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App Challenge Sheets

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I’ve recently been inspired by the simple challenges created by Craig Badura that give app-using educators a simple but engaging task where they can learn a new app not just by reading about it but by making something.

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Latest #Slide2learn beginners guide to iOS in education UPDATED w’ #iOS5 & #iPhone4S info www.slidetolearn.info

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Download at www.slidetolearn.info. iCloud info to come… Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

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Take Note: ‘Explain Everything’ app is THE top education app right now

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There has been a new genre of iPad apps released lately (ShowMe, ScreenChomp) that allow one to record what happens on the screen – anything from drawing to writing to completing sums – along with a live audio narration.

The XO Tablet – first impressions

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Its not often one gets to brag about owning the only gadget in a whole country – but as the XO Tablet is only available from the USA, and the Australia arm of OLPC aren’t touching it, right now this is the case.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

A ‘know-why’ guide to iBooks Author

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Its well known that giving easy digital content creation tools into the hands of more teachers and students is a great way to encourage focus on higher order thinking skills in the curriculum.

iBeacons mapped against SAMR model

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samr ibeacon. 6 months in the making, this infographic aims to map the emerging uses of iBeacons in Education against the levels of the SAMR model developed by Dr Rubin Puentedura.

Throw Long, Throw Short

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Recently the New Media Consortium Future of Education Conference spent a good deal of time identifying just what are 5 of the most wicked problems facing Education going forward.

UNESCO series of mLearning working papers

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UNESCO are releasing several working papers focusing on different regions of the globe and mapping what mobile learning initiatives are in place, particularly in regards to policy, and teacher professional development. You can read them all at Edutechdebate: https://edutechdebate.org/archive/mobile-learning-initiatives/.

iPhone5 review in 26 words or less

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Why would I talk about a consumer device like the iPhone here at uLearning Blog? Basically because it sets a bar each year for how much advanced computing can be squeezed into a soon to become even more ubiquitous device.

iPad mini review in 22 words or less:

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Like an A5 sheet of paper wrapped in aluminium and made to glow with the light of every piece of human knowledge. Full review from an educators perspective coming soon). 1:1 mlearn mlearning mobile/miniaturisation iPad mini

Keynote Speakers for Learning@hand mobile learning forum

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Learning@hand is a first of its kind mobile learning forum being held in Cairns April 29-30.

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

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So, version 2 of the device that has spurred the tablet computing market into the mainstream over the last 12 months (15 million sold) has been announced. Despite being a consumer device, it has seen massive adoption by professionals in business, medicine, and education.

The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education

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So Google has now personally joined the other big PostPC device makers (Amazon, Microsoft and of course Apple) in creating a dedicated tablet device designed to serve those consumers who choose their particular operating and media eco-systems. But what will it mean for education? I’ve already seen ICT Works comment on FaceBook that its price will be great for developing nations.

Been to Storehouse HQ, got the tshirt, glimpsed the future of publishing

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I have been a Storehouse user since day one. This has been due to its simplicity, and the fascinating, National-Geographic-esque articles that users immediately started contributing.

Some new info on OLPC ‘dropped by helicopter’ project

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OLPC News has managed to dig up some more info via ITProPortal.com – its worth reading in terms of the wider debate about how ICT deployments should be executed, and where the balance between trusting the serendipitous nature of human curiosity and responsible planning for long term success lies… My comment: So they are not even XO’s? I guess the 3.0

These are the Worlds 1st iBeacon Schools

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(Reblogged from my Beaconsforeducation.com site). Since news of Paul Hamilton’s first ever use of iBeacons in a school hit the web earlier this year, there has been a gap in time as other schools and developers have been working hard to implement location-aware learning on a bigger scale.

Campaign to Listen, Learn and Teach in the USA

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. [link]. My request? Let me help you with phone, web or face to face tech+learning support. Anyone who knows me will tell you I love to help and regularly chat for far too long than is normal about how tech like laptops, smart phones, iPads and tablets can, in balance, help make our lives better.

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.

JNXYZ training site debuts

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Just a quick post to let readers know I have launched the beta version of a site dedicated to those who need innovative training for their staff around technology and learning. Head to JNXYZ training if I can help you in this way!

My new iBook ‘The iPad is not a PC’

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Book Description: “The iPad is not a PC.

Response to a PC-era’s review of the XO Tablet

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At OLPC News there are a few good articles overviewing the XO Tablet and what it means for learners and well as One Laptop per Child’s overall program.

New Post at MEDIUM: ‘I was #NotAtISTE’

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Medium is a great, uncluttered online publishing platform that one can spend hours on reading interesting stuff.

Are MOOCs the technology to break the Education Cartel?

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Part 1. The obligatory history lesson: It happened to the record industry first. While popular music had long been available on radio, it could be argued that a true music industry as we know it today didn’t arise until the 50‘s and 60‘s when distributable media and players became widely available.

Smart Watches and wearable tech – the next computing frontier

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Wanted to share my recent article on this topic with you all.

Where are we at on the road to Ubiquitous Computing & uLearning? – an update

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Recently I’ve re-visited the topic that was the very founding-theme of this here education and technology blog – that being, what does the dawning of a ubiquitous computing era mean for learning?

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.

You + students + free entrepreneur courses = seed $

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I’m super pleased to announce that my E20 group (‘make education better’ – E20.net.au) has been chosen by the New Media Consortium (of Horizon reports fame) as one of only 10 NGO’s worldwide to help bring global-life.org free entrepreneur short courses to school!

The iPad mini review for Educators

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“It seems to me that in the last 2 1/2 years, Apple have pretty much already done the work needed to explain to most people what the iPad is. And now, there’s a mini version – it really is that simple.

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What will be in iOS6 for educators? Every year at this time, Apple has used the opening of its World Wide Developers Conference to preview what the next version of the iPhone and iPad operating system will bring.

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#Slide2Learn Melbourne 2012 teaser flyer – ‘learn, unlearn, relearn’

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NMC K-12 Ambassador role

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Hi readers – wanted to ask for an action from you on my behalf that I think would benefit the viewership here also. I’m under consideration for an ambassador role with the New Media Consortium – producers of the brilliant Horizon Reports that we all rely upon to indicate which technologies need to be on educator’s radars.

iPad/iPod in Education beginners Guide -Latest #Slide2learn update for iOS6 now available: [link] | #iPadEd #ADEdu #mLearning

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Teachers Find iPad Slide-sharing App Nearpod Like ‘Powepoint on Steroids’ #slide2learn #iPadEd @nearpod #mlearning

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Can web apps swing the internet game back from native apps?

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Tizen shows off the potential of HTML5 #WebApps: [link]. Future mlearn apps mobile Samsung Tizen web apps

my definition “Learning that harnesses the simple, portable, personal

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#mLearn: my definition “Learning that harnesses the simple, portable, personal [link]. mlearn

Easy HTML5 Animations in iBooks using Tumult Hype and iBooks Author

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I’m sure a whole ecosystem of support products will arise to help educators get the most out of the interactive features in iBooks Author – 3D object galleries etc. The tips below are even better in that it concerns a program that’s already out so you can start right now: [link]. mobile/miniaturisation uLearning ebooks iBooks iPad mlearning

Gr8 quote collection shows how often we underestimate the future #slide2learn #ADEdu

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Wow, people are so often wrong about the possibilities of the future: (via DavidCV comment [link] ). “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 ” – Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”

Study shows no difference in paper vs eBooks 4 reading performance; tablets best #ADEdu #slide2learn #eqelearn #mlearn

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Even I am a little sceptical – the contrast of paper is still so much higher and gives less eyestrain than LCD screens, but. “This study provides us with a scientific basis for dispelling the widespread misconception that reading from a screen has negative effects,” explains Füssel.

What does the new #iOS5 mean for Educators? The device better fits to me. #slide2learn #edApp #iear #iPadEd #ADEANZ

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There were a huge amount of new mobile operating system features announced today for the iOS iPad and iPhone platform, including the fact that there are over 200 million iOS devices out there, making it the leading mobile platform (44%). There are over 425,000 apps available now also. Its one that large amounts of educators are leveraging to enhance their teaching and learning – so here is a summary (based on the TUAW top ten [link] of what they mean for educators: 1.