National Safe Places Launches Live Text Chat for Teens in Danger

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That’s especially critical for vulnerable communities, like teens in danger. National Safe Place is an incredible organization that connects teens in trouble with convenient places they can get help in an emergency – schools, fire stations, libraries, and other friendly locales where they can be safe if they’re threatened. For years, their TXT4HELP program let teens text in to find the closest safe place near them.

The Next Thing… “iSmell”

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With that crowd sourced information, they could know whether a potentially dangerous condition existed and alert citizens and emergency services right away. Obviously, this could help with terrorist threats but it could also help with accidental exposure to chemicals and other dangerous conditions. Well, it’s finally happening, mobile devices are going to get the sense of smell.

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Recent Articles and Posts on Digital Realities

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3) Parents unaware of dangers faced by children on smartphones – A news article of British families discusses how many children access inappropriate information on the internet due to insufficient monitoring from parents. Here are some recent articles and posts I have read on digital realities of society and the classroom.

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Mobile Learning Proves Valuable for Military

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I would imagine the train to memory approach would be best in a situation that could become dangerous and having a consumer favorite like the iPod will provide a comfortable learning environment for the soldiers who use it. Mobile Learning with Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The defense forces of various countries have a long history with mobile technology. In many ways, military uses of mobile technology have blazed trails for advancement in consumer mobile technologies.

Making the classroom a playground for learning (Innovations Report)

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In the past, the playing of computer games was sometimes thought to be unhelpful, disruptive, and potentially dangerous for a child’s development. Playing computer games in school may sound like the kids rule the classroom.

Teenager Ethan Davids describes how essential his phone is to him

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I am also aware that mobile phones can be a danger to the school environment; however I believe they can still have their benefits in the classroom." "An I recently read an article written by a 17 year old high school student. The article focused on why the teenager believes cell phones are essential tools for learning.

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3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

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Technology ethnographer, Tricia Wang, warns us about the dangers of only looking to big data for the answers, of only trusting large sets of quantitative data without a human perspective.

Six Practices for Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

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million residents live in informal settlements, hard to reach because of poor road infrastructure and dangerous during flooding because of drains and rivers blocked by trash.

Teenager Ethan Davids describes how essential his phone is to him

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I am also aware that mobile phones can be a danger to the school environment; however I believe they can still have their benefits in the classroom." "An I recently read an article written by a 17 year old high school student. The article focused on why the teenager believes cell phones are essential tools for learning.

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SMART Table now available - but what’s it for?

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Of course I think I know, but the danger with every new tech is that it will be used simply to do ‘old things in new ways’, rather than new things. Below (via Engadget) is some of the details of the SMART Table - the first multi-touch table of its kind available for education.

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Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Mobile Health Campaign Sends Safety Tips in English and Spanish

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Once parents have subscribed to the campaign, they receive regular tips alerting them to health risks and dangers that their children may be exposed to. Children’s Hospital Oakland has been providing exceptional medical care to children in the Northern California region for almost 100 years.

The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line

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Text messages can give teens who are in crisis the help they need without drawing attention to them, whether they are in immediate danger or at school with their friends.

WBUR Makes a Mobile Map of Coyote Sightings in Boston

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While animal experts assured the populace that coyotes aren’t dangerous for people, Bostonians still worried about their children and their pets. After a winter filled with coyote sightings throughout the Boston metropolitan area, citizens were concerned about what all the wildlife meant for them. WBUR, NPR’s news station in the Boston area, wanted to help the community by providing residents a resource they could use – a map of where coyotes had been seen.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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An example is Sisterz 2: Hidden Danger , about a teen girl’s mother who hooks up with a boyfriend that keeps walking into the teen’s room while she’s getting changed.

The Million Project!

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I was reading Scott McLeod's Dangerously Irrelevant blog post about video footage that high school students secretly took with their cell phones during class.

The Million Project!

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I was reading Scott McLeod's Dangerously Irrelevant blog post about video footage that high school students secretly took with their cell phones during class.

Enough Project and George Clooney Draw Attention to Sudan War Crimes

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In addition to the great visibility of such a big celebrity, the videos show Clooney in truly risky situations which make viewers ask themselves: “ if George Clooney is willing to put himself in this much danger for this cause, what am I willing to do?”.

Mobile Citizen Activism.How about student activism?

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Another activism project is the People's 311 , where New Yorkers can post mobile pictures of dangerous situations in New York City on a local map (such as a stop sign that has fallen down).

Mobile Citizen Activism.How about student activism?

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Another activism project is the People's 311 , where New Yorkers can post mobile pictures of dangerous situations in New York City on a local map (such as a stop sign that has fallen down).

How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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Parents who subscribe to the campaign receive regular tips alerting them to childcare-related health risks and dangers. Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Call for a National Day to Demand Action on March 28

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But in a sensible, father-of-the-house tone, he also urges voters to support comprehensive background checks, “so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can’t buy guns.”. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns want you to Demand Action from your Congressional representatives.

How Sierra Club Used Text Messaging to Raise Smog Awareness

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How Sierra Club uses text messaging to both alert people of dangerous smog levels and to help create change. With over 2 million members, the Sierra Club is an influential grassroots environmental organization that translates national movements into legislative results.

4 Ways Text Messaging Helps Individuals Recovering from Addiction

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If someone feels uncomfortable making a phone call or visiting a rehab center, text messaging can be the best way for that person to get help and prevent a dangerous relapse. Addiction is a serious problem in the United States, costing over $400 billion annually.

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Why Text Message Programs for Mental Health Are Rising in Popularity

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In cases where a teen’s life may be in danger, counselors can also reach out to emergency responders for assistance. The use of text messaging as a tool for teens in crisis is fairly new.

The Institute for eHealth Equity Combines the Power of the Pulpit with the Power of Text Messages to Help People Live Healthier Lives

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Text messages encouraged subscribers to engage in exercise, taught them new ways to cook veggies, and explained the dangers of sugary drinks like soda. Problem: How do you reach an underserved community with vital health information?

Why Patients Want Their Doctors to Embrace Digital Communication

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” Inadequate exchange of health information between patients and their doctors—and between providers themselves—is not only frustrating but also “dangerous,” he said, and “can easily be solved through the use of digital communications and technology.”

I’m sick of teaching: OR all about my new lesson plan to grow self-learners

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I’ve identified that in fact, much of the improvement I see is in danger of falling away once my regular but limited scaffolding and support is not available. Keywords: Personalised learning, challenge-based learning, digital pedagogy, iPod touch, OLPC XO laptop.

3 Ways You To Use Text Messaging During the Summer Holidays

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The Sierra Club, for instance, has a text messaging program that alerts its users to unhealthy levels of smog that make it dangerous to go outside. Summer is synonymous with fun: outdoor events during the day and into night, with a cold beverage in your hand for all of it.

Nonprofit Quarterly Features the “Elegant Simplicity” of Text Messaging

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Mobile Commons customers are cited as examples of the innovative ways nonprofits can connect with their audiences – like DoSomething.org ’s initiative to inform people of the dangers of texting while driving, or Reform Immigration 4 America’s use of text messaging to organize over 1,000 house parties around the nation.

2010: A year in review

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Makes, commenting on Sisterz 2: Hidden Danger. This is my “brag pack&# for 2010. Read the one for 2009. What I did. As fellow for 21st century learning at the Shuttleworth Foundation I spent the year focusing on my m4Lit , or mobiles for literacy, project.

mLearning-World.com: The Tao of Design

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I understand what you are saying, however, I feel that we would be most dangerous if we had unlimited resources.

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eModeration Station » Mobile learning #2: The issues

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Given the danger of assuming that mobile learning only means SMS or apps, it makes sense to at least explore rich content options, and to refer your learners to these both for in class work, and for out of class self study. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This!

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

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I see three dangers in addition to the ones already raised: 1. The “if you have nothing to hide there’s nothing to be afraid of&# line is dangerously naive. 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. Thanks for visiting!

The big issue: mobile phones in class | CompareMobiles.com

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

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Weaknesses of Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning

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There are many resources we can make available in a mobile form which are great for having on an iPod or sticking into a car CD player to learn from while you’re travelling between places (transitory); and other learning resources which may even be inherently dangerous to access (while driving a vehicle, for example) but are excellent resources at a destination – a searchable database of chemical safety data sheets, for example.

What will you do with your PDA? | Mobile Learning

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18 06 2006 Graham Wegner (23:10:23) : I agree that PDA’s run the danger of being seriously underused by their owners, and consequently, using them with students will go the same way. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact What will you do with your PDA?

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

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skip to main | skip to sidebar The Innovative Educator Sharing ideas about educating innovatively.

eModeration Station

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Given the danger of assuming that mobile learning only means SMS or apps, it makes sense to at least explore rich content options, and to refer your learners to these both for in class work, and for out of class self study.

Least (Lowest) Common Denominator is Bad? | Mobile Learning

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6 10 2006 Roger (07:22:10) : Leonard, I think it’s dangerous to compare computer and mobile phones. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Least (Lowest) Common Denominator is Bad?

ramblings: Learning with ‘Appropriate’ Technology in Africa: PC Labs or Mobile Phones

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Futures of Learning

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Digital Education: AFT Ruffles Mobile Learning Advocates

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