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Saul Carliner Appointed Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions. Toolkit: So Many Tools, So Much Time by Joe Ganci. “Here’s a list of the 77 tools I’ve gathered—these are the ones included in the survey.

Toolkit: So Many Tools, So Much Time by Joe Ganci

Some of these are free and some are expensive. Remember that a free tool that is weak and takes a long time to use may prove expensive over time. An expensive tool may pay for itself if it fits your needs very well.” In my never-ending research in the eLearning tools market, I make it a point to ask a lot of questions of tool vendors. Most of the time they relish the opportunity to brag about the features of their tools. That’s okay—sometimes the non-answers tell me more than the by-the-sales-book pat responses. PCMAG. Explain Everything ™ How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education. If you are a teacher that uses an iPad, chances are that you are familiar with the following scenario.

How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education

You found this amazing app that can really help your struggling students. The potential of this app is great, as it appears that this particular app can tap your students’ creativity and allow them to thrive in ways that were unthinkable until now. The problem is that this app can only accomplish a small number of things, which prevents the students from completing a multidimensional project. So what do you do now? Due to the unfortunate fact that there isn’t a “silver bullet app” yet- an app that can accomplish many, very different tasks- we have to rely on teachers’ and students’ creativity in order to accomplish multi-step tasks using the iPad. What is App Smashing? The basic premise behind app smashing, sometimes referred to as “app synergy”, is to find a number of key apps that “play well” with other apps and can communicate information across platforms.

Coursera Launches iOS App, Android App Coming Soon. Coursera today released an iOS app, bringing the company’s learning platform into the mobile world for the first time. You can download it now from Apple’s App Store. The company also announced its new app would be available “soon” for Android. The new iOS app allows students to stream course videos while on the go, making it possible to fit in learning anywhere and anytime. Whether you’re on your daily commute, at the gym, waiting in the grocery line, or simply anywhere away you’re your desktop or laptop, you can still get in some quick studying.

The app also lets students download lectures for offline viewing: you can no longer say you couldn’t do your work because you were on the subway. You can also browse hundreds of Coursera courses across more than 20 subjects. The full feature list is as follows: Course browsing, searching, and enrolling.View personal course dashboard.Video downloading and streaming, video speed changes.Syllabus access.Quiz-taking. 8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016. IT Trends | News 8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016 Within the next two years, IT organizations will need to master a slew of mobile-related skills — many of them new or unfamiliar.

8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016

They'll also need to have on hand the tools to execute and support increasingly important mobile technologies. In a post today, Gartner Vice President Nick Jones identified several of these skills and tools that apply to organizations across sectors. 1. 2. M-learning. The term m-learning ("mobile learning"), has different meanings for different communities, covering a range of use scenarios including e-learning, educational technology and distance education, that focuses on learning with mobile devices.

M-learning

Mobile learning is defined as "learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices” [1] (Crompton, 2013 p. 4) In other words, with the use of mobile devices, learners can learn anywhere and at any time.[2] M-learning technologies include handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks, mobile phones and tablets. Designing mLearning. Making Mobile Devices Durable. Device Protection | Feature Making Mobile Devices Durable.

Making Mobile Devices Durable

Models of Mobile Learning. When we talk or read about mobile learning, it’s often implicitly implied and understood that we are talking about learning that takes place on a mobile device. Among Mobile Phone Users, Hispanics, Asians are Most-Likely Smartphone Owners in the U.S. Don Kellogg, Senior Manager, Telecom Practice Research and Insights, The Nielsen Company As of December 2010, nearly a third (31%) of all mobile consumers in the United States owned smartphones, cellphones with app-based, web-enabled operating systems.

Among Mobile Phone Users, Hispanics, Asians are Most-Likely Smartphone Owners in the U.S.

But smartphone penetration is even higher among mobile users who are part of ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S. – namely Asian/Pacific Islanders (45%), Hispanics (45%) and African-Americans (33%), populations that also tend to skew younger. Meanwhile, only 27 percent of White mobile users reported owning a smartphone. Although only 42 percent of Whites who purchased a mobile phone in the past six months chose a smartphone over a feature phone, 60 percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders, 56 percent of Hispanics, and 44 of African Americans who recently bought cellphones chose smartphones. The competition between smartphone operating systems is a heated one. Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - the world's largest mobile phone market.

By An Hodgson.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - the world's largest mobile phone market

Asia Pacific has the highest number of mobile phone subscriptions of all world regions, yet the potential is far from being exhausted. With the region's consumer spending on communications set to reach US$815 billion by 2015, urbanisation and growing mobile Internet connectivity present opportunities for marketing and consumer services. Key points. Lu 2008 vocabulary and mobile phones. LA Times. 5 K-12 Tech Trends To Watch in 2014. Ed Tech | Spotlight Page 2 of 2 5 K-12 Tech Trends To Watch in 2014 "It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of tools that are introduced during a particular year," said Alkire, who focuses on selecting quality tools that streamline specific processes.

5 K-12 Tech Trends To Watch in 2014

Two of the newest additions to the school's stable are YouCanBookMe, which allows students to reserve meeting times with teachers outside of class, and VideoNotes for posting notes and questions to the class via Google Drive. Up next, said Alkire, will be Subtext, a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. "When we start using Subtext, teachers will be able to take PDFs, Web sites and other content and make them more dynamic," said Alkire, "and make their own mini-textbooks for their classes to use. " 5. Val Verde USD has a few pilots underway and is planning a bigger rollout in 2014 as the related classroom technology becomes more accessible.

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have. Smart Classroom | Feature 10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have

By Greg Thompson01/22/14 In June 2005, T.H.E. Journal ran a story on the " 20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have. " Written by Laura Turner, a computer technology instructor at Black Hills State University (BHSU), the recommendations in the article were based on her experiences teaching in the college of education at BHSU.