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Creating Science Apps with and for K-12 Students Scott Garrigan. 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. Why not get these tools out in plain sight and use them for good and not evil? Here are some easy to use strategies to use cell phones in the classrooms. Today, we debunk five false assumptions about the teaching profession. Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers. The mobile learning revolution is alive and growing in popularity every day.

Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers

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. Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes. Students of all ages are required to read text for a variety of purposes.

Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

With a large emphasis placed on teaching skills that help children tackle nonfiction, it's important to think about the different ways that students are gathering facts and details as they take in information. Teachers need to think beyond traditional text and make sure that their students have the necessary skills for processing, evaluating, and comprehending multimedia. Not a Trend, But a Tool Locating and sharing high quality multimedia content can be difficult. Even when you've found the perfect text to share with students, the next step can be logistically challenging. Many tech-enthusiastic educators have written off QR codes as a passing trend that can be replaced with augmented reality triggers.

Why Mobile Learning Apps Are The Future of Education. Mobile learning apps and students, they exist like the original odd couple.

Why Mobile Learning Apps Are The Future of Education

On one hand you have the app, trendy, cool, ever evolving and students just love them. On the other hand you have exams, study and lots of learning; things that students are not so fond of. However, for some strange reason, when we combine the two, students become a lot more receptive and even more willing to learn. Success! ¿El móvil en el aula? Ideas, ventajas, retos y posibilidades. El uso del móvil en educación El uso de la tecnología móvil en el aula es un tema de actual debate entre todo tipo de docentes y equipos directivos de centros educativos.

¿El móvil en el aula? Ideas, ventajas, retos y posibilidades.

Es importante entender que no hablamos de mobile learning, es decir, el conjunto de metodologías de enseñanza-aprendizaje exclusivamente mediante tecnología móvil para educar y aprender en cualquier momento y lugar; sino del uso del móvil como una herramienta más dentro del aula como los ordenadores, las tabletas, los libros o las pinturas. 4 Great Educational Web Tools Are Now Available for iPad. October 20, 20141- EDpuzzle EDpuzzle is an easy and effective way to deliver videos in the classroom.

4 Great Educational Web Tools Are Now Available for iPad

Video is no longer a passive experience, with EDpuzzle video comes to life with audio-notes and questions. An interactive an unique experience for your students. Make any video your lesson. For students, EDpuzzle provides an easier way to learn through video-lessons outside of the classroom. Glogster app allows you to create interactive glogs. 3-Weebly Weebly, the popular website creation platform, has now a powerful app that works on iPad. The popular web platform Canva has recently released a great free app for iPad users. How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools. EducationTnT - Mobile Devices. A Mobile Dilemma. About three years ago, while I was teaching education at a local college, I was attempting to do an observation of one of my students at her student teaching assignment.

A Mobile Dilemma

It was my first time visiting that high school, so I found myself running late in traffic. I attempted to call my student on her cellphone to let her know that I might be a little late, but she never answered. I texted her, but she never responded. This forced me to try to make it on time. As I entered the high school lobby I found a structure inside that resembled Dr.

I believe that was also the year that a New Jersey middle school principal grabbed national attention as he not only banned all cellphones in his school, but also urged all parents to deny their children access to social media, because he felt it was unnecessary. A Critical 21st Century Skill Now here we are in the year 2014, and things seem to be changing for many schools. Digital Literacy for Teachers. How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom. A.P.

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

Chemistry students use their cell phones to answer their teacher's question. When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class. The idea of mobile learning touches on just about every subject that any technology addresses: social media, digital citizenship, content-knowledge versus skill-building, Internet filtering and safety laws, teaching techniques, bring-your-own-device policies, school budgets. At its core, the issues associated with mobile learning get to the very fundamentals of what happens in class everyday. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Over 40 Web Tools to Create Quizzes and Polls in Class.

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Mobile learning. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2016, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. It is only within these communities that the native context of each learner can be fully understood. Smartphones: From Toy to Tool. In classrooms, smartphones are slowly shifting out of the toy-and-liability-to-attention category, and into the tool-and-engaging-students category.

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

It's part of the movement to "meet students where they are" that's being embraced by teachers who believe in a non-standardized approach to education. Jeremy Mettler, social studies teacher at Batavia (New York) High School, puts it this way: "Students all have them and they love using them, but they don't realize they're walking around with a computer in their pocket. "