Smartphones in Education

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

Smartphones Won’t Make Your Kids Dumb. We Think.

Jessica’s tiny fingers dart around the iPad, swiping through photos to get to a particularly entertaining video: a 12-second clip of her dancing …

How to learn a second language using your iPhone or iPad

Learning a second language is a great life skill to have, and the iPhone is the perfect tool to do itBilingual speakers have better job …

Language Learning

20 ideas-for-using-mobile-phones-in-language-classroom-

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Is Checking Devices at the Door Really the Solution?

I was in a meeting recently with executives from a large corporation. As we discussed the intersections between learning in K-12 schools, …

10 #BacktoSchool Tips for Students to Keep in Mind When Using Social Media

Traditionally as students come back to school, it is important to establish a positive classroom culture. Today, more and more districts are …

Education Technology

Should cellphones be allowed in school? My Response.

Do personal devices support learning? That's what I was asked by "The Signal" blog which facilitates a conversation about communication, safety and …

Education

Digital Technology Is A Game Changer For Education Worldwide

5-August-2015 | Digital Economy<p>When you listen to experts in the field, it is easy to conclude that digital technology is transforming education as …

Machine Learning

A History of Cell Phones and Cellphone Technology

Cellphone Technology has come a long way since the 80's. A History of Cell Phones and Cellphone Technology infographic from Lyca Mobile covers each …

The Mobile Challenge: Giving The Modern Learners What They Want

<b>How To Give The Modern Learners What They Want</b><p>According to our In-Focus report, Mobile Learning in the Workplace, mobile learning is definitely on …

Survey: 93 Percent of Teachers Believe That Personal Devices Connect Students to Real-World Learning

Smart Classroom Technologies<p>A recent national survey from University of Phoenix College of Education found that 93 percent of K-12 teachers believe …

Education

Don’t Argue For Your Limitations

Over the many years that I have been in education and around educators, I have never been able to understand why so many educators, so willingly and …

Education

How the BYOD Movement is Changing the Classroom

As more and more schools embrace the bring-your-own-device technology trend, we talk to a teacher about its pros and cons.<p>Picture this:James, a high school student, pulls out his phone in class, just as the teacher starts writing out the Pythagorean theorem.<p>Instead of stopping class and …

Engaging or Distracting?

“Forward thinking colleges and universities that take a mobile approach when it comes to increasing engagement through apps will be ahead of the …

Education

Do mobile devices in the classroom really improve learning outcomes?

Tablets and smartphones in the classroom are new enough that there's not a clear consensus on their usefulness. Bibliotecas Municipais da Coruña, CC …

Education

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 …

Education

7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #BYOT

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 Technology

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 …

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 …

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

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

Learning

KQED

KQED

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 …

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 …

Education

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 …

Education

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Education