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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. Recognizing the educational value of encouraging such behaviors, many school leaders have shifted their energies from limiting the use of these technologies to limiting their abuse. They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. A  2012 survey  done by the University of Colorado, revealed that 14% of instructors and 60% of foreign students use mobile phones for language-learning purposes. Smartphone case for language-challenged students.

Two new ubiquitous technologies for Education

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Wanted to post about two new technologies I am exploring for their ubiquitous impact on technology that I wanted to share… Both are currently being deployed, but as it is very early days, especially for Education, the ultimate uses of them in a learning context are yet to be defined. 1. Check out this quick video of what’s being done by fellow ADE Paul Hamilton here in Australia.

Can your Smartphone do this?

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Not to start any disputes as to which Smartphone is better because several modern platforms are now capable of the feat I’m about to report,  but can your phone do this? For Education, there a few implications. Tags: remote access wireless communications mobile Connectivism smartphone homework mobile/miniaturisation wireless Future Can it: &# Look for files on your remote home or office computer and download those files to your device or e-mail them to a friend or colleague. ’ Local storage capacity becomes a non-issue with this kind of capability. .

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. We have been using smartphones in the classroom.  Lets educate accordingly.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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User-Centered Approach to Mobile Web Design - Mobile Learning Edge , May 15, 2011 Mobile Learning: Two Ways to Communicate With the SCORM LMS - Rapid Intake Mobile Learning , May 10, 2011 April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content - mLearnopedia on Blogspot , May 9, 2011 4T Virtual Education Technology Conference! Float Mobile Learning , May 11, 2011 Does This iPhone Make Me Look Fat?

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Mark Prensky , in 2001, published Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants where he wrote about the conflict between generations as “Education is the single largest problem facing the digital world as our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

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My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally! It is once again being published by ISTE. I am very proud of this book. Their stories are inspiring! into classroom learning.

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Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

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As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series.  I hope through this series of blog posts to provide practical ways teachers and students can use cell phones to help kids learn as a way to challenge the standard bias that cell phones are a useless distraction in the classroom.

Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

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This is amazing and it opens up a whole lot of possibilities for the future of education, colaboration and learning in general. As you may have noticed, I have been mostly inactive online for the better part of the year (on a bit of a sabbatical from Tech if you will) and now I’m slowly coming back, more excited than before, motivated, inspired and ready for the new year! Storyline 2.0

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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Take a video on YouTube or on Vimeo as an example, it works pretty much everywhere, you can watch it on a desktop computer, on a Tablet, a smartphone and even on that flat screen TV in your living room. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. mean we sit back and watch a video, pause and play it, and rewind and fast forward it, but that’s about it. link]. link].

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Love this statement re: the #Post-PC world #slide2learn #iPadEd - uLearning Blog , April 4, 2011 Education users of the iPad – I present video mirroring! Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. iear #slide2learn #edapp - uLearning Blog , April 27, 2011 Keyword Texting!

Direct observations about where Educator’s are at.

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I’ve recently had the fortune to attend major technology in education two conferences in the space of a week that featured Keynote’s from such high-profile educators as Stephen Heppell, Gary Stager, Mark Treadwell and Mark Prensky. Firstly, that pedagogy and learning can still be outshone by shiny technology. I saw educators flirting with software and hardware vendors rather than asking ‘where’s the research for that?’. Secondly, that paper and pens are still ahead as notetaking tools of choice for educators, but only just. So what did I observe? Enjoy.

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! This is an excellent and easy to use tool. geograffiti

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! This is an excellent and easy to use tool.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Many of those same customers are also students or other education partners and shifting to a mobile strategy in education can help us connect with those students and partners.  Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort. We are in the midst of another change in the world of business.  Wikipedia, HowStuffWork, Dictionary.com, news apps, etc.);

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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With smartphones ushering in the mobile revolution, companies again are scrambling to shift their strategies and to format their advertising and sales access points from computer to mobile and from computer browsers to mobile apps.  I recently read an article on TechCrunch which described how big brands struggled to connect to customers and leverage their audience during Super Bowl XLVII as they used a computer browser strategy to try and connect with mobile users.  Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort. Google Calendar).

Here’s Why I am Excited about Google Glass [Video]

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When you consider that the average smartphone user checks his/her device 150 times per day, it doesn’t take much to realize that the next big thing will be wearable computing. Smartphone are great but they still require us to get them out of our pockets, look for and launch the right app and use their awkward onscreen keyboards as input methods. source: bluebugle.

Death of the PDA

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Perhaps this has been inevitable since the time when smartphone sales picked up. Indeed, my recent pick as my school’s next handheld was a Palm smartphone. What’s sad for Palm is that they are potentially killing off the TX, a large-screened, wi-fi mini-tablet, just as the iPod Touch is showing that there is life for non-smartphone devices that focus on being MID’s (mobile internet devices) rather than just PDA’s. eLearning Education for the iPod Generation. mobile mLearning mLearn Palm technology adult education smartphone learning iPod PDAOh well.

CES - keynote preview, and my new job!

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Instead of waiting for CES to see what the big boys are working on, I am now working WITH the big boys, using these emerging technologies for meaningful education and empowerment! We'll be setting up a Mobile Learning lab in Cambridge, UK, to work with the wide range of technologies already being invented across the business, and putting them to work for education and training.

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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Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. The results of a Telstra Neilsen survey from July 2011 revealed that Australian smartphone ownership may already be as high as 46%, a 10% jump from 2010 ([link]. Not all educational use of mobile phones is driven just by teachers however. phone?

ahead of #slide2learn tomorrow, hav a read of my ‘Wot the PostPC era means for Education’ article [link]

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What the Post-PC Era Means for Education. My computing journey + a Market Analyst’s summary allow us to ask – what does the Post-PC era mean for Education? It was advanced with its 8 MHz processor, 3 colour screen and 512k memory, but had far less power than my current smartphone and took up a whole desk. JONATHAN NALDER. Part 1. It cost over $2000. uLearning

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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We’ve certainly witnessed much of the inertia being driven at the grass roots level from executives, sales pros and other mobile-equipped employees sporting their own smartphones and tablets rather than in response to strategies being developed by the training department. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. On Target But. Bullseye.

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

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Those predictions turned out to be starkly premature, as 97 percent of American smartphone owners text at least once a day, with many of them saying they had done so within the past hour when surveyed by Pew Research Center at the end of 2014.   As recently as three years ago, reputable sources wondered if text messaging — after a two-decade ramp-up — had peaked in popularity.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

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My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally! It is once again being published by ISTE. I am very proud of this book. Their stories are inspiring! into classroom learning.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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As mobile smart phone applications, mobile data, the wireless Internet and smartphones morphed into location aware systems, the need for augmented reality disappeared. Smartphone technology and wireless mobile applications migrated to the only necessary computing device–the human brain. All became real. Reality became anything people wanted it to be. Write comments below.

Wave Riding Theory - a fresh look at learning technology adoption

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Already, more smartphones are sold than PCs, and a huge majority of our learners will use their mobile device as their primary reference / communication / collaboration tool (even if it is for Facebook!) Rather than try to hold back the tide, our role as educational-techies is to help practitioners learn how to ride it. Is there a gap between mobile learning theory, and practice?

Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List

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What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

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Basically, the Army is doing some field testing and they’ve decided to make training and education one of the early uses of the technology. But I’m confident that governments and industry will settle on some standards for security in smartphones and tablets, just as they did with PCs. think the trip to a “secure&# smartphone will be much shorter now that we have some consolidation in operating system deployment and versions. think it’s even more important when that workforce is widely dispersed.

Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List

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10) Are Cellphones the Next Paper and Pencil – a user forum where educators and other interested parties discuss the implications and the future of cell phones in learning. Tags: Cell Phones in Education edushifts iPod in Education mobilelearning mobile learning Mobilelearner The title says it all. 7) 100 Free iPhone Apps That Will Make You Smarter – This truly is a subjective list but I present it here as it is a long list and you will likely be able to find a few jems.

Mobile learning - The Future of Education

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We bought three Motorola Milestone Droid (android 2.0) and tested apps and using them in education. Join The Future of Education RSS Welcome to The Future of Education Sign Up or Sign In About Steve Hargadon created this Ning Network. Tags: apps Android education K-12 Ning Create a Ning Network! We encountered problem with our surfzone however and but are fixing it.

Location Moblogging.Resources? I've exhausted my search.

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In other words I think there could be many applications for location moblogging in education. Such as Nokia's Sports Tracker needs you to have a Nokia Smartphone. Locoblog is a great example of a blog that documents people and their locations (along with images), but you need Bluetooth and a Smartphone in order to use the service (I know many students will not have a fancy smartphone or Bluetooth). 2) They ask you to pay money to use the resource (as we know, this is not a great option for schools), such as Runner's world Run Tracker.

Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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Language barriers and a lack of educational resources are major obstacles in reaching these women. 90% of the women use smartphones or regular cellphones to give and get information. Researchers have been publishing studies for years on the effectiveness of text messaging on improving healthcare outcomes. As the study’s senior author Wendy Bennett, M.D., M.P.H.,

Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations

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That’s because Medicaid patients are more likely to lack access to basic resources, such as computers or smartphones, and even if they do, they do not know where to look for reliable health information about their health condition. 83% of adults with less than a high school education owned a cell phone as of May 2013. second challenge in reaching Medicaid patients is health literacy.

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The implications for education in general, and language learning in particular, are enormous. In China, the mobile provider Mobiledu has teamed up with partners such as Pearson Education, and the British Council, to deliver English-language content preloaded onto mobile handsets, or accessed online. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.

John Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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Language barriers and a lack of educational resources are major obstacles in reaching these women. 90% of the women use smartphones or regular cellphones to give and get information. Researchers have been publishing studies for years on the effectiveness of text messaging on improving healthcare outcomes. Now, a new survey by John Hopkins Medicine adds to this growing library of data.

eModeration Station

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Number 5: Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators Another (long!) list, this time of iPhone apps for education across a variety of disciplines. One of the earlier educational organisations to start using the web and numbered lists to get key concepts across, it’s clear and to the point, and perfect as an introduction to the topic, for both teachers and managers. And voila! Web 2.0

5 Common Mistakes Schools and Teachers Make When Implementing BYOD

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While there was initial excitement, this also led to some students abusing the tool and using it in non-educative ways. Some of those schools have chosen to require that teachers use student''s devices, despite teachers not being comfortable or not seeing a strong educative purpose. Teachers may even resent the new policy in the end. Then design BYOD lessons for ALL students.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

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18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education. 57% of Smartphone users and 29% of regular cell phone users said they carry their cell phone because it is how they stay connected to their "world". 59% of Smartphone users and 37% of regular cell phone users said they carry their cell phone because it is an indicator of their personal style. 66% want cell phones to provide the freedom to get an education from any location on earth. The survey looked at teenagers aged 13-19, across the United States.

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More - Mobile Learning Is Here To Stay

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From: Business Insider ::Snip:: Mobile Education is poised to transform the way we learn. As more consumers adopt smartphone and tablets the education landscape is transforming. Read more at: Business Insider Education for the iPod Generation