Girls are more likely than boys to be users of mobile devices, by a margin of 75 percent to 69 percent, the survey found. They were also more likely to use tablets, by a margin of 39 percent to 30 percent, than boys, and e-readers, by a margin of 16 percent to 7 percent.
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I have been traveling throughout Slovenia and Croatia for the past month training teachers in integrating Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) effectively with their classes. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach various classes of teens throughout the two countries to show teachers how BYOT works. For the days I was teaching the students, these schools lifted their policies and allowed the students to use their devices as a way of getting technology in the schools. The teachers wanted to see BYOT in action, especially with students who were never allowed to use their mobile devices or other technologies before for learning. BYOT was a great option because many of these students would not usually be able to learn with various technologies in schools if they didn’t bring them in.
image via flickr:CC | Stitch
- Does it make sense to ban texting if students ignore the ban and teachers back away from enforcing it? Can a ban be enforced? How about in a large course, can it be enforced then? Should it be enforced? What are the costs of enforcing a “no texting” policy? Public altercations with students that erode the climate for learning in the classroom? But texting itself erodes the learning atmosphere of classroom, doesn’t it?
- What about taking the “if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them” approach?
- Does texting show a lack of respect? Perhaps, but are students doing it because they want to disrespect the teacher?
More challenging student populations: more poverty and mobility;
Common core: different and higher standards;
Online assessment: the rubber hits the road Sprint 2015;
Bottoms-up student, parent, teacher app adoption;
App explosion and the proliferation of point solutions;
The shift to blended learning; and
Device deployments (often without a plan).
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Yes, Your Cell Phone Conversation Does Drive People Mad
It’s well known that talking on your cell phone compromises your ability to perform simple tasks like walking and driving. Now it turns out cell phones impact cognition in bystanders as well: listening to another person talk on their cell phone isn’t just incredibly annoying, it also interferes with your memory and concentration.
Learn more from in today’s blog post.
TEENS HAVE GONE MOBILE.
Check these stats:
- 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.
- 23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population.
- 95% of teens use the internet.
- 93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home.
AND - 1 in 4 teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
How do you see our interactions with devices evolving?
As technologies become more competent and as they speak like us — as they use words and phrases the way we do — we will see people responding much more socially and much more powerfully to technologies. There is no question that we will see much more tight reactions to technology. We’ll feel a much more emotional attachment to technology.
photo via flickr:CC | Florin Hatmanu
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Young people are becoming ‘wired’ and proficient with Internet use at an earlier age. According to this research, children age 2 - 11 make up 9.5 percent of the current online population. When this generation grow up having access to such tools, it is no wonder that they would prefer for this kind of technology to be integrated within learning:
- 63 percent of students want online textbooks with communication facilities;
- 40 percent want online texts with collaboration tools.
- 43 percent stated social media is one of the main ways they communicate with friends online.
- 62 percent of student use the Internet as a new source; whereas 17 percent use it to gain knowledge concerning topics generally difficult to talk about — such as drug use.
The new Mobile Mindset study, conducted by Harris Interactive, has revealed a great deal of new information about the habits of mobile phone users. Nearly 60% of those surveyed said they don’t go more than an hour without checking their phone, while 73% said they felt a sense of panic if/when their device is lost. The most surprising statistic though, at least to us, were the primary reasons people fear losing their phones — only six percent of those surveyed said they were worried that valuable account information could be stolen, while 38% cited the cost and hassle of replacing the phone.
During class, he asks students to take a multiple-choice quiz and send in their answers through a poll on their cell phones. The students’ votes are immediately displayed on the projector that’s hooked up to Musallam’s laptop.
This is key, Musallam says, because seeing the answers that get the most votes makes a big impression on his students. “If they all held up note cards that said their answers — A,B,C or D — the visual of the ‘distractors’ [the wrong answers] wouldn’t be as powerful,” he says. “And this makes the experience more immediate. I want it to be as rich and as visual as possible. I want them to see things, not just know it.”