October 29th is here! The first of the Twitter Mobile Ed Chats is set to begin at 8PM ET.
Sarah DeLeeuw will address student engagement. In her overview video, Sarah mentions the 4 C’s of Mobile Learning: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, Create.
Do you agree that the use of technology will engage and inspire learning in the classroom?
Melissa Edwards encourages educators to “open the world” to their students through the use of mobile devices. It is okay to have a plan in mind, but she reminds us that “flexibility” is a teacher’s middle name.
How have you introduced the use of mobile devices in your classroom?
Tony Varrato says that “choice is a powerful motivator”.
Do you provide choices for your students when giving assignments?
You may not be able to 'attend' the Twitter chat at 8PM ET, but your thoughts, ideas, and opinions would be valuable to the Thinkfinity Community. Please share them with us!
This was my first Twitter chat and I realize now how important it is to come to the chat with my questions written down after viewing the videos posted by the presenters, because I will have a direct line to the presenters during the chat. To answer the specific questions in this discussion,
Instruction time is precious, and there are so many mobile apps to choose from. I don't want to waste my students' time nor mine. I'm hoping Thinkfinity can help me select the best apps. I do like the idea @RWTnow suggested: "Ask student to write persuasive reviews for their favorite apps." What a great way to involve students in the classroom selection of mobile apps for continuing use.
I can see the value of finding mobile apps that can be used across the curriculum. This will create more productivity from students and additional support among teachers.
I also like the comment by @ScienceNetLinks who said, the best apps are "ones that allow students to do things almost impossible without mobile devices." I always liked that science teachers were able to find interactives that allowed students to do experiments that were highly repetitive, too dangerous, or too expensive to do in lab.
I'd like to know how Tony Varrato uses the dummy in his profile photo in his teaching?
See you November 5th for the second #MobileEdChat.
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