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Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

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A strong case can be made that a revolution is underway in how computers are being perceived and used in schools across the world. The second factor is the growth in availability of these devices in schools. Some schools partner with OLPC to deploy only one class-set, while others such as Doomadgee have over 350 across years P-7. How do we know this? Responsible Behaviour Plan?

Should #iPad be used as a major #mobile device in high schools? David Parson makes them compulsory for a pilot

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As such David Parsons will have a pilot project looking at the iPad as an educational tool in high schools. Examples in classroom: David answers: Tools to be used across subjects in classroom: tablet as a musical instrument, mobile chemistry tool, there are many apps that can be used and fit the school curriculum. Schools need to show students to connect to the best tools.

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.  link]. 7. 

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

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There has been a gap of several months since I last shared ideas in the form of a blog post on the topic of using iPods in Education. While the introduction of the iPhone and the iPod Touch has changed the rules in how handheld devices can be used in education, this series has laid dormant as I’ve been in the process of catching up with the technology. As I did not own neither an iPod Touch nor an iPhone, I didn’t feel confident that I could confidently discuss the benefits of using such devices in education. This is where the iPod Touch comes in.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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Marys City Schools, Links To Other Case Studies, And News Articles. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Do note some of these link up to dated articles. mLearnopedia.

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. Or is it in fact because they are so relieved to get to use something from the real world, something they are familiar with, when normally this only happens rarely at school?

Using Wireless and Mobile Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning at School

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When is an ipod not an mLearning device?

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There has been a debate over this for a while, but today’s new ipods seems to have started debate again! My take (commented as jnxyz) is that “no one ever said the ipod was built as a ed device. I’m only aware of one portable digital device that ever truly has been (OLPC). Until all schools get OLPC’s or similar, that’s our educator’s lot I’m afraid… Or is there another alternative device out there?” See also these previous articles here about ipod’s and education: - Let’s get the ipod’s in schools debate started! touch mLearning mLearn debate iPod

A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.

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//Rather than just reporting on what others have been saying about this new frontier in mLearning - that being kids using their own mobile phones for learning - I’ve written my own paper dealing with policy responses from schools and Education departments. Learning Difficulties Support Teacher, Tullawong State School, Caboolture. Keywords Mobile phones, policy, school practice, mobile learning, mLearning, ICT in Education Introduction 1.0 The first was the appearance in the early 1980’s of several ‘personal’ computers that were affordable to consumers and schools.

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

Preparing for a Charter School Conference Presentation

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discovered a few new (to me) interesting resources including: A listing of iPhone and iPod K-12 applications from "Learning is Change" at [link] Information about the use of QR codes in physical education (PE) classes at [link] and [link] A lecture entitled "Opportunities and Barriers for Mobile Learning in the Philippines" by Dr. Jose Lloyd Espiritu, in which he talks about the importance of having "learn mates" or "learn buddies" and cautions to focus on "real learning, not just classroom learning." Read the paper here. Thanks

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Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

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iPod Touch). Traditional iPods can be used to help students listen to audiobooks or read text.  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. 

iGo uGo weGo moGo! Mogopop your iPod and 5 other mLearning Ideas (More from technoLOTE.com)

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Here are some more iPod/mLearning ideas from technoLOTE. This post is a follow on from iPod mLearn oCool ! Most students at most schools will own, if not, have access to, at least one device that can be used for mlearning. iPods and mp3 players are a great place to start - especially if school policy doesn’t allow mobile phones in classrooms. I don’t have the option of using mobile phones in the classroom (as much as I would like to) simply because we don’t get phone reception at our little school in our little country town! Mogopop your iPod!

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

Podcasting with Cell Phones in schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

While podcasting is often done with iPods or audio editing devices such as Audacity, podcasts can be created more easily through cell phones (coupled with a few of my favorite FREE web2.0 For example, instead of recording a podcast on an iPod and then loading it to itunes and uploading it to your webspace, you can simply dial a number on your cell phone, narrate your podcast, and then hit the # sign to publish immediately online. The best part is that your students do not have to have an iPod or special computer software.in resources). Fantastic!

Podcasting with Cell Phones in schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

While podcasting is often done with iPods or audio editing devices such as Audacity, podcasts can be created more easily through cell phones (coupled with a few of my favorite FREE web2.0 For example, instead of recording a podcast on an iPod and then loading it to itunes and uploading it to your webspace, you can simply dial a number on your cell phone, narrate your podcast, and then hit the # sign to publish immediately online. The best part is that your students do not have to have an iPod or special computer software.in resources). Fantastic!

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!

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times). Yet in the same survey 40 of the teachers said they were using cell phones in learning, and 87 teachers said they would like to use cell phones for learning in their schools in the future. received 100 responses on SurveyMonkey (Wow! Survey Says.

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times). Yet in the same survey 40 of the teachers said they were using cell phones in learning, and 87 teachers said they would like to use cell phones for learning in their schools in the future. received 100 responses on SurveyMonkey (Wow! Survey Says.

Jane in Java 2: mLearning in my school

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A teacher's report on mLearning from: Jane in Java 2: mLearning in my school Jane in Java 2 reports- Have you had experience using m-learning devices in a learning environment?Currently Currently the use of mobile phones at my school is more directed at the parents rather than the students. Our school has a dedicated mobile phone for each Principal for school meeting announcements. have bought a new iPod classic and a microphone attachment that enables recording. eLearning Education for the iPod GenerationIn Japan mLearning is a happening thing.

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. On Wednesday, we will take delivery of 8 iPod touch gen 2 devices.

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&#.

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]. link].

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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. Once you have signed up, you can request to join groups such as the iPhone and iPod touch users group and iPods in education.

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 [.].

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.

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!

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.

iLearn program launching next year

mLearning World

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.

Soaring Demand for Online K-12 Schools and Mobile Learning

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DRPF Consults Best K-12 Resource for Educator Home About Services Contact Free Resources eBooks Store Soaring Demand for Online K-12 Schools and Mobile Learning by Dr. Patricia Fioriello on April 12, 2010 The introduction of mobile devices as a learning media has initiated a shift in the educational technology landscape. The landscape of educational technology is forever shifting.

Soaring Demand for Online K-12 Schools and Mobile Learning

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DRPF Consults Best K-12 Resource for Educator Home About Services Contact Free Resources eBooks Store Soaring Demand for Online K-12 Schools and Mobile Learning by Dr. Patricia Fioriello on April 12, 2010 The introduction of mobile devices as a learning media has initiated a shift in the educational technology landscape. The landscape of educational technology is forever shifting.

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.

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.

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! "Look, the ipods are sprouting!" Second, I was completely unprepared by how natural the children act when using the ipods for an educational exercise. That is, having the ipods and being fluent in use was part of their normal school day. Tags: education ipod

Good positive coverage of tablets in Education

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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. I was privileged to be interviewed for it: “ SCHOOL technology is no longer limited to communal computer labs and a laptop lugged in every backpack.

Duke m-Learning Initiative in fourth year

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The idea behind it was to provide students with wireless mobile devices with a budget of $ 500′000 and find out whether students would actually use these mobile devices (in Duke’s case these devices were iPods). Tags: Mobile Learning iphone ipod school Although being most famous for great sports teams, the Duke University has pioneered in mobile learning as well. Four years ago, they have started an initiative which grew into the “Duke Digital Initiative&#. The longevity of the project says it all. It was indeed a big success.

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.  weeks).

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. Classroom reflections: I have started up a Posterous site to post weekly summaries about what is actually happening in my classroom with students in Year 10 using the iPod touch; the good, the bad and the ugly!

#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]. View In iTunes. link].