Mobile Learning

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

| July 22, 2013 | 22 Comments

We don’t want iPads to just become replacements for notebooks and textbooks, we want them to be objects to think with. We want students using them to mess around with the world around them and their courses of study. Here are ideas on how to use iPads to create and document in order to cement what students are learning.

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Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

| June 5, 2013 | 17 Comments

Many of the predictions in this year’s report match those made for higher education too: mobile learning, open content, cloud computing, and yes — 3D printers.

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To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small

To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small

| May 30, 2013 | 12 Comments

It can be amazing and illuminating, once this door is opened, to see and hear the myriad ways that students understand learning and engagement.

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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

| May 8, 2013 | 36 Comments

By Justin Reich and Beth Holland The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. On the one hand, deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (someday). For technology to make a real difference in student learning, it […]

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Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

| May 7, 2013 | 29 Comments

Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have gained popularity as educational tools in part because of the belief those devices could cut across the digital divide created by socioeconomic boundaries. Now a new study reinforces that perspective, finding that students’ access to mobile devices, in this country anyway, is more often a question of parents’ […]

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How to Help Mobile Education Go Global

How to Help Mobile Education Go Global

| February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

For many of us, the conversation around mobile learning has shifted from asking whether mobile devices present educational opportunities to how they might best do so. From that second question, a new initiative has been launched: SMILE, the Stanford Mobile Inquiry Learning Environment, an idea, which, in practice, is almost staggeringly simple. Essentially, SMILE is […]

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What Will It Take to Bring Mobile Ed to the Developing World?

What Will It Take to Bring Mobile Ed to the Developing World?

| February 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

In developing countries, where smartphones and dependable cellular networks are still scarce, it’s been difficult to gauge the real impact of the mobile education movement. But with the combination of different factors — the advent of new technology, decreased pricing for data, a worldwide lust for mobile education, and a persisting patience for smaller screens […]

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Case Studies: How Teachers Use Tech to Support Learning

Case Studies: How Teachers Use Tech to Support Learning

| January 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

Erin Scott Starting the year off with ideas on the best ways to use technology to support learning, Larry Ferlazzo collected an invaluable list of criteria last year from educators, to which he added more resources in his recent blog post for EdWeek.Other posts in the series include Using Ed Tech to Create Deep and […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning

Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning

| December 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Flickr: CriCristina It may come as no surprise that the ideas that are top-of-mind for educators, parents, and policymakers are the very topics conveyed in the most popular MindShift posts this year. Giving kids the tools to create, teachers the freedom to innovate, making students’ work relevant in the real world, giving them access to […]

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Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class

Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class

| November 29, 2012 | 23 Comments

Erin Scott By Jennifer Carey A good rule of thumb for any classroom use of cellphones: the lesson/activity must be engaging as well as productive. You don’t want technology for the sake of technology (and students aren’t going to be intrinsically fascinated with a device they use routinely when they’re outside of school). If the […]

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