Mobile Devices

Relearning

It’s amazing to realize how comfortable you become in the keyboard shortcuts and little¬†nuances involved in a particular computing experience. You don’t realize that you know longer know how to cut and paste or type in a different language until you try to use what you already know on a new device. So, I have …

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A Dedication Year After Year

Charlie Rose – iPhone 5 In order to download Charlie Rose podcasts to iTunes for transfer to an iPod, you must have iTunes installed. If you do, please click the following link to download the podcast for this interview: itpc://www.charlierose.com/view/itunes/12563 Otherwise, close this window to continue viewing. via: www.charlierose.com John Gruber says it best  Steve …

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Packing My Teacher Bag

As school starts back, I am always thinking about ways to lighten my load (and avoid more pinched nerves in my back!) and enlighten my students.  This year, my teacher bag will be include several items that I didn’t even know about last year:  My iPad: For the camera, for the apps and for my …

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We’re missing the point

In teaching my second set of students in the Social Media conference, I encountered two unique situations. The first was that another adult entered the classroom and told the students that they needed to put up their cell phones and pay attention. It took me a couple of seconds to respond, but then I looked …

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How to connect student to student via Twitter

Sometimes, I feel like the conversations about Twitter center around the impact that it can have on professional development too much. I certainly value it for that reason, but I don’t think that students will use it in the same way. Although I have heard that some teachers are exploring with Twitter in the classroom …

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pretending

“Let’s just pretend,” is how I started my presentation two weeks ago in my Life and Work of the Minister class. I decided to start with that because my book was about considering a change in your ministry position. For some reason, it’s almost impossible for us, as adults, to talk reasonably through the ideas …

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Are students asking to use mobile devices in your class?

It’s amazing as a teacher when you encounter a community of learners without noticeable barriers and boundaries between teachers and students. That’s what I saw today at Oakbrook. I saw teachers who were reflectively considering the way that technology would be used in their classrooms and who were thinking through theses decisions as their students …

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