Teachers and learners of all ages are connecting more than ever. In 2013, we will see teachers expanding their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) using social media. They will be telling more stories and sharing their journeys as they personalize learning. Learners will be using mobile devices for learning in and out of school. We will be seeing learners involved in more global collaborative projects in 2013.
Teachers in Flipped Classrooms Use Open Educational Resources and Net ... PR Web (press release) ... Open Educational Resources and Net Texts to Boost Student Learning and Performance in School and at Home.
Readers: This is a continuation of a piece I wrote over the weekend "Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market, But A Majority Of Educators Still Prefer IPads." Here is what the Chromebook preferring minority have to say.
"...a new study by Grunwald & Associates and the Learning First Alliance, reveals that most parents believe mobile devices can provide new learning opportunities for students.
The study surveyed parents and their thoughts on the role of mobile devices in the classroom; 71% of respondents said they believe "mobile devices open up learning opportunities to kids they didn’t have before." 62% said mobile devices can benefit students' learning while 45% said they will or have already bought a mobile device for their child's education.