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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. 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. In the report, they deal head on with the challenges: The rapid growth in the use of social media and mobile devices has created both a crisis and an opportunity for school leaders. Very impressive!

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

Ignatia Webs

A quick recap of some of the SoMobNet International Roundtable on "Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning" that ran on 21 November 2011 in London: [link] Guy Merchant's keynote: [link] From which I quote some key ideas here: What happens when mobiles are founds in formal educational contexts? 2009 Campsmount secondary school , when burnt to ground. They get banned! Roundtable.

Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

Mobile Commons

Text 2 Stop It is a program that allows students to anonymously report bullying at their school. The messages are completely anonymous, meaning that students don’t have to worry about holding back out of shame or fear from social repercussions. Information about the program is distributed to students right at the schools, allowing the hotline to be used immediately.

Social, mobile and hackathons…converging or diverging ideation?

Mobile Learning Edge

Tips for Social Networking. How the world’s foremost management experts are reinventing management using social software. What do finalists for the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-prize for Management Innovation and the Management Innovation eXchange have to do with enterprise social networking ? The MIX started as a brainchild of Gary Hamel, visiting professor at the London Business School. The Hackathon supports collective work over individual contribution, bringing management experts from far-flung locations together in a social community. link].

Globalisation, solidarity, collaboration, and violence #brussels

Ignatia Webs

Social media got set up, e.g. Facebook Safety Check. Personalisation, collaboration and solidarity : people organised themselves and others, those left to their own devices in Brussels, got word out to people in their communities to pick-up children after school. collaborative learning informal learning mobile mobile learning networked learning online learning social media

New colleague shows #Twitter for #academics and #researchers eport

Ignatia Webs

The twitter report is fresh in lay-out, to the point and written by Amy Mollett, Danielle Moran and Patrick Dunleavy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. social media twitterGetting in contact with new colleagues is always inspirational. Ildikó Bokros is one of such knowledge rich colleagues. She has pointed me towards a 11-page Twitter overview sheet which lists the twitter advantages for academics. You can find the twitter for academics report here.

Free mobile sms service getting to grips with bullying in schools: Bullyproof

Ignatia Webs

The free Bullyproof software , developed by Brendan O'Keefe , enables kids from primary and secondary school to send sms-allerts when bullying is taking place, or has happened. Bullyproof SMS is a social innovation designed to help reduce bullying. It enables students to report anonymously via their mobile phone, and schools to be notified and respond instantly to bullying or cyber bullying incidences. The Bullyproof SMS software is available free to all schools and organisations that have an existing policy on bullying. What is the link with Africa?

Social Media Smarts for New and Veteran Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

Many new teachers are shocked (and some even a bit horrified!) to hear that the parents of their students will be looking them up on the Internet, in particular in social media sites such as Facebook (or "mombook" as some teenagers are now calling it!). They are equally disturbed to hear that many school districts also use social media searching as part of their interview process.

Remembering the Social Contexts of Learning

The Mobile Learner

My concern is that it seems to me that we are spending all of our time discussing the tools and not enough on the social and political contexts of teaching and learning and how to navigate these spaces successfully in order to broaden technology integration. I am pointing my finger a bit here at technology and curriculum specialists. Education is highly social and highly political.

New Research on Teens and Cell Phones and What it Means for BYOD Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Digital Divide: Access/Wealth 73% of teenagers (with phone) own or have access to a smartphone 27% of teenagers (with phone) own a featured phone (no Internet) Wealthier teenagers more likely to use SnapChat or WhatsApp over Facebook to socialize, while less wealthy more likely to use Facebook.

Top tips for mlearning: wisdom of the crowd

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mobile in schools mobile learners as creators guidelines why mobile mobimooc top tips reportsLast week I ran a session at MobiMOOC2012 with educators and learning technologists from across the world, exploring different pedagogies, and learning theory often associated with mobile learning. Our aim was to explore the gap between the theory, and practice. What do you think?

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

This change exerts a pressure on the static nature of education inside the schools walls. App development and programming is being taught in some schools. Social media bigger than ever, and growing. The NMC Horizon Report says that “Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” Social media has grown beyond anyone’s expectation. The segment that showed the most dramatic growth in 2013 was Messaging (Social and Photo sharing included), with over 200% growth. Use social media in the classroom.

The Future of Cell Phones in Schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

This could eliminate the need for schools to purchase expensive LCD projectors, instead using their own cell phones as the projection tool. How this affects schools: Students, teachers, and parents could retrieve their school files and documents anytime from anywhere! How this could affect schools: Students who do not have Internet access at home ( As of 2007; 78% of U.S.

The Future of Cell Phones in Schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

This could eliminate the need for schools to purchase expensive LCD projectors, instead using their own cell phones as the projection tool. How this affects schools: Students, teachers, and parents could retrieve their school files and documents anytime from anywhere! How this could affect schools: Students who do not have Internet access at home ( As of 2007; 78% of U.S.

Network aspects: communication, a whitepaper on Networks in Organizations' and why social intelligence is an asset (also in business)

Ignatia Webs

This post combines insights on working within a network as a person, the dynamics of networks in an organization and a suite-and-tie movie from Harvard Business on the topic of social intelligence. The whitepaper was brought to my attention by Johanna Bragge from the Helsinki School of Economics. Tags: social network social interaction knowledge management

A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.

mLearning World

//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.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

In the case of school communication, Twitter can be used: - as a communication gateway for teachers and school administrators looking to communicate with their parent community in a new and mobile way. - a place to provide parents with links to resources or supports for their children. create complex learning activities (i.e. hashtags, lists). Twitter -  not your average bird.

my journey into social media and why I became an evangelist

Ignatia Webs

Karyn Romeis is working on a dissertation exploring the impact of the use of social media on the professional practice of learning professionals. The questions she would like to see answered: How did you get started with social media? How did I get started with social media? The podcast was distributed old school, which started me thinking about other ways. on my own.

informality in a formal conference, talking on social media in low resource settings

Ignatia Webs

This year I will be speaking on the subject of social media and how they are impacting the learning capacity in low resource areas. short overview of what I will talk about: Through social media, rural areas have begun to take their knowledge out onto the Web, and into the world; and their knowledge adds to e-Learning information on a global scale.

Critical pedagogy: people can learn, but that does not make them philanthropists

Ignatia Webs

Social media helps us all to connect, we all learn at an increased pace, both in educational institutions, in our professional organizations/companies and just for ourselves. And should not all pedagogy be aimed at improving the world we all live in, no matter what position we are in, no matter what moment in our lives (kindergarten, higher ed, no school)?

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

Mobile Learning Edge

After leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Industry Presentations Social Media Tools apple education Mobile Learning mobile learning in university steve wozniakConnected Summit, 2011).

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Prof says courses/learning was accelerated #slide2learn - uLearning Blog , May 3, 2011 Glossary III: Rise of the Smartphones - Float Mobile Learning , May 12, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals.

July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. July 25, 2011 This American Life Asks Listeners to Text To Donate , July 25, 2011 Even More Secure Access to Accounts , July 19, 2011 Cuts to Social Security? Best of Mobile Learning. Oh My! hotlist hot July

The Politics of Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Edweek published an interesting article in November highlighting the problems with students having cell phones in schools. Specifically students posting videos to YouTube (and other online vlogging-type sites) of teachers and other students that were taken secretly in the schools. While the article goes on to talk about this being a reason why schools need to have policies against cell phones it also opens up a discussion about the legality of these videos being posted. Yes, a potential solution -educate our youth on appropriate uses with cell phones! Any other ideas?

The Politics of Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Edweek published an interesting article in November highlighting the problems with students having cell phones in schools. Specifically students posting videos to YouTube (and other online vlogging-type sites) of teachers and other students that were taken secretly in the schools. While the article goes on to talk about this being a reason why schools need to have policies against cell phones it also opens up a discussion about the legality of these videos being posted. Yes, a potential solution -educate our youth on appropriate uses with cell phones! Any other ideas?

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy.  iMovie for iPhone) or other available apps on a computer; Using social media (i.e. Schools can help families plan around school events by using mobile apps to maintain an online school calendar (i.e.

session implement social media in companies

Ignatia Webs

harvard business school's management and leadrship courses (check this out it is online learning with certification). IBM has made content without including learners in the production process of courses!! see below at Bert De Coutere). Paul Westeneng Wiki Welten: Dutch wiki working on the media wiki engine. usage went down, below expectation, mostly senior contributors that were adding content. most users expect handson information, which gives a problem if it is not immediately delivered => integration of different poles (see image) = usage got spectacularly back on track.

Free book increasing access through #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

The digital book consisting of three parts, each filled with great articles all looking at mobile education, including a chapter written by myself on "using BYOD, mobile social media, apps, and sensors for meaningful mobile learning". 99 Geoff Stead Chapter 9 Using BYOD, Mobile Social Media, Apps, and Sensors for Meaningful Mobile Learning. 125 Panagiotis Zervas and Demetrios G.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy.  iMovie for iPhone) or other available apps on a computer; Using social media (i.e. Community Partners: Schools can keep parents and other community partners informed of school events by publishing relevant information online through mobile apps such as WordPress (blogging), Twitter (microblogging), FaceBook (social networking) etc. We are in the midst of another change in the world of business. 

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning.  Below is the 6th list in this series of lists.  Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List. edushifts mlearning mobilelearning

Should cell phones be allowed during school exams?

Cell Phones in Learning

And just as paper allows us to offload some of the cognitive load involved in challenging problems onto a medium--[when was the last time you] tried to solve a calculus problem in your head alone?--so do computers and communication technologies; they allow us to offload even more cognitive tasks onto our physical and social environment. Do you think cell phones should be allowed during school exams? Thanks to Lindseybp on Twitter , I learned about an interesting article from eSchoolnews , Digital debate: Prepare kids for exams or life? They are just a bit older," he said.

Should cell phones be allowed during school exams?

Cell Phones in Learning

And just as paper allows us to offload some of the cognitive load involved in challenging problems onto a medium--[when was the last time you] tried to solve a calculus problem in your head alone?--so do computers and communication technologies; they allow us to offload even more cognitive tasks onto our physical and social environment. Do you think cell phones should be allowed during school exams? Thanks to Lindseybp on Twitter , I learned about an interesting article from eSchoolnews , Digital debate: Prepare kids for exams or life? They are just a bit older," he said.

2014: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

Product manager of X-kit Achieve Mobile , Pearson South Africa’s first schools mobile service, offering high school test and exam revision for learners with feature and smart phones. The content is fully curriculum-aligned, levelled for difficulty and based on a solid theoretical framework, while the service includes leaderboards, badges and social network integration.

Global Mobile Awards

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Additional information is available at [link] Kajeet and Telcordia for Learning outside the Classroom, powered by Kajeet for Education with Telcordia's Charging and Policy controls By providing specialized mobile broadband connected Smart devices to schools and colleges, Kajeet is helping to ensure that the move from paper-based teaching resources is accomplished fairly across all students.

Industry Forecast

Mobile Learning Edge

Embedded in the individual predictions is the continued tension between the economic value of mobile learning, along with negative perception of personal social media tools in play at work, and the value of immediate and quality support for an evolving workforce. Lisa Gualtieri, eLearn Magazine editor-in-chief, and adjunct clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine [Twitter:  @lisagualtieri ]. On the horizon: alternate reality games and other social gaming. Yesterday, eLearn Magazine published its annual list of predictions for 2011. Roger C.

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Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

Ignatia Webs

The learning and teaching processes of today are impacted by the use of social media, new mobile technologies and pedagogical formats. Digital and Social exclusion(s) : one area of social exclusion in the technological era relates to the digital divide. This ideology of free market economics, constant consumerism and individualism is inevitably reproduced in schools.

Durable, rural #mLearning with the Cofimvaba project

Ignatia Webs

One of my close friends, Adele Botha , has been engaging in a successful mLearning project that is the starting point for a nationwide roll out of mLearning to reach all rural schools in South Africa, the so called Cofimvaba projec t. The first phase has been successful and has provided 26 schools (3000 tablets) with new educational opportunities, but. they will do it!

Liveblog #Ectel2015 keynote Juan Pelegrin EU #funding #Edtech

Ignatia Webs

remark: this makes it possible if you write a high quality call to get funding: make it new, authentically fitting the call…) Outcome Topic 20: Coverage Good coverage overall with wide reach of learning contexts from formal to informal (schools, universities, VET, workplace, social learning). Juan Pelegrin seems like an honest believer in funding projects to get change done.

Using Mobile Devices to Increase Community Engagement

The Mobile Learner

After blogging about the use of mobile devices from the perspective of classroom instruction and student learning for over five years, I now find myself considering how these same tools that can be used to help students learn can also be used to strengthen the home-school connection. The other consideration is that this type of use of a social media tool is still really new for schools.

No Kid Hungry’s #SaveSummer Campaign Wins a Blackbaud Impact Award

Mobile Commons

Throughout the summer, they also used social media and online landing pages to continually promote their summer meals texting program.  . They promoted the program over social media and on flyers, which were distributed to students at the end of the school year. multi-channel campaign to end childhood hunger. How the texting program worked. Stand Up For Summer texting day.