"After posting about the "10 ways to get your students engaged" here is another good visual I learned about from Mindshift and which outlines different levels of engagement. As I have already argued elsewhere here in this blog, getting today's students deeply engaged (the first level of engagement below) in the learning experience taking place in class is not an easy task. Unless students see a direct relevance between what they are going to learn and how that information will help them them in their actual life , it becomes hard to hook and maintain their attention. Proponents of socio-cultural linguistics emphasize the importance of "context" in learning. Learning materials that are contextualized and tailored to speak to the immediate context of the learners are more likely to get students engaged and hence increase their rate of retention and comprehensibility."
The camera is perhaps the greatest overlooked feature present on most mobile devices. But if you come to Monbile2013 you will learn how students can use the camera to support and build vocabulary, create digital portfolios, represent operations in math, and build critical thinking. You will learn a little bit, and then go out in small groups and take some photos When you return to the session room see how to make learning magic with the photos you took. iBooks, compare contrast essays, bilingual stories. Register by August 22 in order to attend this session.
During this chat, our guests discussed their experiences implementing BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies in schools, addressed BYOD's advantages and challenges, and walked through ways to ensure that the strategy does not put some students at a...
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"So you want to be able to create and access your digital portfolios on the go. There are apps that allows you to do that and some of don't cost a dime. There is also the possibility to work on your digital portfolios on Google Drive, in fact EdTech did a great video tutorial on how to use Drive as a portfolio solution in your iPad classroom. Below are some of the good apps you can try on your iPad to create digital portfolios and as always if you know about another good app to add to the list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy"
Administrative support is the most important factor of a school's success with any program. School heads, leaders, department heads, business officers, and other decision makers will want to attend this session, discussing the do's and don'ts of implementing mobile devices. Spanning across all aspects involved, topics discussed will include technical requirements and best practices, professional development, BYOD vs school-owned, public relations, parental involvement, student preparedness, and much more.
is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida. St. Stephen's is a 1:1 iPad school for grades 1 through 5 and has received much attention in the educational technology community for being one of the very first elementary schools to embark on this mobile learning initiative. Felix's administrative position is two-fold at his school. He is the IT manager and the Educational Technology expert. The combination of his education degree and network engineering certifications allows him to drive both sides of what makes technology integration successful. Project based learning, Common Core Standards, and appropriate technology use are at the top of Felix's current interests.
"On Monday, July 29th our baby took it's first step! That evening, a group of metro Detroit Augmented Reality enthusiast got together at Honnigman Law office to discuss all thing AR! It was a great success as we had 15 amazing people there to discuss how they use Augmented Reality in their field. An Attorney, Law Students, An Executive Producer, The Co-Founder of Red Piston, Educators, A Business Development Manager, A Business Development Director, An Instructional Designer & Technical Writer, Some Data Scientist, Some Engineers & Programmers and more. - See more at: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/2013/08/discussing-augmented-reality-world-ar.html#sthash.rtx8fGm9.dpuf"
"The five ideas below are a suggested starting point if you are integrating new technology into your classroom. From a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programme, to a class set of hardware, an internet enabled classroom has the potential to enhance learning alongside existing practice."