Chapter 2. Harnessing the Potential of Mobile Technologies for Children and Learning
Dixie Ching, Carly Shuler, Armanda Lewis and Michael H. Levine
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, USA
Mobile technologies need to be leveraged as a key ally in education reform. This chapter considers ways to harness the potential of these technologies for learning. Mobile technologies, combined with high-quality teaching, authentic assessment approaches, and extended learning beyond the school day, have unique potential to help children develop important new skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Based on their ubiquity, low cost, and familiarity, the anytime, anywhere availability of mobile devices can support deeper learning opportunities ...