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Lesley Reilly and Nevin Katz        April, 2012
Topics in Mobile Learning   Introducing Teachers to the iPad via Online    Learning   Making Online Courses Mobile Acces...
What is EdTech LeadersOnline?Goal: Build capacity to use online learning to meet local goals Based at EDC (education non-...
Questions   How do we help teachers figure out how to best use    mobile devices to promote learning in their    classroo...
Eight-week online professional developmentworkshop for HS math teachers in Salem and            Hamilton-Wenham       Janu...
Mobile Elements   iPad activities for math teachers   App exploration encouraged   Lots of responses about apps on the ...
Excerpt from a Conversation about anApp on the Forums“I though this Algebra Touch app was a good  tool to use in an Algebr...
Resources we IntroducedTeach with your iPad Wikihttp://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/Blooms+TaxonBloom’s Apps Google Si...
Recommended Apps   Algebra Touch   Scratchwork   Kahn Academy   Factor Race   iFactor Quadratic   Full reviews by th...
Recommended Apps   Algebra Touch   Scratchwork   HiCalc Pro   Kahn Academy   Factor Race   Full reviews by the Salem...
Accessing the 6-sessionversion of Geom. 123DLogin Instructions Go to: http://moodle.etlo.org/ Click on “Create new accou...
Mobile ElementsAlternate Moodle theming & SessionPage formatOptional iPad-based activities forteachers to try out in the...
Desktop Version of Moodle Shell
Mobile Version of Moodle Shell
Responsive Theming
Desktop Version of Session Page
Mobile Version of Session Page   Overview & Readings
Mobile Version of Session Page:   Discussion & Activities
Responsive Theming
 10 session course Participants take the course  while building their own online  course Many tasks in each session
Stages of Development Mock-up Designing    UI Building Testing Publishing   in the App Store
Recommended Skill Sets HTML CSS Javascript Jquery Framework Familiarity with CMS
2011Three-week    course on Data Acquisition and Analysiswith experts      Twitter as the discussion vehicle      Blog ...
Learning Communities throughTwitter ChatsPros:Quick    PD opportunityAble    to access on a one-time basis – nocommitmen...
Learning Communities throughTwitter ChatsCons:Discussions    aren’t threadedConversations    can go incredibly quickly (...
Participatory LearningTwitter Chat   Rob Ackerman@Akee123: @cybraryman1 at what point do teachers have no choice in if   ...
Facilitated LearningTwitter Chat   ehelfant 7:49pm via web kids gr8 at support on all devices-we let them bring pretty mu...
Public Chat Feedback “Varying viewpoints, pulse check in where  an active community is” “Efficient way to glean trends, ...
Public Chat Feedback “Good to see what others are thinking” “A chance to discuss a certain topic with  educators from ar...
Thank you!Lesley Reilly (lreilly@edc.org)Nevin Katz (nkatz@edc.org)EdTech Leaders Online http://edtechleaders.orgEducation...
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  1. 1. Lesley Reilly and Nevin Katz April, 2012
  2. 2. Topics in Mobile Learning Introducing Teachers to the iPad via Online Learning Making Online Courses Mobile Accessible Embarking on App Development Research project on 3-week mobile course for Administrators via Twitter
  3. 3. What is EdTech LeadersOnline?Goal: Build capacity to use online learning to meet local goals Based at EDC (education non-profit) since 1999 For states, districts, regional centers, universities Focus on both educator PD & Virtual Schools Online facilitator & course design programs 70+ online courses, including for Common Core Learning Community, facilitated model
  4. 4. Questions How do we help teachers figure out how to best use mobile devices to promote learning in their classrooms? How do we make our optimize the online learning experience on mobile devices?
  5. 5. Eight-week online professional developmentworkshop for HS math teachers in Salem and Hamilton-Wenham January 11th – March 3rd, 2012
  6. 6. Mobile Elements iPad activities for math teachers App exploration encouraged Lots of responses about apps on the forums Teachers submit final lesson plan with guide on using technology tool
  7. 7. Excerpt from a Conversation about anApp on the Forums“I though this Algebra Touch app was a good tool to use in an Algebra class. It covers a variety of algebra topics from adding numbers to order of operations to solving equations. Rather than just being an app where problems are given and students are expected to give answers, it lets students move around answers and play with things.”
  8. 8. Resources we IntroducedTeach with your iPad Wikihttp://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/Blooms+TaxonBloom’s Apps Google Sitehttps://sites.google.com/site/bloomsapps/homeTop 50 Apps for e-Learnershttp://www.top10onlineuniversities.org/top-50-ipad-apps-
  9. 9. Recommended Apps Algebra Touch Scratchwork Kahn Academy Factor Race iFactor Quadratic Full reviews by the Salem / HW teachers at http://birdleymedia.blogspot.com/
  10. 10. Recommended Apps Algebra Touch Scratchwork HiCalc Pro Kahn Academy Factor Race Full reviews by the Salem / HW teachers at http://birdleymedia.blogspot.com/
  11. 11. Accessing the 6-sessionversion of Geom. 123DLogin Instructions Go to: http://moodle.etlo.org/ Click on “Create new account” Fill out required info and create your account Once account is created, go to: http://moodle.etlo.org/course/view.php?id=906 Enter “mobile” to self-enroll in the course
  12. 12. Mobile ElementsAlternate Moodle theming & SessionPage formatOptional iPad-based activities forteachers to try out in the classroom.Mobile-Friendly Multimedia
  13. 13. Desktop Version of Moodle Shell
  14. 14. Mobile Version of Moodle Shell
  15. 15. Responsive Theming
  16. 16. Desktop Version of Session Page
  17. 17. Mobile Version of Session Page Overview & Readings
  18. 18. Mobile Version of Session Page: Discussion & Activities
  19. 19. Responsive Theming
  20. 20.  10 session course Participants take the course while building their own online course Many tasks in each session
  21. 21. Stages of Development Mock-up Designing UI Building Testing Publishing in the App Store
  22. 22. Recommended Skill Sets HTML CSS Javascript Jquery Framework Familiarity with CMS
  23. 23. 2011Three-week course on Data Acquisition and Analysiswith experts  Twitter as the discussion vehicle  Blog as course archiveSurveyed education administratorsOptions for mobile interactivity in online PD
  24. 24. Learning Communities throughTwitter ChatsPros:Quick PD opportunityAble to access on a one-time basis – nocommitment (unless mandated PD)Can host your own or join othersFree
  25. 25. Learning Communities throughTwitter ChatsCons:Discussions aren’t threadedConversations can go incredibly quickly (EdChat)Can’t tell who is lurking140 character limit
  26. 26. Participatory LearningTwitter Chat Rob Ackerman@Akee123: @cybraryman1 at what point do teachers have no choice in if they use technology? #edchat In reply to Jerry Blumengarteni @mikevigilant Its a good idea, right? Saves all the redundancy of reteaching the same stuff multiple times to each teacher. JJW #edchat In reply to mikevigilant Justin Baumgartner@MertonTech @TestSoup If all the teachers were 100% capable of doing it on their own, Id be jobless. My job is to make myself obsolete. #edchat 30mdavidwees@davidwees: Is the primary reason we see technology used as an extension of prior practices b/c people are afraid to change their practice? #edchat 30mPamela@librario868: #edchat Cuts in staff esp tech tchrs leave media & classrm tchrs. I use them all. Jerry Blumengarten@cybraryman1: @ktenkely and problem solvers! #edchat In reply to ktenkely Richland Upper EL@RUESRCSD: Read what you write. Does it make sense? # rueswritingtips #edchat add your own tip for my students b4 the big test Begabungs@Begabungs: Are we ready to be faster than our students in using technology? Is it time to change? & learn new things? #edchat
  27. 27. Facilitated LearningTwitter Chat ehelfant 7:49pm via web kids gr8 at support on all devices-we let them bring pretty much anything get on network-times when small/portable is easier/fastr #edcmdata chrs_dede 7:49pm via HootSuite #edcmdata Yes, kids laugh about 1-1 initiatives because they dont see why anyone would settle for just one device chrs_dede 7:48pm via HootSuite #edcmdata teachers could help to suppress discussions about whose mobile device is cool and whose is not barbaratreacy 7:48pm via TweetDeck One other thing Im interested in student app development; for testing it could be great to have BYOD #edcmdata #mlearning ehelfant 7:48pm via web our kids have school tablets+most have smart phones-like 2use those 2access HW/CMS, play videos,socrative.com form. assesc. #edcmdata chrs_dede 7:47pm via HootSuite #edcmdata Im sure that status depends on what mobile device you bring, just as in other aspects of kids lives. Sad but true, and... chrs_dede 7:46pm via HootSuite #edcmdata Yes, student supported laptop programs were win-win at the high school level; mobile could be similar chrs_dede 7:45pm via HootSuite
  28. 28. Public Chat Feedback “Varying viewpoints, pulse check in where an active community is” “Efficient way to glean trends, topics, thoughts, ideas, missed converstaions, future conversations” “Get to see many ideas”
  29. 29. Public Chat Feedback “Good to see what others are thinking” “A chance to discuss a certain topic with educators from around the globe.” “Gain so many great ideas to transfer to the classroom and with my colleagues”
  30. 30. Thank you!Lesley Reilly (lreilly@edc.org)Nevin Katz (nkatz@edc.org)EdTech Leaders Online http://edtechleaders.orgEducation Development Center http://edc.org

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