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

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 …

Cell Phones

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …

Mobile devices put students in control

While the content should still remain the focus of any lesson plan, many teachers are surprised to discover that technology can enhance learning at …

Using Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools


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

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 …


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 …

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

Why must students leave their smartphone at the classroom door and surrender themselves to an information culture controlled by the adults?

The 60-Second Guide To Smartphones In Education

Smartphones and apps are the pinnacle of buzzwords when it comes to education. You can’t swing an app without hitting a smartphone…or something.

So …

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)

Tired of battling the use of smartphones in class? Disengage from the battle by engaging students in lessons that integrate these powerful gadgets.

5 Reasons to Allow Text Messaging in Your Classroom

Are your students texting in the classroom? Of course they are. A better question is, are you allowing your students to send text messages? If not, …

ISTE and the Verizon Foundation Launch Free Mobile Learning Academy for Educators


The Future of Mobile Learning, Education & Publishing

Mobile is not just a hype anymore. Mobile usage, penetration and devices overtake home computers with an impressive growth. Your customers are already there.

Are you investing enough to remain competitive?

Mobile Learning

The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

Master Mobile Learning Techniques for Increased Student Engagement

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Mobile Learning

Leadership for Mobile Learning

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Using Smartphones in the Classroom

Tired of telling students to put away their phones? A veteran teacher shares tips for using mobile devices as learning tools.


ISTE and the Verizon Foundation Launch Free Mobile Learning Academy for Educators

ATLANTA – June 30, 2014 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the Verizon Foundation today announced a new mobile …