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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Dr. Gordon Dahlby, Chris Walton
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This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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Dana Hawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 10:33 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Dana Hawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 10:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:13 AM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Dr. Gordon Dahlby, Chris Walton
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This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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Dana Hawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 10:33 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Dana Hawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 10:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:13 AM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

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The Touch-Screen Generation

The Touch-Screen Generation | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it

Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?


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Students are learning with the iPad because of  the kinesthetics of touching the screen.  This goes for children as small as 2 years old.  Students understand how to use a touch screen and are learning through touch.

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John Pearce's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:59 AM

Yet another article that backs up the thinking that tablets are rightly or wrongly making a difference to how young children interact with their world. The fact that they are growing up in world where screens are so ubiquitous begs the question regarding whether access to them should or indeed can be restricted and if so under what circumstances. The bigger question however might be more about whether through youngsters growing up with screens may mean that the novelty value we adults often ascribe to screens may fade sooner for them than for we adults. It may be that because of this youngsters may self regulate their interactions.

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Op-Ed: iPads Transformed My Special Education Classroom

Op-Ed: iPads Transformed My Special Education Classroom | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Fed up with the sad reality special education students face, Neil Virani changed his students’ lives with technology.

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This article describes how a teacher uses traditional teaching as well as an iPad in an all pull out classroom for students with severe special needs.  She explains how the iPad has changed the lives of her students and they are meeting goals that were perceived as unattainable.

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Using iPads to support older struggling students? Sure! | The Spectronics Blog

Using iPads to support older struggling students? Sure! | The Spectronics Blog | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Using iPads to Support Older Students Struggling with Literacy in Secondary School and Post-secondary Settings | Taking the iPad well beyond the primary school...

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This is a site that offers classes to help teachers use the iPad for older students who struggle with reading.  It gives teachers tools to use with these students.

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process?

Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, t

Via Sam Gliksman
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This article describes the writing process by using an ipad to organize, compose, and edit their written language.  Many students do not enjoy writing because of the process it takes for them to write (think of an idea, form the letters, make a complete sentence, and then edit the work)

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Richard Lawler's curator insight, December 29, 2013 3:45 PM

A really nice example of reshaping a common process at school using the SAMR model.

tammy bailey's curator insight, January 15, 10:48 AM

Using the iPad would make the research, peer editting process, and revising process easier.  Most students that enjoy writing do not enjoy the revise, editting process.  The use of the iPad definately streamlines the writing process!

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Technology Tailgate: iPads in Special Education and K-6

Technology Tailgate: iPads in Special Education and K-6 | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
These hours upon hours of research have resulted in a huge compilation of the best of the best in the iPad world. Click on the pictures below to get to all of my resources for iPads in the Special Education Classroom and iPads ...

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This article is about the usefulness of Ipads to use with special education students. It shares accesibility of Ipads and various apps to use in the classroom.

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Chris Carter's comment, July 8, 2013 1:49 PM
Nice article!
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Co:Writer now available for iOS | The Spectronics Blog

Co:Writer now available for iOS | The Spectronics Blog | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Co:Writer is an oldie but definitely a goodie, and its latest release on the iOS platform shows it just continues to move with the times! It is a...

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Co-writer is now available to use on an iPad.  This is a great app to use for students who have difficulty with spelling and making coherant sentences.  It is a word prediction software that can help with spelling as well as making a complete sentence.

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iReadWrite Update: Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction and More in One App! | The Spectronics Blog

iReadWrite Update: Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction and More in One App! | The Spectronics Blog | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it

In case you are not familiar, is an app from Texthelp that includes Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction, Grammar Check, a Picture Dictionary, and more in one easy to use application. The short video...


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This app, iReadWrite, is a word prediction, grammar check, and picture dictionary that is available for students.  This app can be especially beneficial for students with dyslexia.

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The Gamification of Education?

The Gamification of Education? | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Tablets have a place in the classroom, but are far from a panacea.

Via Beth Dichter
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This article understands the positive effect that Ipads have in the classroom however the author explains two negative effects of using Ipads in the classroom.  Students who come from low income areas and schools may not have the technology and students use the Ipads to play games when they are not in school.  

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:22 PM

This post looks at pros and cons of tablet in general, and introduces a tablet from the News Corporation called Amplify. This tablet is designed for K-12 education and comes pre-loaded. It is considered the first tablet designed for specifically for education.

Along with two videos (both from Amplify) that discuss the tablet the post also brings up some of the issues associated with tablets. For example they mention a recent Pew Research Center Poll that notes (quoted from the post):

"in poorer districts, there is often a serious lack of access to technology. “Teachers whose students are from the lowest income households feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to using the internet and other digital tools such as cell phones, tablet computers and e-readers to enhance the learning process,”

To learn more about some of the issues associated with using tablets click through to this post. To go directly to the Amplify website for more information on their tablet - http://amplify.com/tablet.

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How Much Are iPads Really Helping in the Classroom? - Education News

How Much Are iPads Really Helping in the Classroom? - Education News | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Peg Tyre writes at TakePart that enthusiasm over iPads and tablets in the classroom might be premature — or wrong. (How Much Are iPads Really Helping in the Classroom?

Via Rami Kantari
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Technology specifically Ipads are the ever popular tool to use in the classroom.   This author explains how using Ipads are not beneficial in the classroom.  He thinks that using textbooks and "real teacher teaching" is more beneficial than using Ipads.

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9 Characteristics Of The Shift To Learning With Tablets - TeachThought

9 Characteristics Of The Shift To Learning With Tablets - TeachThought | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it

"The following characteristics describe some of the shifts you can make in the way you plan lessons and design learning experiences with tablets in the classroom."

 


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Teachers who incorporate Ipads into their existing classrooms may think it is an easy adjustment however it is not.  Teachers need to "shift how, when, and why learning happens."  They may need to change their teaching in order to successfully use Ipads.

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Why most K-12 schools aren’t ready for the iPad revolution

Why most K-12 schools aren’t ready for the iPad revolution | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Before our schools leap headlong into an embrace of the iPad, they should consider whether that's the best use of their budget -- or the best technological focus for our children.

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This is an interesting article that describes why schools are not ready for ipads.  It lists four reasons the benefits of using  a tablet but also other tools to use as well.  Schools do not necessarily need a classroom set of iPads.

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John Pearce's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:30 AM

Some cautionary advice re deployment of iPads.

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iPads in Education

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This ePreview and download the course iPads in Education on iTunes U. (RT @SLieb614: Just published my 1st @iTunesU course through @DigitalFirstOSU: iPads in Education. Check it out!


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Thinking of using Ipads in the classroom?  This discusses ways and apps to begin when starting to use an Ipad in education lessons.

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Chris Walton's curator insight, May 26, 2013 2:30 AM

A very thorough resource!

Julien Ffpmm's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:59 AM

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Assistive Touch – are you stuck? | The Spectronics Blog

Assistive Touch – are you stuck? | The Spectronics Blog | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Just a quick one from me.......Since posting Assistive Touch - HANDY tips for just about anyone! almost one year ago, it seems there are many curious people out there...

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This article describes various assistive touch tools to use on an Ipad.  It explains how to use quick gestures and voice activation tools.

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5 steps to maximize iPads for students with autism | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 steps to maximize iPads for students with autism | eSchool News | eSchool News | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Learn how you can increase student achievement and classroom efficiency by following these 5 steps when using the iPad for education.

Via Sam Gliksman
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This article describes how to use iPads with all students in a classroom.  It does not just give you a list of Apps to use in the classroom but various ways to incorporate the iPad into the classroom.

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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can p

Via Sam Gliksman
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This article is describes 11 math manipulatives that can be accessed through an Ipad.  For example, there is an app for a  protracter to use in the classroom.  I would never have thought that a protracter could be used on a tablet!

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Apps for Autism – new resources to explore!

Apps for Autism – new resources to explore! | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
ResourceLink has recently purchased a title, Apps for Autism, which is an extremely comprehensive guide to over 200 apps that have been carefully chosen to assist students with Autism develop commu...

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This is a great resource to use when selected Apps for Students with Autism.  The article also stated that the Apps are both games and instructional tools.

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My top ten iPad tips for people starting out! Now updated for iOS7! | The Spectronics Blog

My top ten iPad tips for people starting out! Now updated for iOS7! | The Spectronics Blog | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Learning to use the iPad effectively and efficiently doesn't happen immediately. You can take it out of the box and start using it, sure, but there are so many...

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Ipad tips to use for teachers that are just beginning to incorporate the Ipad into their lessons. It shows you how to access apps and how to use the iPad effectively.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:47 PM

People seem to have a hard time knowing where to start, how to use it, and how long it will take to build skills.  The tool is only as good as the carpenters weiling it.

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18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets

18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
Schools across the U.S. are investing in iPads, but what are teachers doing with the tablets once they're in classrooms?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Ipads are beneficial in the classroom for a variety of reasons.  They are not just used for rewards but for instructional purposes.  They allow students to show their math processes, take surveys, virtual field trips, taking attendance, and engaging students.  

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100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning - TeachThought

100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning - TeachThought | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it

"STEM education is “an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. (Tsupros, Kohler, & Hallinen, 2009)

 

Not coincidentally, several other trends in learning–from mobile learning and tablets in the classroom, to personalized learning and adaptive learning apps–are all at least somewhat connected to STEM education, which makes the following collection of STEM iPad apps for learning from Listly user Randy Yerrick helpful."

 

 


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Sceince, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is a concept that is being taught in schools.  Many teachers integrate STEM projects into their lessons.  This website offers many apps that teachers can use to help with STEM education.

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Rita Amelii's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:01 AM

Interesantesa aplicaciones para las ciencias y sobre todo para matemática. Vale la pena revisarlas

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Bring Your Own Device Toolkit

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Today’s education system is evolving to take full advantage of the potential of mobile technology devices to inspire learning and create independent, critical thinkers. However, with tight budgets, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without the costly burden of purchasing a device for each student. One potential solution that is being explored is BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. This allows students to bring their personal laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and use them for educational applications in the classroom. At a time when budgets are shrinking, school districts are considering BYOD programs to integrate cost-effective technology into their educational programs. It’s a promising idea, especially for schools that lack sufficient technology budgets. BYOD takes advantage of the technology that students already own and are familiar with. However, BYOD programs have been met with some criticism from staff and administrators who believe the challenges outweigh the perceived benefits. 


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Many of today's education systems are allowing students to bring in their own technology tools to use for educational purposes to school.   This article describes the beneifts of students bringing in their own devices.

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Simon Vasey's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:44 AM

A variety of resources for teachers getting into a BYOD program. It includes implementation challenges, planning frameworks, presentations, readiness checklists, case studies, and more. Check it out!

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How Technology Is Radically Changing The Way Your Memory Works - Huffington Post

How Technology Is Radically Changing The Way Your Memory Works - Huffington Post | Tablets used in Schools | Scoop.it
How Technology Is Radically Changing The Way Your Memory Works Huffington Post Technology changes the way we live our daily lives, the way we learn, and the way we use our faculties of attention -- and a growing body of research has suggested that...
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This article describes how technology can benefit your memory.  Using electronic devices can help trigger peoples' memories.

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