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Mobile iEducator the world of mobile learning About 0 Early Reader apps Posted by Kathy on Oct 10, 2009 in education , elementary education , handheld learning , iPhones for education , iTouch , technology in education Stepworks has bright and cheerful early readers for young children of two classic stories- The Little Red Hen and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Sign up for it on the Classroom 2.0

Update: Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?

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Thanks to my Twitter network, in particular @dougpete , I was made aware of a recent announcement made by Turning Technologies that they are making available a free iPhone/iPod Touch app that will allow users to install their clicker software to a student’s iPhone/iPod Touch, thus incorporating the ability to poll students using their response system software on a mobile device that students already possess. A quick visit to their website also revealed that Turning Technologies also has a version of their software available for Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.

matthewbuckland.com » The future of social networking – a concept investigation

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The future of social networking – a concept investigation Posted by matt on October 01, 2009 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my blog and get updates either via email or via RSS. Comments Leave a response Chris M Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:36:48 CDT Brilliant Matt! Antao Almada Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:44:10 CDT As usual, any new technology brings privacy concerns. Blame it on mashable social networks and people putting there their own private data… ;-) Nice concepts… Khalil Aleker Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:47:25 CDT Awesome post. Thanks for visiting!

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The Mobile Learner About The Author Apple iPod Cell Phone Tools Mobile Apps PDA in Education Archives January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 My Twitter Tweets rdelorenzo: @betchaboy That's the spirit. I envy those who can cut the MS cord.

Soloway explains his mobile learning software

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The Mobile Learning Environment software enables schools (and companies) to deliver learning content to cell phones and computers. Tags: Mobile Learning micro learning proprietary school software usa youtube Elliot Soloway is not a stranger to many people in the field of e-learning and m-learning, in this short and interesting video he demonstrates his mobile learning products and endorses cell phones in classrooms. In the last few months, there have been several press releases by Soloway, the University of Michigan and his company so I took a short look at his website goknow.com.

February Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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We will be posting the top 10 lists monthly. Here is the one for cc.mlearnopedia.com from February. Enjoy. AND Improved! MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism Keywords: Future Trends Devices Design Social Wireless Cell Phones Google iPhone Conferences Statistics Presentation Books Government Education

Mobile Strategies, Mobile Software, Handhelds and PDAs: Questions to Ponder before Starting a Mobile Software Development Project for Handheld PDAs, iPhones and Smartphones

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Mobile Strategies, Mobile Software, Handhelds and PDAs Mobile technology discussions, enterprise mobile computing strategies, reviews of PDAs, Smartphones, handheld computers, rugged mobile devices, windows mobile, iphones and much more. Can you start with a mobile software development platform that supports all of your mobile applicationneeds , or will each mobile application be a separate IT project and use different development technologies and infrastructures (e.g. Do you have project management and helpdesk software in place to manage it?

The Powerful Combination of Mobile Devices and Learning Apps

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The mobile device, after all, is a hardware tool that makes certain tasks possible but the actualization of those tasks ultimately depends on the use of software or web tools. Let’s take a look at some ways the hardware and software, including web software and apps, can come together to actualize learning outcomes. Mobile Devices and Literacy. Mobile Devices and Numeracy.

M-Learning: Google vs Apple as Web Apps square off against Native Apps

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According to this BusinessWeek.com article, Two Mobile Software Visions , each company is preparing to leverage their strengths with a distribution model that corresponds with those strengths. Google and Apple appear to have different outlooks on mobile application development, and those differences will certainly have an impact on how we consume mobile content.

Social Software, libraries & e-learning » Blog Archive » What’s all this Twittering about then?

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Social Software, libraries & e-learning Ramblings of a learning technology librarian « Future agenda for distance learning What’s all this Twittering about then? This entry by Jane Secker was posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 10:00 pm and is filed under Janes update , LSE , information literacy. Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Social Software, libraries & e-learning is powered by WordPress Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS). I’m jsecker on Twitter if anyone is interested. Have I been converted?

Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

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Another is that assistive technology is hardware or software that is designed only for, or mainly for, individuals with special needs. While that may well have been the case in the past, today’s devices come with “assistive&# software that can be utilized to the advantage of everyone. One of them is that assistive technology is specialized technology.

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Digital mindmapping tools: my choices for connected visual organisers/presenting

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I’ve had loads of fun lately I must admit just trying out mindmapping/ visual organiser software. For Students - while today’s students undoubtedly could master any of the software I encountered, the one I ultimately settled on for working with them was the simplest. That way you can cut right to the chase and start downloading! Students can get on with learning.

TIME between TIMES: the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

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CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a software, web and eLearning development firm. Jonathan Nalder, August 2009. In a few days, I get to present at a massive educational conference – Ulearn09 in Christchurch, New Zealand. This year there will be over 1700 educators present. I’m presenting the following paper. Enjoy! TIME between TIMES. : You’re the guru, you do it!”. link]. “My

The Next Frontier: Digital Books

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His project was a software program called Napster and it ushered in a new way music could be distributed. June 1999 can be marked as a turning point in the distribution of media. That was when a university student named Shawn Fanning released a project he was working on that would change the face of the music industry. Now, the next frontier appears to be the book industry. Until now.

iPods in Education Part 11: Digital Flash Cards

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To create a flash card, one can use a variety of tools but the easiest for this purpose is to use slide presentation software such as MS PowerPoint or Keynote. This blog post is in response to all the digital flash card websites that I’ve been coming across lately that are offering teachers digital flash cards for iPod for a fee. Obviously, the concept of using flash cards is not new.

Where Are We Headed?

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Graphic designers and other visual artists rely on computers and software packages. Often in this blog, and other education-related blogs that I read, the focus of blog posts is often on the technology tools themselves, why these tools should be incorporated into the classroom to help students learn and how-to’s of accomplishing this tasks. link]. Corporate staff rely on BlackBerries.

Barcodes Offer Interesting Opportunities for Mobile Learning

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The barcode and QR code reading software is made available in the hopes consumers will use it to research, compare and price products. Coding software is fairly simple and easy to implement. Google is now offering a barcode reader on the Android Mobile Platform, which in itself is not a big triumph for mobile learning, but it’s just the latest company to offer the capability as part of it’s mobile platform. Apple has a barcode reading app for the iPhone and you can purchase barcode or QR code (similar to barcodes) readers for almost all popular mobile platforms.

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Australian Teacher Impresses with Cell Phones in Learning

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The students will be working in pairs using their mobile phones and their QR code reading software. Australian educator Jarrod Robinson (Known as Mr. Robbo -- The P.E. Geek) has been doing some very impressive activities with cell phones in his instruction. He is a physical education teacher in Victoria, Australia. Awesome! Below are the instructions to his activity from his Blog.

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Australian Teacher Impresses with Cell Phones in Learning

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The students will be working in pairs using their mobile phones and their QR code reading software. Australian educator Jarrod Robinson (Known as Mr. Robbo -- The P.E. Geek) has been doing some very impressive activities with cell phones in his instruction. He is a physical education teacher in Victoria, Australia. Awesome! Below are the instructions to his activity from his Blog.

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M-Learning Decisions: Web App or Native App?

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In contrast, the browser model simplifies software sales and distribution considerably, as otherwise application vendors must work with multiple application stores, such as the iPhone and Android stores, and then break apps down further for each platform. I’ve written a couple of posts about the differences and the advantages and disadvantages of native applications and web applications when it comes to mobile learning. Check out these previous posts on Apps for the future and Google vs Apple to see where I was coming from. Some experts see consolidation among platforms (ex.

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. He said about $95,000 will come from the school district, while the newly chartered education foundation has pledged funds for the remainder of the project to upgrade and integrate software at the high school, to purchase iPods and to send teachers to training for the project. School officials in the district of 3,700 students are launching iLearn, a new program aimed at incorporating iPods with daily educational instruction. he said. So far, so good for us."

New Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Keywords: Performance Support Technology Development Future BlackBerry Adobe iPod iPhone eBook Books Presentations Software Games Notes on the weekly hot list. Tony Karrer, who created the technology for our content community at [link] , has been working on some other exciting features for us. I am really excited to share our first "Hot List" from February 1-14. The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from manually added items from blogs which cover mobile only on occasion. Keywords are based on occurrences this week in addition to other social signals.

Mobile Learning Related News

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A lot has been happening lately in the mobile learning arena. Some of the more important items are: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has released what could become a very important report entitled “ pockets of potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning.” Directed mainly at K-12, hopefully administrators will read this and take note. percent. Check out the press release here and the Executive Summary here. The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) has just published its latest issue at [link]. You can read it at [link

The Strengths and Challenges of Mobile Learning: A Live Discussion

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The online session will take place in an online forum using conferencing software called Adobe Connect. The Strengths and Challenges of Mobile Learning. On Monday August 24th, myself and other educators will host an online session as part of the Ontario Educator Meetup on Mobile Learning titled, “The Strengths and Challenges of Mobile Learning&#. In this discussion, we will be looking at how teachers can leverage the use of mobile devices to help students learn and the challenges they and their students face in making this happen.

New Apps on Blackberry Make Online Learning Easy

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Google plans to release software to make its email and calendar services work for the Blackberry. I've always been a proponent of Blackberries in the mLearning world because I feel it is the choice device of 'road warriors' who would need an mLearning tool. Now, online schools are targeting the Blackberry for courses. What if someone told you that you can earn a degree from your Blackberry? What if they said that you can study anywhere and anytime to fit it in with your schedule? With this July’s updates, it will be much easier to take online classes on the go. Read the rest here.

Homeschool, After School, Summer Study, Special Needs - Blog » Blog Archive » March 4, 2009 is Word Math Day!

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Homeschool, After School, Summer Study, Special Needs - Blog Home About March 4, 2009 is World Math Day! Filed Under ( education , educational software , math games ) by Gina on 04-03-2009 Tagged Under : arithmetic games , math games , World Math Day Over 287,000 students and over 20,000 schools from around the world are participating today in World Math Day. And this year there is an exciting new feature: World Math Day 2009 has gone mobile. The goal for this year is to correctly answer more than 182,445,169 math questions in 48 hours. Each game lasts 60 seconds.

Securely dictating on a Blackberry

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In the news I saw a new and interesting software which enables one to dictate onto a Blackberry and automatically encrypts the contents. Unfortunately for non-German speakers, the software developers website is somewhat bilingual (German and English). The software ProDictate is available at around 145 Euros. Tags: Mobile Learning Add new tag blackberry germany software The contents can also be automatically uploaded to a web server. This could have some interesting applications for “secure&# mobile learning. Source: [link].

Direct observations about where Educator’s are at.

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I saw educators flirting with software and hardware vendors rather than asking ‘where’s the research for that?’. 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. As interesting as these were however, I’m not going to write about them here. So what did I observe? Firstly, that pedagogy and learning can still be outshone by shiny technology. Enjoy.

Cell Phones in Learning Radio Show: Wed March 25th, Interview with Matt Cook

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Jeff Stanzler:we'll ask that one, baldfury.thanks Liz Kolb:[link] Matt's Software baldfury:thanks Jeff were all about appropriate use here in Manitoba. Jeff and I had a wonderful interview with Matt Cook. Matt is a 5th grade teacher in Texas who started using Smartphones with his students in January. Please join us in two weeks, April 8th at 8:30pmEST for an interview with Brad Gessler from Polleverywhere.com Chat Transcript Liz Kolb:Welcome!

Cell Phones in Learning Radio Show: Wed March 25th, Interview with Matt Cook

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Jeff Stanzler:we'll ask that one, baldfury.thanks Liz Kolb:[link] Matt's Software baldfury:thanks Jeff were all about appropriate use here in Manitoba. Jeff and I had a wonderful interview with Matt Cook. Matt is a 5th grade teacher in Texas who started using Smartphones with his students in January. Please join us in two weeks, April 8th at 8:30pmEST for an interview with Brad Gessler from Polleverywhere.com Chat Transcript Liz Kolb:Welcome!

Technology can help every learner

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Finally, educators can differentiate instruction through a range of instructional and management strategies, including software, video streaming, and the web. As a learning Intervention and Support teacher, my adventures in technology have already shown me just how powerful digital technology can be in enabling differentiated learning. This is where curriculum and learning experiences are modified and made specific to individuals learning needs. Step one of course is to know what these needs are - technology helps in the collation and storage/accessing diagnostic data immensely.

mLearning-World Welcomes our Newest Author- Thomas Curtis

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Moodle, BlackBoard, Bespoke software, some training, no training. (From Thomas) Hello, I'm Thomas Curtis and this is a little about me and a mini blog post combined. I'm an e-learning developer at South East Essex College a FE/HE institution located in Essex, United Kingdom I've worked at a range of Colleges and Academies , all of which pursue e-learning & ICT as a medium to enhance and support the learner experience. It was not until I went to College (ironically it is the same institution that I work for now) that reignited both my passion for learning and computing in general.

MuVChat: Collaboration during Class Videos

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While we do not have access to the MuVChat software, schools can use some free resources such as Wiffiti or Polleverywhere's free text poll. I recently came across a new resource called MuVChat. MuVChat allows movie theater viewers to send text messages directly to the movie screen while watching a feature film. While this resource has obviously been created for social entertainment, I can see wonderful possibilities for chatting during class movies.

MuVChat: Collaboration during Class Videos

Cell Phones in Learning

While we do not have access to the MuVChat software, schools can use some free resources such as Wiffiti or Polleverywhere's free text poll. I recently came across a new resource called MuVChat. MuVChat allows movie theater viewers to send text messages directly to the movie screen while watching a feature film. While this resource has obviously been created for social entertainment, I can see wonderful possibilities for chatting during class movies.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. Bullseye!

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My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009

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new stories, technical advances, market trends) that shaped the "mlearning marketplace" in 2009. Given the constant and oftentimes harsh distractions 2009 dealt us all in terms of budget cuts, canceled/postponed projects, long decision cycles, there was actually a lot of positive news and both technical and market innovations to make 2009 an outstanding year in the maturity of mobile learning. In my opinion, this was the biggest news of 2009 for everyone involved in the enterprise mlearning space. Market Activity/Consolidations. Market Activity/Consolidations #2.

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GPS Mission: For once a free, fun and working GPS game

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What is especially great about the software is that Germany-based developer Orbster GmbH took the time to support the iPhone 3G, Nokia Symbian and Windows Mobile phones and not only “one of the above&#. The software is free and still currently marked as Beta. Tags: Mobile Learning app germany gps iphone lbs nokia software windowsmobile Today I reviewed GPS Mission on the iPhone, which is a GPS-based user-powered mobile game. Once registered the user can access or create missions around his locations. Users can also collect trophies. Link: [link].

A quick look at Easy Meet

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Palm Pre and mobile learning (Part II)

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I wrote “for a short time span&# , because Apple is likely to update the iTunes software to disable synching for its possibly strongest competitor to date. Tags: Mobile Learning palmpre software usa Only a few days left until the Palm Pre is finally released in the US. Finally! It’s time again for an executive summary of some information, which will be relevant for mobile learning enthusiasts. According to several sources, the Palm Pre will be fully synchronizable with iTunes. Furthermore Google contacts can of course be synched with the device. Quite impressive.

Cell Phones in Learning Radio Show: Wed March 11th, Interview with Suzette Kleiwer from K-Nect

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Liz Kolb:Mobi control here [link] Liz Kolb:The software they use to see student data on any cell phone Peggy_G:David showed us his projector phone where he could project what was on his mobile device to the screen for all of us to see. Link to the Recording of the Show. We talk with Suzette Kliewer who is a math teacher in the K-Nect project in North Carolina. She talks about how she has been using Smartphones with her math students. Chat Room Transcript: Liz Kolb:Hi everyone Liz Kolb:[link] Liz Kolb:[link] Liz Kolb:Jarrod is using QRcodes for Orienteering Liz Kolb:Hi Peggy! I love it!