5 ways to choose and use K-5 apps, mobile devices

How educators approach apps and mobile device use could make all the difference

mobile-appsStudents are typically not shy about showing their enthusiasm for using the latest mobile devices, and they’re eager to share apps with teachers and friends.

Sometimes, teachers are so excited by their students’ enthusiasm that they dive right into using mobile devices and apps without laying important ground rules that, when followed, yield lasting educational experiences.

Research has shown that there are three things necessary for success with mobile devices, said Liz Kolb, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan: pedagogical structures, infrastructure and support, and hardware deployment and development.

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Laura Ascione

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