Smartphones as Tools for Education - eCycle Best Introduction The smartphone owner population is growing. Multi-functionality, portability, and connectivity are opening doors for learning. No wonder students harness smartphone technology to help them in education. These tiny pocket computers keep students connected to the Internet, improving their academics. However, many students are oblivious to the power in their hands; the power of educational apps, the potential for success.
Yes, it’s time to embrace cell phones in class In 2007, an excellent educator who was known for incorporating technology into his classes advised me not to assign YouTube videos to my students. “It has too much of a distracting quality,” he said. “You may do better to stay away from it.” Basics - Mobile Learning Handbook Student Polling/Audience Response Systems This topic deserves a special section because its use is becoming more common, and the use cases can be compelling for instructors of synchronous learning experiences. This mobile device application involves presenting a question to students through their learning medium (e.g., PowerPoint slides in a classroom). Students are asked by the instructor to send a text message to a designated address, with key codes corresponding to poll answer choices.
Using Smartphones in the Classroom By Edward Graham Found in: Advice and Support Ken Halla knows a thing or two about using technology in the classroom. For the past 5 years, the 22-year teaching veteran has worked to transition his ninth-grade World History and AP Government classrooms into a mobile device-friendly environment where students can incorporate the latest technology into the learning process. Along the way, Halla created three of the most used education blogs in the country—“World History Teachers Blog,” “US Government Teachers Blog,” and “US History Teachers Blog”—to help fellow humanities teachers incorporate more technology and more device-based learning into their own classrooms.
Should We Allow Cell Phones in School? Benefits of Smartphones Are cellphones in the classroom a good idea? Does this device serve as a valid learning tool or just as another distraction contributing to the social disengagement of children? Smartphone ownership Cellphones have come a long way since the two-pound, $3,995 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was first introduced in 1984. Smartphones in Class: Learning Tool or Distraction? Walk around a college campus, and you’ll see students chatting, laughing… and plugged into their smartphones. Clearly, students enjoy engaging with these interactive, trendy tech tools. You know smartphones are popular. But have you been wondering what kind of effect they have in the classroom?
Mobile Instructional Design Principles for Adult Learners Applied Research Connect with AIM Feedback Do you have a question or comment? We would love to hear from you. Education Update:Make Parents Your Partners:Can Mobile Devices Transform Education? The popularity of smartphones, including Droids, iPhones, and BlackBerries, that now have GPS, texting, voice, and multimedia capabilities has prompted industry and education reformers to shine the light on these mobile devices as vehicles suitable for transforming K–12 learning for the 21st century. Although they present challenges as well as potential benefits, education experts reason that these powerful small computers motivate students; provide constant access to the wealth of knowledge, tools, and experts on the web; and are cheaper and more plentiful than laptops or desktop workstations. "A big choice for us is: we have this very flexible tool, much more like a Swiss army knife than a hammer. What do we want to use it for?" says Christopher Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.
How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools Does your staff need Educational Technology training? The K-12 Teachers Alliance can help you plan your in-service professional development at no additional cost. Regardless of your school’s cell phone policy, the reality in most schools is that students have phones in their pockets, purses, or hoodies. Why not get these tools out in plain sight and use them for good and not evil? Here are some easy to use strategies to use cell phones in the classrooms.