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Mobile Learning

A distraction? No way! Discover tips and strategies for using tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and other devices for student learning.

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Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.

The First 5s With iPads

When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.

Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

QR codes, an exciting medium for kids learning how to use mobile devices, are a natural tool for linking students to resources you want them to find.

5-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup

Smartphones, tablets, e-readers -- today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile-learning resources from Edutopia and around the web.

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Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

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5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

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Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

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Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

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5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

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The LAUSD iPad Initiative: 5 Critical Technology Integration Lessons

The missteps in LAUSD's 1:1 program rollout stand as a costly illustration of the vision, planning, and implementation actually required for successful district-wide technology integration.

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The 4Ss of Note-Taking With Technology

Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.

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Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

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Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup

Smartphones, tablets, e-readers -- today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile-learning resources from Edutopia and around the web.

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Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.

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The First 5s With iPads

When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Creating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 6)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fourth post of a six-part series.

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A person is holding a smartphone with Pokemon Go showing on their screen. They're taking a picture of someone bent over, holding a coffee cup, and touching a purple rat Pokemon.
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Pokémon Go... and Global Success Skills?

Harness the immersive game Pokémon Go to engage your students in the skills required for collaboration, inquiry, written communication, and building culture.

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A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads?

Rolling out iPads to an entire student body isn't easy. Principal Ben Johnson shares strategies for doing so and offers up answers to some important questions.

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Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, a technology director who's launched 1:1 programs in two school districts, suggests that BYOD may be a more realistic strategy for digital learning in the classroom.

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The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

To assess your students' ongoing awareness of what and how they're learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools.

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Introducing Mobile Technology Into Your Classroom: Structures and Routines

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns explains how a few simple structures and routines can scaffold a successful 1:1 classroom.

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