Introducing Mobile Devices

and Selecting Mobile Apps for Your K-5 Learners

FRIT 7330: Webinar Response -Tina Burns

Introducing Mobile Devices and Selecting Mobile Apps for Your K-5 Learners Webinar presented by Liz Kolb, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan on Monday, July 21, 2014

Source: edWeb.net

6 Steps in Introducing Mobile Devices for K-2 Learners

Here are six steps that Teachers may use to introduce children to properly using mobile devices in the classroom:

  1. Pre-Device Survey
  2. Proper Handling
  3. Collaborating on Rules
  4. Rules for Using Device
  5. Consequences
  6. Hand Out Devices & Begin

6 Steps in Introducing Mobile Devices for 3-5 Learners

Here are six steps that Teachers may use to introduce older students to properly using mobile devices in the classroom:

  1. Proper Handling
  2. Unsafe, Safe, Kind, Unkind
  3. Rules for Handling
  4. Setting Up Activities
  5. Review Activity
  6. Hand Out Devices & Begin

6 Teacher Resources for Locating & Evaluating Resources of Mobile Learning

Here are some excellent resources that Teachers may use to locate Apps and evaluating tools that complement their school's curriculum, standards and lessons:

1. EdSurge

2. Graphite

3. EdTechTeacher.org

4. Appitic

5. SAMR Model

6. TRIPLE E Framework

My Webinar Reflection

As I reflect on my first webinar experience, I would say that it was a little lengthy, but learning the content was worth it. It was very informative. The presenter, Liz Kolb did a great job teaching a topic that is new to alot of educators. It is important for students to know how to use the mobile devices (ipads, ipods, tablets, laptops, chromebooks, etc.) in the classroom and that teachers use these strategies to help in student learning. In doing so, it teaches and reminds the students on all grade levels (k -5) to be responsible and safe when using these devices.

Additional Resources

LEARNING STRATEGIES Presentation

Getting Started with Mobile Devices in the Classroom

My Annotation:

It is important that Teachers don't assume that students know "how to properly use" mobile devices in the classroom. They may have prior use in a different setting. So in this video presentation by Learning Strategies, it gives a few tips on how to properly integrate these mobile devices while collaborating with students in an educational setting. Take a Look!

GRAPHITE by Common Sense Media

Teachers, Meet Graphite: How it Works

My Annotation:

How do I currently locate apps or websites for classroom instruction? This may be a question that many Teachers ask themselves as they move forward into a "21st Century Learning Environment." It is important that Teachers are able to choose the appropriate content for instruction. Teachers, look no further, Graphite by Common Sense Media is an excellent resource that allows you to search by subjects or grade levels for the right mobile resource to complement your lesson. Check out how it works!

SYNERGYSE Blog

My Annotation:

It is important that teachers receive the training and support needed in the implementation of Mobile Devices in their classrooms. Well, one of the leading companies of technology, Google has developed Google Apps and Chromebooks that are used across the United States in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms today. The 5 tips in the blog coincide with the strategies that Liz has given in the webinar. Read on to see how teachers and students collaborate together!