According to The New Digital Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students' Activities and Aspirations report by Project Tomorrow, the prevalence of mobile devices in schools is on the rise. In fact, one third of 3rd through 12th grade students have access to school provided devices.
Another indicator of the mobile revolution is the shift of tolerance for personal devices. The Speak Up 2010 National Research Project found that 52% of districts did not allow student owned devices, down to just 32% in 2013.
If your school or district is planning a 1:1 initiative, in the midst of a BYOD program, updating from textbooks to eBooks, or using mobile technology to flip your classroom, one thing remains constant: your teachers, students, and parents will need training to fully realize the power of mobile learning.
To get you started, Atomic Learning has created a free Mobile Planning Worksheet to answer some common questions school leaders face when considering a mobile initiative. And, when you’re ready to dive into the details of your mobile initiative, Atomic Learning is available to help with online professional development resources and planning tools on relevant topics, including: