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By Richard de Meij | A Collection of Resources of Why & How to Integrate Smartphones (& other technologies) in Education. (More at: www.celebratelanguages.com/tech)

Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

When Teaching Generation Text was published in 2011 there were numerous ways to use text-only enabled phones for learning. This was great for …

SMS

7 Digital Resource Must-Haves for #BYOD / #BYOT Teaching + Learning

Are you allowing students to bring their own devices to learn where you work? If so, you'll want to become familiar with these seven digital …

Education

Kahoot for Interactive Learning Activities

Kahoot is a fantastic free tool that can be a game changer in BYOD or one-to-one classrooms. This interactive platform lets teachers create quizzes …

Game Based Learning

Free Technology for Teachers: Plickers - The Student Response System for Classrooms That Aren't 1:1

Plickers is a neat student response system that I learned about at ISTE 2014. Plickers uses a teacher's iPad or Android tablet in conjunction with a …

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

March 17, 2015
Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in …

Learning

How Latino Families Use Educational Content and What That Means for Communities

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Ki Sung | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Learning more about how Hispanic-Latino families use educational content can help inform the …

Education

For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer

No device should ever be hailed as the silver bullet in “saving” education — nor should it be completely shunned — but when it comes to the …

Education

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all …

21st Century

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

Today’s students are hyper-connected multitaskers who operate in the state of now. But opportunities for connected learning aren't always available …

Internet Safety

Ban on cellphones in NYC public schools lifted

Beginning Monday, all New York City public school students will be allowed to use their cell phones on school property. Mayor de Blasio and …

New York

4 Things You’ll Miss by Banning Cellphones In Your Classroom

Occasionally my colleagues bemoan their student’s addiction to their cellphones. I’ve seen it, too. The sly under-the-desk move, the obvious Snapchat …

e-Learning

As Schools Lift Bans on Cell Phones, Educators Weigh Pros and Cons

Although students have been using cell phones consistently in their daily lives for almost a decade, many public schools continue to resist allowing …

Education

Gen Z: Growing and Learning with Mobile #infographic

While educators have been busy trying to understand and teach to Millennials and Generation Y over the past several years, a new generation of mobile …

MoveNote: A Very Noteworthy #EdTech App

Introducing, MoveNote. A noteworthy tool that can be used flip the classroom, practice presenting, share best practices and teach from a distance.The …

e-Learning

Teachers, Stop Being Scared of Cellphones

Screens are everywhere these days, in the restaurants, on the subways, in front of our faces. The only ones we seem able to control are those little screens on our tablets and cellphones, but bring those things into a classroom and who is in control, the student or the teacher? In March, New York …

Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

Editor’s note: Joe Mathewson cofounded learning platform Firefly when he was 14.

These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t …

Education

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom

Some call today’s students “digital natives.” Others call them the “distracted generation.” Whichever term you prefer, it’s clear they’re both far …

Mobile conference puts the focus on learning models

Around the world, 6.5 million mobile device contracts exist -- making tools like smartphones and tablets an indispensable, and necessary part of …

Education

Mobile devices put students in control

Two teachers have incorporated mobile devices into their lesson plans. The first wheels a cart of iPads into the classroom, sets it aside for later …

Education

Using Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools

Purpose

To promote student learning through the use of mobile learning devices and social media in instruction that further prepares students to be …

Education

One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices

School administrators are looking to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies as a way to bring technology resources in the community to bear in the …

Education

Student Engagement Soars with Smartphones

In the last few years, smartphones have moved quickly from banned to embraced in K12 schools as educators have realized that mobile learning devices …

Mobile Technology

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning

In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now …

SmartPhone - Dumb School

This week I attended a panel discussion sponsored by Mobile Portland entitled “The Myth of Mobile Context.” I was treated to an all-star panel that …

Mobile Technology

A Guide for Administrators

As pioneering districts are beginning to realize the enormous potential of mobile learning, they are also discovering the potential pitfalls at each …

44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1)

This week an online article grabbed my attention. Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones in Class.” I immediately scoped …

e-Learning

5 Reasons to Allow Text Messaging in Your Classroom

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Are your students texting in the classroom? Of course they are. A better question is, are you allowing your …

Text Messaging