Meet digital natives on their own turf! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Using social media and web tools, you’ll learn and collaborate with one another in new ways. These brief books feature strategies to use immediately–and the series website lets you connect with authors and access additional resources. Accustomed to constantly-evolving mobile technology, our students crave more than paper and pencil can provide. In this volume, veteran teacher, renowned author, and tech expert Mark Barnes shows how educators can use mobile devices and social media to create a win-win for teaching and learning. This inspiring resource describes how to Mentor students in responsible use of technology Use technology to encourage positive collaboration beyond the classroom walls Benefit from teaching examples, K-12 lesson ideas, and a teacher-friendly technology glossary Learn how to make technology a catalyst in your classroom–one that builds students’ aptitudes for critical thought and partnership. To explore the other books in this series, visit the companion website.
Chapter 4: How Mobile Learning Changes Everything
How Mobile Learning Changes Everything
Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called gateways to human knowledge.
In 2011, a lifetime ago in the digital age, important studies began revealing the power of mobile learning. The Pew Internet and American Life Project was already touting the impact of Internet and social media “connectivity,” saying that because of small devices, new kinds of learners were emerging (Rainie, 2011, slide 3). Several years later, the ubiquity of these “small devices” has increased exponentially. In July of 2012, 58 percent of teens, ages 13 to 17 had a smartphone, an increase of 60 percent from the prior [Page 22]year (Meredith, 2012, page 1, para. 2). Consider this increase for ...