Using technology to the learners' benefit is the most trending and transforming experience in the field of education today. The long-term strategy is to integrate technology in the classrooms. Technology influences the way we communicate, shop, connect with people, build relationship, play, and do business. It is a modern design to learn. But, what can make it sustainable though?
As teachers, it is recommended that you use the technology first, and get used to it. Engage with the latest offerings of the mobile technology, and then share it with the students. The process would be much easier to implement it in the classroom, if you have familiarised with the related technology already.
Research well to find suitable and trusted apps to use, and then download it. Ask your friends who have downloaded such apps earlier to help you find recommended sites, before your proceed.
Set clear 'objectives to learn' through the media. Else, distraction could be sure to have its way with the students. Make schedules which are within the boundary of a lesson, and use social media to depict chapters in creative ways.
Explore the opportunity to use mobile devices for informal learning outside the classroom. For instance, ask the students to tweet the summary of what they learnt in class along with the day's pictures, and see what responses they get.
Appropriate student engagement should be the rule of this activity. Encourage students to promote their work and accomplishments on Facebook, G+ and Twitter..
Try to inculcate a policy only for 'mobile learning' in your classroom, with the consensus of the management team.
Avoid overloading your class with technology. Average exposure should be sufficient.
Mobile devices help in creating a personalised learning environment. Your objective must be to train your learners to be active researchers. The learners must exactly know the situational need and seek technology to get their desired results.
Mobile devices facilitate to plan your lessons in a timely manner and effectively. Share the models of learning with the class, so that they will be benefited as much as they should, pretty well.