Education Scotland is to look at how tablet computers and mobile devices are being used in classrooms and consider how they could be introduced in schools on a wider scale.
The Scottish Government body will take stock of how existing schemes are working before providing recommendations to Education Secretary Michael Russell.
Almost 20 schools across 10 local authorities are already using devices such as iPads and Android technology to aid learning.
Full Text: Classroom technology use analysed | Orange UK.
Free mobile learning guide for schools and educators wishing to implement mobile devices in their classroom.
- What is Effective Mobile Learning?
- Which Mobile Learning Device Should I Choose?
- Get Parents on Board!
- How Do I Convince My Leadership to Lift the Ban?
- Lack of Resources? Some Options
- BYOD/BYOT: The Bring Your Own Devices/Technology Movement
- Multimedia Resources
- QR Codes
- Augmented Reality (AR)
- Apps for Research
- Apps for Collaboration
- Further Resources
Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Tips & Resources Ebook
As mobile learning and technology is more readily integrated within classroom settings, QR codes can be used as an interesting method to capture a student’s attention and make lesson material more interactive.
Quick response codes, also known as ‘QR’ codes, are simple, scannable images that are a form of barcode. By scanning a QR code image through a mobile device, information can be accessed including text, links, bookmarks and email addresses.
In the classroom, QR codes can be used in a variety of ways — from conducting treasure hunts to creating modern CVs. Below is a number of articles, tutorials and lesson plans designed to help educators.
[some good resources here]
Full Text: 50 QR code resources for the classroom | ZDNet.
Guest blogger, Barbara Jolie provides some ideas for teachers who want some ideas on using the Internet in the classroom to more effectively accelerate learning outside the classroom.