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Good Practice Guide and Use Case Studies of Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

As ownership of smartphones and tablets grows there is increasing interest in how they might be used to support learning and teaching, both in the classroom and beyond. This Best Practice Guide has been put together by the UCISA Digital Skills and Development Group Academic Support sub-group to provide examples of good practice in using… Read More ›

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Research on Mobile Learning Practice in Higher Education

by Baiyun Chen and Aimee Denoyelles, instructional designers at the University of Central Florida Key Takeaways A university-wide survey on students’ mobile learning practices showed that ownership of mobile devices is high among students and that tablets are the most popular devices for academic purposes. The survey also found that mobile learning typically occurs outside the classroom, with only limited guidance from instructors. To improve mobile… Read More ›

10 Fantastic, Must Have iPad Apps for the Classroom

You’re a teacher and your school has handed you an iPad. You’re expected to do something with it and you’re freaking out. Where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with? When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively…. Read More ›

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What Do These Newest Technologies Mean to Mobile Learning? (#mlearning)

What Do These New Technologies Mean to Mobile Learning? (#mlearning) How will you put them in mobile learning scenarios? Are you interested to have them involved in your instructional design or inside classrooms?  Tweet your idea with #mlearning. Depth-Sensing Cameras Head to Mobile Devices The first mobile depth-sensing technology to hit the market is likely… Read More ›

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How Technology Benefits Special Education

By Rebecca Louis Students with speech delays, autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome have found new ways to express themselves, thanks to modern technology. Source: Special-Education-Degree.net A Brief History of Children with Special Education Needs Before the 1800s: Persons with physical and mental disabilities were targets of discrimination across cultures for thousands of years. On virtually… Read More ›

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Mobile Learning of Bloom’s Taxonomy (#mlearning, #iPaded, #iPadchat)

62 iPad apps were organized in this Pedagogy Wheel V2.0, it’s developed by Allan Carrington and has become very popular. Enjoy and think outside the box! The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Based on a work at http://tinyurl.com/bloomsblog. Check out the blog for more details. A larger version : Padagogy Wheel V2.0

Using iPad and iPod inside and outside The Science Classroom

This presentation by Britt Gow is a nice round-up of useful iPad Apps for Science teachers. Go through the Apps from not only the user’s perspective, but also from a designer’s perspective –  a learning designer!

Parent’s Voice on Mobile Devices in Classrooms (K-12)

In one of the most comprehensive studies of parents’ views on mobile devices in education, more than 50 percent of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education and 32 percent agree that schools should require them in the classroom. These findings are from a new study of how parents perceive mobile learning… Read More ›

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(Infographic) Summary from Latest Surveys about #EdTech in K-12 Classrooms

by Constance McKenzie Technology use is ubiquitous in K-12 classrooms across the U.S.  The Pew Research Center (2013) surveyed teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) classes about their use of education technology, or “EduTech”, including cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and smartboards (commonly written as “SMART boards”).  They found that these new… Read More ›

(Infographic) iPad as Teacher’s Pet

Tony Vincent made an infographic that showcases iPad as a toolbox to help you become an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic (download PDF file) to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant. It’s filled with apps and services that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. View on Scribd : iPad as Teachers Pet… Read More ›

Quick! IEEE Spectrum Robots for iPad is Free This Week

We never shout out for any App “free for a limited time”, but this one is COOL! The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is sponsoring the Robots app from 6-14 April in celebration of National Robotics Week in the U.S. Get it free now! IEEE RAS is an international society of engineers and technologists… Read More ›

13 Of The Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 (#edapps)

by Teachers With Apps, published on TeachThought : 13 Of The Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 TeachThought and TWA are pleased to bring you another ‘Best of 2012′ app list: 13 Of The Best Special Needs Apps of 2012! 1. See. Touch.Learn. Pro by Brain Parade is one app that can have many purposes, including creating your own lessons. The most important asset… Read More ›

Are Apps the New Textbook? (#edapps)

by  Terry Heick, TeachThought.com : Are Apps the New Textbook? Apple’s recent entry into the textbook market was a bit anticlimactic after news of a “major announcement” rippled through the internet. The news that Apple would soon enable teachers to create personalized and interactive textbooks was interesting if you’re merging old ed-thinking with modern tech-thinking. Textbooks have… Read More ›

A Guide for Setting Mobile Learning in Your Districts

Leadership for Mobile Learning, a CoSN leadership initiative, has released a new resource to help school leaders navigate the mobile learning landscape. The guide for administers, which was developed based on the shared experiences of pioneering school and district leaders, industry experts and leading scholars, provides key information and tips to educate and support administrators interested in… Read More ›

Master Common Core Skills with Free iBook (#History)

How to master Common Core skills in social studies, Peter Pappas made a model of using technologies for nurturing critical thinking skills. Peter Pappas published a free ebook for deeper learning with document-based questions(DBQ) : My latest multi-touch iBook, Progress and Poverty in Industrial America, is available for your iPad – free / iTunes. It’s a great resource… Read More ›