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34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom

34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom
34 Ways Ideas For Smartphones In The Classroom By Category by John Hardison first appeared on gettingsmart.com In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Better Ways to Use Smartphones in Class, here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning environment. In this blog post, I have attempted to avoid any redundancies. Please join me in helping educators everywhere creatively use smartphones by contributing any overlooked uses and supportive responses via this survey. 34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom To Collaborate 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. To Communicate 6. This method encourages educators to abandon the time-consuming and inefficient task of periodically calculating the data. 7. 8. To Create 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. To Curate/Coordinate 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Still not convinced? Image attribution flickr user davelawler

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3 Apps Teachers Should Definitely Use on Google Forms October 24, 2014 The big event in the EdTech world today is the release of add-ons for Google Forms. A feature which will enable Form creators to add more functionalities to their forms. I have spent sometime this evening browsing through the add-ons store and tinkering with some of the apps there and I found the 3 add-ons below to be the most useful for teachers and educators. Keep in mind the add-ons for Forms is still a new feature and as such there are only few apps store right now but more will be launched in the coming weeks. We will keep you posted of new releases.

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Google Classroom OR Schoology? Here's How I Use BOTH Effectively Google Classroom was rolled out to a group of teachers during the summer, and was made available to everyone at the beginning of the school year. With the introduction of Google Classroom, some teachers find themselves torn between using Classroom or a well-known Learning Management System. My answer to that question? I use both! Yes, I know that using both of these tools requires my students to manage two different accounts. Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? How should notes look? Ever since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as we’ve taught it traditionally and 21st century writing skills.

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I also really liked this article because it gives ideas that would be greatly enjoyed in the classroom. I understand that phones are not to be allowed but I do see the future being different. Usually every child in High school does carry a cell phone and approximately 95% of students in middle school have phones on them. by tiffanygalanis Jul 24

Okay so this article was by far my favorite find to date, regarding our reading strategies notebook. I do understand that the majority of middle school students are not permitted to use cell phones in the classroom. With that said, I believe an occasional literacy lesson integrating technology through the use of a smartphone would only serve as an exciting and rewarding experience for all parties involved. This particular article offers 34 smartphone ideas for technology implementation in the classroom...definitely worth trying! by jlehman Jun 17

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