The use of mobile devices in and out of the classroom
THE USE OF MOBILEDEVICES IN AND OUTOF THE CLASSROOM By Rebecca Haley
MOBILE APPLICATION DATA TO PONDER National survey conducted on children ages 4-8 years old: 60% of children read or listen to stories on touch devices 60% of children use mobile apps more than four times a week 24% do so every day 71% of those apps are downloaded by parents 29% by the children themselves Ruckus Media Group 4/2012 http://sandboxsummit.org/agenda/
EXPLORATION AND RESEARCH Todays educators are exploring the potential of mobile wireless technology to improve learning Research on the educational value of handheld devices in K- 12 settings is limited, but suggests that these devices can be quite useful
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FIRST HANDHELD DEVICE EVALUATION STUDYWITHIN THE K-12 SCHOOL SYSTEM Palm Education Pioneers Program was launched in 2001 Included over 100 teachers Examined the teachers attitudes through surveys and site visits They were "overwhelmingly positive" about the use of handheld computers in the teaching and learning process "Palm is committed to understanding how providing a powerful, personal, handheld computer for every student can provide the technology access required to create new classroom practices that can revolutionize the way teachers teach and the way students learn.”-- Mike Lorion, Vice President of Education, Palm, Inc.
GODWIN-JONES, R. (2010). LITERACIES ANDTECHNOLOGIES REVISITED. LANGUAGE, LEARNING &TECHNOLOGY. 14(3). “Calm, unfocused, undistracted, the linear mind is being pushed aside by a new kind of mind that wants and needs to take in and dole out information in short, disjointed, often overlapping bursts--the faster the better.“ Carr, N. (2010). The shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains. New York: Norton. Change in electronic communication Collaborative Language Learning Build activities that connect in-classtasks to the experiences of students to their on-line lives
GODWIN-JONES, R. (2011). MOBILE APPS FOR LANGUAGELEARNING. LANGUAGE, LEARNING & TECHNOLOGY, 15(2). The History of Learning Languages Using a Mobile Device Limited, Constrained and Slow Functionality arrives in 2007 Linking a mobile app to a web service “We know that learning becomes more real and permanent when tied to learners lives outside the academic environment.”
DEMSKI, J. (2011). ELL TO GO: TWO SCHOOLS TRANSFORM THEIRELL PROGRAMS BY GIVING STUDENTS AROUND-THE-CLOCK ACCESSTO SOME OF THE LATEST MOBILE DEVICES. T H E JOURNAL. 38 (5). Newcomer Center, in Arlington Heights, IL “Each armed with an iPad, they swipe their fingers across the screen…”
ELL classroom at Comal Independent School District in New Braunfels, TX “…a teacher asks her students to bring their iPod Touch devices home and use their voice memo apps to record themselves reading aloud in English.”
NEED APPS? RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS http://www.youtube.com/user/AppsForKidsReviews/ featuredDiscover the best educational apps for kids. Videos are available to watch to make sure its right for your educational purposes.
SPECIAL NEEDS APPS http://a4cwsn.com/mobile-education-store/ The number of apps designed for children with special needs seems to grow by the day. This presents a huge opportunity to find tools to help with communication, behavior, learning, medical management ... and also a huge headache as we try to find the perfect choices in an ever-expanding selection. Apps for children with special needs is a site that offers videos of the apps in action and reviews of whether theyre worth your while.
AN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY http://www.iear.org/ Community and collaboration is the most vital aspect for improving education. Technology is really at a point where we can make a difference as a collective body in so many ways. Sometimes we just need a spark to ignite a movement ... IEAR.org is an attempt to marry several educational communication tools into one community.
BRAINSCAPE-EFFICIENT MOBILE LEARNING BASED ON BRAIN SCIENCE Watch the video below:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHi9PdmhEL0 Educational blog on ways to use Brainscape Theory:http://blog.brainscape.com/ Research on Confidence Based Repetition- How Brainscape works:http://www.brainscape.com/images/cms/research/Con fidence-Based_Repetition.pdf
Questions? Rebeccahaley@mail.usf.eduTonight, let’s discuss: Your thoughts on mobile device usage in the classroom Your experience, or the experiences you’d like to be having, with mobile devices Your thoughts on Brainscape.comPlease be ready to: Share educational apps that you’ve used with success
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