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44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 -

44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 -
This week an online article grabbed my attention. Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones in Class.” I immediately scoped out the heading and thought to myself, “Finally, teachers are beginning to embrace the powerful little gadgets.” However, it did not take me long to realize the researched article took quite a different slant. One quotation in particular caused serious professional introspection on my behalf. I understand the tougher task of using regular cell phones in class versus internet ready smartphones, however , I could not disagree more with the above quotation. A blessed trip to the ISTE 2011 conference in Philadelphia helped me devise a BYOD classroom management plan and opened my eyes to the infinite educational potential of smartphones in the classroom. However, one of my toughest baseball coaches once said, “Potential and a dollar will get you a Coke.” Use Smartphones to Collaborate Use Smartphones to Communicate Use Smartphones to Create Related:  fsurget

El aprendizaje móvil se abre camino en América Latina El uso de celulares en la educación es una tendencia creciente, pero aún hay desafíos para hacerlo sostenible, explica Paula Leighton. [SANTIAGO] Mientras la primera década de este siglo fue testigo de numerosas iniciativas para proporcionar acceso a un computador portátil por niño, en el último tiempo se ha registrado un incremento en los proyectos que exploran el uso de teléfonos celulares para el aprendizaje. Varios de esos proyectos han surgido en América Latina. El aprendizaje móvil, conocido como ‘m-learning’ en inglés, involucra el uso de teléfonos celulares comunes e inteligentes, ya sea solos o en combinación con otras tecnologías, con objetivos educacionales. Con cerca de seis mil millones de suscripciones móviles en todo el mundo, estos dispositivos representan una oportunidad sin precedentes para apoyar el aprendizaje en un formato incluso más barato, ubicuo y portátil que los computadores más económicos. Aprendizaje móvil en América Latina Pedagogía en la mira Flickr/Matt JP

Using Cell Phones In Class: A Primer For Teachers Bringing a cell phone to class usually starts a debate between teacher and student. Most teachers completely ban them. They are often regarded as distractions from learning. There are several issues concerning mobile learning like social media, Internet filtering, safety laws, teaching techniques, school policies, etc. Looking at mobile devices in a positive light, they can facilitate student learning inside the four walls of the classroom. Many teachers believe that phones are not really important—not because they are useless, but because they are just tools that do not affect the lesson plan if they are not used. First Step Educators have to familiarize themselves with cell phones that can be used for education. What Can Teachers Do With Cell Phones? The first and foremost purpose of cell phones is, of course, communication. If messaging is not enough, teachers can use Twitter to share what they do in class. Teachers can also support the students even when at home. Takeaways

Part 2: 36 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Smart 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, and I sincerely hope my endeavors were successful. Please join me in helping educators everywhere creatively use smartphones by contributing any overlooked uses and supportive responses via this survey. The shared comments can easily be assessed by clicking this link. Use Smartphones to Collaborate Have students collaborate with their off-campus peers by exchanging phone numbers. Use Smartphones to Communicate Have P.E. students/athletes post workout data by using a Google form/spreadsheet. Use Smartphones to Create Not enough cameras to go around when recording original movie trailers and mini-movies? Use Smartphones to Curate/Coordinate Still not convinced?

Smartphones in Education A Collection of Resources of Why & How to Integrate Smartphones (& other technologies) in Education. (More at: Inside Smartphone Use in the Classroom: More Advantages than Risks? Photo: Also Smartphone Use in the Classroom: More Advantages than Risks? A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom / Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.Is Social Media Relevant? talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz.

The best tools for your paperless classroom Whether you’ve had a paperless classroom for awhile, have tried to go paperless but have made it only halfway there, or if you’re just taking your first baby steps into emptying your classroom of its paper piles, selecting tools that will take the place of your papers. If you’ve already gone paperless (or partly paperless), you’ve likely already tried out a few tools or more, to varying degrees of ease and success. Part of the issue may be offerings – there are about a bajillion (yes, that’s a real number, and it is a really really big number). You have other people try out the apps for you, and recommend the best ones. If you have a favorite that we haven’t included here, we’d love for you to share it with the Daily Genius community! 8 Essential tools for your paperless classroom Google Drive: Use Google Drive to share documents with your students, encourage collaboration, and more. Explorer, eternal learner, animal lover.

iWebKit: The free iPhone webapp and website framework.SnippetSpace iWebKit is a file package designed to help you create your own iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad compatible website or webapp. The kit is accessible to anyone even people with little html knowledge and is simple to understand thanks to the included user guide. In a couple of minutes you will have created a professional looking mobile website. iWebKit is the framework of choice because it is very easy to use, loads extremely fast, is compatible with all devices & extendable. It is simple html that anyone can edit contrary to some other solutions that use a lot of javascript & Ajax. Simplicity is the key! What is new in V5.04 Commercial License When to buy one? Does it apply to only this version? Can I use it for multiple projects Yes as long as it is your project (the licensee). How do I get one Click on the button above, pay once and receive a document signed by me granting you permission to use iWebKit commercially.

6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher . Join EdTechTeacher at the iPad Summit in Atlanta on April 10-12. The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding. However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads. Below are six ways to support collaboration between student iPads that cover the spectrum of creation options that range from text to digital storytelling to video creation. Explain Everything ($2.99) A flexible and powerful screen casting option, students and teachers can collaborate on screencasts by exporting Explain Everything project files from an iPad. Google Drive (Free) BookCreator ($4.99) Subtext (free) Diigo

20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools by Hope Mulholland, TeachThought Intern BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” approach. Such an approach can save money, allow students to use their own devices, and encourage a student-centered approach to learning. Recently we explained that “digital natives or not, technology dropped into the laps of students in schools isn’t always as accessible as it might be. Below is a list of 20 resources to help you get started with BYOD in your school or classroom. Articles about BYOD 1. 2. 3. 4. 7 Tips for Establishing a Successful BYOD Policy – 5. 6. 7. 8. 10 Reasons To Consider BYOD In Education – This TeachThought article looks at 10 of the most common benefits of BYOD. 9. 10. 11. 10 Reasons BYOD is Impossible To Ignore – What is there to gain–or fear–from BYOD? 12. 13. 10 Components Of A Successful BYOD Implementation – Adapted from an article from Eric Sheninger 14. 15. 16. Schools That Have BYOD Programs 17. 18. 19. 20.

Teaching 9/11 Page 1 / 20 1. Interactive Timeline of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks 2. 102 Minutes 3. Evacuation of Lower Manhattan 4. Powered by JOGTHEWEB Index Share It : Teaching 9/11 The page must be refreshed to take effect. iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors I think we would all agree that a classroom with iPads looks and functions very differently than a classroom without iPads. While many administrators and support staff complete standard walk-throughs, some of them struggle with what to look for beyond the basics when it comes to evaluating a classroom infused with iPads. Recently, our district started offering iLEAP academies, which blend classroom site visits and in-house professional development for districts all over my state. Many of the attendees are administrators, support staff, and teachers that have limited familiarity with 1:1 classrooms but are seeking best practices to take back to their own schools and campuses as they implement a 1:1 iPad initiative or pilot. When I began searching for ways to facilitate this type of classroom visit, I happened on an excellent list of observation tips for a traditional classroom but found nothing specifically tailored to iPads. Student Behavior What are students doing? Teacher Behavior

Mobile Learning - 7 Interesting Patterns Over the last two DevLearn conferences, the big buzz has been around Mobile Learning. While the thinking around this was far more mature this time around, a lot of the initial conversations still seemed to be around porting existing elearning courses onto mobile devices. Of course, the presence of pioneers such as Neil Lasher, Judy Brown, Ellen Wagner and others has helped clear the air around mobile learning a bit. I think at the recent conference, it was pretty clear that mobile learning isn't exactly 'elearning on the move'. Learning Apps Having an iPod has opened me up to the world of mobile apps and I've been looking for learning applications like a hungry cat. Books and Documents My Kindle has revolutionised the way I read, and the availability of reading applications for Kindle books on PCs, Macs and mobile phones has made my learning extremely flexible. Podcasting and Portable Media Social Media on the Move Game Based Learning Performance Support The Mobile Web

4 Great Rubrics to Help you Select Educational Apps As iPads are increasingly infiltrating our educational systems the question of the pedagogical implications ensuing from the use of these mobile gadgets in the classroom come to the surface. Some do look at them as an added distraction and that learning can be more focused without students having access to them during the class. Traditionalists do advocate this view and are , in fact, against the " over-digitization " of education. To these people I say what John Dewy once said " If we teach today as we thought yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow ". I am strongly in favor of the use of mobile gadgetry for educational purposes. 1- BVLS iPad App Evaluation Form Click Here to download it. 2- iPad App Evaluation Guiding Question Click Here to download it. 3- Mobile Application Selection Rubric Click Here to download it. 4- Critical Evaluation of Content-based iPad/iPod App Click Here to download it.

Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying? In theory, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in schools are a great idea; students can use their own tablets, laptops and smartphones in the classroom, and can take advantage of a wider range of apps and programs than they might be able to normally access in school. There is a case to be made that doing so can make schools more cutting edge and capable of engaging students through methods that they're comfortable with. However, there's also a risk that BYOD could lead to bullying and inequality within schools. How, then, can BYOD be successful without causing these kinds of problems? The growing popularity of BYOD is a trend that has appeared in the workplace and schools over the past few years; partly, this has been in response to gaps between the technology found at work and school, and what people are using in their spare time. For schools, particularly those whose budgets are struggling to keep up with the pace of technology, BYOD offers cost savings. Risks and Problems

Movenote edu Our mobile (iOS and Android) apps are now free! Movenote has decided to change the price of our mobile apps back to its original free status. We got a lot of feedback from teachers of the difficulties of having to pay for the movenote app and how it made movenote a lot more difficult to implement in the classroom. For this reason we went back to free, and there we are to stay. We want movenote to be available easily to as many people as possible, with all devices possible! In the future movenote will publish new features that will be available to all users at a small cost. Movenote is in the TOP 20 EDUCATION APPS of Google! What great 3 days in Texas. Coming soon…. Movenote is integrating itself into bigger learning environments to make it more accessible to schools around the world. “Even easier than before” Now you can make and send a video presentation directly from your Gmail. Here is a quick tutorial we made for you: Welcome to movenote education!

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