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How our culture is co-evolving with the algorithmic medium and the education is following this process
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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones

Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

"As smartphones have become more common, educators have struggled with the question of what to do with smartphones in the classroom. For K-12 educators, the answer has been to ban smartphones from the classroom completely."


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Nataliacp's curator insight, May 29, 1:01 PM
A study conducted by researchers in Singapore found that undergraduate students who were allowed to keep their phones with them actually scored better on tasks that measured their cognitive functioning. Even when they weren’t allowed to use their phones, students who were allowed to keep their phones in their pockets performed better than students whose phones were confiscated. 

As teachers, we need to take into account in which moments it is necessary to use the cell phones within the classrooms and which situations is essential confiscate them. Furthermore, we need to consider the age of the students and the subject that we are teaching.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 1, 4:29 AM
Obvious statements? Maybe, but still necessary to be mentioned!!! Good easy read on the need to incorporate mobile devices in our classrooms!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 22, 9:50 AM
Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones
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14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom

14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Check out these 14 great ways students can use their amazingly powerful smartphone cameras for all kinds of classroom applications.
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5 Reasons the Military is Switching to mLearning - eLearning Mind

5 Reasons the Military is Switching to mLearning - eLearning Mind | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
When you think of military boot camp, you probably envision drill sargaents, along with plenty of blood, sweat, and tears. But don’t forget that not all military training is done...
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10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices

10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

Here are my 10 reasons why I will continue giving my children handheld devices, and all other forms of technology as well.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 2014 2:16 PM

And very good reasons they are too.

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, September 13, 2014 10:54 AM

Can't really argue with any of these reasons!

David Smart's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:55 PM

Good reasons. Why try to place our children into an unrealistic tech-free bubble. For good or bad, technology is all around us All the time. Here are some good tips on making the best of what we have.

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Learn How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning

Learn How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have

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http://www.scoop.itantonioormachea's curator insight, January 20, 2015 8:57 AM

Mobiles are expanded all over the world. Young people users are probably who best know mobile properties and how to manage them.

I think that cell phone would be an important tool for teachers to communicate with students and they will like it most that traditional methods. Good!

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 20, 2015 1:51 PM

Where will be in 2 years, 5 years 10 years...?

K_Lynam's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:02 PM

I think I'd follow-up on Beth's comments by pointing out that they are comparing "feature phones" and "smartphones" - they are all cell phones.  Semantics aside, it is an important distinction, and one that may be overlooked in the assumption that the student has access to a smartphone because they seem so easy to obtain now - a cultural issue or economic one?

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
A backchannel -- a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity -- provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Every time I think about this tool, I rememb
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Why Faculty Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones in Classrooms

Why Faculty Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones in Classrooms | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Allowing students to bring mobile devices into class can boost collaboration and improve learning outcomes.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 30, 9:44 PM

I understand why teachers ban phones or collect them. I get it. But I also know that banning phones can, in fact, limit student learning. Sure, there is the risk they'll spend more time playing a game or texting their friends. On the other hand, if you make the digital connections sufficiently engaging, they'll be texting or tweeting to tell their friends what a great class it's been and maybe even something about what they learned!

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, May 2, 5:51 PM
Yes, and also schools should not ban faculty from using mobile devices
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 1, 8:38 PM
Also, students can learn to self-regulate their uses with regular tech breaks. What do they learn if we take their phones away?
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Texting In Class May Distract Students, But It Could Also Help Them Learn

Texting In Class May Distract Students, But It Could Also Help Them Learn | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when kids would get in trouble for passing notes in class. Today’s youngsters are much more sophisticated, technologically speaking, than those who grew up in the days of flip phones and CD players — let alone those whose only access to a phone growing up was a spin-dial one. This means there’s a lot more texting, tweeting, and Facebooking on smartphones in your average high school or college classroom than ever before.

Does this also mean that kids today are way more distracted by the bombardment of information reaching them via their tablets and iPhones? A new study out of the National Communication Association wanted to find out whether increased smartphone and social media use in class impacted student learning — and what they found was that it had both negative and positive effects.

In the study, researchers analyzed kids who were using phones in class to respond to text messages — both relevant and irrelevant to the class material. They measured the type of messages and the frequency of them, and found that students who were texting about the material actually scored higher on multiple choice tests about the subject than those who were texting about non-class related things.

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Eric Moss's curator insight, June 29, 2015 11:02 AM

It is time to make decisions on what we want to do for kids who are going to be on their social media devices during class time. After looking at this insightful article, I agree that being able to discuss class work with other students while class is in session is only going to help. Interestingly, the study showed that discussing materials through social media lead to greater test scores. I think that a big problem is that kids are trying to hide their devices while in class, and this is the part that is distracting them. Maybe if we implemented new technology, which allowed for students to have a built in I pad in his or her desk, allowing group chats, and online public discussions to take place, this would be beneficial. Staying on topic, posting to friends and family about what you are learning is only going to lead to a better understanding of the topic. Changing what many might view as a negative action, to a positive idea might be key when thinking about the future of our education system, and all of the social media available. Higher grades will be the reward, while lower grades will be the consequence for kids who reject using this new feature the proper way.

JoanHughes's curator insight, June 30, 2015 5:58 AM

This article gives food for thought.  Are mobile phones being used to engage learners or do teachers see it as a distraction?

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Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

 

This year’s report, Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students, provides landmark findings on the efficacy and value associated with popular digital learning initiatives: blended learning, online learning, school-assigned mobile devices and STEM learning.  The views, values and experiences of students taking part in these digital learning initiatives are compared with students in more traditional classroom-based education.
“We hope by highlighting the views and values of today’s students, especially those students who are living a digital learning experience, this year’s report stimulates new discussions around the effective use of digital tools, resources and content to support student learning,” said Julie Evans CEO of Project Tomorrow.


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Ly Torn's curator insight, May 4, 2015 11:33 PM

Selles artiklis on kajastatud üht uuringut, mille tulemusena toodi välja, et ligikaudu 60% teismelistest kasutab oma nutiseadmeid koolis õppimise eesmärgil. 

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:27 PM

LOTS of new data here on Digital Learning from the Speak Up survey.

CTD Institute's curator insight, May 8, 2015 9:25 AM

A must for all educators involved with implementation of mobile projecst in K-12 institutions.

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Colleges Expand into Mobile Content Management

Colleges Expand into Mobile Content Management | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Campus IT staffs start slowly with basic mobile device management and branch out into securing data.
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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have

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Enrica Ottone's curator insight, October 16, 2014 6:18 AM

In cerca di buone pratiche...

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:52 PM

Education is constantly changing. How are you coping with mobile learning?

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How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
A survey of teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these middle and high school teachers are hampered by disparities in student access to digital technologies.
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The survey finds that digital tools are widely used in classrooms and assignments, and a majority of these teachers are satisfied with the support and resources they receive from their school in this area. However, it also indicates that teachers of the lowest income students face more challenges in bringing these tools to their classrooms

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