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The history of the cell phones for learning movement by Lisa Nielsen

Posted: 03 Jan 2012 01:38 PM PST

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"Are you going to follow the pack or be an education pioneer? When it comes to using cell phones for learning, if you're not on board yet you'll be left in the dust. Here's a timeline that outlines how schools have gone from banning to embracing these powerful learning tools." summarizes Lisa Nielsen.
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About Lisa Nielsen
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on "Passion (not data) Driven Learning," "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students.
Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen's writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

Source: Tech & Learning

eSchool News readers’ top ed-tech picks for 2012

Posted: 03 Jan 2012 01:21 PM PST

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These 50 educational technology products and services are the 2012 winners of our Readers' Choice Awards.

Here are the results of our 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, which recognize the educational technology products and services our readers have enjoyed the most success with.

Last fall, we asked readers to give us their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and services. Nearly 1,400 readers responded via one of our three websites: eSchoolNews.com, eCampusNews.com, and eClassroomNews.com.

In nominating their favorite products, we asked readers to tell us how they're using these products to improve teaching, learning, or school administration—and to what effect. We then chose the 50 best responses, which appear alphabetically by product name and grouped into two categories: K-12 and higher education.

Click here to download a PDF of the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.

The result is a list of ed-tech products and services that have proven to be effective, as vouchsafed by our readers—your colleagues—in schools and colleges nationwide. We hope you'll find this information useful as you consider how technology can help transform education in your own schools.
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Source: eSchool News 

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