Visions of Mobile Learning Devices | Feature Visions of Mobile Learning It's been just a couple of years since the first mobile device hit the market. Yet, it is already a foregone conclusion that it will become an indispensable tool for learning in the future. That's why T.H.E.
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Digital Tools We can talk all we want about what students should learn in the classroom. But the reality is that most teachers have to balance “academics” with a multitude of other lessons: how to be good students, how to be good citizens, and simply how to behave. Behavior management is actually a significant part of what teachers have to do every day, and while there’s a wealth of information to help them with tips and tricks, there isn’t a lot of technology in place to help them with the implementation of best practices. The startup isn’t just interested in “gamifying” good behavior. It wants to foster instrinsic, just not extrinsic, motivations in education. Can Mobile Phones Help Teachers Manage Classroom Behavior?
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While the decision to share these positive results is a direct result of the positive impact on student learning, it is also important to realize the impact this initiative is having with teachers. I’ve observed the collective knowledge base of our teachers grow at a rate that far exceeds any other period of time in my 13-years at this school. I’ve never observed anything else that has had the impact on teacher personal learning like the introduction of the iPad. Via Nik Peachey » Cell Phones Propel Tech Students to Better Grades | The Best Of Mlearning
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources | Upside Learning Blog | The Best Of Mlearning While the decision to share these positive results is a direct result of the positive impact on student learning, it is also important to realize the impact this initiative is having with teachers. I’ve observed the collective knowledge base of our teachers grow at a rate that far exceeds any other period of time in my 13-years at this school. I’ve never observed anything else that has had the impact on teacher personal learning like the introduction of the iPad. Via Nik Peachey
Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Google+, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Twitter has more than 16 million users, and 42.3 percent of the entire American population is on Facebook. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world. Google recently made a big social medial play by introducing Google+ which saw 20 million users within the first three weeks. With usage stats like that it’s probably safe to assume that a large portion of your supporters, customers and/or prospects use at least one of these sites on a regular basis, right? Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Facebook, Twitter, Google + or Any Other Social Site
In May, Ann Arbor public schools moved to cut off wireless access for students using smartphones and other devices, citing the potential for cyberbullying as one reason. An AnnArbor.com review of school district documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act shows officials are increasingly concerned with cyberbullying involving students — with some of the conflict spilling over from the Web into classrooms. Sixteen incidents of cyberbullying or violations of the district's computer usage policy were reported in district schools in the 2010-11 school year, documents show. One video posted to YouTube was made in a school computer lab, records show. Meanwhile, district officials have been attending conferences and training sessions to prepare themselves to handle cyberbullying. Records show how Ann Arbor public schools are dealing with cyberbullying
6 ways to use mobile learning in your class today 1. Record your lecture and upload it as a podcast. Share the link with your students to use while studying or for reference. 2.
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[NOTE: I have published an update to this post, titled "100 Ways To Teach With Twitter". This newer post contains the links below plus a new set of articles that provide a much more robust set of resources for ideas about teaching with Twitter. I highly advise clicking through to that article. Thanks!
Las cegueras del conocimiento : el error y la ilusión * Es muy diciente el hecho de que la educación, que es la que tiende a comunicar los conocimientos, permanezca ciega ante lo que es el conocimiento humano, sus disposiciones, sus imperfecciones, sus dificultades, sus tendencias tanto al error como a la ilusión y no se preocupe en absoluto por hacer conocer lo que es conocer. * En efecto, el conocimiento no se puede considerar como una herramienta ready made que se puede utilizar sin examinar su naturaleza. El conocimiento del conocimiento debe aparecer como una necesidad primera que serviría de preparación para afrontar riesgos permanentes de error y de ilusión que no cesan de parasitar la mente humana, Se trata de armar cada mente en el combate vital para la lucidez. Cómo evaluar el aprendizaje en e-learning ... las cegueras del conocimiento...
Culture Digital Tools School of One in New York City leverages technology throughout the school day. A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of the ways in which the face of schools will change in less than a decade. In this op-ed, which originally appeared in the Baltimore Sun, he describes what exactly needs to be done to get to there. In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect