Events: Technology PLC (Online PLC Event)
Blended and mobile learning for English Language Learners and Effective Uses of Public Social Media by Educators
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mountain / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific
Emma Heeschen, Tomoko Matsukawa, Pearl Phaovisaid, and Harvey Shaw, Harvard Graduate Students
Heidi Larson, Project Director, Education Development Center, Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest and Islands
Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator
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In this presentation, students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will present research they conducted on the background, relevance, and importance of blended and mobile learning for English Language Learners — and other special needs students — of all ages. In addition, they will describe rubrics they created for choosing and using mobile applications for students and provide links to online resources for teachers. The presentation will end with a discussion of how social media can benefit and enhance your own professional development and learning networks.
Website: Mobile Apps for ESL College Students
This Google site was developed by Pearl Phaovisiad. The first four links – Background, Considerations, Relevance, and Theory and Research – might be of as much interest to your audience as the app evaluation. On the mobile apps pages, click on the thumbnails of the charts to open them. NOTE: Viewers may need to gmail account to access the site.
Website: Math and Science Apps for Grades 3 and 8
This Google site was developed by Heather French. Resources are teacher-oriented.
AUP/RUP Creation Station: Mobil App Policies and Procedures
This site provides information for writing/refining a responsible use policy for mobile devices, and could be a really good framework for many school policies. This research-based online toolkit, in alpha form, was developed by students Noor Alkhater and Irina,United Kingdom. The Creation Station guides you through the steps of developing a new or revised policy, from planning to assessing.
SESSION RECORDING: Blended and mobile learning for English Language Learners and Effective Uses of Public Social Media by Educators
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media launched “Power Up,” a curated guide to high quality apps for kids with special needs and learning differences. The guide contains a list of nearly 100 apps that have been rigorously evaluated and carefully selected by a panel of expert educators, and thoroughly tested by parents and kids. The apps that made the list have been determined to be great media that can boost or supplement learning in both core academic subjects like reading and math, as well as social interaction, communication, motor skills, and organization.