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Tips for Integrating Mobile Technology into the Classroom

Tips for Integrating Mobile Technology into the Classroom | 21st Century Learner | Scoop.it
Here are some tips and strategies to keep in mind for introducing all one-to-one devices in your classroom.

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Amy Perrett's curator insight, May 19, 2013 7:20 PM

 

As technology is becoming more powerful and life changing with in the 21st century, getting intimidated is an understatement. Technology has become an essential and important tool for education, helping teachers with their work and most importantly supporting the students.  The devices that are being distributed in today’s society are great sources of technology for educational learning. This site explains how mobile phones are being introduced into schools and what steps teachers should remember if using the devices. It is important as a teacher that you have control over the devices, making sure they are being used correctly and effectively. Setting rules for particular devices and having outcomes for the students learning could be very beneficial.

 

EdTechReview. (2013). Integrating Mobile Technology into the Classroom. Retrieved May 15, 2013, from, http://edtechreview.in/index.php/news/news/trends-insights/insights/330-mobile-technology-in-classroom

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Getting Started with Student and Teacher Created eBooks

Getting Started with Student and Teacher Created eBooks | 21st Century Learner | Scoop.it
Writing books with or for young children supports literacy skills and creative thinking.

 

One of the hottest topics in educational technology today has to be mobile content creation. With the rise of the tablet, particularly the iPad, K12 and adult students are eager for opportunities to learn just-in-time with their device of choice. Apple’s January 2012 announcement of digital textbooks and a teacher-friendly iBook authoring software has pushed the conversation around eBooks to the forefront of the educational landscape.

To meet the changing demands of our learners, teachers need to become proficient in mobile learning pedagogical approach that is grounded in a thorough understanding of mobile technologies hardware, software and OS. This session will prepare K-5 administrators, teachers and parents to support student use of iOS learner-centered devices including iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone in the creation of custom digital texts.


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Developing Communication Skills With YouTube & iPad Videos

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Ginger Gregory is the Gifted Resource Teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma, and currently has 117 videos on her classroom YouTube channel. Ginger has used the six iPads in her classroom and her free, district-provided YouTube channel (since the Yukon school district participates in the Google Apps for Education program) to help her students develop oral communication skills, oral fluency, as well as digital literacy skills this semester. In the following six minute video, Mrs. Gregory and eight of her students explain what they have learned as a result of their assignments this year using iPad videos and YouTube.

 

Read the full story at: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2013/05/16/developing-communication-skills-with-youtube-ipad-videos/


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Notable New iPad Apps: Write for Dropbox

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Last week Write for Dropbox, iPad edition hit the App Store. It’s another good text editor app for the iPad, with Dropbox sync and strong Markdown support.

The app’s full title in the App Store is Write for Dropbox – A Beautiful Note Taking App (iPad Edition) – but I’m just going to refer to it as Write from here on in this post.

To say that this app is feature-packed would be an understatement. Here’s its App Store feature list:

Write opens to a new blank note to quickly jot down things on your mindAutomatic Dropbox SyncingFull background support for uploading notes to Dropbox. Notes will continue uploading to Dropbox even if you close the appClean distraction free interfaceCreate, edit and view text files on your iPhone and iPod TouchFolder Support (upto 1 level deep)Full Markdown support with ability to preview markdown even while writingA special markdown toolbar to make writing in markdown easyInsert images with absolute image URLs from your Dropbox accountFull screen writing and readingAbility to click on links and phone numbers when in view modeAn exclusive cursor trackpad and swipe selection

Pull to Save and Pull to DeleteFavourite the files you use frequently and access them quicklyQuick look – A unique quick look inspired way to peek at contents of any file without opening itCustom FontsBrightness Control within applicationNight ModeOffline Support – Upload your changes to Dropbox next time you’re connectedImport notes from other apps into Write25+ inbuilt actions to share your notesPublish as a Web PageGenerate Dropbox share link with a single tapSave in Evernote, Google Drive, CloudAppVirtually unlimited ways to share your note using Custom URL Schemes


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8 Helpful Assistive Technology Tools For Your Classroom

8 Helpful Assistive Technology Tools For Your Classroom | 21st Century Learner | Scoop.it
This post shares 8 assistive technology tools for disabled and ECE students in the classroom.
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