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Saving money with Straight Talk cell phone family plans

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While the mobile phone industry will let you know that a monthly bill is about $47 starting 2012, numerous individuals are paying more than that – and relying upon their requirements, it might be excessively. There are a couple moves that you can make to spare cash on your mobile phone arrange today. Once you’ve settled on Verizon, head over to our gathering of The Best Verizon Phones to pick the right gadget for you. Groups and Families. AT&T and Verizon: Monthly bills are separated into information charges and gadget access charges.

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  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. From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Liz Kolb’s blog on using cell phones for learning. link]. 2.  link]. 3.  link]. 4.  link]. 5.  link]. 6.  link]. 7.  link].

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

The Mobile Learner

Disclaimer : While this post presumes the use of a smart phone, and while it is true that not all students own a smart phone, with the current shift toward smart phones, soon, smart phones will be as prevalent as cell phones are today. This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills. What happens to students who don’t have these fancy phones?

Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Links to the other 4 lists can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 1) 10 Reasons to Ban Pens and Pencils in the Class – A blog post that turns the criticisms applied to mobile devices on their heads by applying them to the ageless tools of the traditional classroom – Pens and Pencils. 2) How Young is Too Young? Mobile Technologies and Young Children – An article on the use of mobile technologies by very young children. 

Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Links to the other 4 lists can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 1) 10 Reasons to Ban Pens and Pencils in the Class – A blog post that turns the criticisms applied to mobile devices on their heads by applying them to the ageless tools of the traditional classroom – Pens and Pencils. 2) How Young is Too Young? Mobile Technologies and Young Children – An article on the use of mobile technologies by very young children. 

TXT60.Easy video conversions for cell phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

This tool allows you to upload and convert any video, or any Youtube/TeacherTube video so that it can immediately be viewed on a cell phone. tried this with one of my favorite YouTube videos called A Vision of 21st Century Student, if you want to view and/or download the video on your mobile phone, you can do so by doing the following steps: 1) Login to your mobile web browser (YES! you do need mobile Internet). 2) Login to txt60.com 3) Type in the code: 899506 The video should immediately download to your cell phone for viewing! txt60

TXT60.Easy video conversions for cell phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

This tool allows you to upload and convert any video, or any Youtube/TeacherTube video so that it can immediately be viewed on a cell phone. tried this with one of my favorite YouTube videos called A Vision of 21st Century Student, if you want to view and/or download the video on your mobile phone, you can do so by doing the following steps: 1) Login to your mobile web browser (YES! you do need mobile Internet). 2) Login to txt60.com 3) Type in the code: 899506 The video should immediately download to your cell phone for viewing!

Australian Teacher Impresses with Cell Phones in Learning

Cell Phones in Learning

Geek) has been doing some very impressive activities with cell phones in his instruction. The students will be working in pairs using their mobile phones and their QR code reading software. Half way throughout the course is a QR code with a difference, it contains a template for an SMS message that links directly to my mobile phone. Awesome!

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Australian Teacher Impresses with Cell Phones in Learning

Cell Phones in Learning

Geek) has been doing some very impressive activities with cell phones in his instruction. The students will be working in pairs using their mobile phones and their QR code reading software. Half way throughout the course is a QR code with a difference, it contains a template for an SMS message that links directly to my mobile phone. Awesome!

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Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

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A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the cellular phone is the technology owned by the largest percentage of Americans. The #1 function for which people use their mobile phones?

Essay About the Future

The Mobile Learner

What is telling is the stereotypical, yet very typical, responses of the adults and authority figures to the “out of the box&# thinking of this young lady in this exaggerated ad about mobile phones.  Tags: video barriers cell phone digital culture cell_phone The barriers we encounter are often within our own minds.

mLearning-World.com: XM on Mobile Phones

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, August 11, 2006 XM on Mobile Phones The other day, I mentioned that Alltel had made a huge leap by providing podcasting service for mobile phones. As if this wasnt good enough, Alltel jumps ahead of the competition again offering XM on mobile phones.

Principals Trying out Cell Phones

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We invited the grade 8/9 ELA class/students to bring their cell phones into class (if they didn't have one we used mysask for text). Our goal, using cell phones for learning. Our objectives, appropriate use of cell phones (manners and ethics), using the calendar/scheduling, using text to discuss literature (lit circles), tracking progress and assignments/projects, and engaging the new learner. Educators having a dialogue with students and discussing mobile phone manners and ethics? Welcome to Web 2.0!!!! needed to share. Awesome stuff.

Mobile Phone Video Challenge.Film on the Fly

Cell Phones in Learning

Yesterday I ran across a twitter post by Hall Davidson about a very interesting mobile phone video challenge sponsored by a local PBS station in California called Film on the Fly. On February 2nd, 2009 the contest will send out a text message challenge (story) to anyone who signs up and ask them to create a mobile video of the topic in 20 hours or less!

From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

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Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes. ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Read the rest at: From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices! Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

QR Codes and Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

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.  Bringing learning into the physical world and out of the classroom.

Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone.  The video below profiles experiments being conducted at Stanford University in using a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPod Touch to create a mobile phone orchestra. Tags: Cell Phones in Education digital culture iPod in Education While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone  into a musical device to create music as well. 

Mobile Reviews with Study Boost

Cell Phones in Learning

There is a new free resource called Study Boost that connects with mobile phones. You can subscribe to the study questions via cell phone (you can also view them on the mobile web). You create an account on Study Boost, then you can create your own "batches" of study questions. studyboost

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

Cell Phones in Learning

John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. They studied children ages 9-18 in Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, and China.

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

Cell Phones in Learning

John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. They studied children ages 9-18 in Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, and China.

Mobile Phone Video Challenge.Film on the Fly

Cell Phones in Learning

Yesterday I ran across a twitter post by Hall Davidson about a very interesting mobile phone video challenge sponsored by a local PBS station in California called Film on the Fly. On February 7th, 2009 the contest will send out a text message challenge (story) to anyone who signs up and ask them to create a mobile video of the topic in 20 hours or less! Since many students do not have camcorders in their cell phones, they could give a video or still photo option for the challenge. myself cannot wait to participate and SEE the results!

Geograffiti.VoiceMarks: Mobile Audio Geotagging to Google Maps

Cell Phones in Learning

any place with any mobile phone! This means that every audio file is immediately put on a private google map in the place where it was documented (or you can assign it to a specific zip code/phone number if the audio file is being documen ted in one place but referring to another. AND you can do this from any basic cell phone (even a landline!).Great Super Cool!

Kids, Mobiles and the what it all means

mLearning World

Despite this, there is a huge potential for the use of mobile phones in learning, especially for those school districts whose ICT funds still go largely to maintaining desktop labs. To access the full article and links, head to www.mLearnxyz.net mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0 learing+2.0

Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women. The challenge: Can mobile interventions overcome the challenges of reaching young urban mothers in low-income areas? M.P.H.,

mLearning-World.com: 20 Ideas: Getting students to use their mobile phones as learning tools- by Doug Belshaw

mLearning World

Eleven years later, of course, my mobile phone has a processor at least three times as fast as that. One thing you can almost guarantee is that pretty much every student you come across will have a mobile phone. Over the last few months I’ve covered quite a few ways in which mobile phone can be used in the classroom. QR: what’s that? 3.

Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Based on the popularity of my previous mobile learning reading list blog post , I decided to post another reading list with some of the more recent items I’ve read or seen around the topic of mobile learning.  All of these articles and more can be found under the mobile learning tag in my del.icio.us Mobile Phones and Computers Debate : Educational Technology Debate exploring ICT and learning in developing countries.  School Matters: Mobile Phones, Mobile Minds : A teachers.tv bookmarks. 1.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough! The staffers can immediately text message their media to the over 50,000 subscribers instantly.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough! The staffers can immediately text message their media to the over 50,000 subscribers instantly.

John Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

Mobile Commons

The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women. The challenge: Can mobile interventions overcome the challenges of reaching young urban mothers in low-income areas? M.P.H.,

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

How Teachers Are Using Mobile Technology Classrooms and Outside of School

Cell Phones in Learning

PEW Internet and American Life Project has just published the results of their study on how teachers in grades 6-12 are using technology. A few highlights of the study include. Just 18% feel they know more than their students

Four museums. One adventure. All from your mobile phone!

Mobile Commons

And to celebrate, they’ve created a mobile scavenger hunt that allows even the most frequent museum-goers to discover new things about the museums: Members, charge your cell phones! That’s when Mobile Commons’ Multiple Choice feature comes into play. At Mobile Commons, we designed our Multiple Choice Questions functionality to apply in a variety of situations.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS! Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

How Mobile Cell Phones Change Everything When We Do - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Education

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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. And that, in no short measure down to the work of the authors in promoting mobiles' inevitable conquest of learning spaces. He's right. Teachers decide pedagogy, not administrators, authorities or Governments.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! Cell Phones in Learning. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle.

Faster Wi-Fi coming to cell phones, thanks to Broadcom - OCRegister.com

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Hey readers, Im getting back to covering tech, cool gadgets and the local services you use (cable TV, cell phone, etc.). phone outage felt in Hawaii Battle of the text-messaging plans: Who is the cheapest? Apple calling it quits Quick guides for Orange County: Guide to mobile phone services in Orange County Get customer service numbers, links and more. in 2007.

By the Numbers: 10% of Presidential Campaign Donors Gave with their Mobile Phones

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A new study from Pew shows that cell phone donations are quickly becoming a significant factor in the presidential campaigns. The study found that 10% of all campaign donations to a presidential candidate have used text messaging or a cell phone app. 10% donated by sending a text message from their cell phone or using a cell phone app. The study also showed that Democrats are more than twice as likely to donate using their mobile phones than Republicans. All Posts Blog government Mobile Resources and Research

The Key to Multichannel Engagement: Text Messaging

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The problem has everything to do with perception: As a marketer with a compelling story to tell, email, social media, and mobile apps are viewed as individual communications channels that each serve their own purpose. Consider this: More than 90 percent of American adults own a mobile phone, and virtually every mobile phone available today can send or receive a text message.

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Student Research with ChaCha

Cell Phones in Learning

Chacha is a free resource which allows anyone to do research via mobile phone. I am so excited about this resource because it allows students to connect learning to their everyday lives anytime, anywhere! By giving students an avenue to get answers to questions in their everyday lives, it allows them to see their cell phone as more than just a social toy Thanks to Charlie A. Roy for pointing me to ChaCha. All you have to do is call ChaCha (toll free number!) at 1-800-2242-242. Then ask a question. asked "how old was George Washington when he died?" Hang up.