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GOLDEN SWAMP Untether student knowledge access from curricula, grades, tests
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
Richardson describes his work aimed at making schools Yesterday I watched and listened to a recording of Lynda Weinman interviewing Will Richardson. The title of this free Webinar: Personal Learning Networks Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education — which is the title of a new book by Richardson. The webinar is an hour long.
MOBILE LEARNING EDGE Learn more. Get Mobile!
| SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
The idea of exercise boosting brain power is interesting when we think of a child’s school day and our work day. I am reading “brain rules” by John Medina, as I have become increasingly more fascinated by how our brain reacts to various stimulus. That is a fancy way of saying “what happens when you do x.” ” This lead me to wonder more about, “when is the best time to learn? What are the optimal conditions for adults to learn?” ” There are many more questions but this is a blog afterall not a Phd dissertation.
MLEARNOPEDIA ON BLOGSPOT April - June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
moblearn , June 1, 2010 Does banning cell phones in school cause more problems than integrating them? April 9, 2010 iPod (39) Slide to Learn – guide for teachers (Beta) , May 22, 2010 Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List , June 27, 2010 Spectrum > Mobile Learning, Libraries, And Technologies: Merck Manuals > Apple iPhone / iPod Touch Apps , May 29, 2010 Using Wireless and Mobile Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning at School , May 4, 2010how to get students engaged by Kevin Roberts - Ignatia Webs , April 14, 2010 What is mobile learning?
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Keyword Texting! New Free Web Resources for Teachers
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
ly is a new mass text messaging service that says they are interested in schools using their free service! Over the last few years my two favorite mass keyword texting apps have either shutdown ( TXTblaster ) or are no longer free ( Textmarks ). As a result I have been looking for new FREE resources that would allow people to "opt in" and subscribe to my mass text alerts (without me having to type in everyone's phone number). have finally found two that I really LOVE. The first is called Cel. The second is called Pulse.to. will describe both below. ly Cel. ly website or via phone. Pulse.to
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Homework Quizes Via Phonevite
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2009
In addition your original recordings are all saved in Phonevite so that you could send out the same recording message to different groups of students every school year (no need to reinvent the wheel!). I'm really enjoying the ease of a resource called Phonevite. Phonevite allows you to record a message, send it to 25 people at one time on a scheduled time! You can also request an "RSVP" or "Message-Back". Therefore after recipiants hear the message on their phone, they are asked to immediately reply. Phonevite also calls you! Classroom Applications!
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Cell Phone Conferencing A Free Tool for Teaching!
| MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
Recently with the rise of web conferencing tools some schools are starting to take advantage of these internet-based tools for virtual conferencing and even professional development. This could be beneficial for public school meetings where some community members are unable to physically attend but would like to hear and possibly participate. Cell phones can be a handy conferencing tool for teaching and learning. Part of teaching is being able to conference with students, parents, experts, and members of the community. Often conferences and meetings are conducted face-to-face.
THE MOBILE LEARNER Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
In the blog post, titled, “ Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning (Chime In) “, RJ Jazquez discusses his opinion on on the question of whether eLearning is really mobile learning after having the question posed to him in a comment on another blog post. In the above linked blog post, Jazquez argues that eLearning on a tablet is not mobile learning as he feels that in order for learning to be considered mobile learning, a uniquely mobile experience must take place. This uniquely mobile experience is one that cannot be replicated on a desktop computer or in any other way.
- June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
Use Smartphones in class, say school principals - moblearn , June 2, 2011 Mobile Learning Edge Roadmap - Mobile Learning Edge , June 14, 2011 May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content - mLearnopedia on Blogspot , June 12, 2011 Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts - Upside Learning , June 21, 2011 mLearnCon presentation - moblearn , June 23, 2011 New Book! Best of Mobile Learning June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The device better fits to me. hotlist hot June
IGNATIA WEBS New, free #report on innovating #pedagogy by Open University UK
| MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
We have not deliberately excluded school education, but that is not our area of expertise. The Open University of the UK has just published a free report (38 pages, open layout) on the emerging innovative online pedagogies of today. The report gives a great, brief overview of what is currently happening and especially the pedagogical viewpoint adds some insights. The report is linked to a blog so everyone can add comments per topic. The first report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. pedagogy books ebook
IGNATIA WEBS Future trends in #mobile technology what can we expect in the next 5, 10, 15 years #unesco_mlw
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
So we move from time consuming learning (getting to school etc). He says that although technology is changing at an incredible pace, schools are tredding behind. Keynote Paul Kim, Stanford University. Good talk, but a bit technology utopian. He focuses on success stories from his projects with children around the world while using mobile devices. He speaks with such enthusiasm, that he sounds like a promotional movie for mobile learning created at Stanford. Main idea: pedagogical paradigm shift, learning by students. a live blogpost, so excuse me for mistyping words etcetera).
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
Museums, around the city, in the school, non-fiction, fiction.etc. However, they do have special fees for universities (so my guess is that a school could negotiate a very small fee). Spring Break (or other school breaks) Doing mobile scavenger hunts around the city (or at local museums) might be a nice way to keep students connected to the classroom learning goals while they are on break. Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR. In SCVNGR you can participate in or create your own mobile scavenger hunts. The hunt can be anywhere!
IGNATIA WEBS Benefits in #mobile technology development: the implications for #education #unesco_mlw
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
Its not just about kids and schools. Maybe mobiles can help in getting back in touch with school dropouts. Panel: Mario Deriquito, Jill Attewell, Don Knezek, Jonghwi Park on mobile tech development benefits Mario Deriquito, beliefs in mobile technology for improving the educational system (works in Philipines). But the mobile solution will not be immediate, nor will it be a total solution. Looking for mLearning solutions that can be mainstreamed. Not all knowledge that young kids can learn, can be delivered through mobile phones. So we need to look at the contexts, the needs.
ULEARNING BLOG A ‘know-why’ guide to iBooks Author
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012
For schools with Macs and iPads, the release of Apple’s iBooks Author software in January made this even more possible. Its well known that giving easy digital content creation tools into the hands of more teachers and students is a great way to encourage focus on higher order thinking skills in the curriculum. Attached to this post is 1.0 draft of a ‘know-why’ guide to using iBooks Author to make digital content thats localised and personalised just for your students. Download and enjoy, plus leave comments if you have questions or feedback. PDF file link (51mb).
IGNATIA WEBS Blooms taxonomy for a digital world, including mobile learning
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
Andrew Churches is curriculum manager of computer studies and teaching and Learning technologies at the Kristin school in Albany Auckland, New Zeeland. His educational wiki, called educational origami , was voted as the best wiki in 2008 and in 2009 he was again nominated for best educational wiki. What makes his wiki so interesting is that it focuses on the core of TELearning, the learning itself. He does this in a variety of ways, but what caught my eye (Thanks to the formidable Wilfred Rubens ), was how he uses and interprets Blooms taxonomy for this digital age.
THE MOBILE LEARNER The Mobile Learner » Laptop Programs: Why are They Failing?
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2008
IGNATIA WEBS Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Why address this concept: the zeitgeist, as US funders start to move into mobiles in Africa, pushed on their school system, prices for projects (UNESCO and US, GSMA took onboard mobiles for learning, …) the idea behind it is that mLearning in Africa is a big market. The schools from the industrial age delivered for industrial needs, but which system or projects can deliver learners for the knowledge age? would think knowledge driven schools and/or projects, but then where resides knowledge? John Traxler lives and breathes mobility. But what are they buying into?
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior | Mobile Learning Blog
In an article published by The Guardian, “ Mobile learning for schools – a class without walls ”, teachers at the Parkwood Academy have observed how four years ago, the school recorded 77 pupil suspensions. Wilsden Primary School, in the UK shows how handheld computers have helped students read books they normally would never touch, improving literacy and confidence. No, these aren’t wishful headlines from educationists, but actual behavioral changes made by the implementation of mobile learning in classrooms today. See the video here. No related posts.
MOBILE LEARNING Ubiquette.
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
Over the last week or so, I’ve been keeping up with the story of the US school that activated the webcam on a student’s Macbook while the student was at home, and took photographs to allege that the student was handling drugs (which the student asserts were actually candies ). In the half a decade I’ve been involved with mobile learning, the issue of student ettiquette in classrooms and schools has surfaced frequently. This school may have a lot to answer for for the damage they’ve done to the reputation and advancement of mobile learning.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING What is your classroom "rules" list for integrating cell phones in the classroom?
| TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
would like to brainstorm some "rules" for including cell phones inside of the school classroom. I think for many teachers one of the biggest concerns about including cell phones in classroom learning activities is that they will be used inappropriately. Teachers do not want to be responsible for harmful mobile behavior. Yet, by ignoring cell phone etiquette, we are not doing the students any favors. We could teach appropriate cell phone etiquette, while showing students how to use cell phones as learning tools. What are your top 5 rules? Or what would your top 5 rules be
IGNATIA WEBS Scanning the status of #mLearning across the globe #unesco_mlw
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
The potential of learning initiatives: education has improved, but only 4 countries have mandatory secondary schooling. there is an increased expansion of secondary schooling at mandatory level, but a lot of countries have debts, which reflects on education. Descriptiveness of mobile phones, lead to the minister of Maleysia to send a recommendation to ban mobile phones from schools (like in many other countries around the world). Many of the people in the panel are educational consultants in a variety of settings. immediately starts with a gender picture.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Picture on the Fly Challenge!
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
It can extend concepts and ideas in school-based learning to the real world outside of the classroom. Recently I posted about the Film on the Fly video challenge. It works by logging into the Film on the Fly homepage and signing up with your mobile phone number. On a designated day you receive a text message with an "assignment" to film on your cell phone. love this idea! What a great way to engage students in "real time" learning. The only problem with this challenge is that some students cannot use video recording on their cell phone. Anyone is welcome to participate! textmarks Flick
MOBLEARN m-learning at the White House!
| MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
Our work with m-uBuntu has suddenly gone global - two weeks ago we were sitting in a rural school in South Africa, and this week we are in Washington, DC with four of the students presenting our work! We were picked as one of 3 projects to showcase Mobile Learning to the White House officials who spearhead technology-assisted learning initiatives in the US. By “we”, I mean Tribal (Jess) and.
MOBLEARN Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide
| FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
So conversations about mobile learning "at school", are likely to be massively different from "at university", and different again from "at work". This is extremely cool (since a poor student at an under-resourced school can now access the same content as a MIT graduate), but has caused all sorts of uncomfortable knock on effects. In schools, the main concerns are about classroom management, and fairness of access. 'Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? Are you BYOD while flipping the classroom? Have a look at our quick guide to the top trends in Learning Technology.
ULEARNING BLOG iLearn personalised learning project Journal 3
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Due to swimming and various other school timetable disturbances, most students are only just now reaching the end of phase 1 – choosing their app. I’ve also been able to work it such that the school wifi now is usable from within our classroom space – going and sitting outside the office was great for showing off to passerby’s that we were doing an interesting project, but not so great for other reasons. Do you want the good news or bad news first? opens iTunes). Then I download the app ready for students to try. Didn’t do what he needed after all.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Mobile Safety and Teen Perspectives
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
PEW has some interesting research on what teenagers think about mobile phone safety. Below is a PowerPoint presentation from senior research specialist at PEW Amanda Lenhart that show some recent statistics.
THE MOBILE LEARNER The Evolution of Information Dissemination and it’s Consequences
| SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
As a young student in elementary school, I went to the television or newspaper if I wanted news. All of this has definite implications for kids in schools as the societal changes affecting adults affect kids too. Our social institutions, including our schools, have to ensure that policies and practices evolve to better address needs within these new social realities. The most important, and most difficult, change required is a change in mindset about technology use in schools. When I need to communicate with family, friends or colleagues, I often reach for my iPhone.
ULEARNING BLOG Livescribe Pens – $50 for teachers offer [link]
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011
You qualify if: You’re teaching full time or part time within a primary school, high school, TAFE, or University in Australia or New Zealand. As a school you can purchase up to 25 pens for your school. If you require more than 25 pens for a school please contact Mark Parker to discuss your requirements (reach him here – email@example.com ). Livescribe Pens – $50 for teachers offer [link]. Do You Qualify? This special is open for a limited time and is based on stock availability. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning
GOLDEN SWAMP Internet home access to low-income families de-fangs savage inequalities
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010
Silicon.com reports:"PC giveaway for school kids is go: 270,000 low-income families getting internet access at home courtesy of the government." Home Access scheme to provide internet access to low-income families has gone live in England. It is hopeful to think about the possibilities here in contrast to my post yesterday
ULEARNING BLOG Will You Mini? 1st thoughts on the new iPad by a teacher
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
My feeling however for schools is that the US$329 price ($369 in Australia) is too high to really trigger a mass takeup. Many schools I work with I know are finding 16gb too small nowadays – so with the mini you can get a 32gb mini model for $479 when the only other iPad with that option is the full iPad at $649 – that is a major difference beyond just the size. So the much awaited entry by Apple into the smaller tablet space has now been announced. You can as usual get all the details immediately at Apple.com. Maybe if you were buying a lot?
IGNATIA WEBS FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Ever since I was 9 years old I have watched school television on BBC where the Open University UK rolled out wonderfully rich and comprehensible visual content. Strong partners means, proven qualitative content and teaching approaches (admittedly old school teaching). For all of you out there wanting to push your government into setting up a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform gathering knowledge from all your national universities, take a look at the approach of UK’s open university on planning a MOOC platform, it looks very promising. So will it work?
ULEARNING BLOG Journal of XO learning device deployment to Warralong
| THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
As I’ve blogged previously, I am currently privileged to be working towards bringing the ubiquitous learning benefits of 1:1 computing devices to remote schools in Australia as part of the One Laptop Per Child Australia initiative. recently conducted teacher training and delivered XO devices to a school in the Pilbara in north west Western Australia as part of this role, and have written a journal of the experience for those interested in the project. Enjoy (right-click to download). Warralong XO journal.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Scavenger Hunt with Cell Phones!
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
Since the CPS systems often cost a good deal of money, many school districts cannot take advantage of them. In addition, I think that using cell phones would help "connect" students with their everyday lives outside of school and the tool they are using for class activities. So I have been thinking about Classroom Performance Systems (often called the "blue clickers" by my student teachers), and wondering if a cell phone can do a similar function. As a result I have come up with an idea for "Cell Phone" scavenger hunt. This is how it works. eyespot gabcast Flickr
GOLDEN SWAMP How kids today could know as much as Grandma did
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
Below is the text of an email that is being sent around the internet about how very much more school kids in Kansas learned in Grandma's day than The picture above shows my Grandma (2nd from right, front row), born in Kansas City in 1884, with some of her schoolmates.
THE MOBILE LEARNER QR Codes and Mobile Learning
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Allowing students whose native language is one other than the dominant language of their school to connect to information about objects or ideas in their native languages. I have recently been investigating the concept of QR codes in teaching and learning. A QR code is a 2-dimensional image with information encoded in it. Below is an example of a QR code for anyone who may not know what a QR code is The code can be decoded by QR code readers that are usually found on mobile phones and are read using an image of the code taken by the mobile phone’s camera.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009 You are Never Alone » From the Coal Face: iPod Touch in the Classroom
Twitter From the Coal Face: iPod Touch in the Classroom Today’s post features a number of Australian schools using iPods and iPod Touches in the classroom. Tania Hunt, ICT Coordinator at Baden Powell College, Derrimut Heath (Victoria), describes how her school has been using iPod Touches with literacy and numeracy groups and for problem solving. Jenny Ashby, Leading Teacher, ICT Specialist and Administrator, and ICT Peer Coach at Epsom Primary School in Victoria gave a presentation at the QSITE conference just recently on using iPods across the school.
IGNATIA WEBS Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011
This posed a couple of learning philosophy problems, as I was looking to find a way where old school instructional design could meet socio-constructivist learning/teaching. A couple of weeks ago I started to structure an idea I had on organizing an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the subject of mLearning. It will be an open and free course, so anyone with an interest in mobile learning can join, the course will be in English and incorporate a lot of social media that is accessible via smartphones, tablet pc's and computers. The date will follow later as well, but. So what is a MOOC?
IGNATIA WEBS Join the facilitators of the free course on #mLearning MobiMOOC
| TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
Mobile gaming : David (Parsons) from Australia is an old school new school mobile programmer, now completely emerged in mobile gaming. MobiMOOC is a free, open, online course on mobile learning (mLearning) which will be running between 8 and 30 September 2012. The course wiki ( [link] ) is gradually taking shape. Interested? Join the free course by becoming a member of the MobiMOOC google group (registration point of the course). Who better to provide an overview of mobile learning theories and pedagogies then his creative mind? He shares what he knows with all that want to hear.
IGNATIA WEBS Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks
| MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
At present Nota is focusi ng on the free STEM catalog of high school and college textbooks, as such Nota is targeting students who can support each other in a peer-to-peer learning environment, without the high cost of textbooks or tutoring. Last week I got a message from Stephanie Ray and she asked me to take a look and review Nota , a free mobile collaborative learning platform which is available in a web format and as a mobile app. They only launched in January 2013 so still beta, which is the nicest state as all of our remarks on the tool are as such welcomed. all over again.
THE MOBILE LEARNER Digital Audiobooks, Assistive Technology and its Effects on Literacy
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2010
Just think: how many schools still teach calligraphy? How long will it be until keyboarding and ‘thumbing’ become part of primary school instruction and overtake the physical manipulation of a pencil? Literacy is evolving. Where literacy once meant the ability to read and write, the concept of literacy in the information age has evolved and expanded beyond that initial definition. Wikipedia ([link]. The proliferation of mobile handheld devices coupled with complex assistive technology software is pushing the concept further. The cost? Cheap or free. Cost: free.
THE MOBILE LEARNER Some Thoughts Around ‘Digital Bombardment’
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
On December 7th, my employer school board used a PA Day to organize and connect all education staff of the board from their remote locations via an internet stream to watch two speakers discuss the issue of 21st century fluencies. The two speakers, Ian Jukes and Will Richardson, both discussed how education systems in general, and schools in particular, need to do things differently because of the nature of new technology and how it’s transforming society as a whole. Everywhere we look, we see screens – the mall, the doctor’s office, schools, the gym, etc.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Teenagers and young adults no longer talk they text!
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
Knowing that the preferred form of communication is quickly changing from a phone call to text message informs educators that schools should be taking full advantage of that form of communication. While some schools are stating to use Text Message Alert systems (I like the free system of [link] ), and a few educators are now doing some integrating of text messaging into their core curricula (such as this English teacher who has his students texting poetry ), many are still shying away from this new literacy (even dismissing it as a negative form of communication).
MLEARNOPEDIA ON BLOGSPOT August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Ignatia Webs , August 3, 2010 iPods in Education Part 14: Enhanced Science Education - The Mobile Learner , August 10, 2010 Actual real-life teachers reporting on how iPads fit (or not) into schools - uLearning Blog , August 15, 2010 July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content - mLearnopedia on Blogspot , August 19, 2010 Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3 - Upside Learning , August 4, 2010 Simple voting boxes to enhance learning - Ignatia Webs , August 23, 2010 why mobile changes things? open academic education: people with an open PhD and master? Yes, they do it!
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009 The Innovative Educator: Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them Last week I had the opportunity to speak with colleagues interested in using cell phones to enhance teaching and learning in schools with a 21st century education focus. The question we explored was, "How can a school harness the power of tools that students already use and own (like cells)?" The first thing to acknowledge is that while students in some districts are banned from using mobile technologies at school, teachers are not. Almost Anything! Facebook me!
UPSIDE LEARNING The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
It is now investing heavily in IT for Saudi school systems and funding Mobile Learning projects, particularly in higher education institutions. With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. The transition to m-learning is inevitable; m-learning with its all forms can promote the learning process in a way that encourages a pedagogic shift from a teacher-centric model to a learner-centric approach. JUSUR, LMS System. 23.8%.
THE MOBILE LEARNER Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 1 – Communication
| SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
Now in 2013, not only has the use of mobile devices become much more widespread both in schools and society at large, but the attitudes toward the use of mobile devices for learning has changed. Where in 2007 school districts were banning cell phones in schools, in 2013, they are being embraced with the goal of creating new and rich learning environments for students. Back in 2007 when I began this blog, the main thrust was sharing ideas about why mobile devices can improve teaching and learning. We begin with the most basic of human skills – communication.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 Learn 4 Life » What happens when you give a class of 8 year old children an iPod touch each?
My latest outing was to a Junior School with a difference this week. We have worked on a number of innovation projects in the past and he never fails to surprise me… As well as the school going through a massive rebuilding programme, they have also introduced a set of iPod touches into one year 4 class, for each child , to see what happens. All the touches are networked through an Apple Airport Extreme and out onto the internet through the school’s connection. Peter Barrett, an old colleague of mine, had told me about the seed of this idea some months back.
MOBLEARN Are the robots taking over? Augment your reality, don't lose it!
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
16 minutes] So what should we be doing differently at school to prepare for this? thinking about the skills you need for future life, rather than narrow focus on a few subjects [18:30] If you have to measure schools, maybe you should be looking 10 years down the line. How many of their graduates end up doing awesome, new jobs that weren't even invented when they were at school! That's enlightened schooling [21 mins] Singing the praises of the MAKR / maker movement. When is technology helping, and when does it hinder? 7.30] Thinking about touch screens. Voice control.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009 Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch
Mobile Learning Research Report_2009_Final under: Uncategorized Expansion Plans Posted by: louiseduncan | August 16, 2009 | No Comment | The continuing success of the mobile learning trial at Shepparton High School has necessitated expansion this week to formally include all of the teachers of the Year 8 Personalising Learning program. We also have one student heading overseas to visit family for three months, which is a common occurrence at our school. am often asked the question, where does a mobile device like the iPod touch fit in alongside such a movement in our schools?
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 Living in the 4th Screen - Exploring the use of mobile technology in education and life
Login Get your own Posterous » Living in the 4th Screen Exploring the use of mobile technology in education and life Employment: I am an assistant principal at a public high school. Loading mentions Retweet Filed under // Educational Leadership Mobile Computing School Leadership Comments  February 11, 2010 Stop Bullying in its tracks with Bullyproof - free open source SMS incident reporting software Brendan O'Keefe has developed free open source SMS incident reporting software. The report is also automatically forwarded via email to the school counsellor or principal.
IGNATIA WEBS Running race between open learning and formal higher education
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
While 89% of four-year public colleges and universities offer online classes, just 60% of four-year private schools offer them. As the discussion on the future of higher education keeps on going, it is interesting to see how the presidents of colleges look upon these changes, particularly when looking at how top management looks at the pro's and con's of online learning. The document is a result of a survey conducted in spring 2011. One is a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,142 adults ages 18 and older. Or web-based affordances at that. is unclear.
MLEARNING WORLD Who are the post-millennials?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009
We've been thinking a lot about the millennial generation, but I've come to realize that within a few years, the next generation will start hitting middle school and the computing world. The post-millennials, born in the mid 90s, have not had a transition period into technology. Their parents, GenX or GenY, from before the post-millennials where born, have been bombarding them with technology. We've all seen movies where women put headphones on their belly to give their unborn children a head start with Motzart music. These children will never know dial-up. learing+2.0
UPSIDE LEARNING Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
Further proof of this is how readily schools, students and teachers are embracing the iPad as their device of choice. Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. It literally revolutionised the ‘hand held’ mobile, tablet market across the world. Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad. Watch this amazing video.
MOBILE LEARNING EDGE Industry Forecast
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
Lisa Gualtieri, eLearn Magazine editor-in-chief, and adjunct clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine [Twitter: @lisagualtieri ]. Yesterday, eLearn Magazine published its annual list of predictions for 2011. Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education. The massive amount of information online needs better curation so that more people benefit from it. We’ll see a flood of enterprise-level mobile apps developed. learning will lead the way. Roger C.
IGNATIA WEBS Spaced learning through #mobile apps work wonderfully
| MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
wonderful synthesis with lots of information is shared here by the Innovation Unit of the Monkseaton High School. 'Mobile learning is an integral part of any contemporary training strategy. or should be by now. The toughest challenge however is to build a toolkit of mLearning options that cater to the variety of learning that needs to be done in an institution/corporation. In the last couple of weeks I have been looking at ways to offer solutions for spaced learning. In classrooms you can create a perfect setting to get spaced learning going.
IGNATIA WEBS My top 5 list of agonising eLearning Myths
| MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008
keep your learners active and do not mock them by delivering them boring old-school mash. Through the last decade some myths got their paws on eLearning. And although a lot of us try to get these myths banned, they keep popping-up whenever I have an introduction talk on eLearning. Because these myths keep on roaring their ugly heads, I have written down my top 5 list of agonising eLearning myths to use them in a small booklet I am working on. also added my short reply to these mythical questions. bet you know (some of) these myths and I am especially interested in your replies.
MLEARNING TRENDS New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"
| TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
Most of my experiences in mLearning have been gained through the school of "hard knocks" delivering commercial mobile learning solutions well beyond simply planning or consulting on same for a series of very progressive customers who have thrown caution to the wind and jumped into the deep end of the pool sometime long before these technologies or practices were ready; armed with those experiences, I hope to bring a unique spin to the conversation each week. He worked as Senior Product Evangelist at Adobe for several years before striking out on his own last December (see bio below).
STEVE VOSLOO Teens and their cellphones
| THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
Over the last few months I’ve interviewed a few South African and Zambian high schoolers about their cellphones, mobile IM and school. Download the video: WMV (37MB) or Flash (17MB).
MOBILE COMMONS DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin’s TED Talk on a Teen Crisis SMS Hotline
| MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
The young people who wrote in were getting bullied at school. You could inform legislation, you could inform school policy.”. In a new TED Talk, DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin unveils a world-changing idea: a text crisis hotline for teens. Lublin is working to launch a service where teens can text in their urgent issues and receive immediate help from a counselor – and it’s all powered by Mobile Commons. I think [a mobile phone] might be a lifeline. think it might be able to save more lives than penicillin,” Lublin says. The average teenager sends 3,339 text messages a month.
ULEARNING BLOG The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education
| FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
It might also inspire developers to actually make some android tablet apps as currently schools really have no choice by the $399 iPad2 because why buy a device at all if there is very little you can do with it (I’m saying there is much more that teachers need than just having the basic email/notes etc apps available). So Google has now personally joined the other big PostPC device makers (Amazon, Microsoft and of course Apple) in creating a dedicated tablet device designed to serve those consumers who choose their particular operating and media eco-systems. nexus_7_8gb.
ULEARNING BLOG The iPad mini review for Educators
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
He also stated earlier this year that in the preceding quarter Apple had sold 1 million iPads just to schools. In Australia the Sydney Morning Herald (1.7.12) has reported that 60% of Catholic Schools in the Sydney area have deployed them, with large official trials having been run by almost every state Education Department as well. If the figures I see in my day job and Slide2learn.net roles are anything to go by, there could be more than 70,000 iPads in schools across the country. And now, there’s a mini version – it really is that simple.
IGNATIA WEBS #unesco_mlw Mike Sharples on #mLearning pedagogies
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
IT or computer science, the young learners that are networked learning and construct their own learning dispite the school education system. Appropriate pedagogy and learning with mobile phones. Still liveblogging from UNESCO mLearning symposium 16 December 2011. He gave an overview of different learning models for mobile learning. pick up from where Mike said it would be an asset for UNESCO. We need to look at education that could not be done in traditional education before, that is the strength of learning with mobile devices. This was a successful mLearning project in Chili.
IGNATIA WEBS #MOOCs change education, but jobs decline in a knowledge era
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
So inevitably MOOCs have been and are to me a benefit (and please all the discussions on pro and cons only remind me of similar discussions when school television came out, or the internet even. Jay Cross got me onto the Ted video where Daphne Koller (co-founder of Coursera) speaks about the benefits of MOOCs. And yes, great MOOCs follow the best practices of great online learning: active learning, authentic learning, peer-to-peer interactions, peer grading. and Daphne puts everything out there very clear and with research based evidence + MOOC stat examples. in quantity.
ULEARNING BLOG Get some perspective… (a primer piece re: lofty ideals vs on the ground realities in regards to educational technology deployments)
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
m fortunate that my job does have scope for analysing research around ICT integration and pondering these kinds of matters so I can best support schools who are moving towards mobile and transformational learning programs (specifically the XO laptop, but also other platforms such as iPad’s and iPod’s). Basically the commenters were saying either that yes, these big picture trends should be what educators aim at, or that no, realities close to the ‘coalface’ (there’s that industrial vestige still hanging around) of schools and classrooms should be the priority. That’s a lot of us.
IGNATIA WEBS Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
2009 Campsmount secondary school , when burnt to ground. Got going as a school I a new form within 1 week and school became mobilized and mobile. Changed way school worked spurred on by extensive blogging, QR clouds etc. Head sprints around school ‘capturing learning’ using Soundcloud etc. They get banned! Classroom ecologies: possibilities for different kinds of learning relationships. BUT institutions are patterned by established relationships. Institutions find it difficult to break into new approach. David Parry coins the term mobile literacy. Roundtable.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Create Oral Quizzes & Speech to Text Transcripts with Google Voice
| MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
have my Google Voice going directly to voice mail) Classroom Connections Oral Quizzes So many foreign language teachers spent a lot of class time on individual oral quizzes (because they often do not have another mechanism to capture the quizzes), while a few schools are lucky enough to have language labs, many language teachers struggle with how to capture oral language development. The voice mail web resource Grandcentral is now Google Voice , and there have been some big improvements. 11) Create call widgets for your blog, where people can directly call from the web.
MLEARNING WORLD mLearning-World.com: How To Create Rapid and Cheap Mobile Learning- Text Messaging
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2006
My local school districts embrace mLearning. Jane in Java 2: mLearning in my school. bright future for mobiles in schools? skip to main | skip to sidebar. Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi *. Friday, September 29, 2006. How To Create Rapid and Cheap Mobile Learning- Text Messaging. here are many challenges with setting up any sort of mobile learning program, not the least of which is the diversity of devices. typical audience may have several types of PDAs, from Palm, to Windows Mobile, to Symbian. First- What type of content is best for text messaging? 40 PM.
THE MOBILE LEARNER The Role of Libraries in an mLearning World
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
In the modern school system, the role of schools has always been to improve the literacy and mental capacity of the nation’s citizenry for both the benefit of the individual and the benefit of society as a whole. At the core of the school system is it’s library; the library has always been the storehouse of books containing the written information and past knowledge used to make students in schools literate. Rapid social change = increased need and frequency for more up-to-date learning materials. We still need those programs.
MLEARNING TRENDS "This Week in mLearning" Podcast: Week #2
| SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
only wish I had paid attention enough in high school Spanish class so I could at least listen to each episode much less participate in any substantive way. We've put the finishing touches on our second weekly podcast detailing all the happenings in the mobile learning field for the week of April 9, 2012 and you can listen to RJ Jacquez and I talk about the week that was by clicking the link here. RJ continues to perform double duty by recording a second weekly podcast in Spanish with Mayra Aixa Villar that is bringing benefit and knowledge to a whole other market.I Robert ;?).
ULEARNING BLOG iPad 2: whats in it for education?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
know my first generation iPad does get heavy even for my adult arms after 15mins or so – for primary school students especially, the weight drop might be just enough to allow for extended mobile use of iPads without as much hand/arm strain. Price drop of the old model – for now at least, the iPad 1 has had its price dropped by large amounts – up to AU$200 on some models – so its a great time for schools with limited budgets (ie all that I know) to do a learning and management plan, then purchase iPads at the cheaper price point.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010 eModeration Station
It describes a project carried out in the UK at a primary school, in which an entire class of 32 8-year olds were given an iTouch each. Number 2: St Marys City Schools project Schools in St Marys City in Ohio, USA, have been using mlearning in a series of pilot projects. Also worth a look is their Acceptance Use Policy for those of you considering introducing the use of handheld devices into your class/school. Students are constantly bringing their mobile phones and iPods to school. And still the kids come to school with their mobile phones and iPods.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009 Mobile iEducator | the world of mobile learning
Susan Wells has been monitoring a great discussion surrounding her experiences using iPod Touches with her middle school in North Carolina. Find the case here [link] Tags: Apple , cases , classroom , education , handheld , iPod iTouches and iPhones , iTouch , k-6 , mobile learning , school , trends 1 So Many new ebook apps for children Posted by Kathy on Aug 19, 2009 in Uncategorized , education , elementary education , handheld learning , iPhones for education , iTouch , technology in education The world seems to be waking up. The Boy who Cried Wolf is narrated by a girl.
ULEARNING BLOG Kids Apps: as selected by miss 4
| FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
aimed at Australian kids, it includes the right school font used by each state as kids practice letter formation. As tested and selected by my Miss 4 1/2 – a 3 1/2 year iOS veteran. Nearly all of these have iPad and iPod touch/iPhone versions, and are in the free->$5 range (some also have free ‘lite’ versions you can try out). Special mention: Clara. link]. This was the first app our then 9 month old used. Very simple of course, just tap the image that links to the sound being made. link]. Great for imagination and developing oral language. My PlayHome. link]. link].
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING ClassWith.Us A New SMS Parent-Teacher Communication Tool
| THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
The focus is on making sure that the teacher can easily let parents know about a child''s progress in school on a daily basis. 'ClassWith.Us is a brand new text alert tool that focuses on parent-teacher communication. can see this tool being extremely helpful in elementary classrooms, where the teacher can give a quick update at the end of each week. also can see how this tool could be helpful with students with special needs or students who come from families where texting is a primary form of communication. The ClassWith.Us ClassWith.Us ClassWith.Us
DEVELOPER ON DUTY Make it Personal - Increase eLearning Retention with Personal Connections
| MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
went to school, have a great career, and my family has a higher standard of living than my parents. I live the American Dream. attribute much of those achievements to technology, as a matter of fact without technology, more specifically elearning, my life would be very different from what it is today. That said, after spending a few days at Learning Solutions and have dozens of discussions, I reaffirm a very simple truth, learning is a process of knowledge transfer accelerated by personal connection and relationships. . Instructional Design
IGNATIA WEBS 4 Calls for #papers and 2 #PhD opportunities
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
We will explore their learning cultures, technology use patterns and discuss new approaches in the schools, universities, lifelong - informal - adult learning settings that respond to them. Educause 2012 Conference dates: 6 – 9 November 2012 Location: Denver Colorado, USA More information: [link] Deadline for submissions: 21 Februari 2012 Themes: The conference program will be organized around IT-related themes and how they are tied to different IT professional domain focus areas. Please be prepared to identify the most prominent theme you would associate with your proposal.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Students Can Use Text Messaging to Search the Internet, Gather Research
| MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
While students have access to the Internet at school, many do not have Internet access at home. According to a recent survey by CITA, 71% of U.S. Households have Internet access. Thus a decent percentage of U.S. children do not have access to the Internet in their own home. While 84% of 16 year old Teenagers have cell phones. But only 15% of Teenagers own a Smartphone. resource called DOTGO will search the Internet via SMS text messaging (no mobile Internet required). DOTGO works by allowing anyone (no need to sign up) to send a text message to 368266.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING 2012 4T Virtual Conference Call for Proposals is OPEN!
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
This year we have a new website up and running on the UofM School of Education server and the call for proposals is open! The 4T Virtual Conference was a huge success last year and we are hoping to have an even bigger turnout this year! Last year we had over 600 teachers presenting and participating in our virtual conference. Please consider presenting. The audience are K-12 teachers and could benefit from your experiences with technology (no matter how small or large). The dates are May 19th through May 22nd! The format has changed a little based on the feedback from last year.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Teenager Ethan Davids describes how essential his phone is to him
| SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010
I recently read an article written by a 17 year old high school student. am also aware that mobile phones can be a danger to the school environment; however I believe they can still have their benefits in the classroom." The author, Ethan, makes an excellent point at the end of the article, and a point that many teachers who have allowed cell phone use in learning seem to echo, which is that once cell phones are allowed to be out in the open in schools, rather than banned, then teachers can control who, what, where and how the cell phones are used.
MOBLEARN Mobile learning in Iceland
| MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
felt I was not at school. Tour bus drivers in Iceland are using our mobile learning to improve their English language skills. had the huge privilege of a trip to Reykjavik to meet some of our mobile learners. loved it. Iceland is awesome. The people we met were great fun (and perfect hosts). The entire island is dominated by nature in the raw. Waterfalls. Geysers. Volcanoes. Glaciers. Wild seas. Lava fields and piles of ash. But the most impressive thing of all was one of the learners I met! He was one of the older drivers, and he took me aside for a chat. In English! liked it a lot.
ULEARNING BLOG Keynote Speakers for Learning@hand mobile learning forum
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012
We are very excited to have Wayan Vota, Victor Steffenson, Dr Chris Sarra, Theresa Feletar as our keynote speakers and wanted to share their speaker bio’s so you can learn more about the amazing level of wisdom that attendees will have access to from these speakers, and from Rangan Srikhanta of OLPC, Richard Barrie of Doomadgee State School, as well as Slide2Learn.net team members. Learning@hand is a first of its kind mobile learning forum being held in Cairns April 29-30. Visit www.Learningathand.info for more details. Download the PDF: Learning@hand Keynote Speakers.
MOBILE COMMONS DoSomething.org’s Bully Project Launches a Survey Via Text and Email
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
Taking the quiz and sharing it with friends enters you to win a $20,000 scholarship – and will provide DoSomething.org with an unprecedented look at what’s really going on in our schools. 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. All Posts Blog nonprofit Use Cases
THE MOBILE LEARNER Modern Technology and the Return of Oral Communication
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
However, the advent of the industrial revolution, the development of the printing press, and the organization of public schooling changed all that. It’s not that oral communication was ever considered unimportant, it just that for centuries, reading and writing took more of the centre stage in society and in schooling. the development of oral communication skills is richest when planned conversation is included daily in the youngest of grades and continues every year throughout the schooling years. Prior to the development of writing, oral communication ruled.
THE MOBILE LEARNER Resisting Change
| SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
Whether we are trying to lead large scale school change or simply trying to encourage more mobile learning in teaching and learning, the change agents needs to always remember that schools are not run by one person and those that are involved in the change need to be supported and feel that they are part of the decision making. Change is an inevitability and is necessary to ensure continuous improvement. Change also ensures that we constantly stay in touch with current realities. That being said, change is often very scary. They include: Surprise, Surprise! Excess Uncertainty.
CELL PHONES IN LEARNING Digital Storytelling with Earfl
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008
By the end of the school year, students have documentation of their learning and how far they have come over time. I stumbled across a new site called Earfl. It allows people to tell stories via cell phone (in 3 minute increments) that are posted online. They can be posted publicly or privately. In addition, you can add photos in the Earfl online account. One of my favorite aspects of this site (unlike audio-recording sites such as Voicethread , Gabcast , Gcast.etc) is that you do not need an account to get started! The stories can embed to websites, YouTube, and blogs too!
ULEARNING BLOG Good positive coverage of tablets in Education
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
was privileged to be interviewed for it: “ SCHOOL technology is no longer limited to communal computer labs and a laptop lugged in every backpack. Want to point you all to this story published in major newspapers across Australia recently that gives a positive look at where tablets in Education are going rather than the ‘we did alright with pencils’ view thats often offered up. year ago Apple amped up its iPad push into the education market with the launch of iBooks 2. …” To read the full article, including my contributions, go HERE.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009 The Mobile Learner
Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. School Axes Textbooks as Pupils Download their Homework onto their Mobile Phones: A news article in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper on a school that is moving away from analog content and toward digital content. Obviously, something right is happening in today’s schools because kids are learning, reforms are taking hold and improvements are being made. Interesting visualization.
MOBILE LEARNING EDGE Mobile Learning in Canada
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
The Laurier University School of Business & Economics has engaged its 100 full-time Waterloo, Ontario, MBA students in an innovative one-year mobile e-learning pilot. This post is a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario. This is my first pass, so please send any mobile learning resources that I missed to gwoodill [at] gmail.com. Here is what I have found: Blogs and Websites. MobileLearning Canada – resources on mobile learning in Canada and beyond. Hardware Vendors. Dr. K.
THE MOBILE LEARNER Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
We all see in our classrooms and in our schools how girls generally tend to outperform boys. In this short talk by Philip Zimbrardo, we hear some stats and some larger consequences of the effects of digital rewiring of boys’ brains. At the end of this video, Mr. Zimbardo challenges us to come up with solutions to deal with current realities of gender differences. digital culture video gender differences mobilelearning
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010 St. Mary's Mobile Learning Vision| The Committed Sardine
Mary's School in Ohio, is doing with the use of smartphones in his school's learning environments. Mary's in Ohio, Scott recently shared with us the work he has been involved in for the last two years at his school, with what he calls the Mobile Learning project. "Every student in our school district from 3rd grade to 6th grade has their own mobile learning device," says Newcomb. Mary's City Schools are eager to spread the word about mobile learning and the 21st century environment our schools are headed for.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011 Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace
According to a survey released by Project Tomorrow in October, 48% of high school students and 34% of middle school students reported that they use their profiles on Facebook and other social networking sites to collaborate with classmates on projects. The report also notes that “students no longer view their school’s Internet filters as a primary barrier to using technology at school; but rather, the primary barrier is the inability to use their own devices, such as cell phones, smartphones, MP3 players, laptops or net books.” How can it expand the school sday?
IGNATIA WEBS David Metcalf: mLearning theory mashups at mLearncon
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
supernutrition': facebook-style mobile social game, teaches the new FDA food pyramid through eating for energy to perform missions that can get you enrolled in Superhero school (9-12 year olds), also across platforms. Very intelligent man with charisma, with homepage. liveblog notes from the conference. Link to presentation (pdf, look from 7th slide). ISD, situated learning and context, mobile game learning.) mobile performance support Knowledge objectives: because you do not need learning objectives for some needs. So it does not have to have the wrapper of learning on it. Golden hour'.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010 Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior
Marys City School in Ohio , mobile phones are embraced, not banished from being used in the classroom. Schools are slowly beginning to realize that the future lies in mobile communication and utility; instead of building resistance, they are opting to design curricula supporting it, preparing todays youth for a designed tomorrow. Every student in our school district from 3rd grade to 6th grade has their own mobile learning device! Next year, we will have over 900 mobile learning devices in our school district! What better solution than to ban cellphones altogether?
ULEARNING BLOG The touchscreen XO – a (p)review & update on OLPC Australia
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
While the rubberised keypad of the original certainly helped it maintain its water resistant reputation, typing anything more than a few words quickly becomes a pain – perhaps not for the littlest kids who haven’t known anything else, but from about year 3 many schools know that students can become as likely to pick the rubber apart as to enjoy a lot of typing. At the time I never dreamed I’d get the chance in 2009 to trial them at my own primary school, or help manage the deployment of thousands of them across Australia. An upgraded XO-1.5 and XO4 Duo.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009 ACU's iPhone initiative: a year later
This is in large part due to the fact that the school, for several reasons, was unable to provide any contract with the iPhone, and many students had existing cell phone contracts which would result in a significant enough penalty to discourage starting an AT&T plan. In addition to podcasts, class polls and various communication channels made possible by iPhone ubiquity, the school also provides a web portal -- one that can be accessed through either an iPhone or any standard web browser on a desktop or laptop computer. Maybe even, before Im out of school? Sheesh.
ULEARNING BLOG Throw Long, Throw Short
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
This will be the second key point I share in this session – with a practical example of where, after a period of reflection, I was able to stepp back and run a project at my school to “help students learn to be their own teachers”. 'Recently the New Media Consortium Future of Education Conference spent a good deal of time identifying just what are 5 of the most wicked problems facing Education going forward. I’ve chosen a particularly trick problem – Rethinking Teaching. First, view the short intro presentation I’ve created with Haiku Deck.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009 dougbelshaw.com/blog » Blog Archive » Looking to the future of education: learning spaces and mobile devices
Tomorrow, I’m off to a school - the one I attended as a teenager - that will form part of Northumberland Church of England Academy. Futurelab Any time I want to get up-to-speed quickly with an area of educational technology or the future of schools, I head straight for Futurelab. In terms of learning spaces and mobile devices, I believe the following Futurelab reports to be most useful: Transforming schools for the future? Home About Archives Get in Touch! What Im Reading Music References Wiki CV Lifestream Twitter status: Lovely day today. New here? Ignore everybody.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009 The big issue: mobile phones in class | CompareMobiles.com
Learning history at school should be the first bulwark against tyranny and an education in citizenship. think it’s pointless not to allow children to have their phones in school. Phones are banned in our school for the pupils but some of the teachers are on their mobiles 24/7. School bags are heavy enough without having to carry a laptop. Projects have been running in colleges and schools that use mobile phones, MP3 players and gaming devices to enhance education. Discuss, Socialise, Share & Enjoy! Dan Jones London ? Pinging is currently not allowed.
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009 How Mobile Cell Phones Change Everything When We Do - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Education
He points out that with the mobile technologies already in our students' pockets we're probably not far off that level of ubiquitous kitting out in our schools already. In the UK children have owned and used mobile phones at any kind of scale in schools (legitimately or otherwise) for about six years. Where mp3 players were the hot item in 2003, the iPod shuffle and mini took until 2005 to hit the mainstream school audience. Will Richardson posts the above picture and asks "how many educators look at that picture and think "OMG, puhleeeeese let me teach in that classroom!"
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 Flipboard | iPad Curriculum
Devices: iPad Price: Free (iTunes Link)** Posted in Art , Creative , Elementary (Intermediate 3-5) , Elementary (primary pre k-2) , Evaluate , Free , Geography , Grammar , High School (9-12) , History , Knowledge (remember) , Math , Middle School (6-7) , Productivity , Reading , Science , Spelling , Understand (describe, explain) , Vocabulary , Writing , iPad | « My iPad Journey ARIS » You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. know the hs school kids ( and teachers) are just using their smart phones to get around the Internet block anyway.
THE MOBILE LEARNER TVO’s Search Engine Podcast Episode: “Class, Turn on Your Cellphones”
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
The link below will take you to the September 28th, 2010 podcast episode from TVO’s Search engine where host Jesse Brown interview’s Royan Lee, a teacher with the York District School Board in Ontario, Canada. The discussion is around a project that Lee has participated in where students in his class use their cell phones and other mobile devices for learning. Click here to begin playing the audio podcast. Link to the episode on TVO’s website.
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