What is Mobile Teaching? 28 Simple Examples

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
November 19, 2014 Updated: November 19, 2014

This is part 2 of a 3-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 Google+ Community page, 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
  3. Search YouTube to clarify a process (embrace the mini-lesson!)
  4. Share group work excerpts through instagram
  5. Socialize a question through reddit, twitter, or quora
  6. Monitor student progress completing a lesson using Classkick
  7. Host a backchannel conversation on twitter via a hashtag based on a question or comment you overhear as students work.
  8. Scan a multiple-choice/scantron exam using WISE
  9. Capture artifacts of student work for sharing on closed Google+ community
  10. Quickly add a grade using GradeBook Pro
  11. Share an idea with a colleague based on student observation and share it on Trello
  12. Have students podcast all group work and collaboration
  13. Leave feedback on student writing via Google Docs/Drive or Microsoft Word
  14. Stream a podcast or YouTube video via Airplay
  15. Use the app Capture to upload a video to class YouTube channel
  16. Monitor student use of adaptive learning apps
  17. Create calendar alerts to share with students based on their individual goals via Google Calendar
  18. Share a file based on a personalized student need
  19. Ask a student a question via text using Remind101
  20. Respond to a student question via text using Remind101
  21. Create a poll or quick quiz for the purpose of formative assessment using Socrative Teacher
  22. Collect anonymous student feedback using Google
  23. Model for students reach outside of the classroom
  24. Text an update to parents using One Call Now
  25. Have students create their own study materials using Bitsboard
  26. Push a quick post to WordPress or tumblr
  27. Automatically share data with other teachers/schools/parents
  28. Tweet an update to project-based learning stakeholders outside the school–maybe in a school-to-school arrangement

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