Diana Rhoten: On a Mission to Fast-Forward Mobile Learning

Why all this fuss about iPads and iTouches, Kindles and Knos? It’s more than just about playing with fancy toys. It’s actually changing the way kids learn. Diana Rhoten certainly believes it. Rhoten is a founding partner of Startl, which recruits innovators and entrepreneurs and helps them bring digital learning products to the market. She … Continue reading Diana Rhoten: On a Mission to Fast-Forward Mobile Learning →

Good Read: What You Need to Know About Mobile Devices for Learning

For those just wading into the land of mobile devices for learning, Edutopia’s new roundup is chock full of useful information about pros and cons, how to get started, which sites and apps to use, and how to get parents on board. You’ll also find facts and information from MindShift articles that focus on mobile … Continue reading Good Read: What You Need to Know About Mobile Devices for Learning →

Pictures, Polls and Videos: How to Use Mobile Phones for Learning

Kids are using Instagram and Twitter in their daily lives outside of school, so why not let them use it for class studies too? This is just one example of many featured in this second episode of Infinite Thinking Machine, a Web TV show for teachers produced by Computer Using Educators (CUE), which shows how … Continue reading Pictures, Polls and Videos: How to Use Mobile Phones for Learning →

Mobile Phones Open Up a Word of Learning

By Leslie Rule Leslie Rule is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) program. She specializes in project-based workshops using geo-apps, mobile devices, and storytelling techniques to explore place and community. The statistics on cellphone adoption and usage are staggering, not just for their sheer numbers, but … Continue reading Mobile Phones Open Up a Word of Learning →

How Do Parents Think ‘Educational’ Screen Time Affects Learning?

As media becomes more prevalent in kids' lives, parents are grappling with the potential benefits and pitfalls of screen time -- what's just the right amount, what's truly educational, what's beneficial, and what's detrimental. To get a better understanding of parents' attitudes around kids' educational media, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center surveyed 1,577 parents of kids ages 2 to 10 years old, including a representative group of African American and Latino parents.