country

Bryan Alexander

How do Americans use technology? Cellphone and smartphones are the stars, as ownership keeps on rising to something close to ubiquity. “Roughly nine-in-ten American adults (92%) own a mobile phone of some kind.” Instead, it’s age and education that are especially important: Only those ages 65 and older (30% of whom own smartphones) and those who do not have a high school education (41% own smartphones) fall below majority ownership.

CamScanner - great app to scan paper docs using smartphone camera

Educational Technology Guy

This app turns your smartphone into a scanner and document processor. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. CamScanner is a great app that I use quite often. The app is available for iOS and Android and the free version is very useful. The paid version, $4.99 on both platforms, adds some useful features, like uploading directly to Evernote. You get a 7 day trial of the paid version free, and can get an additional 60 day trial by sharing it on social networks.

South Korea’s Kakao Launches First 5G Smartphone

AsiaTechDaily

South Korea’s Kakao Corp , operator of the most popular chat app in the country, has launched its first 5G smartphone that comes equipped with Qualcomm chipset, according to reports. The trend of communications giants producing smartphones is actually not new. Bookmark( 0 ).

Teaching Critical Thinking with Education Technology

EmergingEdTech

Image Source: Julia M Cameron from Pexels Advanced technology is now available to students at a moment's notice. From smartphones to augmented reality, education is embracing the use of technology at.

Hong Kong startup TravelFlan’s Ara Buddy consumer focused content and service is now available on Samsung Smartphones in South Korea

AsiaTechDaily

Ara Buddy, Hong Kong headquartered startup TravelFlan ’s lifestyle solution which provides contact-free day-to-day consumer focused content and service is now available on Samsung Smartphones in South Korea. Travel Technology Samsung TravelBookmark( 0 ). Please login to bookmark.