Mobile Devices

Introduction to using iPad in classroom

Introduction to using iPad in classroom

Getting Going with iPads in the Classroom – if you have recently got one or more iPads to use in your clsssroom you may find useful the Sway presentation at the link below: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/ICTFalkirkPrimaries/getting-going-with-ipads-in-the-classroom/ This provides step-by-step guidance, illustrated with photographs and screenshots, for the teacher who is looking to get started using the iPad Read more

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

Creative iPad Apps for the Classroom by Jonathan Wylie

Creative iPad Apps for the Classroom by Jonathan Wylie

Creative iPad Apps for Classroom by Jonathan Wylie – a post which lists a host of apps tried and tested in the classroom by an experienced teacher. Jonathan has selected the apps which he has found most useful in the classroom, and has grouped the apps by the type of creative output being sought, namely 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

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

Accessories to complement mobile devices in the classroom

Accessories to complement mobile devices in the classroom

Must have accessories – a post on the excellent iTeach site which gives suggestions for accessories to complement the use of mobile devices in a classroom. These accessory recommendations include a green screen for using with video-creation apps in order to make characters appear to be in different background scenes, or a mini-drone for programming to 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

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  

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