CES 2013 Upstart wireless data-transfer tech NFC is finally coming to some interesting devices. Not smartphones or shopping tills but TVs, speakers, washing machines and fridges, thanks to LG and Sony.
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I just came across this great video ( less than 3 minutes long ) about flipped learning. This is basically a successful case in which flipped classroom helped students learn better. I am really amazed at how the teacher in the video managed to shift direct instruction out of his class and turn his class time with students into work time, engaging them in some higher order thinking . He records his lessons and tutorials and share them with students online.
share By 2015, 80% of people accessing the internet will be doing so from mobile devices. How does this move to mobile affect your organisation and your learners? Here’s how: by making the most of mobile devices in learning and teaching. What’s happening around the UK with mobile learning?
One to one devices aren't eclipsing traditional methods of learning but adding variety and new experiences. Photograph: www.alamy.com This week we've been exploring how technology is being used to educate and engage in the classroom and our piece on using mobile phones in the classroom caused quite the stir, attracting comments from enthusiasts, skeptics and those teachers in between. It's obvious that while many remain to be convinced of the potential, others are really excited about using one to one devices in their lessons.
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If you ask educators about cellphones in their classrooms, they will all have a passionate response and a story (good or bad) about their presence. Most will express frustration at their problematic nature: they’re a distraction; they make noise; they can be used for cyber-bullying or cheating. That said, I think that more and more educators are recognizing that cellphones, and especially smartphones , can be a useful learning tool.
Quite like this Infographic from Tony Vincent on apps that can be used for different activities. Click image for a larger version. Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves.
Added by Katie Lepi on 2012-10-13 Your students have smartphones. If you’re looking for some simple and straightforward ways to easily integrate these powerful little devices into your classroom, look no further. The following 50 tips are simply that: tips. So use a few and toss the rest. However, be sure to try out at least one or two of them!
1. Record your lecture and upload it as a podcast. Share the link with your students to use while studying or for reference. 2.
Smartphones and apps are the pinnacle of buzzwords when it comes to education. You can’t swing an app without hitting a smartphone…or something. So what’s all the buzz about? Are smartphones really that big a deal in education? Let’s examine the facts: - Ownership of smartphones continues to rise at a brisk pace
Internet access has taken a new turn with the introduction of Smartphones in the industry. With a Smartphone in your hand, you don’t need to seat in front of a desktop or to carry the laptop with you wherever you go. Actually, this tech savvy generation keeps in touch with the internet through their handy, high class mobile devices.
I previously wrote about the importance of beginning a class focusing on the learners in the room as opposed to the content to be covered in Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content . Most classes, starting with about middle school, begin the school year with reviewing the content to be covered, expectations regarding grades, and other academic information provided by the teacher or instructor. The human or social element is often disregarded. What is interesting is that most learners enter the classroom wondering who is in the course.
The Education Department’s 2010 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) presents a transformational vision for 21st century education , depicting how new technologies can help people learn lifelong and “life-wide” - in libraries and museums and their homes, and through interactions with people in their neighborhood and community. In particular, mobile devices enable learning anywhere and anytime, moving education beyond the industrial era model , where classrooms are the primary place of learning, the school day is the primary educational time, and the teacher is the primary source of information. We know that students’ lives outside school are filled with technology, giving them 24/7 mobile access to information and allowing them to participate in online social networks and communities where people worldwide share ideas, collaborate, and learn new things.
Dropbox is an oft - covered program here at Make Use Of, and for good reason. It’s an incredibly useful app for moving files between computers, or keeping a copy of your most important files in the cloud . However, that isn’t all Dropbox is great for; it is also great for helping students keep their files as mobile as they are. There are a myriad of reasons why every student should have Dropbox in their arsenal of study tools. Read on for just a few of them! 1.