Kids and Mobile Phones What age is appropriate for a kid to have a mobile phone? That's something for you and your family to decide. Consider your child’s age, personality, and maturity, and your family's circumstances. Is your child responsible enough to follow rules set by you and the school? When you decide your children are ready for a mobile phone, teach them to think about safety and responsibility. Getting Started Today With mLearning: Video Podcasting by Dave Mozealous “Video Podcasting is something that you can start doing today to get involved in mobile development using your existing eLearning videos. No need to wait for any technologies that are years off, or spend more money investing in expensive delivery platforms. Get started on developing your first video Podcast today.” Video Podcasting is an easy way for you to target mobile learning platforms today using your existing eLearning videos.
netsmartz Click on the titles below to print age-appropriate activity cards. These activity cards are related to the online activities and easy to implement with few extra materials. Printable handouts are included. Parents may want to skim through the activities to get ideas for discussing Internet safety with their children. Forming a Training Mobility Strategy by Adam Smith “Overall our strategy is to simplify, to do something, and to link to the business. Our mobile learning strategy is in process and we expect it will be under constant adjustment. However, I’m confident that next year we’ll have solid examples and standards we can use to work with other departments as demand builds.” The current push towards using mobile devices for learning can feel like the first days of home computing.
Lesson Ideas These lesson plans were perhaps the most popular activity for last year's Digital Learning Day. The links provide a ready-made activity that you can use with your students on Digital Learning Day and beyond. You will see that each lesson includes a full lesson plan and a short video introduction from the Digital Learning Day teacher who submitted the lesson. If you plan to use a lesson on Digital Learning Day in your classroom or school, make sure to add this activity to our map. Visit the toolkits for more lesson plans, tools to use, and tips from teachers in specific areas! I Am Malala Learning Resources on Mobile Learning – this Week’s Topic on the Gateway to 21st Century Skills Read more by eSchool News Tucson, AZ – October 17, 2011 The rapid advances in mobile technology have created new vistas for learning on the fly – literally. Last week, for example, I saw a young girl practicing fast math facts on her mother’s phone while her older sister took a ballet class. One of my son’s friends takes violin lessons from a teacher in China via Skype on his iPad, while another is learning Italian on his iPod touch.
How to Help Students Create a Positive Digital Footprint Children today are more tech savvy than previous generations and have digital footprints from increasingly earlier ages. Many parents “share” their children online before they are even born, through pregnancy updates and sonograms. Some parents post status updates about their child’s milestones, grades, sports, and activities. According to online security firm AVG in a 2012 study, 81% of U.S. children have a digital footprint before age two. But how can we keep this online imprint positive? Importance of a positive digital footprint:
Book Review: The Mobile Academy, by Clark N. Quinn by Bill Brandon “Business has already discovered that it is essential to have a clear strategy for accommodating mobile. Universities, where the implementation of these technologies is more complex and challenging, have an even greater need for a plan and a system to keep up with rapid changes in the mobile field. In my opinion, Clark Quinn has provided an excellent foundation for creating such a strategic plan.” Clark Quinn has just published another book on mLearning, his second this year. The latest work, The Mobile Academy: mLearning for Higher Education, is intended as a guide to strategy and implementation of mobile learning for administrators, instructional support staff, and faculty. As such, it is direct, to the point, and extremely practical.
Be a Good Digital Citizen: Tips for Teens and Parents Kids are the creators. It’s all about participating; communicating; making music, images, and videos; and posting written content. And the content that’s there? Kids must be able to know whether it’s credible or not.Everything happens in front of a vast, invisible, and often anonymous audience. Once something is out there, it lasts for a long time. Everything leaves a digital footprint.Information cannot be controlled.
How to get started with mobile learning (We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of two-to-three page “briefs.” This is part 8: Diving into mLearning: How to get started. If you would like to see the collection in its entirety, click here.) Think small and not huge when you do your first project. At mLearn, we heard stories from companies such as PwC, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, the Federal Bank of Chicago, and several others. Anatomy of a Lesson Page Whether you're new to Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum or have been using it for years, this is a good time to refresh your knowledge of all that's offered within our lesson pages. There are a lot of new resources! What’s New: 1. Unit Assessments. 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.
Kids and Socializing Online Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it's important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely. Among the pitfalls that come with online socializing are sharing too much information or posting comments, photos, or videos that can damage a reputation or hurt someone's feelings. Applying real-world judgment can help minimize those risks. Remind Kids that Online Actions Have Consequences