6 ways to help students manage their smartphones
Topics: Mobile learning, Online learning
Helping students manage smartphone use might not seem like the type of subject that schools should be teaching. But given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices affect academic performance, mental health and a teen’s emotional well being, it’s not a bad…
Jennie Magiera: Give voice to the untold stories of your students [video]
Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Mobile learning, professional learning
Have you ever heard a speaker so amazing and inspiring that you knew your life would never be the same after hearing them talk? That’s what it was like to hear Jennie Magiera’s keynote speech at the 2017 ISTE Conference & Expo.
The Chicago-based educator…
5 ways every educator can lead change
Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, professional learning
Educational technology has long been considered a subset among a host of education topics. That’s no longer the case, says educator Mark Gura, who believes a powerful reversal is happening – a reversal that’s creating a new reality in schools worldwide. |…
Schools weather Hurricane Harvey
Topics: Mobile learning
This post was updated on Sept. 5.
When many students in Texas and Louisiana should have been returning to school in August, they were instead hunkered down in homes or shelters while flood waters rose around them. Trapped, all they could do was wait.
What's missing from mobile learning
Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning, professional learning
They had the infrastructure: a schoolwide Wi-Fi network backed by robust high-speed broadband. They had the devices: 1:1 iPads for seventh-grade students. They even had an evaluation process to ensure their…
Here's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects
Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools
The new ISTE Standards for Students, released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter…
Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our lives. Can it improve learning?
Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools
When third grade teacher Brad Upshaw brought an Amazon Echo into his classroom, students spotted it immediately. Like reporters at a press conference, they swarmed the device and began shouting out questions.
“It was plugged in behind my interactive…
Digital Technologies: Australia's answer to discipline-based computer education
Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools
Globally, computer education is a focus of many national strategies as awareness grows of the impact of automation and technology. Australia took the opportunity when developing a national curriculum to reframe computer education away from a subset of design and technology to become a distinct…
Get parents involved with mobile learning
Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning
We can’t control what students do at home with their school-issued mobile devices, but we do need to plan for it. That’s why getting buy-in from parents and the community is a critical element of any…
3 tips for developing a digital content plan for maximum impact
Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Mobile learning, professional learning, Standards
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The research is in, and it’s clear that…