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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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Jeff Charbonneau asks: What is your ' 'What if?' '

Jeff Charbonneau asks: What is your 'What if?'

07/01/2014

Topics: Mobile learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM

Jeff Charbonneau was named 2013 National Teacher of the Year for a reason. The man gets involved. In his small school in Zillah, Washington, a community of only 3,000 people, Charbonneau wears many hats. He's the high school chemistry teacher. He's also the yearbook teacher and the assistant…

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Making at the Mobile Learning Playground

Making at the Mobile Learning Playground

06/30/2014

Topics: Makerspaces, Mobile learning

From using Google Glass in the classroom to using Twitter effectively with your students to finding resources for teaching coding, the Mobile Learning Network's Mobile Learning…

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Here' 's how we achieved real tech integration

Here's how we achieved real tech integration

06/28/2014

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

The biggest challenge I faced during the waning days of the 2013-14 school year was responding to comments, questions and dismay from teachers after they learned the 1:1 technology would not be available during the final three weeks of school. All I can say is three years ago, I would never…

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Should schools monitor students' ' social media posts? Yes

Should schools monitor students' social media posts? Yes

06/09/2014

Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Parent engagement

To allow students to set their own norms in a social world without modeling or guidance is to condemn them to a virtual Lord of the Flies situation, then cry out in frustration when they end up making bad choices. The adult members of the school community have a responsibility to…

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