Using Android OS devices in your Classroom

Neta 2012

DROIDS in the Classroom! What Now!
Android Apps/Devices/Classroom Uses!
Have you ever been sitting in a meeting and heard the loud sound of an Android device going off alerting it's ownert? Ever wondered how you could use an Android Device in your classroom? This session will focus on sharing android apps for the K-12 classroom, and looking at a few types of Android devices and their use in the classroom.
How to present from a DROID, and some of the ways that Google has tightly integrated their tools with the devices running the Google Android operating System.
Jeff Ingraham (ESU#3)
Dapper II, Embassy
Thursday 4/26 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Android in Education Site

App Creation Tool from MIT and Google
Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies.
Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005.The unveiling of the Android distribution in 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Google releases the Android code as open-source, under the Apache License. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.
Android has a large community of developers writing applications ("apps") that extend the functionality of the devices. Developers write primarily in a customized version ofJava. Apps can be downloaded from third-party sites or through online stores such as Google Play (formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google. As of February 2012 there were more than 450,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from the Android Market as of December 2011 exceeded 10 billion.
Android was listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 by Canalys with over 300 million Android devices in use by February 2012.

According to Google's Andy Rubin, as of February 2012 there are over 850,000 Android devices activated every day.

Links to Articles with more information about Android devices

Google's Upcoming Android tablets

Kindle Fires in the Classroom Article

This space will focus on the integration of Android OS based phones into the K-12 classroom.
If you have apps that would be appropriate to list or ideas, please share em.motorola-droid-front-iphone-killer.jpg

Excellent Search site for finding educational apps

  • Getting Started
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Curriculum Specific Apps
    • Language Arts
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Fine Arts

Current Research on ereaders etc. 4-2012
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