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Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners by Scott McQuiggan, Jamie McQuiggan, Jennifer Sabourin, Lucy Kosturko

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SECTION 1

The Mobile Classroom

When schools add mobile devices to their classrooms how can educators and administrators ensure they actually enable mobile learning and do not simply retrofit lesson plans and create more stress for teachers? How can teachers make smart use of devices in a small-scale implementation or in a 1:1 setup? In what ways do mobile devices cultivate higher-order thinking skills in students and offer a more engaging way to experience lessons? The mobile classroom offers many new and exciting promises, but it also calls up many questions for educators faced with the reality of using mobile devices for learning. In this section we answer these questions and many more to create a roadmap for educators who use mobile technology to improve education.

In this section, we offer a thorough discussion of the research and theory behind the science of learning as it applies to mobile devices and digital learning. We break down what makes mobile devices unique and more promising than the technologies that have preceded them. How does the standard pedagogy that prevails in today's classroom support the use of mobile technology? We explore the ways classrooms and schools can make smart use of technology, integrating it in lessons to enhance them rather than simply adding it as an afterthought, or transferring old ideas into digital format.

There are many practical and theoretical discussions regarding mobile devices that help us to better conceptualize the opportunities ...

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