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Can Anyone Design a Mobile Game?

ARIS If you’re interested in creating your own mobile games, but are intimidated about taking the first step, teacher Jim Mathews offers a few ways in. Start small. Create something simple before embarking on a more complex effort to design a game or interactive story with lots of moving parts. Experimenting with many simple (and … Continue reading Can Anyone Design a Mobile Game? →

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 →

When Technologies Collide: Consumer, K-12 and Higher Ed

By Frank Catalano Schools have been adopting iPads with lightning speed  — more than 1.5 million have already been distributed to students, a mere two years after the original iPad launch. But beyond Apple’s influence in education, the high-profile tablet appears to be the poster child for a different trend. Call it the consumerization of … Continue reading When Technologies Collide: Consumer, K-12 and Higher Ed →

Class, Turn On Your Cell Phones: It’s Time to Text

Getty As we noted earlier this week, cell phones are in the hands of the vast majority of adults and whether schools like it or not, they’re in the hands of most students. While many schools still see cellphones as a distraction rather than as an educational tool, it’s hard to deny that these devices … Continue reading Class, Turn On Your Cell Phones: It’s Time to Text →

To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies

Flickr:From_Ko Last week, a  study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that cellphones have become “near ubiquitous”: 83% of American adults own one. Over half of all adult mobile phone owners had used their phones at least once to get information they needed right away. And more than a quarter said that … Continue reading To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies →

10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For

Technology has been used in the classroom for decades now. But with the advent of cloud computing and the proliferation of smaller, more portable computers and Internet-capable devices, it’s now possible to bring the classroom into the technology instead. Mobile learning, focuses on learning through mobile devices, allowing learners to move about in a classroom … Continue reading 10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For →

For At-Risk Youth, is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

For schools in low-income communities, the idea of investing money, time, and energy into a digital media program or mobile-learning program might seem superfluous. Administrators and teachers already have so much to contend with — safety issues in high-crime communities, chronic student truancies, debilitating health issues due to poverty, families in constant state of flux, … Continue reading For At-Risk Youth, is Learning Digital Media a Luxury? →

Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide

From S. Craig Watkins’ blog The Young and The Digital. In the following post, Watkins talks about how he’s witnessing these trends in his field work. By S. Craig Watkins During a recent research related visit to New York City I decided to take a stroll down 125th Street in Harlem.  Among the assortment of … Continue reading Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide →

Mobile Learning Proves to Benefit At-Risk Students

As we explore the potential of mobile learning, especially as it relates to reaching out to disenfranchised students, the most recent results from Project K-Nect seem that much more relevant. The pilot program based in North Carolina, which we covered here on MindShift, was designed to make math more engaging for low-income kids with the … Continue reading Mobile Learning Proves to Benefit At-Risk Students →

Mobile Learning: Are We On the Cusp of Something Big?

One of the most exciting things about living in the digital age is witnessing huge cultural changes occur in real time. We’re at just that point now with mobile learning. Whether it’s on an e-reader, a tablet, or a cell phone, there’s great excitement — though not a lot of research yet — around the … Continue reading Mobile Learning: Are We On the Cusp of Something Big? →

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