Born in 1991, UT My first computer My first Cell Phone Online Gaming My first Blog My first Tweet iSchool Initiative Invited to Google Zeitgeist Conference 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 My first Smart Phone 2005 2007 2009 2011 The Journey The dawn of the information age My first iPod Mobile Learning Youtube Video Goes Viral Cell
Phones Internet My World Computers Cell
Phones Internet Education Mobile
Learning Kearns "We are students attempting to change education as we know it."
Digital Story Telling
Fitness and Health
Art and Music
Science and Math The Power of an Professional Development Find
& Apply DEA Student led non-profit
Dedicated to Revolutionizing education
Mission is to create life long learners Kearns High Results PRE - iPod Program POST - iPod Program I get bored in class several times a week or more 78% 42% Students who spent 5-10 hours reading and studying for class 5.7% 23.5% Of the students who did not already have it, 48.3% did. Does the iPod Touch help you stay more organized? 88.3% said yes Which of the following almost always excites and/or Motivates you in class? Teacher's Lectures Group Projects Presentations Using iPod Touches Using Technology 9.5% 22.4% 20.5% 44.5% 51.5% Grant from Utah State Office of Education. Funds from EETT (Enhancing Education Through Technology). and the AARA Federal Funds. $1,000,000 Grant Due to Kearns iPod Program, has your family added wireless to your home? avings iBook 26 + States
120,000 + people Internet, Cell phones, and Computers Converge! Google was Born 1998 e-Commerce Begins
1994 300 Million
Global Internet Users DVD format
Released 21st century Learning is
Instant, Mobile and Everywhere! Travis Allen @iSchoolAdvocate President and CEO The Arts Taking Notes Health Math Science "I have saw your video both on CNN and Youtube and for a 12 year old boy I got a great idea. See I live in an island in the Caribbean and I go to school everyday with heavy books, ... what is the result? Exhaustion, tiredness, hump backs. School is already a place with challenges for the academically privileged but to have to carry heavy bags to school that is torture"
- Jason Lawrence Distractions Organized Internet Access 24/7 Applications 21st Century Student 19th Century Student DIGITAL SOLUTIONS Why Mobile? 1. The birth of iSchool Initiative
2. Why mobile learning
3. Three things you can do to change the world Join the Cause! www.ischoolinitiative.org Thank You @iSchoolAdvocate Bit.ly/ischoolfeedback 1. Work hard. Fail a lot, but learn more Travis@ischoolinitiative.com "Becoming a Mobile Learner" The Birth of Computers
2. A love of learning, leads to a life of significance. is not preparing today’s students for tomorrows world.
is built on an outdated and antiquated model.
uses pedagogy that has not changed since its inception.
is devoid of brain base learning techniques.
fails to account for the different learning styles of today’s digital natives.
fails to answer the question “why do we need to know this”?
has been at a snails pace far too long.
fails to embrace technology, mobile communications and new innovative teaching methods. cram and memorize for a test, and then forget it all the next day.
have been built to make the A instead of learn the material.
buy outdated textbooks, and never open them.
carry 50 pound backpacks, even though a digital solution is available.
are punished for failing, therefore feel they can never make mistakes.
are expected to learn to survive in the real world, without experiencing the real world. bound to four walls and a desk.
more focused on the community politics then the well being of our students.
guilty of disregarding individuality.
"killing creativity" -Sir Ken Robinson
failing our students, with a high percentage of drop outs. Schools Are... Students and learners... Our current education system... Titanic Ignorance
Fear of change Government bureaucracy Industrial Age Information age NOW Waiting for Superman Reach a Global Audience Spain "We want tech savvy people to have an easy way to give back and help create the kind of schools needed to stay competitive in the information age." Donate to Educate iSchool Initiative studies show that the iPad can pay for itself in two semesters.
Imagine how much you can save over four years? BYOT/BYOD Percent of parents said they would purchase a mobile device for their child to use for schoolwork if the school allowed it, 67% Grants 2 Grants
ITEST (Innovative Technology experiences for Students and Teachers. Focused on STEM, Science Technology Engineering and Math. - $1.3 million
Georgia Grant from Race to the Top - $900,000 http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congress.html Connectivity allows spending less time doing mundane tasks and more time on critical thinking. "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
-Abraham Lincoln "When your passion and your purpose are greater than your fears and excuses, you will find a way." Students Reforming Education 2012 Becoming a Mobile Learner My first tablet From idea to reality 3. LEAD THE WAY - Anonymous Digital Learning Revolution Tour: DLRTOUR 2012 Mindset Infrastructure Funding Additional... iPad Workshops Prezi
Panel Discussions Digital
Content iTunes App Technology Integration Tanzania Chase Education Datapalooza http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/index.html 2,500 schools deploying iPad's 80% of High School Textbooks on iBooks Clark County, NV
7,000 iPad Deployment
Beaufort County, SC
8,000 iPad Deployment Finland 1. Create a desire 2. Procure Missing
Components 3. Build Infrastructure 4. Device Deployment Training & Support 5. Measurable Success 5 Step Mobile Integration Professional Development Mobile Device Management Mobile Casing Online Technical Support Essential Ingredients for
Mobile Deployments Paradigm Shift Device Centric Content Centric Student Centric Learn ABOUT Technology Learn FROM Technology Learn WITH technology
Planned learning out of class E.g. Field trips and working outside the classroom Planned learning in class E.g. Searching for answers in the classroom Emergent learning out of class E.g. Using mobile phones to run a lemonade stand and directed self-interest Emergent learning in class E.g. teachable moments not planned by the teachers Planned Emergent In Class Out Class 10 Barriers to Mobile Tech Adoption Technology Innovation Assessments Skill of Teachers Pedagogy Policies Curriculum Practices The Wooden Barrel Metaphor Student Engagement Research Type II Type I Type III Type IV 1:1 Mobile Learning 1. Lack of Vision & Leadership
2. "We don't have money"
4. Supplemental Use Essential Use
5. Lack of Technical Infrastructure
6. Mindset - Teacher/Administrator/Student
7. Parents - "But that's not the way I learned"
8. Takes too long for change
10. Buy a tablet, not a learning solution What Next? 1. Go to www.edmodo.com
2. Click “I’m a Teacher” and fill out the form to create your account
3. Follow the prompts to set up your account (or skip for now)
4. After completing or skipping the last step, click “Go To My Homepage!”
5. Click “Join” (next to “Groups”) on the left side of the page.
In the box that pops up, enter this group code: 8h5o55See the full transcript