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DigiLearnScot Mobile Learning Career-Long professional Learning Resource

DigiLearnScot Mobile Learning Career-Long professional Learning Resource

Mobile Learning – CLPL Workshop – Resource. If your school is looking to introduce all staff to embedding the use of mobile devices to support learning and teaching in your school then there is a guide available which could be useful as the basis for a Career-Long Professional learning session with all staff. This is available Read more

Speech to text with mobile devices

Speech to text with mobile devices

Use Voice Dictation to save time on an Android, iPhone or iPad – built in to mobile devices is the facility to use a dictation tool so that, simply by speaking into the device’s microphone, your spoken words are transcribed into text in any application where text can be entered. This can be helpful for Read more

Augmented reality apps for the classroom

Augmented reality apps for the classroom

32 augmented reality apps for the classroom – Pokémon Go is a gaming environment which for many will be a well-known popular application of augmented reality, where a mobile device camera pointed at a real environment also includes on the screen a superimposed virtual character or object moving along with the real image shown through Read more

Using a smartphone to create a video

Using a smartphone to create a video

Using mobile devices to create videos – a blog by the University of Derby’s Technology Enhanced Learning Team and other practitioners to provide a step by step guide to basic video creation using mobile devices and online editing software, to help you create informative educational videos. Through a series of short videos this is divided into Read more

Moving to using mobile devices for learning

Moving to using mobile devices for learning

Transitioning into an era of mobile learning – a blogpost by Ontario educator Christina Moore setting out the case for, and the benefits to be gained by, having pupils using their own mobile devices used to support learning in the classroom. The blogpost suggests different ways in which mobile devices can be used in the classroom Read more

Interesting Ways to Use a Mobile Device in Class

Interesting Ways to Use a Mobile Device in Class

33 Interesting Ways to Use a Mobile Phone in the Classroom – a compilation of ideas for using mobile devices shared by a number of teachers and collated by Tom Barrett. These ideas suggest classroom-specific ideas for making use of the wide range of inbuilt tools on any smartphone which many learners will bring to school (whether Read more

App task challenges

App task challenges

App Task Challenges – helpful free step-by-step sheets from Craig Badura @mrbedura and others, for downloading and printing out, to guide learners (or teachers) in the use of a number of popular mobile apps, such as Pic Collage, wordcloud creator, camera app, shadow puppet edu and many more. Each sheet guides a user through the Read more

9 Tips for a Successful School BYOD Implementation

9 Tips for a Successful School BYOD Implementation

9 Steps to a successful school BYOD implementation – a blogpost by Sarah Cornelius which provides advice for schools moving to have pupils use their own devices to support their learning in the classroom. This sets out 9 steps which include ensuring that everyone understands what is hoped to be achieved and all the positive Read more

The problem is not the device

The problem is not the device

“Quit blaming the devices” is a blogpost by John Spencer which sets out a reasoned discussion about varying views by teachers starting on the journey of having their pupils using mobile devices in their classrooms. http://www.spencerideas.org/2015/12/quit-blaming-devices.html  

It's not a technology issue

It’s not a technology issue

It’s not a technology issue! A blogpost by Eric Sheninger which encourages educators to reflect on how they view mobile device use in the classroom. How do we as educators now use mobile devices, what example are we setting for our learners? How should we view their use, how do we change the culture of Read more

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