Digital Thinking and Mobile Teaching by Dr. Renee Robinson & Dr. Julie Reinhart

digital-think-mobile-teachiDigital Thinking and Mobile Teaching: Communicating, Collaborating, and constructing in an Access Age authored by Dr. Renee Robinson and Dr. Julie Reinhart. Regardless of instructional level the classroom is a dynamic environment filled with opportunities to explore various subjects as well as to experiment with teaching and learning practices. Due to the pervasiveness of technology and student owned mobile devices, learning spaces are all the more dynamic. To assist teachers and students in thinking about how to utilize mobile devices in instructional spaces, this book explores how mobile devices can be incorporated into learning environments to promote a digitally-rich curricula resulting in a framework that identifies a right time, right place and mobile device aimed at maximizing student learning. Consequently, the authors explore how mobile devices can be used to create mobile learning environments built upon educational theories, methods of assessing mobile devices, apps and student learning and infrastructure considerations required of liquid learning in formal and informal instructional spaces. The text also includes case study examples from elementary, secondary and post-secondary settings to assist readers in applying the book’s concepts in a concrete fashion. In this book the readers will read Introduction to Mobile Devices, Mobile device characteristics, Importance of mobile devices, Prevalence of mobile devices.


Mobile learning, Instructional challenges to M-Learning, Educational Theories to Consider when instructing with mobile devices, What is experiential learning? Why is experiential learning important? Kolb’s experiential learning model, Understanding by design (UBD), Assessing tools and ways to assess, Assessment strategies for mobile technology, Assessing applications for mobile devices, Assessing mobile devices, Infrastructure learning spaces, Paradigm shift, Learning spaces defined, Mobile technologies and assessment of student learning, Formative assessments, Summative assessments, Selected response assessments, Performance-based assessments, M-Learning instructional application, Theoretical perspectives revisited, Case study 1 (Elementary School): Advancing creative writing skills via student generated multimedia books, Case study 2 (High School): Exploring Biological Concepts via student created video projects, Case Study 3 (Higher Education setting): Investigating Historical Figures via a Class Created Documentary, Preparing for Your m-Learning Experience, Appendix A – Productivity/Creativity Apps Worksheet, Appendix B – Electronic Books Worksheet, Appendix C – Subject Specific Apps Worksheet, Appendix D – Educational Game Apps Worksheet, Appendix E – M – Learning Quick Reference Questionnaire and much more.

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