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Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning
As technology evolves, it's important to make time for fresh beginnings and innovative ideas. For some, this could include a new perspective on the devices that are becoming so ubiquitous in our lives -- mobile gadgets like smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, and eReaders. Schools around the country are struggling with how to deal with these gadgets: is it better to embrace them and incorporate them into the learning process? In the playlist below, I've gathered some videos about educators and schools who are welcoming the sea change that is mobile learning. Video Playlist: Mobile Devices in the Classroom Keep watching the player below to see the rest of the playlist, or view it on YouTube. Katy ISD | A New Vision for Mobile Learning (05:19) Admittedly it's a pretty rosy picture, but there's some good insight in this video, which shows how tech giant Cisco partnered with Katy Independent School District in Texas on a mobile learning initiative for all 60,000 students. Related:  Outils nomadesWeek 4: "Mobile Learning"Mobile Learning

Le mobile learning à l'horizon des nouvelles formes d'apprentissage | Jean-Charles Foucrier C'EST DEMAIN - Le mobile learning, qu'est-ce que c'est ? Par définition, le mobile learning (ou m-learning, ou "apprentissage nomade") implique la combinaison des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication pour l'Enseignement (TICE) et de la technologie mobile des smartphones. En clair, il s'agit d'apprendre ou de se former sur son smartphone ou sur sa tablette, n'importe où et n'importe quand, plutôt que de rester assis dans une salle de cours ou dans un bureau. Ces enseignements peuvent prendre la forme de simples textes, de messages, d'images ou d'infographies, ou encore de capsules vidéo. L'idée peut sembler évidente et surtout pratique, et de fait, celle-ci existe depuis le début des années 2000. Les intérêts du mobile learning dans la formation professionnelle L'année 2015 devrait voir une sérieuse augmentation de l'usage du mobile learning, en particulier dans le secteur privé. Le mobile learning et la réalité augmentée Envoyer une correction Contactez-nous

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Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes Students of all ages are required to read text for a variety of purposes. With a large emphasis placed on teaching skills that help children tackle nonfiction, it's important to think about the different ways that students are gathering facts and details as they take in information. Teachers need to think beyond traditional text and make sure that their students have the necessary skills for processing, evaluating, and comprehending multimedia. Not a Trend, But a Tool Locating and sharing high quality multimedia content can be difficult. Many tech-enthusiastic educators have written off QR codes as a passing trend that can be replaced with augmented reality triggers. For teachers just getting started with technology, or those looking for flexibility in a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, QR codes still have an important place in a tech-friendly classroom. Curating and Sharing Any multimedia found on the Internet can be linked to a QR code.

Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers The mobile learning revolution is alive and growing in popularity every day. When schools move toward mobile learning in the classroom, they can take advantage of electronic devices such as tablets and cell phones that offer portability and ease of use. Mobile learning technologies can offer teachers a flexible approach to learning with their students in a variety of locations, and encourage this learning to continue at home. As schools begin to consider the movement towards mobile learning, it's important to support teachers with strategies for success, particularly if they are new. As I began to research this topic I was disappointed to discover that resources for supporting new teacher use of mobile learning strategies weren't easily accessible. Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb are mobile learning experts and the authors of the book Teaching Generation Text. Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb on Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers Success doesn't just happen.

What Are The Benefits Of mLearning? Featuring 5 Killer Examples In this article I will touch upon the benefits of mLearning, why it is gaining momentum, and why it must be a significant part of your learning strategy. Additionally, I will share 5 examples that showcase successful application of mLearning. Let us start with the benefits: Flexibility to learners. What Is Driving mLearning’s Rapid Adoption? Changing learner profiles.The mix of learners in organizations now includes traditional learners, baby-boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y. Can You Manage Without A mLearning Strategy Today? Well, the answer is rather obvious; this is a trend that cannot be ignored and the need of the hour is to adopt a two-pronged approach: Migration of legacy courses.You can use this opportunity to redesign some of your older courses toο and also get the multi-device flexibility. Where Can mLearning Be Applied? mLearning is a great fit for formal learning and Performance Support. mLearning Example 1 mLearning Example 2 mLearning Example 3 mLearning Example 4 mLearning Example 5

All The Text Message Acronyms You Ever Wanted To Know Kids these days. Constantly with their noses in their phones, texting their friends who are nine feet away from them. And if you had to take their phone away from them, you probably can barely decipher what they’re saying. So here it is: your fun post of the day – a guide to understanding the text messages your students send. BTWITIAILWY: By the way, I think I am in love with youPOS: Parents over shoulderNTK: Nice to knowWFM: Works for meWDYT: What do you think? Want a hi-res PDF? Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation Mobile Phones: Classroom Tool or Invasive Nuisance? A Mobile Dilemma, by Tom Whitby (2014) With mobile devices, including cell phones, an irrevocable part of kids' lives, Whitby suggests that teachers need to become mobile-savvy as well if they hope to adequately prepare their students for success in the 21st century. Back to Top Books of the Future -- Kindles, Nooks, and other E-Readers The E-Book’s The Thing, by Suzie Boss (2014) Boss shares how a new generation of e-books give opportunities for students to engage with texts and the additional resources they often offer. Tablets in the Classroom The First 5s With iPads, by Beth Holland (2014) When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals. Mobile Apps for Learning

Personalized Learning Resources for Mobile Educators I have a 45-minute commute to Knapp Elementary School each morning. Aside from sipping on my coffee, I'll tune into Philly sports radio, some Mumford & Sons or maybe even some local news. However, in December, my commute took a more reflective turn when I discovered an edu-podcast called #EdChat Radio that is now helping me think deeper in a quiet space away from the presence of students, teachers, parents and community members. As an educator and learner, making time to reflect on where your learning community is hitting or missing the mark is invaluable. At the time of this post, there are nine 10-to-15-minute #EdChat Radio posted on the BAM Radio Network's site, the hub of these and other podcast channels produced especially for parents, educators and leaders. For me, I'm really enjoying the #EdChat Radio Podcast because I have a connection with and great respect for many of the voices I hear as part of my Twitter PLN. Recent #EdChat Radio Topics Other Recommended Edu-Podcasts

Programme d’action "eduWiFi Le CGIE a lancé avec Lancom un programme d'action Wi-Fi pour les lycées. Sur base des expériences faites au cours des dernières années, le CGIE vient d’établir un plan d’action Wi-Fi à l’intention des établissements secondaires et secondaires techniques. Le but de ce programme ambitieux est (1) de faire bénéficier les lycées du savoir-faire du CGIE en matière de standards Wi-Fi adaptés aux besoins des établissements scolaires et (2) de mettre à disposition des lycées un kit de démarrage Wi-Fi leur facilitant ainsi l’entrée au monde Wi-Fi. Objectifs Les principaux objectifs de cette initiative sont: harmoniser les équipements réseau et plus particulièrement des infrastructures Wi-Fi dans les lycées ; optimiser les processus de configuration, de sécurisation et de maintenance de ces équipements réseau ; garantir au lycée l’extension de son infrastructure de base à des prix préférentiels permettant ainsi un meilleur contrôle les coûts. Starter Kit eduWiFi

Note-Taking with iPads I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form. However, consider Sunni Brown's TED Talk, "Doodlers Unite." She argues that engaging in sketching while listening to complex ideas further supports learning. While outlining may work for me, what about those who value taking notes in the margins? When students learn to hand-write their notes, they focus on content and organization within a single medium -- paper. Cameras and Microphones One of the most valuable features of iPad to support note-taking may be the camera. In addition to incorporating photos, many note-taking apps also include audio recording. Typing and Drawing We experienced an influx of "laptop kids" in our middle school. With iPad, these same students could both type and draw their notes.

Additional resource links for mobile learning. by dkherning Feb 3