Featuring Elliot Soloway and Cathie Noris, founders of the Intergalactic Mobile Learning Center.
The Intel® Education Mobile Learning Series welcomes special guests Dr. Cathleen Norris and Dr. Elliot Soloway to present "The Benefits of Mobile Technologies for K-12: Transformative and Inevitable!" Enabling New Pedagogical Practices and Dramatic Increases in Student Performance. Norris and Soloway stand by their 2010 prediction: by 2015, each and every student in America’s K-12 classrooms will be using his or her own mobile computing device 24/7 for curricular purposes. For good reasons! Those miraculously-thin and light, aluminum-encased slabs of glass afford significant benefits for teaching and learning. For example, Internet-connected, mobile devices enable learners to directly and immediately access information, events, organizations, places, individuals, data, tools, etc. Such unprecedented access enables learners to take control of their own learning – thereby enabling all teachers, not just artisan teachers, to enact a learn-by-doing, inquiry-directed pedagogy in their classrooms. Flipping the classroom is only the beginning; mobile technologies extend the classroom to enable all-the-time, everywhere learning, which, in turn, supports the linking of the abstract ideas explored inside the classroom to the concrete, real world of people, places, and things outside the classroom. The benefits of mobile devices can – and will – enable the next wave of educational practices and unleash dramatic increases in student performance. And, most importantly make no mistake: THIS CHANGE IS INEVITABLE. Join us for the first event in this new and exciting series!