Mobile Learning

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class

| October 15, 2012 | 17 Comments

Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. But it’s also important to think about instructional use, and to that end, consider […]

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How to Launch a Successful BYOD Program

How to Launch a Successful BYOD Program

| September 5, 2012 | 14 Comments

Erin Scott By Katrina Schwartz As more schools start to integrate their own mobile learning strategies and Bring Your Own Device policies, one school district in a suburb of Houston has managed to come up with what appears to be a successful BYOD program. Katy Independent School District (ISD) has a student population of 63,000 […]

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Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools

Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools

| August 29, 2012 | 14 Comments

Flickr: Lexie Flickinger By Matt Levinson As schools get ready to deploy iPads this year, each one is scrambling to figure out how to develop an efficient and effective system that works. With no standardized system or uniform roadmap to follow, at the moment, it’s up to individual schools to reach out through their networks […]

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10 Ways to Boost Your Game for Back-to-School

10 Ways to Boost Your Game for Back-to-School

| July 30, 2012 | 8 Comments

In just a few weeks, school will start again in most schools. For teachers gearing up for the new school year, here are some instructive articles that may help get new ideas flowing — everything from using free online games, free digital media tools, cell phones, Pinterest and Learnist, and creating your own textbooks.

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10 Things in School That Should Be Obsolete

10 Things in School That Should Be Obsolete

| July 20, 2012 | 148 Comments

Flickr: Corey Leopold By Greg Stack So much about how and where kids learn has changed over the years, but the physical structure of schools has not. Looking around most school facilities — even those that aren’t old and crumbling –  it’s obvious that so much of it is obsolete today, and yet still in […]

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What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools

What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools

| July 10, 2012 | 8 Comments

Erin Scott As mobile learning programs become more ubiquitous, international attention is focusing on how different countries integrate mobile devices into formal schooling. Last month, United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a comprehensive report called UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning on the state of mobile learning around the world. The […]

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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

| July 2, 2012 | 16 Comments

Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Matt Levinson For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there’s wisdom to be learned from others who’ve gone down that road. At Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, Calif., the first year of a pilot iPad program for sixth-graders has just ended, and some […]

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How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

| May 10, 2012 | 77 Comments

In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools.

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Can Anyone Design a Mobile Game?

Can Anyone Design a Mobile Game?

| April 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

ARIS If you’re interested in creating your own mobile games, but are intimidated about taking the first step, teacher Jim Mathews offers a few ways in. Start small. Create something simple before embarking on a more complex effort to design a game or interactive story with lots of moving parts. Experimenting with many simple (and […]

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Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

| April 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

A new augmented reality platform is connecting students to their community and putting them in the driver’s seat of their learning experience.

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