7 Policy Tips for deploying iPads in the classroom. Schools around the world are embracing all the benefits of these new mobile devices like iPads.
It’s important for schools to stay up-to-date with technology to help provide the best education to their students. The iPad has become an excellent learning tool that students and teachers alike adore. But before you can begin reaping all the wonderful benefits of mobile devices like iPads in the classroom, you must successfully integrate them onto the schools wireless network. Here’s a list of 7 key tips to help make deploying iPads and other mobile devices into the school wireless network a lot smoother process. Tip #1) Let the teacher have them first. If y ou don’t give the teachers the iPads first and give them some time to use them before giving them to the students you are making a huge mistake. Tip #2) It’s ok to take baby steps. Tip # 3) Come with a strategy for sharing content. iPads were designed to be a personal device, so it’s not always easy to share content. Staff. 10. † ChemSpider, Royal Society of Chemistry, U.S.
Office, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587, United States ‡ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York 13820, United States. Cell Sanity: Mobile Phones Ring Changes in the Classroom. This is a multipart article.
Click here to go to the beginning. Immediately after announcing new enforcement of a cell phone ban in New York City schools last spring, Mayor Michael Bloomberg found himself the target of furious protests from parents who insisted they retain the ability to call their children during the school day. We see forward-thinking teachers, in an unlikely role, acting as peacemakers in this battle -- now raging across the country -- in the coming year. They will transform cell phones from distracting enemies into indispensable allies, not just allowing but also encouraging students to bring them into the classroom -- and leave them on.
Bloomberg and New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein justified their move to angry parents by pointing out that students use the phones to cheat, take inappropriate photos, and conduct gang business. The Sky's the Limit: Kids' Top Tools for the Classroom. Today's kids are hardwired in a fundamentally different way than most of the adults who teach them.
Every child from high school on down grew up immersed in a world of technology. None have known a world without visual computing. Many never saw a day in which broadband Net access wasn't delivered directly to one of the two or three PCs in their house. Other items within easy daily reach include a DVD, various cell phones, and game consoles. Yet the typical school reflects little or none of this technology.
Your students are crazy about tech. Here's what the students came up with. Laptop Computer This is an obvious selection, but it's one that needs to be noted. Bluetooth This wireless-connectivity standard provides a way to exchange information between electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs, printers, digital cameras, and video game consoles over a secure short-range radio frequency. Back to Top Cell Phone Digital Camera. Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers. The mobile learning revolution is alive and growing in popularity every day.
When schools move toward mobile learning in the classroom, they can take advantage of electronic devices such as tablets and cell phones that offer portability and ease of use. Mobile learning technologies can offer teachers a flexible approach to learning with their students in a variety of locations, and encourage this learning to continue at home. As schools begin to consider the movement towards mobile learning, it's important to support teachers with strategies for success, particularly if they are new. As I began to research this topic I was disappointed to discover that resources for supporting new teacher use of mobile learning strategies weren't easily accessible.
So I reached out to my friend Lisa Nielsen and her co-author Willyn Webb to share with us how a new teacher might begin to use mobile learning in the classroom. Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb Success doesn't just happen. 1) Notify Parents. Is the Cell Phone the New Pencil? It is commonplace to bemoan the poor writing skills of students today.
Yes, there is no question that writing effectively is difficult. Yes, it is true that we don't provide enough high quality writing instruction (writing is known as the "forgotten R"). And yes, the demands of a knowledge economy require excellent writing abilities. But the students we teach today write more than any generation in human history, and one reason for that is the pervasiveness of writing technologies in their lives. My colleagues and I recently conducted a large survey study as part of our ongoing efforts to understand the writing lives of college students in order to better support student learning.
School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time - Sameer Hinduja, Justin W. Patchin. Cellphones in the Classroom: Distraction or Tool? The final version of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) was released last week, setting forth the Obama Administration's plan for improving access to and integration of technologies for teaching and learning.
Among the recommendations the Department of Education makes in the NETP is a call for support for "efforts to ensure that all students and educators have 24/7 access to the Internet via devices, including mobile devices, and that states, districts, and schools adopt technologies and policies to enable leveraging the technology that students already have. " Vavoula%20article-JMBL.pdf. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. Vavoula%20article-JMBL.pdf.