Mobile Monday - 12/17/12 #edmtech

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

How do you handle situations where students cannot afford BYOD?

 

 

Mobile Monday - 12/10/12

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

How do you filter internet content with BYOD?

 

Mobile Monday - 12/3/12

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

Does your school’s wi-fi include a content blocker or filtering system?

 

 

 

Mobile Monday - 11/26/12

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

What type of teacher training took place for your BYOD?

 

 

Mobile Monday - 11/19/12

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

How do you handle theft and damage to personal devices with BYOD access?

 

Infographic: The Teacher's Apple

Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their devices as essential components of their college experience."

Mobile Monday - 11/12/12

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

Did the allowance of cell phones require a change in school or district policy?

 

Why iPads are Important in Education

A recent blog post on wired.com discusses from a parent perspective why iPads (or mobile devices in general) are positively impacting education.

It is not what the technology can do that makes it important, it is the way it has re-ignited passion and ideas in teachers.

Mobile Monday - 11/5/12

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

How has your school tackled the financing of your mobile initiative?

 

 

Mobile Monday - 10/29/12

With all the mobile initiatives happening out there, we want to learn from your experience. Mobile Mondays will pose a common question your peers might ask when considering a mobile initiative in their school or district. Here is today’s question, talk amongst yourselves.

Do you still have computer labs?

 

 

 

Mobile Learning PD Course Offers Educators Classroom Projects and Lessons

Everywhere you look someone is using a mobile device. So, it's no surprise that educators are needing to embrace these technologies as tools to impact teaching & learning. The "Going Mobile" course will expose teachers to a variety of tools and strategies to get the most out of mobile devices in the classroom.

There's still time to join the Atomic Catalyst course starting on October 29!

iPad Initiatives Need PD

A recent blog post entitled "Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools"  gives advice to schools embarking on an iPad initiative. While the article gives some great ideas for a successful implementation, the resounding conclusion prevails:

Without professional development and a set plan in place, educators in individual classes might be stumped by how to set up iPads for different uses.

Mobile Technology is Changing the Face of Education

We found this infographic on the K12 Education Technology website and thought we'd share. According to this data highlighted by Australian-based online course company Open Colleges, mobile technology is definitely finding its place in education. About 81% of teachers believe tablets enrich classroom learning, and one in five students have used a mobile app to keep coursework organized. Does your district have a mobile initiative in the works?

Infographic: The State of Ed Tech

This infographic created by Lenovo and Intel shows the growth in ed tech, the scope of ongoing changes in educational technology, how the technology is being used, the growing trend in learning devices, and ultimately why schools should embrace mobility.

New Workshop: Authentic Student Assessment Using iPads

With more and more schools using iPads®, many teachers are left wondering how to adapt their instruction to take full advantage of these new devices. In this new Atomic Mobilize online training workshop, you will follow Brad Flickinger, a Colorado Tech Teacher, as he uses iPads to assess his students' learning.

This workshop is based on the principles of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and is relevant and adaptable for teachers of all age levels and subjects. He even explains how other tablets can be used instead of iPads.

Flickinger believes that for the highest levels of learning to occur, the assessments must be authentic - something that if used correctly, the iPad can accomplish.

Attending #ISTE12? Stop by the Atomic Learning Booth

What is your role in education? Stop by Atomic Learning booth #2623 at ISTE 2012, to share what motivates you. The I AM [an educator] sharing project was created  to acknowledge educators (as well as all those who inspire, encourage and support them), and honor all that they do to ensure today's students receive the best education.

When you stop by, not only will you get a free t-shirt, we'll also show you what's new at Atomic Learning. As you know, technology is constantly changing, so we're introducing some exciting new solutions to help you continue your quest to bridge the technology and curriculum gap. Come check out our new solutions to help you with mobile and Common Core initiatives (as well as learn about our new app!)

Going Mobile?

A few years ago, the Federal Communications Commission approved a pilot program focused on supporting school-issued mobile devices, so long as the programs could prove the devices would lead to increased achievement. What does that mean to your district? iPads, 1:1 initiatives, going mobile…these phrases are both exciting and intimidating. Where does your school start planning for a mobile initiative?

Atomic Learning Customer Embarks on iPad Program

Atomic Learning congratulates Customer McAllen Independent School District in McAllen, TX as it begins an extensive technology initiative. Within the next year, all of the school’s 25,000 students will have an iPad or iTouch. The large undertaking began this week and is described fully in this article at Education Week.

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