Mobile Learning

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

| September 17, 2014 | 5 Comments

Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.

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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

| September 10, 2014 | 12 Comments

Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.

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5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

| July 15, 2014 | 9 Comments

As mobile learning becomes more common, district leaders are working hard to juggle nimble adaptation in a changing environment and the desire to get it right.

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

| June 9, 2014 | 63 Comments

One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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Should Handheld Devices for Kids Under 12 Be Banned?

Should Handheld Devices for Kids Under 12 Be Banned?

| March 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

A Huffington Post article, 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned, from a couple of days ago has clearly hit a nerve. The link has spread far and wide, with hundreds of thousands of social media shares. The author links to studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Society of Pediatrics, Kaiser […]

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

| March 5, 2014 | 30 Comments

Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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What Will It Take for iPads to Upend Teaching and Learning?

What Will It Take for iPads to Upend Teaching and Learning?

| February 13, 2014 | 23 Comments

One principal in an affluent Bay Area School is striving to do more than just “enhance” classroom learning with iPads.

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Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics

Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics

| December 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

A new study shows allowing fifth graders to use tablets at home and in class has potential to give them more learning opportunities.

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What Can We Learn From the Global Effort Around Mobile Learning?

What Can We Learn From the Global Effort Around Mobile Learning?

| October 17, 2013 | 9 Comments

Mobile technology is changing learning internationally, often without fancy gadgets. Recognizing the creative learning strategies being implemented in developing countries could help expand thinking in the U.S and inform ongoing discussions about how to best use technology to deepen learning.

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Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In

Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In

| October 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

Many MindShift readers were outraged that some students are missing out on valuable learning resources because of their families’ socio-economic status, while others worried that bringing mobile devices into the classroom – any classroom – invites chaos.

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