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GoClass - Remotely Deliver Quizzes to Your Students' iPads

GoClass - Remotely Deliver Quizzes to Your Students' iPads | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teac...

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Ruby Rennie Panter's insight:

I haven't had a chance to use this yet, but if it lives up to the blurb it should be good. One of the features of mobile learning is the "small chunks" of learning thto users expect, so this could offer a good way to provide that.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, April 24, 2013 7:52 AM

Looks like a good tool.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:59 PM

Sounds great !

netquester's comment, April 27, 2013 4:29 AM
Going to try it out with my primary class

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6 Simple But Critical Steps to Effective E-learning

6 Simple But Critical Steps to Effective E-learning | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"While many people try their best to create e-learning courses, very few of them manage to succeed. Effective e-learning courses are easier said than done; you have to devote your time, energy, and money to deliver high-quality product. Here are six simple but critical steps to help you create effective e-learning courses. (You probably already know these, but it’s a good idea to periodically review them.)"


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Computer-delivered or face-to-face: effects of delivery mode on the testing of second language speaking

The use of computers has increased in speaking assessments; however, there are concerns about how the absence of an interlocutor affects performance on speaking tests.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's insight:

This is an interesting research article, looking at the results obtained when students use either face-to-face or online testing. The conclusions highlight a number of ways in which the research design was limited, but this also points to perhaps doing the same research again with different students, contexts and researchers. It assumes that being able to test by computer-delivered modes is something to aim for; this could also be deconstructed a bit more. However, it opens a number of possibilities for online learning.

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Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED

Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
A recent study has found that kindergartners who use iPads in school are likely to score higher on literacy tests than those who do not.


The study, which was carried out in Auburn, Maine early last year, looked at 266 kindergartners who had been given free iPads to use in class as part of an experiment. Out of the 266 students, 129 were given lessons using iPads, while the remaining 137 were taught through traditional methods.


The results, which were published on Apple’s unofficial tech blog, TUAW, showed that in addition to better scores in every literacy test, children who were taught through the use of an iPad also showed an increased interest in learning and were more enthusiastic about going to school."


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CTD Institute's curator insight, March 23, 11:25 AM

While the iPad certainly has huge potential as an educational tool, it is important to remember that iPad is just another tool. To bring about positive results in the classroom, a lot depends on how it is implemented as well as the teaching methods employed.

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, April 4, 6:49 PM

I love this!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 AM

Lets try out TedEd

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 12:29 PM

Schnell und einfach Videos für den Unterricht aufbereiten.

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Apple is making it easier for schools to put iPads in classrooms - Engadget

Apple is making it easier for schools to put iPads in classrooms - Engadget | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Apple's dreams of putting iPads in classrooms have run into a number of roadblocks, but one of the biggest is simply the amount of work involved -- each slate needs its own account, making it a nightmare if you want to outfit an entire school. That won't be a problem for much longer, however. Both MacRumors and 9to5Mac have discovered that Apple is ditching the requirement for individual IDs on school-supplied iPads as of this fall. Staff will just have to decide which devices get apps or books, letting teachers focus on the actual education instead of getting things running. They'll still have plenty of control, so kids can't load up on games and other distractions unless they get the green light. It's too soon to know if this will lead to more kids taking home tablets instead of textbooks, but there will at least be fewer barriers to making that happen.

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, March 8, 6:03 PM

This will make deployment so much easier.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 9, 1:53 AM

Finally! 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, March 9, 8:31 AM

Wondering how this will integrate with third party MDMs

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Worksheets for the digital age: AR interactive print

Worksheets for the digital age: AR interactive print | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Augmented reality apps allow you to create your own interactive print documents that combine the ease of a worksheet with the engagement of digital age tools and multimedia. And it’s easy to do!

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Ruby Rennie Panter's insight:

This looks like a great fun way to encourage learners to read information, process it, and apply it to the task. Nice!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 12, 6:36 AM

Love the use of AR to make paper worksheets more interactive.

Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, February 12, 7:51 AM

the DAQRI apps are pretty cool

asli telli's curator insight, February 13, 2:06 AM

Augmented reality in worksheets of today...

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Writing For Online Learners And Readers

Writing For Online Learners And Readers | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"More and more educators are doing more than simply teaching in the 21st century. Technology has expanded and changed our role. You may already be in this position, either by chance or not. Are you an educator who is new to the job of writing eLearning resources? I was. Here is what I’ve learned."


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Tanyam's curator insight, March 4, 6:08 PM

Its been a while since my collegues and i did our "Writing for the Web".  Here are some reminders, or if you are a newbie, some tips, on writing for online learning

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5 Mobile Learning Trends: How M-LearningIs Changing the Workplace

5 Mobile Learning Trends: How M-LearningIs Changing the Workplace | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"Mobile Learning Technology has opened up a whole gamut of options to extend the learning blend. No longer do employees have to rely solely on the usual means of training – be it ILT or e-learning. So much so, that even in organizations which have not yet adopted mobile learning, employees are using their smartphones to informally pull whatever information they can at the time of immediate need. Be it preparing for an interview or gathering the relevant statistics on the way to a meeting, mobiles have become tools of providing ubiquitous support, especially for accessing bite-sized information."


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Late language learners show improved mental agility

Learning a second language can boost cognitive performance even in late learners, suggests a new study by Bilingualism Matters researchers.
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We still don't know enough about how our minds use languages, but this current research is fascinating. You are never too old to start learning a language!

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Virtual Special Issue: Task Design and CALL | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

Virtual Special Issue: Task Design and CALL | Explore Taylor & Francis Online | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 27, 10:57 AM

Open access to articles on CALL design; CFP for Tarragona ends this week.

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Flipped Learning | Teaching Scotland

Flipped Learning | Teaching Scotland | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
A new way of using technology to consolidate pupils’ learning has reignited Craig Jamieson’s excitement for teaching, made a big impact in the classroom and led him down a whole new avenue of professional enquiry.
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The idea of "flipped learning" has been with us for a while now, but it's refreshing to have someone comment on the ways in which their own practice has been transformed.

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

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Ruby Rennie Panter's insight:

This is a fairly basic list of ideas, but could be useful for an initial "checklist". For most of them, there will be associated research and when using "tips" it's always good to be critical and search for other points of view. “Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful" - good point, which has several underlying theoretical principles to back it up.

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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, January 17, 10:23 AM

be social:
https://www.facebook.com/JakartaWebDeveloper

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015

10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
The future's biggest online movements in education are taking shape today.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's insight:

There's always a danger in trying to make predictions, but this is a handy summary of the way trends are looking at the moment. There's nothing startling in the list, though.

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ech08ravo's curator insight, January 12, 12:10 AM

Themes like #bigdata and #gamification are emerging as the focus for education markets globally. This #infographic gives some insight into some of the opportunities these trends might facilitate

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Improving online accessibility for students

Improving online accessibility for students | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
As schools make recorded lessons available to students online, they may not be making them accessible for students with disabilities.
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This is a huge issue, and one that we have to give serious thought to. It's not yet common practice to have captions for videos, for example, but this should actually be something that we add as a matter of course. There are a lot of suggestions for how to support school pupils on the CALL Scotland wesbite: http://www.callscotland.org.uk/Home/

In creating online courses, we have to give maximum support for all learners, which may involve giving a choice to learners about how they access the materials.

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Global Education Αnd Language Learning Technology

Global Education Αnd Language Learning Technology | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"We are increasingly connected to the rest of the World. To address today's challenges we must develop cooperative relationships based on communications. Peer-to-Peer Video conferencing offers opportunities to increase communication skills and language learning. Social interaction helps build connections for a better world."


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This is quite a short article, and is very US -centred, but there are some useful indicators of issues and ideas that could be explored further.

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School in the Cloud - Library of big questions

School in the Cloud - Library of big questions | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
School in the Cloud allows learning to happen anywhere by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and ability to work together in Self Organised Learning Envrionments.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's insight:

This is a really interesting development, following on from the "Granny Cloud" experiment. The idea of self-directed learning is obviously not new, but the way of using technology to bring together groups of learners for different purposes is extremely thought-provoking.

Thanks, Nik Peachey, for the link.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 19, 9:03 AM

This is a great resource to generate student research and discussion.

Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 20, 2:01 AM

A great resource. Self-organized learning propelled by the sense of wonder, curiosity and collaborative social learning.

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A new recipe for digital, mobile learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

A new recipe for digital, mobile learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
CoSN has released a new resource to help school leaders make the most of digital and mobile transitions.
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Fakebook

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Fakebook Fakebook - create a fictional social profile at www.classtools.net
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Create a character from a book (or Shakespeare play?) on "Fakebook" to be able to "interact" with the character and explore how he/she would act in different situations. I like the idea of being able to create realistic language style - with perhaps many of the same learning areas as getting students to write fanfiction

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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

This guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about teaching practices. It sets out a philosophy and proposes a frame of reference to aid teacher-thinking when designing mobile language learning in and beyond the classroom, informed by research conducted with teachers and learners in ESOL and EAP contexts.

 


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A free book that gives some useful information about how to frame the choices for designing pedagogy.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 24, 3:24 AM

One of those texts we nedd to read if we really want to catch up with the wave

sadio222's curator insight, March 24, 5:31 AM

Apprentissage mobile et langues étrangères? C´est possible! Voici un guide du British Council exposant les avantages et inconvénients d´une nouvelle pratique. A lire absolument par les professeurs de langues pour prolonger leurs cours, hors de la salle de classe. 

Katarzyna Lis's curator insight, March 24, 4:12 PM

our future?

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Worst practice in ICT use in education

Worst practice in ICT use in education | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
In business and in international development circles, much is made about the potential for 'learning from best practice'. Considerations of the use of educational technologies offer no exception to this impulse. That said, 'best practice' in the education sector is often a rather elusive concept (at best! some informed observers would say it is actually dangerous). The term 'good practice' may be more useful, for in many (if not most) cases and places, learning from and adapting 'good' practices

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 4, 6:29 AM

This is a really useful list of factors to avoid. Let's hope we've all learned from this.

Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, March 6, 4:16 AM

What to avoid when teaching.

Maria Zappa Kasapidi's curator insight, March 9, 1:48 AM

Συμβαίνουν και εις τας  Αμερικας λοιπον....

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Blogging in the foreign language classroom

Blogging in the foreign language classroom | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

This study, by Dorota Domalewska, Rangsit University, Thailand, examined the phenomenon of blogging as a technologically enhanced support to develop interaction and interrelatedness among learners in a foreign language course. 

 


Read more: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/blogging-foreign-language-classroom/#ixzz3RGoNBkNF


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Study: Tech access in, outside classroom boosts engagement | eSchool News | eSchool News

Study: Tech access in, outside classroom boosts engagement | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
A two-year study revealed that student achievement and teacher confidence benefited from in-school and at-home tech access.
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It's always a bit disconcerting to read a research report that has been subsidised by a company who will benefit from positive claims. However, it is still interesting to read, and to see what aspects of learning they have focussed on to evaluate the benefits.

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3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart before the horse. They find an app or tool they like, so they introduce it in their classroom. The students might find it cool and
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It's not the technology that makes a good lesson, or makes the learning memorable - it's the way the teacher inspires.

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The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses

The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

This is an interesting article, giving a brief overview of one way to consider online learning and social presence. It starts with the student - where he/she is coming from, and typical study patterns.


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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 27, 2:01 AM

La importancia de la presencia social en los cursos en línea

david's curator insight, January 28, 3:44 PM

Is it about design or the type of learner?

Anne Fox's curator insight, February 9, 6:07 AM

And the mirror image of this is that the course design and online moderator needs to facilitate this social presence. #CCDFLITE #M_Housetraining

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7 TED Talks All About Mobile | eSchool News | eSchool News

7 TED Talks All About Mobile | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
This month's TED Talks focuses in on a subject near and dear to our thumbs—our mobile devices. TED Talks are some of today’s most popular examples of the internet’s
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If you haven't discovered TED Talks yet, it's about time! Some excellent, inspiring and thought-provoking ideas in these talks.

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