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APRIL 9, 2012 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning
For years, the conversation around the integration of more and more technology in teaching and learning often revolved around the high costs associated with purchasing updated equipment and maintaining a sustainable infrastructure. More recently, the conversation has shifted from purchasing computers to purchasing mobile devices. Uncategorized byod mlearning mobilelearning
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APRIL 12, 2012 gText for Student and Teacher Communication.Text Alert Meets Edmodo
gText is a free resource developed specifically for teachers to communicate better with students and parents. While gText is just starting up, it has a lot of potential for being a helpful mass text alert system for teachers. gText allows you to create as many texting groups as you wish. The class pages acts and looks like Facebook. This is a feature I have not seen on any other text alert site.
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APRIL 9, 2012 DoSomething.org’s Bully Project Launches a Survey Via Text and Email
The riveting new documentary Bully is not just taking on bullying in the theaters. It’s also using a powerful web and mobile campaign to mobilize kids and adults across the country to take action on this heartbreaking issue. Joining forces with the film are DoSomething.org’s Bully Project , Spark Notes, and teen spokesperson Victoria Justice. Central to the campaign is a Facebook quiz which aims to get the real facts about bullying from the people who live it – the students. Texting BULLY to 877877 prompts teens to enter an email address which unlocks the quiz.
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THE MOBILE LEARNER Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
For years, the conversation around the integration of more and more technology in teaching and learning often revolved around the high costs associated with purchasing updated equipment and maintaining a sustainable infrastructure. After all, if, in publicly funded education, if we are going to serve the needs of all students, we need to provide equal access to devices to all students and equal access often comes at a high price – especially when equal access means purchasing computers. More recently, the conversation has shifted from purchasing computers to purchasing mobile devices. MORE >>
FLOAT MOBILE LEARNING Experts: Mobile Learning Requires a Shift in Thinking
| THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
Mobile learning requires those who create learning to think differently about the way learners are accessing the material. “You can use it just to distribute the learning more,” said mobile learning [.]. Webinars Clark Quinn Gary Woodill Jeff Tillett Mobile Learning Conversations MORE >>
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING KiKutext for Teachers to Communicate with Students and Parents
| TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
A new and free resource called KiKutext is a mass text messaging service for teachers to communicate better with students and their parents. few excellent features of this resource include the phone number given to the teacher so that they do not have to give out their own number, in addition to texting the entire class there is the ability to individually text students and/or their parents, the ability to add multiple classes and have everything archived online, and the ability to text via the Internet so that the teacher's phone is not charged for too many text messages! MORE >>
MOBILE COMMONS NYC Department of Health Doubles Smokers’ Quit Rates Through SMS
| FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
When the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene piloted a smoking cessation text messaging campaign, they got remarkable results. Not only did the text campaign double quite rates in heavy smokers, it also greatly decreased the likelihood of smoking again for certain groups. Here’s how it worked. The NYC Department of Health always offers free smoking cessation help via their 311 city hotline. During the trial, when people called 311 for help they could also opt in for the text program. The method was simple but effective. The results were outstanding. MORE >>
FLOAT MOBILE LEARNING Excerpt: Why mAgriculture is Growing
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
The idea of using mobile computing in agriculture (also known as mAgriculture) is very new in North America, while mAgriculture in the developing world has been known and written about for almost a decade. Featured Newsletter free webinar mAgriculture mobile agriculture ReadSocial MORE >>
- Jed Alpert on the Mobile Beyond Podcast MOBILE COMMONS | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
- “Justice for Trayvon” Mobilizes Support with Text Campaign MOBILE COMMONS | SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012
- 5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates DEVELOPER ON DUTY | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
- How To: Setup a Phone Opt-In Path MOBILE COMMONS | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
- How To: Schedule a Broadcast MOBILE COMMONS | TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
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