Archive for the ‘Mobile Devices’ Category

How To Keep Students Focused On A Single iPad App

We talk every day about how iPads and other technology can be implemented in the classroom. But many devices cough iPad cough are designed to do a myriad of different things. Sure, they’re terrific learning tools but they’re also great distraction tools. Just ask any student able to quickly check their Facebook account while they’re supposed to be using an iPad for research.

via How To Keep Students Focused On A Single iPad App.

Schools no longer are no-cellphone zones | The Columbus Dispatch

More schools are embracing what was once considered a disruptive force in the classroom: cellphones.

Districts have relaxed their rules, allowing students to plug into their phones, iPods and other electronic devices during lunch, recess or class time when permitted by a teacher.

via Schools no longer are no-cellphone zones | The Columbus Dispatch.

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads And How To Correct Them

Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration.

via 5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads And How To Correct Them.

iPad Design Guide

An iPad is the perfect device for learners to access online courses and content. Your job, as a Lectora content developer, is to ensure that the content you publish can provide the same or better interaction and overall learning experience when accessed from an iPad, as the learner would encounter from a traditional computer or laptop.

iPad Design Guide.

iOS 6 update bonuses for education ( not for tech heads)

iOS 6 has finally arrived and all the tech press will be ranting and raving about Siri improvements, Passbook, Apple’s new maps and whatever Android has that Apple hasn’t done yet. I’m more interested in improvements that have gone largely unnoticed that mean a better experience in a school environment, especially one like mine where we are using iPads in a shared device situation.

iOS 6 update bonuses for education ( not for tech heads).

Strong School Leaders Key to Solving Digital Age Education Challenges – Transforming Learning – Education Week

School leaders recognize this better than anyone. As they face escalating demands for accountability, the rise in mobile-learning technologies, shrinking resources, implementation of Common Core Standards, the balancing of instruction and assessment — the list is seemingly endless — leaders are grappling with identifying pragmatic solutions to these digital age dilemmas.

Strong School Leaders Key to Solving Digital Age Education Challenges – Transforming Learning – Education Week.

Stages for Technology Learning Environments

This site is meant to provide some guiding questions, examples, timelines, and shared experiences of districts who have found success in implementing a 1:1 learning environment. Successful implementation relies on planning, preparation, implementation, professional development, and ongoing evaluation & adjustments.

Stages for Technology Learning Environments.

The iPad goes back to school | Macworld

When Dr. Martin Ringle introduced the then-new iPad to Oregon’s Reed College in the fall of 2010, he was more than a little cautious. After all, he had seen educational-technology trends come and go—he even had an oldApple Newton gathering dust in a drawer somewhere.

The iPad goes back to school | Macworld.

The 50 Best Free Educational Apps from Google Play – OnlineDegrees.org

Don’t look now, iPhone Kool-Aid drinkers, but Androids are taking over. iTunes had a good run, but now is the time of Google Play, Android’s home for more than 600,000 apps. To help ease the transition back to school, we’ve combed through the pile to find the best educational choices, for everyone from Mother’s Day Out attendees to college seniors, to rock on a Galaxy, Nexus, or Droid.

The 50 Best Free Educational Apps from Google Play – OnlineDegrees.org.

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia.

From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers, today’s students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here’s a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web.