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Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

03/20/2015

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Mobile learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure

As an Algebra II teacher at Pittsburgh Perry High School, Kalpana Ramgopal wanted to integrate technology into her classroom. But she didn’t know which devices and apps would be a good fit for her students, much less how to use them in ways that were pedagogically sound.

After taking an…

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You' 've gone 1:1. Now what?

You've gone 1:1. Now what?

03/04/2015

Topics: Mobile learning

To bring technology to students, many schools are adopting 1:1 initiatives one device, usually a laptop or tablet, for each student.

While there is a lot of advice on how to go 1:1 in a classroom or school, Jennifer LaMaster, assistant principal at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in…

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Create your own mobile makerspace

Create your own mobile makerspace

02/25/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, Mobile learning, STEM & STEAM

Can old-fashioned craft supplies like pipe cleaners and toothpicks measure up to new and exciting classroom tech offerings like animation software and 3D printers?

Yes, says Laura Briggs, technology resource teacher/staff developer and coach for Loudoun County Public Schools in…

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You don' 't have to be a scientist to incorporate STEM

You don't have to be a scientist to incorporate STEM

12/18/2014

Topics: Mobile learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

Sara Hunter was recognized as a 2013 ISTE Emerging Leader. Nominations for 2015 awards are open now through Feb. 2015. Amazing educators are encouraged to apply!

Most people are…

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6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

11/17/2014

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning, professional learning

As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common…

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Bring the learning to your students with iBeacons

Bring the learning to your students with iBeacons

11/13/2014

Topics: Mobile learning, Tools

Earlier this year I decided to set up learning zones, or geographical positions located around our school, where students could explore online learning experiences. But instead of sending students to these locations and asking them to complete an activity, I flipped it.

Using Apple'…

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Choosing mobile apps for higher-order thinking skills

Choosing mobile apps for higher-order thinking skills

09/02/2014

Topics: Mobile learning, Tools

Discussions about mobile learning often center on the technology and its capabilities — which, to be sure, are impressive. But treating mobile devices as simply a novel tactic for classroom engagement is to overlook the golden egg: mobile technology's incredible potential for developing kids…

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3 benefits of mobile learning you' 're not leveraging

3 benefits of mobile learning you're not leveraging

08/29/2014

Topics: Mobile learning

Are you harnessing the full power of your mobile learning devices?

If you're like many educators, probably not. Starting a…

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4 perspectives on 1:1 success

4 perspectives on 1:1 success

08/08/2014

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning

Making the transition to a 1:1 learning environment may seem daunting, especially after some districts have experienced the pitfalls so publicly. But there's plenty to learn from the failures as well as the successes.

As more schools embark on 1:1 initiatives, the collective body of…

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Create a mobile learning scavenger hunt

Create a mobile learning scavenger hunt

07/10/2014

Topics: Mobile learning

Each year the Mobile Learning Network (formerly SIGML) hosts a session that blends tech tools and a walking tour of the host city. This year's tour took the form of a mobile scavenger hunt called PhotoQuest Atlanta! As the designer of this session, I wanted to make sure that, in addition to…

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