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You can pay by credit card online. Enterprise plans come with the option of invoicing for payment. Contact us for details Absolutely! Mobicip is a pay-as-you-go service and you can upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time. Yes, we take security very seriously. We accept Amex, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. Bad cell phone etiquette. Welcome to the Egan Library proxy server! Mobile Learning Portal. 9 Sources of Free eBooks for MOOC Teachers and Students. By Ariel Diaz By enrolling in a MOOC, a student is already showing signs of self-direction and motivation that are key to successful online learning.

9 Sources of Free eBooks for MOOC Teachers and Students

While MOOCs provide great guidelines for what students should learn and set a good pace for learning, self-directed students can also look to other online content resources to get the full value out of their course. Given the wide variety of students who are enrolling in MOOCs, it should be obvious that these students will need a wide assortment of additional learning content to hone skills, understand concepts and share with classmates. Offering free classes through online MOOCs isn’t enough to expand access to quality education. Students need a full range of affordable learning resources, not just lectures. That some MOOCs rely on traditional textbooks as part of the curriculum goes against the very nature of a digital learning experience.

Ariel Diaz is the co-founder and CEO of Boundless. Guest Blogger (8 Posts) The "BYOD" Debate - Educational Technology for School Leaders. 1.

The "BYOD" Debate - Educational Technology for School Leaders

Cost Effective way to increase technology in schools. (ALM)"It goes without saying the a BYOD policy allows a district to get closer to a 1 to 1 device ratio without incurring the costs of a 1 to 1 program. " - Oak Hills Portfolio, Cincinnati. Oak Hills Portfolio When students are able to bring their own device to school, the school is saving money on the cost of purchasing device. Districts are facing more budget cuts and money restraints than ever before, so by allowing students to bring their own device, districts can save money. Student-provided devices frees money so the district can provide for those who cannot afford their own. 2.

Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1. I was recently asked, "Why are you giving the teachers choice of a laptop?

Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1

Why not just go all in with one device? " My answer, simply stated, is that homogenization of any tool is never a good idea in a context that is intended to foster creativity. The same argument is underway with the Common Core. Many fear that we are homogenizing educational standards and limiting opportunity for creativity, hacking and boundless exploration. That explains the viral popularity of Ethan Young, a Tennessee student who, at a school board meeting, provided an eloquent breakdown of what the Common Core really is and how it is affecting teachers.

Smart phones require smart communication strategies. By Nora Carr, APR, Fellow PRSARead more by October 10th, 2012 When parents perceive a communication void, they will work to fill it, by creating their own mobile apps or alternative social media sites.

Smart phones require smart communication strategies

With as many as 49 percent of all U.S. adults using smart phones, according to Nielsen reports, it’s time to get smart about school communications as well. Today’s on-the-go parents, teachers, and principals require fast, easy access to news and information. In most cases, this requires access to stripped-down mobile websites or special applications (apps) designed for smaller screens and sometimes sketchy wireless internet connections. Smart-phone use is nearly ubiquitous among young American adults. 10 Innovative Schools Allowing Smartphones in the Classroom. Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know (available in Spanish) How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools. Does your staff need Educational Technology training?

How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools

The K-12 Teachers Alliance can help you plan your in-service professional development at no additional cost. Regardless of your school’s cell phone policy, the reality in most schools is that students have phones in their pockets, purses, or hoodies. Africa Leads the World in Creative Use of Cellphone Technology. Smart phones require smart communication strategies. How A $20 Tablet Will Change The World. 20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps. We have now been Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for three years, and boy, do the students bring it.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

They bring it all! We have iPads, Surface, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below. Note Taking If students can't find, review, and access their notes or pictures of the board, their mobile note-taking system is useless. Microsoft OneNote In my opinion, the most robust single note-taking app is Microsoft OneNote because it looks just like a traditional notebook.

Evernote. Now, a mobile phone application to detect skin cancer. PTI Dec 22, 2013, 10.41AM IST (The app 'ClipOCam-Derma'…) KOLKATA: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students.

Now, a mobile phone application to detect skin cancer

The application 'ClipOCam-Derma' which can be used on any smart-phone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur, led by research scholar Debdoot Sheet. The computer you can roll up: Developers make SGT breakthrough. New 'Source Gated Transistor' is much easier to produce for smart gadgetsResearchers at University of Surrey collaborated with Phillips in creationDiscovery could mean flexible tablets and much smaller technologyThese new technologies could be available in the next few years By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:03 GMT, 6 March 2014 | Updated: 11:00 GMT, 7 March 2014 Love your tablet computer, but sometimes wish you just could roll it up like a newspaper and stick it away in your pocket?

The computer you can roll up: Developers make SGT breakthrough

Soon exactly this will be possible, thanks to a breakthrough in the technology which allows electronic gadgets to be folded up or bent. Until now, these intricate computer components – thin plastic sheets of electronic circuits, similar to sheets of paper – were only available in very small quantities in laboratories and limited to certain types of devices. It means flexible tablets could be widely available in the near future, the journal Scientific Reports said. Cicret projects emails, videos and games onto skin. Concept Cicret bracelet is designed to replace a smartphone or tabletUsing a projector, it could project a screen onto the forearmAn array of eight sensors will allow a wearer to manipulate the 'screen'Bracelet could be used to watch films, write emails and make phone callsPrototype's due to be unveiled and bracelet could hit shop shelves in JuneIt's likely to cost £300, come in two sizes and a choice of 10 colours By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline Published: 12:14 GMT, 12 December 2014 | Updated: 20:32 GMT, 12 December 2014 From Apple’s forthcoming smartwatch to the Fitbit, there is fierce competition to get consumers hooked on wearable devices.

Cicret projects emails, videos and games onto skin

5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents. Today, kids of all ages are using mobile devices for learning, to communicate with friends, to surf the web, and to play. In fact, a 2013 Common Sense research study found that 75 percent of children 8 years old or younger had access to a "smart" mobile device at home. For teens, mobile use is near ubiquitous; almost 80 percent own a cell phone and three-quarters use mobile devices to access the internet, according to findings from a 2013 Pew Research survey.

Apps and mobile devices can be great tools for helping families play, learn, and connect together; though, as a parent, it can be a challenge to know where to start. You likely have questions and concerns about how your children are using these devices. 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. Extracurricular Learning: Media as a Medium in Education. Mizuko Ito, a research scientist at the University of Southern California, is coeditor of Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life (MIT Press), a new book that looks at the use of portable electronics by Japanese students. She also was one of several researchers to receive a $3.3 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study children's use of digital media and its implications for education here in the United States. We spoke to Ito about her work and its implications for American classrooms.

What makes your work different from traditional educational research? Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom. Updated 01/2014 If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper?

Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. Kinesthetic Learners. Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools. The Best Buy back to school commercial, "Lidia Marin," highlights personalization and customization. The viewer finds out that Lidia Marin, a marine biology major, loves marine biology and has a dream to be a marine biologist. Lidia and a Best Buy salesperson enter the dreamlike world of Best Buy, which promises to find "what's perfect" for Lidia. The message: Best Buy is committed to doing everything it takes to meet the needs of the consumer, and the store is built for personalization and customization. Google just announced that it is introducing "new voice searches that let you ask questions about . . . you" to aggregate your wants and needs from travel and shopping to photos and calendars.

Left Bank Learning: When "Work Time" Becomes "Studio Time" When you think of an artist's studio, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Large canvasses strewn haphazardly about? Globs of paint residue on every imaginable surface? It's All in the Thumbs: What David Hockney Can Teach Schools About Technology. Blended Learning: Strategies for Engagement. There are methods and models for implementing blended learning -- from the flipped classroom, to the flex model. All of them are on the continuum of just how much time is spent online and in the online classroom. Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom. Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter. Learn2luvcell: A Powerful Multipurpose Mechanism for Learning. Query most secondary school teachers on the subject of cell phones, and you're likely to get an impassioned rant about the device's insidious ability to provoke distraction in the classroom.

All that giggly sub rosa texting not only robs students of attentiveness, they say, but also presents an inveterate disciplinary problem. Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup. Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation. Education, like so many other aspects of our society, has been undergoing a digital transformation. Accepting this reality is inevitable. Embracing it would be wise. Using QR Codes in the Classroom. Whoever said that iPads or tablets would be the game-changers this school year obviously overlooked a trend that has been crossing my social media streams, art museum exhibits, food and products. It seems that no matter where I look I see QR codes being used. Can We Use Personal Learning Networks to Create Real Reform? (#edchat summary) As is often the case with any large group online, #edchats can be impossibly frustrating for anyone who isn't ADD. The Future of Learning. Remember the Jetsons?

That iconic family of the future depicted in the 1960s cartoon? Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes. Dallas Schools Draw on the Arts Community. “Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom. Flat Stanley Goes Mobile: Fresh Start for Popular Global Ed Project.

Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices. Little Shop of Physics: A Mobile Hands-On Science Program Captivates. Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know (available in Spanish) The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom. Creating a Custom Reading Experience with Mobile Devices. Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for High School Students. Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom. 5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents. Personalized Learning Resources for Mobile Educators. Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup. Cellphones in the Classroom: Distraction or Tool?