examples-of-mobile-teaching25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching

by TeachThought Staff

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Mobile Teaching. Part 1 was Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching. 

Mobile teaching is about planning and executing learning through mobile devices.

You might want to be notified when a student accesses a quiz or reading you uploaded, or leaves a comment on another student’s blog, or shares a self-assessment. Or when a certain number of student’s answer a question correctly or incorrectly. Or when a student reaches a goal. This is one approach to mobile teaching.

There’s also the star of mobile technology, social media. With access to real-time social streams like twitter, or even a closed social/community page of some kind, teachers can ask other teachers for resources, facilitate school-to-school collaboration, monitor student-led and hashtag-based discussions, and more.

A logical response here might be, “What teacher has time to play on twitter while teaching?” We might respond to that question with, what does it mean to teach? If we’re connected and publishing and promoting self-directed learning, the question might be, “What teacher can afford not to plug students in to functioning digital ecologies, and join them in those spaces?”

25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching

1. Google (or otherwise search) an idea mid-discussion while thinking-aloud to model for students

2. Project a display of Brainfeed for students to pick a relevant a video for a 10 minute mini-lesson tangent to current topic

2. Search YouTube to clarify a process (embrace the mini-lesson!)

3. Share group work excerpts through instagram

4. Socialize a question through reddit, twitter, or quora

5. Monitor student progress completing a lesson using any number of apps

5. Host a backchannel conversation on twitter via a hashtag based on a question or comment you overhear as students work.

6. Scan a multiple-choice/scantron exam

7. Capture artifacts of student work for sharing on closed social/community

8. Quickly add a grade using GradeBook Pro or related apps

9. Share an idea with a colleague based on student observation and share it on Trello

10. Have students podcast all group work and collaboration

11. Leave feedback on student writing via Google Docs/Drive or Microsoft Word

12. Stream a podcast or YouTube video via Airplay

13. Use the app Capture to upload a video to class YouTube channel

14. Monitor student use of adaptive learning apps

15. Create calendar alerts to share with students based on their individual goals via Google Calendar

16. Share a file based on a personalized student need

17. Ask a student a question via text using Remind101

18. Capture, tag, and archive student work instantly using your smartphone

19. Create a poll or quick quiz for the purpose of formative assessment using Socrative Teacher

20. Collect anonymous student feedback using Google Forms

21. Model for students what it’s like to reach outside of the classroom (see #24)

22. Text an update to parents using One Call Now

23. Have students create their own study materials using Bitsboard

24. Push a quick post to a blog or social account that shares an idea, student work, or a question with your PLN

25. Automatically share data with other teachers/schools/parents

Bonus: Tweet an update to project-based learning stakeholders outside the school–maybe in a school-to-school arrangement

25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching