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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. 

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

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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.

iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten?

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Two articles (links provided at the end of this post) have stirred my reflective attention toward the use of an iPod or iPod Touch with Kindergarten students. have tended to venture away from discussing the use of mobile devices for learning for children of pre-school or Kindergarten age.  Despite the countless number of videos on Youtube of children as young as 1 or 2 using an iPhone or iPod Touch with ease, I am still unsure of where digital technology fits in the molding of young minds at those foundational times in their lives.

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. Slideshare: [link].

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?

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

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.

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

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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.

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.

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

A brief update on Augmented Reality

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Be my guest to comment on that one… Tags: Mobile Education augmented reality iphone ipod Mobile Learning school software wikipedia Mobile Monday at Zurich was interesting from a mobile learning perspective. Augmented Reality has been on the map for quite a while now, but at the ETH (Zurichs renowned University) we were allowed to have an upclose look at what some companies are doing. Here is a short overview: GBanga – GBanga is a small company which specializes in creating AR games. Unfortunately, this is not yet available for the iPhone.  link]. link]. link]. link].

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. 

Open Discussion- Is There an Educational Laffer Curve?

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We have stumbled upon an interesting anomaly, a correlation with the less a school spends on education and higher performance in these key areas. This trend can be seen comparing public schools in the US to other parts of the world, as well as comparing to private schools and home schools. More funding is the result of existing poor schools, not the cause. Why do home schools or private schools who spent a fraction per child continually outperform higher funded public schools? Is more funding the solution to failing schools?

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

Mobile Learning: constructing a themed approach | 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 Mobile Learning: constructing a themed approach Posted by: louiseduncan | November 29, 2009 | 2 Comments | It was always my intention while in New York City last month to draw on it’s inspiration to construct a learning project utilising the iPod touch and Studywiz Mobile, as an example of drawing together a range of resources and sharing them on a mobile device. Tags: ipod education mobile ’ 4.

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&#.

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.

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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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.

My Digital Education Space: Making the Case for Mobile Learning at School

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 Making the Case for Mobile Learning at School I was listening to an interview with Professor Elliot Soloway of Computer Science and Education at the University of Michigan, and Professor Cathleen Norris of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas regarding their perspectives on Mobile Learning (M-learning). world of teaching. Unported License.

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.

Death of the PDA

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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. Let me add however, that for schools, this may all be good news as cheap units start appearing! eLearning Education for the iPod Generation. mobile mLearning mLearn Palm technology adult education smartphone learning iPod PDA

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).

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.