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50 Shades of Mobile. Mobile Learning: 50+ Resources & Tips. I believe mobile devices will transform education. This is why I created a free ebook, Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips & Resources with helpful tips and several resources to help support this trend. One reason is because mobile devices are designed in a way that forces the teacher to give control to the learner. When we equip a classroom with iPads, iPods, small tablets, or cellphones the learning is literally put in the hands of the students. The teacher has to facilitate and walk around the room to manage the learning. Below are a list of 50+ Mobile Learning resources & growing! Mobile Learning Free Ebooks Mobile Learning Posts/Presentations I’ve Given Mobile Learning LiveBinder of Resources Mobile Learning Mindmap of Implementation This mindmap is full of case studies, schools, teachers, free ebooks, and more to show real examples of mobile learning at its best.
"Laptop Kits" for Using Computers in the Classroom. This post was originally published in June, but I am "recycling" it again to link up with Debbie Clement's post on Classroom Organization Tips.
Check out Debbie's AMAZING (and comprehensive!) Post where she discusses tips and materials for organizing your classroom. Then link up and add a strategy to share. There are already lots of great ideas in the link-up section at Rainbows Within Reach! As the year begins to wind down (we're in school until June 12th!) In order to run smoothly, in my opinion, a classroom needs routines and systems. My thirty-four sixth graders have been lucky enough to have netbooks for the past two years. Having computers in the classroom leads to the need for several systems to keep the use of technology as easy and efficient as possible.
It was quickly clear that students were collecting a variety different things necessary for using the computers, particularly ear buds or headphones. And so was the origin of our "Laptop kits. " And WHAT is this?
YouTube. Skype. Blogs Wikis Docs Chart. Tech Ease. Google Docs/Apps. BYOD. Misc Tools. Infographics. Wikis. Bookmarking Sites. How to use Education Technology quickly. ActivInspire is predominantly used as a teacher tool for presenting information to children but it shares many similarities with other tools such as PowerPoint and can therefore be used by children quite easily too.
Each page is similar to a PowerPoint slide and it can contain images, information and links to other resources. This video gives a quick overview of how to create a flipchart using ActivInspire. This video is also available to view Vimeo by clicking here. 2Sequence is a tool that is part of Purple Mash. It provides a range of instruments and sounds that can be dragged onto a musical score. To view this video on Vimeo, click here. Isle of Tune (www.isleoftune.com) is a website that starts with a blank green island. Islands can be shared via a URL and popular islands can be viewed too. To view the video on Vimeo, click here. The Zondle site recently went through some refurbishments.
The video is on YouTube, if you can’t access the video, try this link instead. YouTube: Vimeo:
iPad and iPhone. Evernote. Educational Ratings For Digital Content Launched - Digital Education.