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Week 6: Mobile Learning/Apps (*=Key reading)

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*Dealing With Digital Distraction in the Classroom. *Balancing Text and Tech:How it isn't an either/or scenario — Kristin Ziemke. *Kristin Ziemke Mobile Apps = Literacy in Action. *Best Websites for Teaching & Learning (scan) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning.

*Best Websites for Teaching & Learning (scan)

Sites recognized foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. The Landmark Websites are honored due to their exemplary histories of authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance. *Richard Byrne: Free Technology for Teachers (Scan posts) *What is the SAMR Model and what does it look like in schools? *Amplify! Digital Teaching and Learning [Scan and Pick a few to explore]

*Kathy Schrock's iPads4teaching (Scan) *Common Sense Education: Reviews, Ratings, Lists (Scan) App for That. Knowledge Quest Blog: Technology Archives (Scan mobile- and app-related posts) Learning in Hand (scan) Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic.

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off? ,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. Those mall trips are infrequent—about once a month. I’ve been researching generational differences for 25 years, starting when I was a 22-year-old doctoral student in psychology. Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. At first I presumed these might be blips, but the trends persisted, across several years and a series of national surveys. What happened in 2012 to cause such dramatic shifts in behavior?

Today’s teens are also less likely to date. So is depression. See Plans. App Fairy Podcast (Scan & pick one podcast to listen to) What is the TPACK Model? Introduction to the SAMR Model Video (Common Sense Media) Jaime Donally (Scan site) The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps - The Tech Edvocate. *The Tech Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Best of the Best” resource lists.

The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps - The Tech Edvocate

These lists provide our readers with rankings for edtech related blogs, twitter accounts, influencers, products, etc. These lists are meant to be fluid, and for that reason, they are regularly updated to provide up to the moment information.* Technology is changing the way we teach and learn at a rapid speed. One of the great aspects of having tablets, laptops, and desktops in the classroom is the availability educational apps. Virtual Reality Apps Star Chart – with over 20 million users this app brings the universe a little closer. Math Apps Prodigy Game – This app is free for teachers and aligns with math curriculum for grades 1-8. Teaching with"APP"-itude! □ - Blog.

#2 This is the SECRET to my success...Seriously, it has changed my WHOLE classroom.

Teaching with"APP"-itude! □ - Blog

I download all my products from Teachers Pay Teachers on my iPad. Whatever I plan to use for the week, I download into my iBooks. I take screenshots of the things I need and will use for the week. They are in my photos for me to use whenever I need to send them to students via AIRDROP or to put them into different time-saving apps that I use. These first two tips alone will change your life and will save you from running to the copy machine. The four apps that we use each and everyday are all free. 13 Important iPad Tips Every Teacher Should Know about. Top Tools for Learning 2016. iPads are growing up. Class Tech Tips (Monica Burns) Kathy Schrock: BYOT. What is the SAMR Model? Categories. Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps.


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