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Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | Considering the pros and cons of using cellphones in the classroom.
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"Can cellphones serve as effective instructional tools in the classroom? In what ways can the use of mobile technology support and strengthen curriculum? What are the drawbacks? In this lesson, students learn about innovative uses of cellphone technology and applications in the developing world, then explore how their phones can be used as learning tools..."

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Storytelling for YouTube Generation ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Storytelling for YouTube Generation ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it

"Below is an interesting Prezi presentation http://bit.ly/13lZBKr that I came across while I was browsing my Twitter feeds. This work has been realized by Steve Dembo and features some of the ways YouTube is being used for storytelling. I know YouTube is regrettably blocked in many schools here in Canada and also in the States and I really hope that whoever in charge of decision making in these countries would get their eyes open to the fact that they are wasting many learning opportunities for students."


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This resource provides a prezi presentation that discusses the power of YouTube for storytelling.

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Get Smart!

Get Smart! | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it
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Here, the author lists 10 mobile apps to use in the classroom and provides a brief description.

 

"Banning cell phones is the 'easy call to make, but as cell phones have become more sophisticated, powerful, and even more entrenched in students’ daily lives, a growing number of schools have decided to open the door to what are, essentially, mobile computers.'"

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Jenny Morris's comment, July 18, 2013 12:18 PM
Just downloaded like 5 of these!
Kristen Pham's comment, July 18, 2013 10:05 PM
I really like the idea of incorporating these into the classroom!
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Mobile learning in higher education | Open Thoughts 2013

Mobile learning in higher education | Open Thoughts 2013 | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it
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In this quick piece, the author discusses the evolution of mobile technology and how it should be integrated into higher education.

 

 "The appearance of new types of devices is disruptive to education no matter what educators and education institutions do. Therefore, a thorough analysis, from a pedagogical and technological perspective, is key to ensure the adequate usage and implementation of mobile learning."

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it

"I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.

I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."

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For a new angle, this visual presents different applications regarding the use of mobile apps for students with disabilities, particularly Autism.

 

" I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."

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Jon Jones's comment, July 18, 2013 9:56 AM
Great idea for an article!
Kristen Pham's comment, July 18, 2013 10:53 PM
Wow, I love this visual!
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There’s an App for That! 4 Life Lessons your Students WILL Thank you for…. Eventually!

There’s an App for That! 4 Life Lessons your Students WILL Thank you for…. Eventually! | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it
Four great apps to help educators and teachers pass on invaluable life lessons and nuggets of wisdom to their students!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, July 18, 2013 1:32 AM
Some useful ideas. Do you find that the plagarism checker really helps them understand how to avoid plagarism or is it another cheat sheet? Would be interested to hear what people think.
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English Train: Educational App for English Learners

English Train: Educational App for English Learners | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it
Kaplan International Colleges is excited to announce the launch of English Train, the free app that makes learning English fun and easy.

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An educational app for learning English in a fun and engaging way.

 

"Gamers are encouraged to get their ticket for the English Train and improve their language skills in a fast-paced race against time by quickly matching words to the corresponding image before they reach the next station."

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, July 20, 2013 11:22 AM

Great app. Reminds me of Pocket Lawfirm!

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Education Week: Mobile Apps for Education Evolving

Education Week: Mobile Apps for Education Evolving | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it
But experts say growth is slower than expected and there isn’t a lot of content designed to fit the needs of face-to-face classrooms.
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This article gives a preview of the opposing viewpoint to using mobile apps in the classroom and outlines the need for better apps for classroom use.

 

"If more than 300,000 mobile applications—or apps—are available from the Apple App Store alone, with hundreds of those focused on education and hundreds more on educational gaming, how many are useful for the classroom?

Perhaps not as many as you might think."

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Jenny Morris's comment, July 18, 2013 12:21 PM
Over 300,000 mobile apps for education...wow! That's crazy awesome!
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Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms | Scholastic.com

Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms | Scholastic.com | Mobile Devices and Apps | Scoop.it
The mobile revolution is here. More and more schools are moving toward mobile learning in the classroom as a way to take advantage of a new wave of electronic devices that offer portability and ease of use on a budget.
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In this article, the author discusses the benefits of using mobile technology in the classroom and offers multiple apps that align with these benefits.

 

"The mobile revolution is here. More and more schools are moving toward mobile learning in the classroom as a way to take advantage of a new wave of electronic devices that offer portability and ease of use on a budget. Netbooks, iPads, cell phones, iPods, e-readers and even PDAs are increasingly becoming the tools of choice for today's educators, and it is easy to see why."

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Kristen Pham's comment, July 18, 2013 10:05 PM
I like the idea of using technology students already have to reduce cost to the district.