Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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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. Recognizing the educational value of encouraging such behaviors, many school leaders have shifted their energies from limiting the use of these technologies to limiting their abuse. And then offer specific suggestions for different leaders in education.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. That said, here are effective ways in which the use of smartphones can help learners master a new language: 1.

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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.

Can your Smartphone do this?

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Not to start any disputes as to which Smartphone is better because several modern platforms are now capable of the feat I’m about to report, but can your phone do this? For Education, there a few implications. Tags: remote access wireless communications mobile Connectivism smartphone homework mobile/miniaturisation wireless Future

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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It is one of many educational systems that are beginning to think differently about in-class mobile behavior. We have been using smartphones in the classroom. Embracing mobile technology is a smart move for todays educators; were observing this become realized.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Smartphones showed a massive 63% growth in 2011, to overtake PC sales for the first time in history – Canalys. And in a few years the number of smartphones will dwarf the number of PCs.

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

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Geoff Stead presents mobile learning as a tool for empowerment at TEDxLondon – a TED event dedicated to shaking up education Original slides available on slideshare Presentations by the other (amazing!) Think of the smartphone as a tool to do stuff.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

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My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally!

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Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

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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. While more recent smartphones bring productivity to a who new level, not everyone has, or can afford, the luxury of having a smartphone.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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Take a video on YouTube or on Vimeo as an example, it works pretty much everywhere, you can watch it on a desktop computer, on a Tablet, a smartphone and even on that flat screen TV in your living room.

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

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This is amazing and it opens up a whole lot of possibilities for the future of education, colaboration and learning in general.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Love this statement re: the #Post-PC world #slide2learn #iPadEd - uLearning Blog , April 4, 2011 Education users of the iPad – I present video mirroring!

Direct observations about where Educator’s are at.

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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. I saw educators flirting with software and hardware vendors rather than asking ‘where’s the research for that?’. Secondly, that paper and pens are still ahead as notetaking tools of choice for educators, but only just.

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. 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 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool.

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. 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 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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With smartphones ushering in the mobile revolution, companies again are scrambling to shift their strategies and to format their advertising and sales access points from computer to mobile and from computer browsers to mobile apps.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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With smartphones ushering in the mobile revolution, companies again are scrambling to shift their strategies and to format their advertising and sales access points from computer to mobile and from computer browsers to mobile apps. Many of those same customers are also students or other education partners and shifting to a mobile strategy in education can help us connect with those students and partners. Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort.

Death of the PDA

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Perhaps this has been inevitable since the time when smartphone sales picked up. Indeed, my recent pick as my school’s next handheld was a Palm smartphone. What’s sad for Palm is that they are potentially killing off the TX, a large-screened, wi-fi mini-tablet, just as the iPod Touch is showing that there is life for non-smartphone devices that focus on being MID’s (mobile internet devices) rather than just PDA’s. eLearning Education for the iPod Generation.

Here’s Why I am Excited about Google Glass [Video]

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When you consider that the average smartphone user checks his/her device 150 times per day, it doesn’t take much to realize that the next big thing will be wearable computing. source: bluebugle.

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

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Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. OLPC Australia has been recognised for its training program that focuses on educational outcomes rather than just the laptop itself.

ahead of #slide2learn tomorrow, hav a read of my ‘Wot the PostPC era means for Education’ article [link]

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What the Post-PC Era Means for Education. My computing journey + a Market Analyst’s summary allow us to ask – what does the Post-PC era mean for Education? JONATHAN NALDER. Part 1. My Computing Journey through a PC World. I’m not typing this on a PC, but on a tablet.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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We’ve certainly witnessed much of the inertia being driven at the grass roots level from executives, sales pros and other mobile-equipped employees sporting their own smartphones and tablets rather than in response to strategies being developed by the training department.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

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My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally!

CES - keynote preview, and my new job!

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Instead of waiting for CES to see what the big boys are working on, I am now working WITH the big boys, using these emerging technologies for meaningful education and empowerment! See Gimbal at www.gimbal.com for free dev tools) Super smart smartphones? This is a big week for geeks.

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

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Those predictions turned out to be starkly premature, as 97 percent of American smartphone owners text at least once a day, with many of them saying they had done so within the past hour when surveyed by Pew Research Center at the end of 2014.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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As mobile smart phone applications, mobile data, the wireless Internet and smartphones morphed into location aware systems, the need for augmented reality disappeared. Smartphone technology and wireless mobile applications migrated to the only necessary computing device–the human brain.

Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List

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1) 5 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Cell Phones in Education Today : This blog post provides 5 ways that teachers can begin using cell phones in their classrooms to help their students learn. 7) Cellphonometry: Can Kids Really Learn Math From Smartphones? : An article discussing Project K-Nect where teachers used smartphones to help in the teaching of mathematics. Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning.

What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

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Basically, the Army is doing some field testing and they’ve decided to make training and education one of the early uses of the technology. But I’m confident that governments and industry will settle on some standards for security in smartphones and tablets, just as they did with PCs. I think the trip to a “secure&# smartphone will be much shorter now that we have some consolidation in operating system deployment and versions.

Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List

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3) Smartphones: The Ultimate Conversation Killer – A Globe and Mail newspaper article arguing that smartphones, rather than connecting people, actually kill conversation. 10) Are Cellphones the Next Paper and Pencil – a user forum where educators and other interested parties discuss the implications and the future of cell phones in learning. Tags: Cell Phones in Education edushifts iPod in Education mobilelearning mobile learning Mobilelearner

Mobile learning - The Future of Education

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and tested apps and using them in education. Join The Future of Education RSS Welcome to The Future of Education Sign Up or Sign In About Steve Hargadon created this Ning Network. I am really interested in the Book Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.

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

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In other words I think there could be many applications for location moblogging in education. Such as Nokia's Sports Tracker needs you to have a Nokia Smartphone. Locoblog is a great example of a blog that documents people and their locations (along with images), but you need Bluetooth and a Smartphone in order to use the service (I know many students will not have a fancy smartphone or Bluetooth). From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!),

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The implications for education in general, and language learning in particular, are enormous. Learning can take place via a number of handheld, or mobile, devices: Smartphones (picture 5), tablet PCs (picture 4), netbooks (picture 3), e-readers (picture 2), and MP4 players (picture 1).

Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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Language barriers and a lack of educational resources are major obstacles in reaching these women. 90% of the women use smartphones or regular cellphones to give and get information.

Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations

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That’s because Medicaid patients are more likely to lack access to basic resources, such as computers or smartphones, and even if they do, they do not know where to look for reliable health information about their health condition.

Wave Riding Theory - a fresh look at learning technology adoption

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Already, more smartphones are sold than PCs, and a huge majority of our learners will use their mobile device as their primary reference / communication / collaboration tool (even if it is for Facebook!) Is there a gap between mobile learning theory, and practice?

eModeration Station

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Number 5: Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators Another (long!) list, this time of iPhone apps for education across a variety of disciplines. Here’s a video overview of the K-Nect project If you want to find out more: Listen to the recording of the Education Week webinar.

John Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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Language barriers and a lack of educational resources are major obstacles in reaching these women. 90% of the women use smartphones or regular cellphones to give and get information.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

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18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education. 57% of Smartphone users and 29% of regular cell phone users said they carry their cell phone because it is how they stay connected to their "world". 59% of Smartphone users and 37% of regular cell phone users said they carry their cell phone because it is an indicator of their personal style. 66% want cell phones to provide the freedom to get an education from any location on earth.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

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18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education. 57% of Smartphone users and 29% of regular cell phone users said they carry their cell phone because it is how they stay connected to their "world". 59% of Smartphone users and 37% of regular cell phone users said they carry their cell phone because it is an indicator of their personal style. 66% want cell phones to provide the freedom to get an education from any location on earth.

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More - Mobile Learning Is Here To Stay

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From: Business Insider ::Snip:: Mobile Education is poised to transform the way we learn. As more consumers adopt smartphone and tablets the education landscape is transforming. Read more at: Business Insider Education for the iPod Generation