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Learn 4 Life » What happens when you give a class of 8 year old children an iPod touch each?

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Learn 4 Life Blog About Advertising FAQ Consultancy/ clients Contact Second Life Consultancy 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. Tags: iPods education

Moving at the speed of Learning: a case for mLearning and the iPod touch

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Assumptions about schooling, then and now, B. Focus on the iPod touch platform in relation to how it fits the complex classroom – with actual examples from my school. Tags: mobile/miniaturisation uLearning Blooms complex classroom higher order iPod Touch mlearning Each slide includes notes explaining what the PDF files are showing. PART 2. PART 3.

The iPod Touch for mobile learning: a presentation

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I was recently fortunate enough to be able to present at the Innovative Technology in Schools Conference in Brisbane on the topic of mobile learning. Imagine my excitement at having a set of 30 iPod Touch’s available for the participants to learn on! Tags: mobile/miniaturisation uLearning iPhone iPod Touch ITSC09 mlearning mobile This was a chance to show what the combination of current developments like ubiquitous mobile devices, wireless connectivity and cloud computing (via services like Evernote) will mean for learning in the near-future.

iLearn iPod touch personalised learning project: Critical thinking via the App store

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iLearn iPod touch personalised learning project, Week 2 & 3: This has been the part where the kids get very excited, something to do with the fact that they get their hands on the iPod Touch at this stage. Is it because the touch’s are so ‘cool’? Why do they get excited? So that’s pretty much week 2 and week 3.

Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons Global mobile research project final report Posted by: louiseduncan | August 16, 2009 | 1 Comment | Here is a copy of the research report produced by Delphian eLearning for Etech Group outlining the findings of the Global Mobile Research Project conducted  from August 2008 – June 2009. The gen 1  iPod touch devices are now one year old. These are repairable, but need to be returned for repairs.

Pockets of Potential | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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‘Pockets of Potential’ argues that despite legitimate public concern about the “disruptive track record” of mobile devices in schools, there is reason to be excited about their potential. Unless we do, the gulf between what children do informally and in school will widen, diminishing the educational opportunities all of our children need and deserve.

Keeping in touch | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons Keeping in touch Posted by: louiseduncan | January 10, 2010 | No Comment | As a new year begins, there are already many plans and ideas afoot for mLearning at Shepparton High School and beyond. which was started by Susan Wells at Culbreth Middle School, NC, USA in February 2009. It is a network to foster communication and collaboration about the use of the iPod touch in the classroom.

You are Never Alone » From the Coal Face: iPod Touch in the Classroom

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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.

iLearn project week 1 journal

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very silly of me, but introducing the philosophy of students taking responsibility for their learning (via personalised learning using the iPod touch) was probably the area I found I had least through through. Love to hear from others also seeking to add personalised and challenge-based ubiquitous learning to their school environs. explain concept to staff. 3. Live and learn.

Mobile phones as cultural resources for learning | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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We propose that schools should, and ultimately must, recognise and embrace this change. It is proposed that mobile devices be considered as cultural resources, which belong to everyday life as well as school. Educators should instead be embracing these devices and their capacity to improve the learning agendas set within the formal environment of a school.

How to do mLearning Research | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons How to do mLearning Research Posted by: louiseduncan | October 27, 2009 | 1 Comment | This morning I had the pleasure of being part of a select, but very international, group discussing the parameters of research into mobile learning.

How You Can Use Sandbox

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The Sandbox Web browser for iOS is great for offices, retail stores, schools, libraries and more. Uncategorized iPad web browser iPhone web browser iPod Touch web browser Sandbox web browser for learningWe recently released Sandbox, our Web browser for iOS that restricts users to a predefined [.].

move+play+learn | M+P+L Archives | ipod touch in elementary classroom

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ipod touch in elementary classroom [link] 2009/03/10 Bird feeder for m p l is set up! Exploring multi-touch interface, applications [link] 2009/02/20 Bird feeder for m p l is set up! "Look, the ipods are sprouting!" Second, I was completely unprepared by how natural the children act when using the ipods for an educational exercise. vt g.a.m.e.r

iPhone 4 – not much for educators? (updated)

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While I wait for a decent Android tablet to ship (be it iPod touch or iPad sized), I’ll instead post here about the just released info on the iPhone 4 and its OS (iOS4). Well because in my state alone there are many many schools using the iPod touch to enhance learning. The update will at least be free for iPod touches now!

In the News…March 2010 | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons In the News…March 2010 Posted by: louiseduncan | March 7, 2010 | No Comment | App Development: A new product on the radar for developing iPod touch / iPhone / iPad Apps using ENGLISH. Applications: App-titude will be delivering educational Apps for the iPod touch that interface with an online assessment system. If you work at an Australian school, you can receive a $10.00

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

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iTouch Learning: A page on Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning. 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. 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better: The title says it all.  A post found on the iPod Hacker Blog. Why an iPod Touch in Education? link]. 2.  link]. 3.  link]. 4.  link]. 5.  link]. 6. 

Essential Ingredients for the Implementation of Mobile Learning | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons Essential Ingredients for the Implementation of Mobile Learning Posted by: louiseduncan | October 11, 2009 | 3 Comments | Here is a copy of my presentation from the best practice in action session at HHL09 in London last week for those who are interested. Tags: presentations iPods implementation Please leave me a comment if you were there! This post was mentioned on Twitter by Susan Whitehead.

Slide to Learn – guide for teachers (Beta)

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For about 5 months I (with help from friends) have been writing a guide to using the iPod touch, iPhone and now iPad in education. It takes its name obviously from the ’slide to unlock’ home screen of iPod touch, iPhone and iPad devices – a nice metaphor for unlocking potential.

#LWF11 Festival of Learning & Technology: My Best Of

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ACU in Texas, USA was the first university to deploy iPhones and iPod touches to all students and faculty, and they now have three years of data showing the initiative to be a success. Abdul Chohan – ESSA Academy school UK – this schools was a failing school, until a re-boot saw iPod touches widely and smartly deployed. link]. link].

Where is Australia at on the mLearning to uLearning journey?

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Dedicated devices will always be around, but what has also occurred is that the average device, especially now that touch-screens have replaced buttons and mobile app stores are proliferating, is becoming ubiquitous-use devices. Classmate numbers are harder to get a hold of, but large orders have been placed in addition to the many schools that have opted for standard netbooks. link].

Gathering of Educators using ubiquitous devices

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As one of 130 educators from around the world (and two from my institution Education Queensland), we logged on to hear real life stories of Universities and Schools that are integrating connected, mobile, wireless devices into their learning activities. ACU has over a thousand students with iPhones or iPod touch’s. Even some of the K-12 schools had up to 800.

Mobile, ubiquitous access to 1.5 million books

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million books that Google has scanned now available for searching and reading, but a new iPhone / iPod Touch / small-screen-optimized interface means it can now be done simply and easily from anywhere in the civilized (read cell-connected) world. Tags: uLearning digital mobile iPhone mobile/miniaturisation iPod Touch books web2.0 Not only is the around 1.5 Via TUAW.com.

Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet

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2009 Campsmount secondary school , when burnt to ground. Worked with donated laptops, iPod touch. 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!

Get some perspective… (a primer piece re: lofty ideals vs on the ground realities in regards to educational technology deployments)

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The big picture perspective does matter. I’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). That’s a lot of us. See, easy!

Current thoughts on ubiquitous computing and learning

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The program is about halfway deployed at present, and its only 3 year timespan has meant that every high school in the country wether ready or not has had to adapt to suddenly embracing the digital world. The second sign is at the opposite end of the Australia schooling system – remote primary schools. One Laptop Per Child Australia (with and partly for whom I am currently working) is at the very beginnings of deploying up to 400,000 XO learning devices to remote schools in Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland.

iLearn personalised learning project Journal 3

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Due to swimming and various other school timetable disturbances, most students are only just now reaching the end of phase 1 – choosing their app. They then email this chart to me from the iPod touch which initiates a conversation around how suitable the app is. Tags: mobile/miniaturisation uLearning critical thinking iPod Touch mlearning T-chart Failure?

iLearn personalised learning unit: Journal 4

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The unit has been aided by mobile, ubiquitous devices (in our case, the iPod touch) – chosen because of the power of such devices to put learning tools right into each learner’s hands. Tags: Connectivism Future mobile/miniaturisation apps iPod Touch mlearning mobile personalised learning ubiquitous ’, and ‘do I have to come?’

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

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Screen Mirrorin g – Almost from day one of the release of the original iPod touch, the number one question that educators have asked is “can I display the screen on a projector or tv?&# , and the answer has been “no&# , then “no, but yes if you use a document camera&# , then “yes some apps can, but its still limited&#.

The first Web2.0, comprehensive iPhone education app?

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One common problem for educators seeking to use the iPhone or iPod touch in their learning environment is the fact that the most common uses of the devices for things such as taking attendance, voice recording or interfacing with learning management systems (such as Moodle) require constant exiting and switching between several different apps. What may really convince some Teachers to purchase Educate is its Moodle integration, but I haven’t been able to test this, with my school being Blackboard-based. By Jonathan Nalder, and Shane Roberts. Video Link: [link].

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

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iPod Touch). Keep in mind that my responses assume that smart phones and media players can also be used as mobile learning devices : Is the experience re-imagined for touch or is it just a conversion from something that was intended for the precision of the tip of the arrow of a cursor? Not all mobile devices are touch screen and defining it as such creates too narrow a definition of mobile learning.  Traditional iPods can be used to help students listen to audiobooks or read text.  Unacceptable! It’s time to set the bar higher!…Ask Agreed. 

My local school districts embrace mLearning

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iLearning: Elementary, high school students use Apple devices in IDEA pilot program HALLSVILLE — Fourteen-year-old Amy Myers does not own an Apple iPhone, but she knows how to work one. Depending on the results of a Hallsville Independent School District pilot program, she might soon get a similar device to aid her education. High school students are using iPod Touches in the project, and elementary students are using iPod Nanos. eLearning Education for the iPod GenerationThe project began three weeks ago. learing+2.0

Kids Apps: as selected by miss 4

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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). 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. Special mention: Clara. link].

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September Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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On Five Difficulties in Mobile Learning Implementation

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One cannot successfully implement the use of mobile devices for learning in schools without reflecting on the difficulties associated with this form of learning.  It’s no secret that supporting a mobile device is expensive.  If it’s an iPod Touch, then the cost is upfront.  If’s it’s a cell phone or smart phone, then the cost is perpetual.  Regardless of the device, mobile learning involves an added cost and while the school can support some of the burden, often this burden is left to parents. Difficulty #4: Access at school. Books. 

iLearn program launching next year

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Friday, April 24, 2009 KILGORE — Some high school students might have more than textbooks to lug to class next year. School officials in the district of 3,700 students are launching iLearn, a new program aimed at incorporating iPods with daily educational instruction. Director of Technology Mark Lane said Thursday that teachers will upload curriculum, lectures, study plans and homework assignments to computers at the high school. The goal is to provide every single student in Kilgore ISD with an iPod." he said. eLearning Education for the iPod Generation.

uLearning Blog - Untitled Article

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Amongst the purported 200 new features we will see when iOS version 6 is released in our Spring (Fall in the USA), I wanted to detail three of those announced overnight that in my opinion will be most useful for educators and schools. What will be in iOS6 for educators? Accessibility – Guided Access mode. May also help those students who ‘multi-task’ a bit too much. Siri for iPad 3.

The Mobile Learner

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iTouch Learning: A page on Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning. 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. Interesting visualization.

Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior | Mobile Learning Blog

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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 iEducator | the world of mobile learning

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Susan Wells has been monitoring a great discussion surrounding her experiences using iPod Touches with her middle school in North Carolina.  The padded case saves the iPod iTouches and iPhones from accidental drops. Tags: K-12 iPods apps ipodtouch Along the bottom the user has three language choices with which to play the app -  English, Spanish, or Cantonese. 

A Mobile Scavenger Hunt with Goose Chase!

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They can create scavenger hunts around the school, even in class during class (eg.hunting the Internet and submitting answers), or outside of school! Access and Equity Goose Chase works on just about any mobile device (Andriod, iPad, iPhone, even an iPod Touch). I recently came across a new app called Goose Chase that allows teachers to set up a mobile scavenger hunt!