Category: Mobile Learning

Ideas,
News &
Advice

for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
environments.

Gaggle Speaks
BYOD, 1:1? A Post from a Frustrated Kid

If your school district wants students and teachers to adopt and use more technology, you might want to take some advice from a ninth-grader who shares her recent experience.

09/15/2014

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Quick Tips for Success with Mobile Learning

Just the mention of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can garner both positive and negative perceptions. For starters, allowing students to bring their own devices into the classroom means that IT departments have a larger number of devices and device types to troubleshoot when something goes wrong.

09/05/2014
classroom texting

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3 Advantages of Texting in the Classroom

The mere idea of students actually being allowed to use a mobile phone in the classroom might sound a bit out of the norm. And while texting inside the classroom could be considered even a stranger idea, the benefits of meeting students where they are can be priceless, sparking some fascinating engagement.

07/30/2014
k12 technology integration

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Why is Your School District’s EdTech Integration Failing?

Getting technology in the classroom is exciting, but be careful not to get too caught up in the hustle and overlook areas where the technology integration may be failing. Here are a few areas to pay attention to.

07/16/2014

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AT&T Offers $100 Million Grant to Promote Digital Equality

As part of President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative, the grant application is now available online with the first phase applications are due by July 15, 2014. AT&T has partnered with Connected Nation to administer the application process and select schools to participate.

07/07/2014
BYOD Bring Your Own Device

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What is BYOD and is it Right for Your School?

Technology in the classroom is arguably one of the largest topics of conversation in the education industry. Within the K-12 sector, there is much to consider when schools want to bring technology into the classroom.

05/30/2014

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Understanding the Difference Between “Using Technology” and “Technology Integration”

Technology provides innovative learning opportunities for students and teachers alike, but it’s important to recognize that there is a difference between technology integration and simply using technology in the classroom.

04/21/2014

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How Do Today’s K-12 Students Want to Use Digital Tools for Learning?

A new report from Speak Up, The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations, takes a look at the “different ways that students are currently personalizing learning using technology.”

04/17/2014