A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Interactive Workbooks for Schools

Kitaboo

Case Study: KITABOO Delivers Interactive Digital Textbooks to Improve the Learning Experience for a School Network. How to Create An Interactive Workbook for Schools. A lot of schools today have adopted interactive workbooks as part of their training approach.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. And school leaders would often be paralyzed by cyberbullying and sexting incidents for which guidance was often inadequate and contradictory.

Winter School schedule

MobilED

Here’s the preliminary Winter School schedule. Welcome at the school cafeteria. – Introducing Ubiko / Kari Kumpulainen, Leading Principle, University of Oulu, Teacher Training School. Winter School workshop: iTEC demos. Lunch at school cafeteria. Winter School workshop. Winter School workshop. Winter School workshop. Lunch at school cafeteria. Winter School workshop. Winter School workshop.

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Know County Schools Relaxing Policy on Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

Tags: schools aup mobilepolicy cell phones

Saline Michigan Schools Enacting BYOD!

Cell Phones in Learning

Saline Area Schools (outside of Ann Arbor Michigan) has enacted a Bring Your Own Device policy in their school system. The policy is well thought-out (very proactive) and I wanted to share their work

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Great Introduction to Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I found this video on Youtube, I do not know who created the video, but it is a nice introduction to the complexities and current state of cell phones in schools. The creator put together a montage of video clips from TV shows to news broadcasts about using mobile devices in school

Knox County Schools Relaxing Policy on Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

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New School Alert System

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

I do not recommend products, but thought that this sounded like something that may be of interest to school administrators reading this blog. Through Schoohoo ( www.schoohoo.com ) he and his wife programmed an application to deliver free school alerts to schools of any size and at any grade level "From Preschool to Ph.D."(tm). Parents can sign up themselves, so the school doesn't have to maintain the database.

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A Parent’s Guide to BYOD: 10 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their BYOD School

Cell Phones in Learning

Schools that implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to technology have taken great care to develop strong policies and guidelines for students using their own devices. Most schools inform the parents, asking them to sign permission forms and BYOD policy guidelines, and spend much time justifying “why” they have a BYOD policy. Yet, schools tend to leave out an important piece: how parents can best support the schools BYOD learning to policies at home.

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5 Common Mistakes Schools and Teachers Make When Implementing BYOD

Cell Phones in Learning

However, as more schools have been changing their policies to be inclusive of a BYOD policy, there have been some mistakes made along the way. I want to share these common errors in hopes that other teachers and schools can learn from the trailblazers. Requiring that all teachers use the devices Over the past five years, school districts have written district-wide policies about how BYOD can be used in the classroom.

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These are the Worlds 1st iBeacon Schools

uLearning Blog

Since news of Paul Hamilton’s first ever use of iBeacons in a school hit the web earlier this year, there has been a gap in time as other schools and developers have been working hard to implement location-aware learning on a bigger scale. Almost at the same time we have another UK School who are launching their own project. (Reblogged from my Beaconsforeducation.com site).

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Sexting & Texting; Schools Role

Cell Phones in Learning

While sexting and distracting texting are reasons why schools worry about including cell phones in learning, I believe these two examples are reasons why schools need to include cell phones in learning. Currently with policies banning cell phones from school campus, teachers get the message that they should ignore cell phones altogether. In the last year I have come across a number of articles about students sexting.

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Sexting & Texting; Schools Role

Cell Phones in Learning

While sexting and distracting texting are reasons why schools worry about including cell phones in learning, I believe these two examples are reasons why schools need to include cell phones in learning. Currently with policies banning cell phones from school campus, teachers get the message that they should ignore cell phones altogether. In the last year I have come across a number of articles about students sexting.

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Video: New Jersey School Adopts BYOT!

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Cell Phones = School Safety?

Cell Phones in Learning

NPR has a nice "all things considered" broadcast concerning cell phones in schools. While this broadcast is from 2002, I believe it is extremely relevant for today's controversies over cell phones in schools. The broadcast focuses on the administrative benefits of students bringing their cell phones to school by citing both student and parent "safety" concerns.

Cell Phones = School Safety?

Cell Phones in Learning

NPR has a nice "all things considered" broadcast concerning cell phones in schools. While this broadcast is from 2002, I believe it is extremely relevant for today's controversies over cell phones in schools. The broadcast focuses on the administrative benefits of students bringing their cell phones to school by citing both student and parent "safety" concerns.

Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in School!

Cell Phones in Learning

Students from 5 low-income California area schools came together to fight for the right to use technology in schools, in order to have a chance at being competitive with students who come from more privileged backgrounds. All students need to be digitally literate and if the school system is not providing every opportunity, the students should do everything they can to make those opportunities happen (sometimes in the form of the students' own technologies).

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Actual real-life teachers reporting on how iPads fit (or not) into schools

uLearning Blog

Hi everyone – well the amount of schools looking at trialing the iPad has just exploded since the device came. There is of course a bit of ’shiny objects syndrome’ going on – but here is a series of links to some trials that are happening right now that we can all learn from: Epsom Primary – current Vic DET iPad trial school. US iPad school pilot program wiki. iPad in schools Q&A site.

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New Research on Teens and Cell Phones and What it Means for BYOD Schools

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For example if you teach in a predominately Hispanic school, it is a better decision to use mobile messaging apps over traditional Internet email (because Hispanic students are more likely to have access to Smartphones where they primarily use apps than desktop computers at home). This is important for BYOD schools keep in mind that about 30% cannot access the Internet through their phone, so plan lessons accordingly!

British schools scoop USA mobile learning award!

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Tags: m-learning in USA projects cool kids usage primary school MyLearning publicity

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A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times). Uni is a school in Urbana, Il that has propsed a new, more cell phone friendly AUP.

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A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.

mLearning World

//Rather than just reporting on what others have been saying about this new frontier in mLearning - that being kids using their own mobile phones for learning - I’ve written my own paper dealing with policy responses from schools and Education departments. Learning Difficulties Support Teacher, Tullawong State School, Caboolture. Keywords Mobile phones, policy, school practice, mobile learning, mLearning, ICT in Education Introduction 1.0

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6 design principles of the 21st century school

uLearning Blog

Its an overview of what a 21st century school should look like, and I like it because rather than just being theory or ideas, its very grounded in the practicalities. Tags: Schools 21st century uLearning Connectivism framework practical Future Came across this today and had to share. Something else you might notice - it doesn’t even directly mention ‘technology’ … hmmm… This is because integrating digital tools for learning = good teaching anyway.

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How Teachers Are Using Mobile Technology Classrooms and Outside of School

Cell Phones in Learning

PEW Internet and American Life Project has just published the results of their study on how teachers in grades 6-12 are using technology. A few highlights of the study include.

Preparing for a Charter School Conference Presentation

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

In preparation for a K-12 mobile learning presentation tomorrow in Wisconsin, I have been trying to catch up on my reading.

The Future of Cell Phones in Schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

This could eliminate the need for schools to purchase expensive LCD projectors, instead using their own cell phones as the projection tool. How this affects schools: Students, teachers, and parents could retrieve their school files and documents anytime from anywhere! How this could affect schools: Students could share files with each other by beaming them through cell phones (similar to Palm pilots, only now with a basic cell phone).

The Future of Cell Phones in Schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

This could eliminate the need for schools to purchase expensive LCD projectors, instead using their own cell phones as the projection tool. How this affects schools: Students, teachers, and parents could retrieve their school files and documents anytime from anywhere! How this could affect schools: Students could share files with each other by beaming them through cell phones (similar to Palm pilots, only now with a basic cell phone).

My local school districts embrace mLearning

mLearning World

iLearning: Elementary, high school students use Apple devices in IDEA pilot program HALLSVILLE — Fourteen-year-old Amy Myers does not own an Apple iPhone, but she knows how to work one. Depending on the results of a Hallsville Independent School District pilot program, she might soon get a similar device to aid her education. High school students are using iPod Touches in the project, and elementary students are using iPod Nanos.

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Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

Mobile Commons

Text 2 Stop It is a program that allows students to anonymously report bullying at their school. Employees on the other end of the line can also continue the conversation with the students who text in to learn more about the situation, and then pass the information along to the school’s counselors and principal. Information about the program is distributed to students right at the schools, allowing the hotline to be used immediately.

The Politics of Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Edweek published an interesting article in November highlighting the problems with students having cell phones in schools. Specifically students posting videos to YouTube (and other online vlogging-type sites) of teachers and other students that were taken secretly in the schools. While the article goes on to talk about this being a reason why schools need to have policies against cell phones it also opens up a discussion about the legality of these videos being posted.

The Politics of Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Edweek published an interesting article in November highlighting the problems with students having cell phones in schools. Specifically students posting videos to YouTube (and other online vlogging-type sites) of teachers and other students that were taken secretly in the schools. While the article goes on to talk about this being a reason why schools need to have policies against cell phones it also opens up a discussion about the legality of these videos being posted.

Debate.Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Schools?

Cell Phones in Learning

On the America's Debate website , they are contemplating both sides of whether Cell Phones should be allowed in schools. Probably one of the most cited reasons for allowing cell phones in schools is "student safety" and not for learning. As I have mentioned previously on my blog there are plenty of outside of school activities where the students can use their cell phones such as field trips or homework assignments.

Debate.Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Schools?

Cell Phones in Learning

On the America's Debate website , they are contemplating both sides of whether Cell Phones should be allowed in schools. Probably one of the most cited reasons for allowing cell phones in schools is "student safety" and not for learning. As I have mentioned previously on my blog there are plenty of outside of school activities where the students can use their cell phones such as field trips or homework assignments.

MobilED initiative » Second pilot: Irene Middle School

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Concerns over Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

While I like considering ways to use cell phones in schools, I think it is also important to present the "other side" of cell phones in schools. This is an interesting news broadcast on You Tube that discusses the concerns over having cell phones in schools. One interesting concern is that students are recording teachers "behaving badly."

Concerns over Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

While I like considering ways to use cell phones in schools, I think it is also important to present the "other side" of cell phones in schools. This is an interesting news broadcast on You Tube that discusses the concerns over having cell phones in schools. One interesting concern is that students are recording teachers "behaving badly."

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times). Uni is a school in Urbana, Il that has propsed a new, more cell phone friendly AUP.

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Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I created this video for my presentation at the MACUL conference tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MI. I would love some feedback on it. The goal is to give a perspective of educational history and technology, where common technology tools (such as a chalkboard or pen or even Internet) were once banned and labeled "harmful" as we are doing with cell phones. Enjoy! Update: Here is the Link to video on TeacherTube.Enjoy

Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I created this video for my presentation at the MACUL conference tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MI. I would love some feedback on it. The goal is to give a perspective of educational history and technology, where common technology tools (such as a chalkboard or pen or even Internet) were once banned and labeled "harmful" as we are doing with cell phones. Enjoy! Update: Here is the Link to video on TeacherTube.Enjoy

Hervey Bay, still an old school holiday spot

uLearning Blog

Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

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The Mobile Learner » What Happens When Kids Come to School With iPhones – in JK!

The Mobile Learner

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K-12 Teachers, Please take the Cell Phones in Schools Survey!

Cell Phones in Learning

I have developed a short survey to get a better sense of cell phone use in schools around the world. Please take a few minutes (it is short) to take the survey! Click on the image above to take the survey. Thank you Liz

K-12 Teachers, Please take the Cell Phones in Schools Survey!

Cell Phones in Learning

I have developed a short survey to get a better sense of cell phone use in schools around the world. Please take a few minutes (it is short) to take the survey! Click on the image above to take the survey. Thank you Liz