Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

Mobile devices offer some very unique learning opportunities that are often not tapped. Dr. Reshan Richards shares in his Edutopia blog post, The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology, how to allow students to own their learning by documenting their thought processes.

What I find especially useful about the ideas in this blog post is how Dr. Richards has pulled out some very easy to use tools that, without any real efforts in how to use the tool itself, students are able to share their educational journey. I often find that one of the most used features of a cell phone is the camera while at the same time the most underutilized feature of mobile devices in education is also the camera. Let’s change that now.

In Dr. Richards’ QFAT (Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit) he breaks down exactly what to do with that camera!

  1. Making photos
  2. Taking screenshots
  3. Filming videos
  4. Screencasting

Qualitative Formative Assessment

Take a look at the full post here and begin to make a list of all the ways you could have your own students document their learning over the next couple of weeks then let us know how it goes in the comments below!

Want to learn more? Investigate some of our classes for teachers, such as Using Technology to Promote Creativity & Innovation, or Creating the Technology Infused Classroom.