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The Importance of Supporting Students with Mobile Devices – Bonus Episode with Hello PLATO

In this episode, Rachel Fisher joins to discuss all things mobile EdTech and shares insights on what learning can look like when students can log in from anywhere. You’ll also hear some useful research and information on using mobile devices and how Hello PLATO can address the digital divide in education.

Support Students Beyond School

I’m excited to have Rachel Fisher join me for this episode of the podcast.  We talk about all things mobile and she shares some interesting insights on what learning can look like when students can log in from anywhere. She also sent along some useful research and information on using mobile devices with students and I’ve included all of those links in the shownotes for today’s episode. Let’s dive into today’s episode and this conversation with Rachel.

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Tips for Mobile Devices

  • First, examine the value of mobile technology for your students.
  • Next, look at the advantages and challenges of smaller devices.
  • Then, make sure a resource you share is mobile-friendly.
  • Finally, try creating a formative assessment or pre-lesson.

Sponsored by Hello PLATO

This episode is sponsored by Hello PLATO. Hello PLATO is an AI-powered teaching platform that delivers teachers’ lessons and quizzes to students via messaging like Whatsapp and SMS. Students love that they can learn on their phones, guided by a friendly and safe AI bot that feels like a teacher’s assistant. Teachers love that lesson creation is easy and quick. And administrators love that the solution can reach students with no wifi at home, increasing educational equity. Hello PLATO’s web based creator tool comes in a free version for teachers and paid version for schools and districts. Teachers can sign up to use Hello PLATO for free at

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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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