connected from birth to theclassroom? photo by thecrowells- ﬂickr
As educational institutions advocate for more access to mobile technology and social networking sites within! schools across the country, we have to ask:
what are the beneﬁts to using mobile devices as educational tools ? photo by mortsan- ﬂickr
The Toronto District School Board recently voted to lift the ban on mobile use in classrooms and has begun initiatives to incorporate cellular devices as a vital learning tool within its schools. A lot of parents disagree with the school’s decision.photo by quinn.anya- Flickr
In United States high schools, 98% of students haveaccess to some kind of smartphone, according to a report byBlackboard and Project Tomorrow.Photo by PictureYouth- Flickr
so, what tools are available for usein the mobile classroom? Photo by SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations- Flickr
Photo by USFWS Headquarters- FlickrA great E-learning tool for little naturists is NOAH– an app that enables usersto identify types of bugs and trees by uploading a picture and receivingdetails of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.
procrastination nation Some mobile education advocates believe that the tablet’s current shortcoming— limited multitasking– could be its greatest asset in education, forcing students to focus on onephoto by david boyle- ﬂickr task at a time.
“a tried-and-true platform to let conversations ﬂourish”#twitter is another example of a cost-efﬁcient tool for mobile learning as it keeps the conversation continuing outside of the classroom, fuelling more class involvement than ever before. photo by VinothChandar- ﬂickr
Attendance for iPhone is an app created for Teachers that allows them to easily take attendance in their classrooms by taking a photo of a student and uploading it to their class list. Parents can also track their child’s grades and keep more up to date on their learning progression through apps such as SchoolCircuit and myGradeBook.photo by pink sherbet- ﬂickr
photo by esparta- ﬂickrwhat do you think about mobility in the classroom? useful or useless? tweet your thoughts @candaceberes
Sources used: the new yorktimes online, mashable.com, nationalpost.ca, nassp.org, thejournal.com photo by seyed motafa zamani- ﬂickr slideshow presentation by: Candace Beres