"If not properly used, iPad can also be a source of a major distraction for students. In fact, one of the common thing that happens in classrooms using iPad is that some students take the opportunity when iPad is on to wander off topic and get lost in iPad meanderings. So next time you want to use iPad with students make sure you activate the Guided Access functionality which will limit what students will be able to do on iPad."
Mobile development, like any other sub-field of IT, has lots of terms, which may be still obscure to you. Here we tried to select a number of terms, add our explanations to make a fun and informative read for you. Check the list so that nothing is missed.
Deeply appreciative of the work done to compile this very meaningful Glossary of terms in a field that sometimes feel like navigating a minefield instead of nurturing innovative solutions for learning needs.
What I like about this idea is the centrality of learning as opposed to the centrality of the device. We've discovered that sharing a device have far-reaching and positive possibilities for networking, interaction, teamwork and collaboration in the formal learning environment. OLPC is an example of a notion that goes the other way - individualism, not to mention, the complexities when trying to enable young learners to focus.
Xanthe Ackerman, Sarah Dryden-Peterson and Maysa Jalbout identify six research priorities that could help improve the education crisis facing Syrian refugees, following the Brookings Center for Universal Education's recent roundtable discussion.
Extremely thankful for the work done in making a difference for the children of Syria. Powerful probes in this article challenge notions of solidarity and order of priorities.
The following activity was my first successful attempt at using QR Codes in the classroom. You can use QR Codes in many ways but I specifically wanted to use them to capture the voices of my studen...
Masterly crafted use of technology in the classroom - again, technology is not at the center. Students create and showcase. The visual and the audio are used with insight and the student still has pen in hand. The clever people explain the phenomena as "Blended Learning" Absolutely brilliant!
Whether it comes from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram or Reddit, distractions abound online.
This is especially true for online students, who do much of their work on the Internet. How do you resist the urge to check social media when your phone is blowing up with notifications? How do you not check that email, not Google a question that just came to you, or not see if your friend read that important message you sent her on Facebook? If you can’t find the willpower, there’s another way.
Some very relevant "how do you" probes here. There is, of course, the eternal struggle between staying focused and deviating into the peripheral - making these questions quite meaningful. I imagine that off-the-grid browser-based solutions where curriculum-related content informs the knowledge management system do not suffer of this disease. Right?
Following the success of the “Mobile Learning That Works” webinar we ran earlier this year, we have developed an infographic based on the content from this webinar. In February 2013, our Chief Learning Officer, Matt Plass ran a 45 minute webinar on the topic of mobile learning. Matt engaged an audience of over 60 people on how …
News alert! Here's some breaking edtech news: There is no magic piece of technology or other silver bullet that will transform education; There is no laundry list of technologies that you should have in your school if you are trying to create new learning environments; Buying technology first and
Prudent alerts in a fast-paced technological world where priorities can easily slip into oblivion.
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