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As part of a successful bond proposal, my school district was able to update infrastructure making all our school buildings wireless. They also purchased SmartBoards and iPads.  I knew I wanted to integrate this technology into my third grade curriculum to increase the learning potential for each of my students. My colleagues were also excited about the cart of iPads and quickly began filling...
Getting closer to the school year is dangerous for me.  I tend to have thought after thought going through my head and I get all of these ideas to do things in the classroom and I never make the conscious effort to write them down anywhere.  Well, today, I am.  Those that follow me and others who know me understand and know my passion for using cell phones and other mobile devices in the...
Screen shot 2011-09-09 at 10.21.16 AM.png We found the types of writing that participants report most frequently are text messages and emails, along with some forms of academic writing. Texting was particularly important, as participants reported doing it frequently and valuing it highly. We expected the frequency. That participants valued texting surprised us. --...
A Pew Internet and American Life Project report released April 20, 2010 provides data on how young people are using cell phones. Teens and Mobile Phones is based on a 2009 survey of 800 youth ages 12-17 and their parents.  teens and mobile phones.jpg The Findings in Brief Text messaging is the preferred method of communication between teens and their friends....
Screen shot 2010-09-23 at 10.38.58 AM.png This is a pretty remarkable tech-adoption story if you consider that there was no apps culture until two years ago. Every metric we capture shows a widening embrace of all kinds of apps by a widening population. It’s too early to say what this will eventually amount to, but not too early to say that this is an important new...
Keywords: mobile devices
mobile.png With a variety of tools and resources always available, mobile learning provides increased options for the personalization of learning. Mobile learning in classrooms often has students working interdependently, in groups, or individually to solve problems, to work on projects, to meet individual needs, and to allow for student voice and choice. With...