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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Technology advancements have touched every facet of life including education. This latter has been radically transformed and teachers who do not use social media and educational technology in their teaching no longer fit in the new system.That’s why every educator and teacher should reconsider certain values and principles . Today I am sharing with you two short videos that will hopefully change what some think about teaching. The following videos are among the top educative videos online . Watch this first one minute 40 seconds video to see the negative side of some teachers. Negative version of when i become a teacher So if you want to fit in the system and develop professionally then this is how to do it . watch this short video to learn more. positive version of when i become a teacher The 21st century teachers are characterized by certain holistic and student centered features , some of them are summarized below . The risk taker : The Collaborator : The model : The leader : The visionary :

Mobile Nomads- Opportunities for Universities to Harness the Power of Community | Communication, Learning and Coaching to Drive Behavioral and Organizational Change What is a mobile nomad? Always on the go lifestyle University students, like many business folks, live in an “always on the go” lifestyle- walking and chewing gum, texting and walking and chatting, multi-tasking. The Android device or iPhone is ubiquitous, always with them (and me!). Speed of “been there done that” Recently a 20 something said to me, “By the time I graduate two years from now, the information I have been taught will be old and outdated at the speed of change today.” I do get his point, but George Washington will always be our first U.S. Brian Chen of Wired Magazine wrote, “Why listen to a single source talk about a printed textbook that will inevitably be outdated in a few years? Point taken. Emergent change in behavior: The mobile in the hand “About five years ago my students stopped taking notes. So students are constantly on the move through a set of classes, exams, papers, Face Book updates, tweets, and parties, (of course). Engage them! 1. 2. -The University of Wisconsin

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Links to the other 4 lists can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 1) 10 Reasons to Ban Pens and Pencils in the Class – A blog post that turns the criticisms applied to mobile devices on their heads by applying them to the ageless tools of the traditional classroom – Pens and Pencils 2) How Young is Too Young? Mobile Technologies and Young Children – An article on the use of mobile technologies by very young children. 3) Important Terms in Mobile Learning – Every new idea comes with it’s set of terms and subset of ideas. 4) 7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning – Mobile learning is about using mobile devices to enhance learning experiences for learners. 5) 32 Interesting Ways to Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom – A Google Docs presentation with 32 (and growing) ideas on implementing the use of mobile devices for teaching and learning Like this: Like Loading...

Stixy: For Flexible Online Creation Collaboration and Sharing Mobile apps reshape toys and learning | Cutting Edge CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--While older generations simply had to memorize facts at school, today's children and young adults learn best by playing, often with digital gadgets, according to experts at the Sandbox Summit. Held at the MIT Media Lab, the conference brings together educators and technologists seeking ways to better reach Generations Y and Z--groups ranging from toddlers to 20 somethings--and equip them with skills for the digital lifestyle of the 21st century. In additional to making compelling online games and educational content, they are also trying to design toys which bridge offline play with online apps. New technology, particularly multi-touch tablets, has brought interactive media and games to infants barely able to sit up by themselves. These technology and demographic changes mean that interactive media and educational toys need to be designed with the idea of "playful learning," or using technology combine entertainment and educational content, speakers said.

QR Codes in the Classroom Mobile Learning | Q&A QR Codes in the Classroom Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes. By Bridget McCrea08/31/11 At a time when schools are banishing student-owned mobile devices from their classrooms--or, at least making sure the disruptive laptops, tablets, and phones are powered down class begins--London Jenks is taking a decidedly different tack. A science teacher at Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis, WY, Jenks welcomes iPhone- and Android-toting students into his classes. A Google-certified educator who teaches earth science, physics, chemistry, and astronomy, Jenks explainedhis reasons for letting down the walls that so many other instructors have erected during this "mobile" age and told us how the strategy has helped him be more effective as a teacher.

25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom In case you haven’t heard the news, we’re putting out a special mini-issue early next week. It’ll be available in the Edudemic Magazine iPad app and, best of all, FREE to subscribers! If you’re not (yet) a subscriber, it’ll be just $0.99. The following is an excerpt from just one of the articles in the mini-issue. It’s all about iPads in education, Apple’s role in the future of learning, and much more than that. Want to get the mini-issue free when it comes out? So you’ve got one or a few iPads that you want to use in the classroom. Becoming a 21st Century School or District: Improve and Innovate (Step 7 of 7) In some ways we have saved the toughest challenge for last. Don't get me wrong. Transforming professional development, curriculum, instruction and assessment to create 21st century outcomes for your students will all be very challenging. But here's the final challenge in this series: In Step 7, we challenge you to create an organization that is constantly improving. The 4Cs as an Organizational Imperative Working on the 4Cs the last several years has been a wonderful journey. After seeing this graphic, a superintendent walked up to us and said, "I love this model. There are four organizational areas where embedding the 4Cs could be considered: 1) Strategic planning Just this year, I visited my hometown school district. 2) Accountability and data No plan -- strategic or otherwise -- is worth anything if there isn't a culture of accountability surrounding it. 3) Process Improvement Another great way to drive change is to focus on process improvement. 4) Leadership Reflections Conclusion

Mobile Curation is now Easier than Ever with for AndroidScoop In today’s world, everything is mobile. Sharing photos, tweets, status updates and check-ins wouldn’t be half as fun if we couldn’t do it from anywhere our busy lives took us. Though long form content creation will remain difficult to mobilize, we see mobile curation as an opportunity to take one step closer to this. Most aspects of curation are already compatible with today’s smartphones; we can read content, edit and include short-form commentary, and of course, share to various social networks with a few swipes of the finger. With this in mind, we listened to your feedback and combined all of these elements into the very first mobile curation app, for iPhone, which gives users a simple, efficient, and visually appealing way to curate on the go. Today, we are very glad to announce our new Android app, which will bring mobile curation on the platform to all Android users. But, what’s the best thing about the mobile app for Android?