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See all in Technology » See all lesson plans » Overview | Can cellphones serve as effective instructional tools in the classroom? Teachers | Do you use cellphones in your classroom? In a large group, ask them to brainstorm about the various possible uses for cellphones.

MTV Generation, Mobile Journalism, and Election 2008

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I just read on PicturePhoning that MTV's Choose or Lose campaign to get younger voters involved in politics has started a mobile journalism campaign. MTV has selected 51 student reporters (one for each state) to report on election coverage in their state and send updates to young voters tailed specifically for mobile devices.

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Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools

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Dean Shareski blogged a case study for the use of mobile phones in school teaching, with some good insights into the proportion of grade 8/9 children with cellphones at school, how they used their cellphones, and how learners without cellphones were considered.

Create free quizzes for cellphones/ Facebook/ Moodle

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Here’s today’s awesome m-learning find: a website where anyone can create a multiple choice quiz which is compatible with the vast majority of current mobile phones (it runs as a Java application, which most of today’s cellphones support).

Mobile Student Organization and Management Tools

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Lately I have come across a lot of free mobile applications that could be used for student organization and management. I notice that many of these applications couple with Jott (see earlier post for tutorial) so that you can call in your reminders and have them post to a calendar or "to do" list.

Location Blogging for Free without Software!

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Finally! After much research I have found a great and free web2.0 application that couples with cell phones for location blogging. It is called Flagr. Flagr allows anyone to create an account.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

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A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough!

Blog Talk Radio.EASY cell phone Podcasting

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Thanks to a twitter forward from Adam Sutcliffe , I have been playing with a new cell phone podcasting tool called (CINCH) Blog Talk Radio. This is probably the easiest podcasting tool that I have ever used. You do not even have to create an account before doing a podcast from your cell phone! You simply call the international number of 1-646-200-0000 (so easy to remember), and you just say your podcast after the tone.

Mobile Active.A mobile world

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One of my favorite blogs is called Mobile Active. The site is devoted to topical issues concerning ways that social organizations and citizens are using their cell phones globally to advocate for a cause. I believe this is a great example of a site that believes cell phones can have a large impact on society for the good.

2 articles.one conclusion.reasons to include cell phones in learning

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cellphone positive articleI just want to send a big "Bravo" to Craik High School principal Gord Taylor, Grades 8-9 teacher Carla Dolman, and Dean Shareski who are true trailblazers by taking a risk and integrating cell phones into learning! The article Phoning It In , describes how one school in Canada decided to "embrace" their students excitement and interest in cell phone use outside of school and bring it into the classroom.

Social Studies! Next Assignment.send a video message to presidential candidates cell phones!

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After reading about this opportunity on PicturePhoning , I thought this would be a great assignment for any social studies class studying current events, following the 2008 election campaigns. Students could research an issue of their own interest (such as stem cell research, the best way to get out of the current "recession", healthcare, global warming.etc), and send a video message through Mogreet the Vote to any of the presidential candidates personal cell phones.

The Mobile Learner » Two Steps Foward, One Step Back…

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Utterz.All-In-One mobile blogging! Free! Finally!

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While there are some fantastic mobile blogging resources on the web, such as Gabcast , Gcast, Eyespot , Radar , Flickr , Jott , and Go@blogger.com , none of them allow you to post video, audio, text, and photos directly to a blog from their account. For example, Gabcast only posts audio, and Eyepsot posts video, while Flickr only will post images.

2 articles.one conclusion.reasons to include cell phones in learning

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I just want to send a big "Bravo" to Craik High School principal Gord Taylor, Grades 8-9 teacher Carla Dolman, and Dean Shareski who are true trailblazers by taking a risk and integrating cell phones into learning! The article Phoning It In , describes how one school in Canada decided to "embrace" their students excitement and interest in cell phone use outside of school and bring it into the classroom.

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

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From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!), I got the idea to start researching "loco mobloging" or location mobile blogging, where you can use your cell phone to immediately pinpoint your location on a map and post to the internet. I think location moblogging could be a very useful resource for social studies teachers who are doing local history projects or science teachers studying geographical distances and features.

QR Codes.Integration into Learning? The Possibilities

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Can any cellphone scan QRcodes? QRcode for CellPhonesinLearning.com (generated from Kaywa ) I had been avoiding writing about QRcodes for a couple of reasons. 1) Because I did not quit understand them and how they worked.

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QR Codes.Integration into Learning? The Possibilities

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Can any cellphone scan QRcodes? QRcode for CellPhonesinLearning.com (generated from Kaywa ) I had been avoiding writing about QRcodes for a couple of reasons. 1) Because I did not quit understand them and how they worked.

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Abbyme.Mobile Messaging for Students AND Inclusive for Hearing/Visually Impaired.

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CellCasts AbbyMe will allow you (and anyone else you want) to record a message by cell phone, and once the messages are record (multiple students can record in the same private account) they can be put in a play list and then all the recordings can be resent at once to cellphones. I recently started using AbbyMe. AbbyMe is a mobile messaging service. AbbyMe will call anyone's cell phone (or multiple cell phones at once) with a personal message.

Abbyme.Mobile Messaging for Students AND Inclusive for Hearing/Visually Impaired.

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CellCasts AbbyMe will allow you (and anyone else you want) to record a message by cell phone, and once the messages are record (multiple students can record in the same private account) they can be put in a play list and then all the recordings can be resent at once to cellphones. I recently started using AbbyMe. AbbyMe is a mobile messaging service. AbbyMe will call anyone's cell phone (or multiple cell phones at once) with a personal message.

Students share their experiences of m-learning

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Dean’s ongoing experiences with learners using mobile phones as learning tools continue to demonstrate what’s possible when it comes to using the advanced capabilities of cellphones in learning contexts. How did students who didn’t have a cellphone feel?

Mobile Wikipedia

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Tags: wikipedia , wapedia , symbian , nokia , phone , cellphone , mobile , learning , mlearning , m-learning , mobilelearning , mobile-learning , reference , education , s60.

Reflections: Are You an “iJustine” or an “eJustine”?

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It’s particularly revealing that iJustine utilises her cellphone as her preferred technology platform: a digital tool that makes her mobile, and enables her to connect, communicate, reflect and share while she goes about her (real) life, rather than chaining her down away from the world. Tags: ijustine , ejustine , mobile , cellphone , ezarik , education , technology , mlearning , m-learning , mobile learning , mobile-learning , mobilelearning.

Principals Trying out Cell Phones

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Great work… Tags: phones , mobiles , cellphones , cellphone , mobile , phone , school , schools , ban , education , principal , cell , m-learning , mlearning , mobile learning , mobilelearning , mobile-learning , policy , policies , technology , technologies. Dean Shareski passes on an email from a local principal: I'm sure we are not going insane, but some would probably disagree. Carla and I tried something new and, well a little bit rebellious today.

Mobile Internet: the Tipping Point reaches Oz

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Tags: mobile , mds , web , internet , australia , mlearning , m-learning , learning , mobilelearning , mobile-learning , data , services , cellphone , research.

Andy Ramsden: Are QR Codes the Future of Mobile Learning?

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I can think of some examples where QR Codes might still be preferable to unencoded text recognition; but in most cases, I believe the impending ability of cellphones to read printed (and hand-written) text will replace QR Codes for situated mobile learning approaches, even before such use becomes popular in education!

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w/ MobilED IOL: Jozi college goes mobile By Sholain Govender While cellphone use is banned in most South African schools, a Centurion college has decided to embrace the technology and use it to educate pupils. Uploading 2008 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning.

Mobile Citizen Activism.How about student activism?

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Some of the 2008 presidential candidates have a Twitter account, so citizens can follow their campaigns. There has been some discussion in the local papers about mobile citizen journalism, where everyday people capture breaking news stories with their cell phones.

PowerPoint for Cell phones!

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They could also share their charts/graphs with others (for example if they were in charge of presenting about the 2008 election, students could put the data into a chart and send it out to students the night before the presentation so their classmates can start to ponder the issues in presentation the next day A really neat idea created by Doug Belshaw is to convert your PowerPoint to a mobile Ready device such as a cell phone. Doug has posted a really easy tutorial on his blog.

Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

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Mediaseek just announced a mobile phone application called “Camera Dictionary&# (Kamera Jiten), which uses a cellphone’s built-in camera to scan and translate words into Japanese. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile phone translates English to Japanese 5 09 2006 Here’s a cool bit of software for (Japanese) language teachers, reported by Slashphone.

The Innovative Educator: Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them

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Click, Click, Ring, Ring: The New Sound of American Education? | TakePart Social Action Network™

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There was a conference in Washington this week called Mobile Learning 09 where trade groups from the wireless industry attempted to sell the idea that cellphones in the classroom will improve student performance. Apparently, Qualcomm (a company that makes chips for cellphones) paid $1 million to fund a study in North Carolina where 9th and 10th graders were given special cellphones with programs to help them in algebra.

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Spotlight on Education 06/26/2009

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tags : education , cellphone , govt_business , mobile , story_empath 51 Percent of U.S. tags : education , cellphone Survey: Teens Cell Phones Indispensable - CBS News Research shows that cell phones are a vital part of student identities with four out of five students having a cell phone.

Total Control! Mwahaha… | Mobile Learning

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For example, the software allows you to wirelessly control a PowerPoint presentation using your cellphone or PDA, so you can free yourself from the lectern; or use your PC as a jukebox, with your mobile phone or PDA working as a “remote&#. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Total Control!

Digital Education: AFT Ruffles Mobile Learning Advocates

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So you might expect them to get a bit ruffled when someone suggests that cellphones and other small, wireless electronics have no place in the classroom. Bass, a spokeswoman for the American Federation of Teachers, said cellphones have been more of a distraction for students than a learning tool. The naysayers arent the only obstacle to expanding the use of cellphones in classrooms.

Serious Games as Mobile Learning At School | FUTURE-MAKING SERIOUS GAMES

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Keitai – The Future of PDAs | Mobile Learning

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technorati tags: keitai , rieger , pda , smartphone , cellphone , mobilephone , m-learning , mlearning , mobile-learning , mobilelearning , education , clcommunity , networkedlearning Blogged with Flock « Education: a viable market sector for mobile computing Stephen Downes – School 2.0

Learner-Friendly, Environment Friendly | Mobile Learning

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You hold the small wafer, with an outer shell made from tough, renewable bamboo, to your ear like a cellphone. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Learner-Friendly, Environment Friendly 9 10 2006 Pink Tentacle reports that Aimulet LA, a division of Japan’s Information Technology Research Institute, have developed a cheap, batteryless audio device – that could be used for situated learning.

Mobile Learning " ACT Board of Studies Workshop on M-Learning: M-Learning with Mobiles

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The DataMatrix Strikes Back | Mobile Learning

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Research on Mobiles and Social Networking | Mobile Learning

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