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)

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 …

Social Media

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 …

Students

Digital Technology Is A Game Changer For Education Worldwide

When you listen to experts in the field, it is easy to conclude that digital technology is transforming education as much as Johannes Gutenberg’s …

Education

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 …

Mobile Technology

The Mobile Challenge: Giving The Modern Learners What They Want

How To Give The Modern Learners What They Want

According to our In-Focus report, Mobile Learning in the Workplace, mobile learning is definitely on …

BYOD

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

Smart Classroom Technologies

A recent national survey from University of Phoenix College of Education found that 93 percent of K-12 teachers believe …

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.

Picture this:James, a high school student, pulls out his phone in class, just as the teacher starts writing out the Pythagorean theorem.

Instead of stopping class and …

e-Learning

Engaging or Distracting?

Lowering millennial dropout rates with mobile technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Danial Jameel Dropout rates among college students remain high, and …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

e-Learning

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Education

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 …

Education

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 life. …

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