New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Finally!

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Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

Texting is More Effective Than Email, Phone Calls, or Snail Mail. Make a phone call and the student is unlikely to answer. College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting.

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The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

The students can learn just in time in their daily lives whenever they need to learn using mobile devices like Tablets and Smart Phones. It is now investing heavily in IT for Saudi school systems and funding Mobile Learning projects, particularly in higher education institutions.

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

The Mobile Learner

True, in the title, RJ focuses on tablets but I believe that mobile devices are also smart phones and media players (i.e. Keep in mind that my responses assume that smart phones and media players can also be used as mobile learning devices : Is the experience re-imagined for touch or is it just a conversion from something that was intended for the precision of the tip of the arrow of a cursor?

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

The Mobile Learner

As the break-neck speed at which development of digital technology continues to take place, and considering that my November 27, 2007 blog post titled “Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?&# is currently my most viewed post, I decided to share an update concerning the use of a cell phone, and now even an iPod Touch, as a clicker.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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But while mobile phones have been blamed for an increase in exam cheating , SMS has been praised for helping students learn to spell. Marys City School in Ohio , mobile phones are embraced, not banished from being used in the classroom. Lets educate accordingly.

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series. That is to use a cell phone for personal productivity. Cell phones, however, are different.

A New Series: Cell Phones in Education

The Mobile Learner

At that time, I began a series of blog posts titled “iPod in Education&#. That device is the cell phone. Firstly, using cell phones in schools is a highly controversial political issue in today’s climate. Secondly, unlike the iPod, cell phones range widely in type, form, and functionality. When I began writing this blog a little over one year ago, the major focus of my thoughts were around using the iPod to help kids learn.

Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

The Mobile Learner

Connecting back to a previous blog post where I was musing on the difference between Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning , we can see that today’s cell phones are adding more functionality and are designed with the spirit of Universal Design in mind.

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post discussing instant feedback using a back-channel titled: The Back-Channel Effect: Are Educators Ready for Real-Time Feedback. The idea of instant feedback is not new in education. Of course, teacher may be very uncomfortable sharing their phone number with students and this is a very legitimate concern. More about this service can be found in my blog post Polling by Cell Phone – Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?

2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phonesThe article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ).

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

The Mobile Learner

Disclaimer : While this post presumes the use of a smart phone, and while it is true that not all students own a smart phone, with the current shift toward smart phones, soon, smart phones will be as prevalent as cell phones are today. This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education.

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

uLearning Blog

In Queensland, Optus reported that by October 2011, 55% of regional phone owners (traditionally a sector that lags behind in gadget adoption) had a smartphone ([link]. In addition, With mobile phone subscriptions now outnumbering computers, TVs and even FM radios (T. phone?

Cell Phones in Education Part 3: Capturing the Moment

The Mobile Learner

Often educators encourage students to use a variety of evidence in a variety of formats. Even today’s basic cell phones come with cameras and voice recorders with some models even having decent video recorders. Students can use the multimedia tools already built into today’s cell phone to gather a variety of evidence in a variety of forms for their school work. If a student doesn’t have a cell phone or doesn’t want to use it, that’s OK.

mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa

moblearn

I have blogged about m-uBuntu before – a growing family of schools in South Africa who are using “cell phones” to transform how they teach. We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA!

Use Text Messaging to Educate Consumers about the New Health Insurance Marketplaces and Drive Enrollment

Mobile Commons

It is vital that governments, insurance agencies, health centers and non-profits educate citizens about their new insurance options and drive enrollment – both for the health of the system, and for the health of the citizens themselves. Consumer outreach and education must begin today.

Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

You may also want to read my blog post titled “ iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten ” dated December 2009. 5) 32 Interesting Ways to Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom – A Google Docs presentation with 32 (and growing) ideas on implementing the use of mobile devices for teaching and learning. Cell Phones in Education mobilelearning mlearning mobile learning

Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

You may also want to read my blog post titled “ iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten &# dated December 2009. 5) 32 Interesting Ways to Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom – A Google Docs presentation with 32 (and growing) ideas on implementing the use of mobile devices for teaching and learning. Cell Phones in Education mobilelearning mlearning mobile learning

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

It’s Not eLearning On A Phone. Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology by Tony Vincent. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators.

The future of education in Africa is mobile (BBC article)

Steve Vosloo

The article I wrote for the BBC Future site (24 August 2012) is not available to users in the UK, so here it is below … The future of education in Africa is mobile. Education systems are under stress. The “usual” tried and tested methods of delivering education are not enough.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

As you move your phone around, or even up and down, you see the action in the room in all directions. Think of the educational uses for this app!

CBC’s Spark: Interview on Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

The Mobile Learner

Click the link below to listen to the March 17, 2010 episode of CBC’s Spark where Nora Young interviews Marie Bjerede on how several North Carolina schools are working to incorporate cell phones into daily classroom instruction to increase student engagement and collaboration: Link to the episode on CBC’s Spark website: [link]. Direct link to the audio file: Full Interview: Marie Bjerede on cell phones in the classroom.

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Upside Learning , March 23, 2011 Infographics for Social Media - Mobile Learning Edge , March 7, 2011 New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2 - mLearning Trends , March 27, 2011 iPad 2: whats in it for education? March 23, 2011 iPad 2: whats in it for education?

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow

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I’ve been writing about QR Codes in education for the last five years ( [link] ), on this blog, as well as in a few published and formal papers. taken with a mobile phone camera, and use that to retrieve information.

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. Next is that a great way to get students started in using cells as an educational tool can be by incorporating them into their homework. Happy Birthday to The Innovative Educator !

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.

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. Many countries – Nigeria, Pakistan and India were mentioned – ban mobile phones at schools.

UNESCO report on mobiles for teacher support

Steve Vosloo

On World Teachers’ Day (5 October) we celebrate the wonderful people all over the planet who have dedicated their lives to the education of others. Without the commitment and patience of teachers, none of us, the educated, would be where we are today.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

Texting is More Effective Than Email, Phone Calls, or Snail Mail. Make a phone call and a student is unlikely to answer. College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting. If you’d like to learn more about implementing a text message program at your higher education institution, please contact us at sales@mobilecommons.com.

mLearning-World.com: Sony PSP as Educational Handheld?

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Sony PSP as Educational Handheld? Ive also decided to check out some of the existing PSP educational titles available.

Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

mLearning Revolution

Mobile Learning in General – The Mobile revolution waits for no one and much has evolved in the past few months, Apple has bigger phones, that once again challenge everything we knew about designing for 4.7″

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

moblearn

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. For example, in schools that prohibit cell phones, 54% of students still report sending texts during the school day (Lenhart, 2010). And then offer specific suggestions for different leaders in education.

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

Cell Phones in Learning

tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

Cell Phones in Learning

tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0

mLearning-World.com: Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. | GoMo News

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, May 02, 2008 Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. GoMo News Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project.

mLearning-World.com: The iPod in Education - video overview

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Yes really iPod is preparing a great space in education, This a great technology.Thanks for sharing this post. 1:16 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Education for the iPod Generation The world of personalized, on demand educational technology.

Global Mobile Awards

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The category for this year was expanded to Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning and drew further entries. The device also has phone functionality. It provides over 10,000 educational contents, diverse motion controls, voice/touch recognition, facial express and more.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Earlier in 2010, Gartner had projected that by 2013 more people will access the internet on mobile phones than from PCs. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.