Miami Device is about learning. Its goal is for more students to be authentically engaged as a result of passionate, well-trained educators who want to be masters of their craft. These teachers are willing to explore and embrace best practices for today andtomorrow and understand the importance of student-centered learning. Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning, 21st Century Skills, Common Core Standards, Classroom Flipping, and Game Based Learning, with the support of Mobile Devices, is the “curriculum” of Miami Device.
Please join us November 6 & 7, 2014 for an unforgettable learning experience featuring the best of the best in the EdTech world!
Students in Grade 4 are studying metric measurement in math class with Mrs. Tappert and Mrs. Finlay. Yesterday afternoon, they participated in the Mini Metric Olympics.
Students rotated through seven stations where they completed a task and estimated and measured results in metric units. Stations were: Cotton Ball Shot Put, Marble Grab, Sponge Squeeze, Big Foot, Crab Crawl, Paper Plate Discus and Straw Javelin Throw. What a great hands-on way to learn math! Enjoy this slideshow of the afternoon!
Mobile devices represent a tangible step-change for learning. They facilitate personalised learning while we are on the move, and enable us to access the Web. Just these two factors alone would be enough to tip the balance and convince most people that some kind of revolution is taking place, ...
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.
Every device has its limitations (iPads & Adobe Flash). But they also have their strengths (Android’s OS flexibility). You may have heard of ‘app smashing,’ but how about ‘device smashing?’ How are students (& teachers) in a collaborative environment able to best use each device’s strengths to their advantage?
Learn more about leveraging “device diversity” in the BYOT classroom with special guest moderator, Felix Jacomino,