Exploring Your Options

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Exploring Your Options

  1. 1. Exploring Your Options Mobile Learning Devices for the K-12 Classroom
  2. 2. Mobile Devices <ul><li>Netbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones, smart phones </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet/Touch devices </li></ul><ul><li>eReaders </li></ul>
  3. 3. Netbooks <ul><li>9- or 10-inch screen </li></ul><ul><li>2 to 3 pounds (size of hardcover book) </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboards: 80 % to 95 % of normal size </li></ul><ul><li>Lower in price range </li></ul><ul><li>No optical drive (CD/DVD) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to web applications </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cell Phones/Smart Phones <ul><li>Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Has no mobile operating system </li></ul><ul><li>No Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Send/receive text, picture messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Limited access to e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Runs mobile operating system </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Send/receive text, picture messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Full e-mail access </li></ul><ul><li>Information storage </li></ul><ul><li>Camera, video </li></ul>Smart phone vs. Cell phone
  5. 5. Tablet/Touch Devices <ul><li>Touch interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Internal keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Internet via 3G/4G or WiFi </li></ul><ul><li>Full operating system (iOS, Windows, Android) </li></ul><ul><li>Document access and creation </li></ul><ul><li>Data and document storage </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul>Apple iPad, Acer Iconia, Samsung Galaxy, Amazon Kindle Fire, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad
  6. 6. eReaders <ul><li>Portable, electronic device for reading texts </li></ul><ul><li>Size of paperback book </li></ul><ul><li>Not backlit, ease of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Modify text size </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Internet access (newer devices) </li></ul>Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Sony Reader Pocket, Samsung Papyrus

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