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Edutopia mobile learning guide. 50 of the best podcasts for students. 50 Of The Best Podcasts For High School Students by Dennis Lee, This post is the first part to a 3-part series entitled “250 things any high school student must learn”.

50 of the best podcasts for students

High school is perhaps one of the biggest turning points of a person’s life. Sure, there’s still college after that, but not everyone gets the chance to move that stage forward. So while you’re all in the stage where you go wonder what you really want to be like in the years to come, why not try listening to Podcasts to give yourself some insights about life. So here’s a collection of 50 Podcasts that any high school student should listen to, categorized into the four general topics would help you focus on what you might choose to become in the years to come.

Academic Related Podcasts There are things that we can’t just learn in a four walled classroom, which is why these podcasts could offer you more practical applications of the theories they discuss to you. General and Special Interest Podcasts Entrepreneurship. It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access. Discussing initiatives such as BYOD or 1-to-1 technology initiatives, there is often a lot of fear about “balance”.

It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access

First of all, the notion of “balance” is something that I truly believe should not be determined for anyone other than yourself. What is “balance” to one, might look significantly different to someone else. When we talk about kids having “balance”, do we imply something unique to them, or our own belief on what “balance” is?

Secondly, the notion that a student will always use a device because they have one, is not necessarily a reality. Kids still do physical education, go outside, and do many of the same things that I did in school, even with pencil and paper. It is not that we have access to find information, but to also create it. So when we look at a kid that struggles with writing with paper and pencil, but accelerates using technology (or honestly vice versa), we have to look at what “access” creates. Student run genius bar. Comparing BYOD vs. 1:1 Learning—Which Should You Choose?

For K-12 districts looking to implement mobile learning, there are really two options: BYOD or 1:1.

Comparing BYOD vs. 1:1 Learning—Which Should You Choose?

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Students and teachers bring in whatever device they have access to at home be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone. In a 1:1 environment, the school standardizes on and provides a device to its students and faculty. Both approaches to mobile learning provide much needed access to technology, but each comes with its own unique set of challenges, particularly where classroom management and sustainability are concerned. Planning for Mobile Learning Regardless of whether you choose to implement BYOD or 1:1, there are several things you need to do to prepare for mobile learning before you settle on a device or a particular approach. Teens and Mobile Phones. Text messaging explodes as teens embrace it as the centerpiece of their communication strategies with friends.

Teens and Mobile Phones

The mobile phone has become the favored communication hub for the majority of American teens. Cell-phone texting has become the preferred channel of basic communication between teens and their friends, and cell calling is a close second. Some 75% of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones, up from 45% in 2004. Those phones have become indispensable tools in teen communication patterns. Fully 72% of all teens – or 88% of teen cell phone users — are text-messagers. Among all teens, their frequency of use of texting has now overtaken the frequency of every other common form of interaction with their friends (see chart below). Fully two-thirds of teen texters say they are more likely to use their cell phones to text their friends than talk to them to them by cell phone. One in three teens sends more than 100 text messages a day, or 3000 texts a month.