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BYOT – Is There an App for That?

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Bringing their own technology to the classroom is exciting for learners but how can we make it exciting to inspire educators to adopt. There are many educators taking this leap when given the opportunity and they are sharing their stories with others. Tony Vincent, recently presented at the K12 Online Conference and shared many awesome ideas in his presentation Project Based Learning in Hand. Tony has been an advocate for hand held learning since 2001 when he lead his fifth grade into the world of Palm. His enthusiasm and excitement is contagious and inspiring. Tony recently wrote about Wirenode, a mobile website service that allows users to create simple sites with links for students to view on their mobile devices.   He highlights Lauren Haber, a fourth grade teacher from Sandy Plains Elementary in Maryland,  and shares her mobile site students access on their iPods. Lauren also shares some of her favorite apps on Tony’s blog, Learning in Hand.  Thank you Tony Vincent and Lauren Haber for sharing your experiences with mobile learning. We need to continue to explore new devices and apps that can engage our learners. Will you adopt mobile learning in your classrooms?

Five for Friday – Apps and That for BYOT

The Ten Building Blocks for Learning with Cell Phones – The Innovative Educator, Lisa Nielsen, along with several other educators share a collection of ideas to build opportunities for  learning with mobile devices. Nielsen will be discussing how to embrace cell phones at Classroom 2.0 Live, Saturday, November 13 @ 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

Learning-Is there an app for that? – Cindy Chiong and Carly Shuler discuss the explosion of mobile media and impact on young learners. Do you know about the pass-back effect?

Apptivities – This website shares some models for exploring instructional design with mobile learning devices. They will even let you contribute your ideas.

iPad Curriculum – Kelly Tenkely’s site provides a great resource which features one app at a time that is often free. What really rocks is she shares how the app can enrich learning in the classroom.

Moms With Apps – A collaborative group of developers created this resource to promote quality apps for families and friends. They even have an App Friday!

Friday Extra: What’s the future of mobile devices?
Check out this podcast featuring Richard Warner, CEO of What’ s Up Interactive, and Glen Lurie, AT&T director of emerging technologies.

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