With the advent and proliferation of mobile devices available to students and teachers has come a wide range of options for accessing text. Electronic Texts and accompanying accessibility features such as text to speech can facilitate organization of materials, richer arrays of contexts available, and comprehension of classroom content for those with reading, language learning and other disabilities. This webinar will familiarize educators with a variety of options at various price points and platforms, with demonstration of apps and features that put eTexts at your and students’ fingertips in no time.
One great aspect of the “App Revolution” is that new apps are being developed for students and educators every day! View the webinar with middle school Assistant Principal Shannon Holden as he shows educators how to find and implement iPad apps that will take student learning to the next level.
In this webinar, Dr. Jackie Gerstein took us from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy and from instructivism to constructivism to connectivism – all within the context of mobile learning. Her presentation is useful if you are already integrating mobile learning into your teaching and learning environments, or if you are planning to incorporate it soon.
In this webinar, Education Technology Specialist Hanna Shekhter shared how she uses iPads, apps, and green screen paint to help students create interactive videos. These videos help students learn social studies, foreign languages, and even take virtual field trips. Hanna also shared her favorite… read more →
In this webinar, attendees learned how one principal is using technology to connect students and teachers. Delsia Malone, Principal of W.E. Striplin Elementary School in Gadsden, AL, discussed how she personally models technology use for both teachers and students, and why she made the decision to incorporate technology into all aspects of her school.
Students and teachers can reap many benefits from 1:1 learning in their classrooms if the program is implemented thoughtfully. In this webinar, Leslie Wilson and Michael Gielniak of the One-to-One Institute discussed how districts and schools can launch their 1:1 programs in a successful and sustainable way. Leslie and Michael shared how to develop a vision for your 1:1 program, create a strategic plan and implement it with the proper infrastructure, professional development and communication channels in place.
As 1:1 and BYOD programs are becoming more mainstream, equity issues beyond access to devices are arising in schools. In this special event presented by CoSN, the presenters explored the various types of digital inequities and how to address them. Marie Bjerede, CoSN’s Project Director for the Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, began the session by framing the digital equity issue and sharing CoSN’s mobile learning resources.
Planning and deploying a 1:1 program for the second-largest school district in the country, serving 650,000 students, is an amazing feat. But it’s also not without challenges. In this webinar, LAUSD’s Rasheed Khan and Rick Hassler shared their Common Core Technology Project: the largest one-to-one mobile device rollout in the country.
Tablet carts are being rolled into classrooms across grade levels. In this webinar, presenters Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Alex Gonzales, shared how to plan, deploy and integrate these exciting devices into your classrooms. The session featured both instructional strategies and technology tips, based on a gradual release of responsibility (GRR) model of Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher.
Civic life occurs on physical streets, and in community groups. Mobile media can help learners connect to local places, moving students through physical space in parks or at school. Often youth are particularly excited to engage with civic issues in their own communities and families. Games and play with mobile media provide one way to structure this kind of activity.
While it is tempting to immediately hand students iPads, cell phones, Nooks or other mobile devices, it is vital that children are properly introduced to these devices before ever touching them. In this webinar, presenter Liz Kolb, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, covered strategies for introducing mobile devices to both preK-2 and upper elementary students.
All around the world, millions share the narratives of their lives in bite-sized language through SMS, status updates on Facebook, 140 character tweets, six second-videos, or memed images. These are our learning rituals in our digital society. Our students create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, and share stories outside of learning institutions daily.
In this webinar, presenter JD Ferries-Rowe discussed how he, as CIO of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN, brings together BYOT, hands-on PD, and flipped learning to help teachers create a mobile and dynamic classroom experience. He also discussed teaching students digital citizenship.
Leading mobile learning initiatives requires careful planning and attention to the details to help ensure success. With the recent notable implementation nightmares with mobile learning technologies, school leaders are left wondering if the move to this technology make sense. Implementation of iPads in the 1:1 model can be done with great success.
Digital resources are potentially cheaper, more flexible, more up-to-date, and more reflective of the kind of materials that all learners will need to become proficient with as they seek to prepare themselves for life and learning beyond school.
Nothing is so certainly written in the educational book of fate as the end of the textbook as the primary focus of educational content. Digital resources are potentially cheaper, more flexible, more up-to-date, and more reflective of the kind of materials that all learners will need to become proficient with as they seek to prepare themselves for life and learning beyond school.
Between cell phones and tablets, it seems that nearly every student has access to a video camera today. This webinar was about using video to enhance student learning. Webinar presenter, Richard Byrne, Digital Learning Consultant for Free Technology for Teachers, shared some of the ways that attendees’ students can demonstrate knowledge of content and process.
Technology Resource Teacher Laura Briggs explored ideas and resources for incorporating STEM projects and hands-on activities into science and math while integrating mobile tools. Plans and implementation ideas were shared for organizing a school-wide STEM program, STEM nights, and STEM summer camps.
The new “Project-Based Learning” merges mobile learning, maker ed, STEM, and hands-on learning into Common Core-based curriculum for students. It encourages exploring mobile environments and immersing students in nature, engineering, and experiential learning.
In this webinar, presenter Tim Clark discussed the benefits he has seen of implementing BYOT in Forsyth County, GA. He talked about personalizing students’ learning experience, empowering them to create something new that shows what they know, and allowing them to develop their own way of sharing or presenting that information to others.
Teaching students and their families how to use mobile devices to access online resources gives them the ability to learn anytime and anywhere. As educators, we know that student achievement increases when parents are involved.
In this webinar, presenter Randy Moczygemba offered his perspective on how rolling out one tech initiative can pave the way for others. Randy discussed his district’s 1-to-1 iPad initiative and his use of iTunes U in staff development.
The potential of mobile learning continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. As districts and schools work to implement technology that has become commonplace for many students outside of school, they face many challenges and opportunities. Steven Vosloo of UNESCO provided attendees with a global perspective, while Jennifer Fritschi and Mary Ann Wolf shared the United States’ perspective.
At the heart of the expansive growth of mobile devices is the staggering capability to connect and communicate. How that capability is leveraged by school districts is an emerging and compelling question. In this webinar, presenter David Jakes, Educational Digital Designer and Strategist, explored a framework for developing and deploying a mobile ecology for your school or district.