The Wild West of Educational Technology
Mobile Learning on the Road
Apps and Features We Used
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Motion X GPS Drive
National Geographic National Parks
Nomad Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole
Voyager Its Grand Teton National Park
“Mobile learning: Learning a variety of content
and skills anytime, any place with a small
device light enough to be carried in one hand.”
Project Tomorrow Report
How does mobility change teaching and
How can you personalize learning
How can help learning happen
How potentially can we bridge the
"For years, the conversation about mobile and social
technology in schools has revolved around how to block it,"
said NASSP Executive Director Gerald N. Tirozzi. "But it's
becoming increasingly clear that simply blocking such
technologies does students a disservice. An education that
fails to account for the responsible use of mobile devices
and social networks prepares students for our past, but not
for their future."
Gary Stager: Worst Idea of the
If schools adopt digital textbooks, according to the
Digital Playbook, “No longer will students have to
tote 50 pound backpacks with … print textbooks
[outdated by seven to ten years.] New digital
textbooks will be light digital devices – such as a
laptop or tablet – that combine Internet
connectivity, interactive and personalized
content, learning videos and games, and other
creative applications to enable collaboration with
other students while providing instantaneous
feedback to the student and teacher.”
According to the Digital Playbook…
Obama administration wants all students using digital
textbooks within ﬁve years.
Going Beyond the Stuff:
Taking Advantage of the
Canby School District, Oregon, USA
Areas of Focus
Planning and Reﬁning Process
Value the role of your leadership
Study your school’s culture.
Plan and reﬁne continually.
Deﬁne measurable outcomes.
Experiment with apps to ﬁnd your
Provide ample professional
Ensure a robust network.
Enlist parents and community in
support of your program.
Increase student achievement and...
Boost student engagement?
Student attendance rates?
Support project-based learning?
Increased faculty use of technology?
Provide personalized learning opportunities anytime, anywhere?
Our challenge is to help students
power up in school, not power
The Airplane Effect?
Slides inspired by Julene Reed & Larry