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This month Curriki revamped their geometry site to accommodate viewing on mobile phones, iPads, and Android tablets.
Curriki’s geometry course features six PBL projects. Each of the projects is aligned to Common Core Standards. The course is not a self-directed course for students. The course is designed to be taught by mathematics teachers who want to incorporate PBL.
REVEAL: Some of the most popular cell phone activities in 2013. http://pewrsr.ch/1eUF9Id
Which ones do you do?
The role of location in digital life is changing.
- 74% of smartphone owners now use their phone to get directions or other info based on their current location.
- 30% of social media users have an account set up to include their location in posts.
- At the same time, there is a drop in the number of smartphone owners who use “check in” location services. 12% of adult smartphone owners say they use a geosocial service to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with friends, down from 18% in early 2012.
Yet even as most smartphone owners use their phones abilities to get location-specific information, data from earlier surveys also shows that mobile users of all ages say they have turned off location-tracking features at some point due to privacy concerns:
- As of September 2012, almost half (46%) of teen app users say they have turned off the location tracking feature on their cell phone or in an app on a phone or tablet because they were worried about other people or companies being able to access that information.
- As of April 2012, in response to a different question, over a third (35%) of adult cell app users said they have turned off the location-tracking feature on their cell phone because they were concerned that other individuals or companies could access that information.
Read more in our new report out today: http://pewrsr.ch/185iqQ9
A Pew Internet and American Life survey shows how teens 12 to 17 years old think about privacy when using mobile apps. While some are nonchalant about the kind of personal information some apps collect, more than half avoid some apps due to privacy concerns.
Girls who responded to the survey were more aware than boys of the risks associated with location tracking services in many mobile apps — 59 percent responded that they turn off location services, while only 37 percent of boys reported turning off the service.
- There has been a shift from desktop towards mobile technology, and sales are slated to keep moving more towards mobile devices.
- Gamification is huge: The market is predicted to go from $2.0bn in 2012 to $7.4bn in 2015.
- Passive technology use in the classroom (like using a powerpoint) is being forgone for more interactive technology usage.
- MOOCs: The jury is still out on whether 2013 will be the year of bubble or bust for MOOCs.
- HTML5 and Tin Can API are gaining more popularity.
- Responsive web design is taking over (to enable usability across a range of devices).
- The average age of online learners is increasing (27 in 2002 to 34 in 2013).
- There is a huge increase in the global online learning market: They’re forecasting a compounded annual growth rate of 7.9% from 2012-16.
The link you’ll need for AT&T: http://att.com/cmpchoice. Don’t forget if you’ve got different accounts for wireless and home service, you’ll need to login to both and opt-out. Also:
- Here’s Verizon’s program. You can opt out by calling 1-800-333-9956.
- Here’s Sprint’s program. Opt out at http://www.sprint.com/mychoices
- Here’s T-Mobile’s program. T-Mobile goes through a company called Network Advertising Initiative, and doesn’t seem to offer an account-wide opt-out. The closest thing I can find is a browser-by-browser, cookie-based opt-out system, found here.
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.
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).
Ever been curious why you can’t make calls on your mobile phone after terrorist attacks or natural disasters? I investigated the science behind overloaded lines for @fastcompany and found out what you can do about it.
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