Digital Scavenger Hunts If you’ve got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you’re ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean, of course, the world of active learning through digital scavenger hunts. In this hunt, students are tasked with finding a particular physical object, person, or place and have to use technology to track it down. Learning to Go! Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching. Written by the unstoppable Shelly Sanchez, this promises to be a very practical and useful guide for teachers interested in edtech. But perhaps most interesting of all is the design of the book. There are no page numbers, and the journey through it might not be a linear one.
Mobile Learning: 50+ Resources & Tips I believe mobile devices will transform education. This is why I created a free ebook, Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips & Resources with helpful tips and several resources to help support this trend. One reason is because mobile devices are designed in a way that forces the teacher to give control to the learner. 10 Open Source Tools There’s a pantload of premium products available to teachers right now. If you’re willing to pay a little (or a lot) then you can have professional-grade products. But what if you don’t need the ultra-fancy version? What if you just need to do a quick task and then move on? Then you’re probably better off with one of these open source tools that costs you nothing and has a strong community behind it. For example, WordPress (which powers Edudemic!)
eltchat [licensed for non-commercial use only] / How do you use mobile devices in the classroom Tips, apps, best practices ELT Chat Summary - 30th April How do you use mobile devices in the classroom? Tips, apps & best practices Introduction This was the initial question for the evening's discussion, although there was some debate about the definition of mobile devices. 70+ Tools in Bloom's Digital Taxonomy The number of web tools currently available to teachers, administrators, and students is downright absurd. You can’t swing an iPad without hitting a free web tool looking to revolutionize your classroom. Luckily, there are a few brave souls out in the world wide web attempting to organize the chaos a bit. We like to take our best shot here at Edudemic but also like to showcase some of the great organizing done by others. One of those fabulous organizers is Phillippa Cleaves ( @pipcleaves – worth following!)
Once Upon a Device: 20 Reading Activities & Apps “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke Epiphany is one of my favorite words. I remember discovering the word in high school and thinking that finally I had the right word to describe the “aha” moments I would get after reading a good book. I want my learners to have several epiphanies throughout their learning journeys. 23 Formative Digital Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on.
BYOT: No Internet Access, No Problem Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 Part of the Mobile Learning Series! “The principle goal of education in schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” ~ Jean Piaget I have been traveling throughout Slovenia and Croatia for the past month training teachers in integrating Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) effectively with their classes.
35 Apps and Tools For Math Teachers If you’re content with a chalkboard and an abacus as a math teacher, that’s cool. But have you seen all the apps and web tools just aching to make a difference in your classroom? They’re robust, built just for you, and most are completely free. We’ve put together a few lists in our day but always seem to focus on either apps or web tools. Why not offer a useful set of resources that are both dedicated apps and web tools? Archive I wanted to take a closer look at the iPad Evaluation I previously blogged about in Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use in Mind. The section of Content and Components deserved a closer look and explanation. You can download the PDF file of the iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom with the following sections of evaluation included: ConsiderationsContent & ComponentsLogisticsFluencySubstitution vs Transformation Model (based on SAMR model of Ruben Puentedura and Alan November‘s work)Evidence of Learning (based on conversation with Stephen Wilmarth) After looking at iPad apps through the lens of Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, November’s Digital Learning Farm, 21st century Upgrades, let’s take a closer look at the content and components of these apps. It is important to remind ourselves that shiny visuals and audio not automatically translate into pedagogical value of the program.
Clickable Links in SlideShare This situation sound familiar? You're clicking through a SlideShare and stumble upon a call-to-action (CTA) that reads, "Click here to learn more!" You're intrigued, so you click the blue, hyperlinked text ... then nothing happens. ELL to Go ELL | Feature ELL to Go Two schools transform their ELL programs by giving students around-the-clock access to some of the latest mobile devices. By Jennifer Demski05/02/11 The typical student at the Newcomer Center, an alternative school in Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, IL, is a recent immigrant with little or no English skills.