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I thought it would be helpful to actually, you know, learn a bit about where smartphones started, what they're doing right now, and where they're heading.
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There are some major education technology trends that are disrupting the current education model. Here's the breakdown.
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There has always been at least some sort of disconnect between how things like mobile learning are taught in a classroom and how things work in the 'real world'.
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For mobile learning and teaching to be effective, teachers have to help students to use cell phones wisely. It is up to the teachers how to use cell phones as tools for learning.
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Ever wonder how modern students take notes? It's a highly digital and connected method that makes total sense once you see this picture.
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College students love their smartphones. They use them in a myriad of ways and there's the data to prove it. A new infographic visualizes the current state of smartphone usage by college students and it's a sight to see.
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The phone has ceased to be a contentious object and is now a ubiquitous one – just as it is in many student’s lives.
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Are you jealous of that beast that Michael Douglas is holding? I didn't think so. When your smartphone's camera takes too long to snap a photo, or your webpages aren't loading quickly on your smartphone, it is easy to forget how much we've come to expect from these little devices. The idea of even having internet access in your pocket wasn't that widespread a few years back. It's interesting to see how far we've come - from giant clunker to sleek and sexy fits-in-the-pocket device.
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How are phones being used in the classroom? Is all this BYOD and 1:1 tech actually useful? What are teachers saying about the phone's increasingly large presence in their classrooms? A new infographic spells it out.
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From OMG to LOL, there’s no denying that texting has changed the way we communicate with each other. Look no further than the fact that you don’t need clarification of what OMG or LOL means as proof that our written communication is evolving.
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Your students have smartphones. If you're looking for some simple and straightforward ways to easily integrate these powerful little devices into your classroom, look no further. The following 50 tips are simply that: tips. So use a few and toss the rest. However, be sure to try out at least one or two of them!
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There's several decades between parents and children and, in technology time, that's basically an eternity. After all, the introduction of the iPhone feels like generations ago. It was actually just a few years. To examine just how far we've come, the Rogers Innovation Report (embedded below) looked at parents and young adult children to see how they use their smartphones.
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Smartphones and apps are the pinnacle of buzzwords when it comes to education. You can't swing an app without hitting a smartphone...or something. So what's all the buzz about? Are smartphones really that big a deal in education?
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When you step into your school this fall, your eyes won't be playing tricks on you. Pretty much every student, starting at the age of about 12, has a mobile phone. About a third of those students have a smartphone. The 'Generation Text' is here and they expect you to keep up with them.
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Should students be able to bring their own devices to the classroom and then use them for learning? BYOD classrooms are becoming more popular as money gets tight... but is a viable option?
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Technology is ubiquitous and so is its phantom. It has become a major guiding force in the training and education field with the advent of E-Learning and Mobile Learning.