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iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?

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Today’s event in New York is the first education-only launch from Apple in a long time. Early pictures from the event, here: [link] And who else is making the new eBooks? resources mobile in schools iPad App Stores iBooks Author text books free resources eBooks authoringHas Steve added to his legacy? Or is this announcement just hype? The background: Textbooks are big business.

6 Ways that Mobile Can Make your Event Bigger, Better, and Easier to Run

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Planning an event, a conference, or a convention can be an overwhelming task. That’s why Mobile Commons has created a suite of products that use the magic of SMS technology to make your event easier to organize, smoother to run, and more successful. When you’re doing media outreach around your event, ask people to text in to reserve their spot. Once someone has texted in, you can begin a text conversation with them that goes through the event, and onward into the future. 4) Use Text to Screen to Engage People at the Event. 2) Let People Register over SMS.

St. Jude Uses Text Messages to Boost Event Turnout and Participation

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital is modernizing their events for the digital era, using text messaging to streamline event sign-in and keep engagement high. They’ve found that by letting event participants text as a means to check-in at events, they not only can immediately see who shows up, but also open a direct communication channel with their attendees. Jude team.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School By SANDHYA NANKANI AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO George Osodi/Associated Press At an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, cellphones appear in great profusion, as they do throughout poorer lands. What are the drawbacks?

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

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But as champions for "out of school learning" we felt that there was a large, and gaping hole. What about "out of school / adult / working learners"? The focus was too much towards school age learners. A lot of thought had gone into how to impact government policy, and improve access to IT in schools. The joy of momentum! See below to links to all the resources.

First thoughts on #iPhone4S and #iOS5 Apple event -from an Educator #Slide2learn #ADEANZ #ADEuc8ors

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I do wonder how schools outside my jurisdiction will handle iCloud though – is it just my area, or do other schools have legal restrictions on what student work and data can be stored in the cloud? Just reading thru some of the details about the announcements overnight – now 500,000 apps – oops, I mean 500,000 potential learning resources. I’ve been thinking what’s in it for educators – not much this time. No updated iPod touch, and seemingly no price drop either to compensate. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

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search for current events or search for links to other websites offering information to topics that they are researching. In the case of school communication, Twitter can be used: - as a communication gateway for teachers and school administrators looking to communicate with their parent community in a new and mobile way. - create complex learning activities (i.e.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy. Schools can help families plan around school events by using mobile apps to maintain an online school calendar (i.e. We are in the midst of another change in the world of business. Google Calendar).

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!) Smartphones are like a swiss army knife, packed with school friendly tools: They are cameras, writing tools, eBook readers, calculators, diaries, reference books. Ubuntu. And where.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy. Twitter) to encourage students to collaborate; Teacher can publish relevant pieces of classroom events and other information to keep students focused and parents informed through mobiles apps such as WordPress (blogging), Twitter (microblogging), etc.; Schools can help families plan around school events by using mobile apps to maintain an online school calendar (i.e. Google Calendar).

MobilED initiative » The second pilot in Irene Middle School in pictures

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Improving Student Life with Text Messaging

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Students often ignore posters and flyers and don’t read school emails. Even if students do catch wind of an event, they’re so busy that it’s hard for them to keep track of what’s going on around campus. Text messaging is a great way for student life offices to promote events to the student body. Spread the word about campus events and boost attendance with SMS.

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

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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. It was a truly rich and lively event, with every guest clearly impassioned by the power that mobile learning has to enable education in new ways, yet also cognisant of the obstacles to realising those benefits.

The World’s First M-School? | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact The World’s First M-School? 10 10 2006 The Sydney Morning Herald (a reputable Australian newspaper) reports : “A 24-hour school with no traditional classrooms and where students use mobile phones and laptops to learn is being built in Sydney.&# “Students will come online and enter into a dialogue with their tutors,&# said Greg Whitby, executive director of schools in the Parramatta diocese. Ubiquette. M-learning device for $60.

The UNESCO years: A brief review

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My role was to help establish and lead the organisation’s mobile learning programmes, publications and events, largely as part of a multi-year partnership with Nokia. I directly managed the Nigeria pilot, in which primary school teachers of English were supported by daily messages to reinforce content knowledge, improve pedagogical practice, share resources and help motivate them.

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide

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So conversations about mobile learning "at school", are likely to be massively different from "at university", and different again from "at work". This is extremely cool (since a poor student at an under-resourced school can now access the same content as a MIT graduate), but has caused all sorts of uncomfortable knock on effects. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are.

Stephen Downes – School 2.0 | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Stephen Downes – School 2.0 One response to “Stephen Downes – School 2.0&# 18 10 2006 Alex Hayes (22:01:23) : Nice one. 16 10 2006 Stephen Downes’ sketch of mobile, connected, situated, contextualised learning: Click here for larger image(s). Create a free edublog to get your own comment avatar (and more!) Stephen always somehow synthesises things so nicely… if not somewhat radically. Ubiquette. M-learning device for $60.

m-learning in Australia

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We spent 4 days working with schools and colleges, talking about our mobile learning authoring tools, as well as showcasing some of our more recent project work, like Bloom (. Tags: work-based mobile events MyLearning publicity on the road Australia New South Wales, to be specific) It was a real honour to be sent there.

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

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I know my first generation iPad does get heavy even for my adult arms after 15mins or so – for primary school students especially, the weight drop might be just enough to allow for extended mobile use of iPads without as much hand/arm strain. iPad in Education networks: > Slide2Learn iPad/iPhone/iPod touch learning community and events. >

How Media Consumption is Changing

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I have found that while solutions are available, cutting the cord on cable is not a seamless feat yet for one major reason: limited access to live feeds or live video events. What is currently problematic is live sports or other live events broadcast on TV. Before the dawn of the Internet, who would have ever dreamed that the supremacy of network television would ever be challenged?

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3 Ways to Use Text Messaging for College Students

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Gain feedback on campus events with surveys by text message. Colleges work hard to host events that make students happy. But it can be difficult to receive feedback on campus events. Text messaging allows students to receive information on campus events and give feedback within a matter of seconds. So ask yourself: what do you think text messaging can do for your school?

MobilED initiative » Why mobile phones?

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How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important. Schools can use text messaging to keep parents informed of academic schedules. Text messaging can be used to remind parents of school holidays, parent teacher meetings, field trips, and more so that parents can plan accordingly. 2) Child safety tips.

1:1 Educational Computing Initiatives — Lessons learned and confirmed at the Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2014

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I presented on 2 Case Studies at National Level: 1:1 Educational Computing Initiatives in South Africa – namely the large-scale tablet implementation at CTI and MGI higher education institutions, and the ICT4RED school tablet rollout in the rural Eastern Cape district of Cofimvaba. All presentations are here.

University Business Magazines Ranks Mobile Commons as a Top Product

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Mobile Commons accesses user data—such as email and addresses—from a school’s CRM so administrators can run far-ranging text messaging campaigns from one dashboard. Text-message alerts for events and breaking news can be sent to an entire community or to specified groups. University Business Magazine has named Mobile Commons as one of their Readers’ Choice Top Products in 2013 , alongside the iPad. The magazine, which covers news and advances in higher education management, draws their annual ranking from nominations that come directly from educators and administrators.

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

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Emergency responders are notified in the event of a life-threatening condition or criminal activity. Indeed, as Text-A-Tip’s operation expands from Lake County to adjacent McHenry County, officials are enthused about the prospects among school students. Text messaging is the go-to means of communication for teenagers. A local effort to help youths in distress.

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Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning » Blog Archive » Using mobile devices in schools

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Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning Pontydysgu.org Home Blogs Wales Wide Web I-Europe My Learning Journey WordPress and more Using mobile devices in schools Very cool video from a blog post by Leon Cych « Going mobile This entry was posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 18:01 and is filed under Multimedia. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

ICT lessons learned from Rwanda

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At the recent Africa – Continent of Opportunities: Bridging the Digital Divide event in Berlin (see my notes here ), Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Rwanda, shared some lessons from 15 year of ICT adoption in his country: Vision 2020 is a Government development program in Rwanda , launched in 2000 by Rwandan president Paul Kagame. Keeping focus and momentum.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. Next year, we will have over 900 mobile learning devices in our school district!

Been to Storehouse HQ, got the tshirt, glimpsed the future of publishing

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This event is what we like to think of as the Education version of WWDC – a unique chance to meet with other Apple-device using educators and attend dedicated workshops. I have been a Storehouse user since day one. This has been due to its simplicity, and the fascinating, National-Geographic-esque articles that users immediately started contributing. So what is Storehouse? mt=11.

This Native American Tribe is Revolutionizing How Text Messaging Can Connect an Entire Community

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Schools can can communicate with parents and students. Charities can keep people informed about events. But it was a heartbreaking school shooting that prompted them to create it. School Updates, Community Events, and More As the text campaign expanded, other members of the community saw the potential to send out news updates and alerts. The local high school sends out notices about school closures and basketball games. Community leaders send out updates about popular events, like canoe races. The trauma rocked the close-knit community.

Erik Duval’s Weblog

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At the event, I started by pointing out that mobile learning is really about ‘always connected’ learning, connected to content, connected to people, connected to the physical environment… However, for me, the essence of mobile learning is not so much that you can learn anywhere, anytime - though that is nice. and beyond school education, IMHO! Tags: events

Are the robots taking over? Augment your reality, don't lose it!

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16 minutes] So what should we be doing differently at school to prepare for this? thinking about the skills you need for future life, rather than narrow focus on a few subjects [18:30] If you have to measure schools, maybe you should be looking 10 years down the line. How many of their graduates end up doing awesome, new jobs that weren't even invented when they were at school! That's enlightened schooling [21 mins] Singing the praises of the MAKR / maker movement. When is technology helping, and when does it hinder? 7.30] Thinking about touch screens. Voice control.

Ubiquette.

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Over the last week or so, I’ve been keeping up with the story of the US school that activated the webcam on a student’s Macbook while the student was at home, and took photographs to allege that the student was handling drugs (which the student asserts were actually candies ). Events Mobile NetbookStudents at work on their laptops. That would be a terrible shame.

Ubiquette.

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Over the last week or so, I’ve been keeping up with the story of the US school that activated the webcam on a student’s Macbook while the student was at home, and took photographs to allege that the student was handling drugs (which the student asserts were actually candies ). Tags: Events Mobile Netbook Students at work on their laptops. That would be a terrible shame.

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. The purpose of this totally free world event is to use mental arithmetic games to promote numeracy and unite students from across the globe. Students age 5 through 18 are eligible to participate. Rating: 0.0/

Mobile Treasure Hunting: Connecting to Authentic Contexts

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The more that we can connect learning to authentic contexts ( situated learning ), the more that students can see the "why" of what they are doing in school. Connect Learning Over School Breaks Mobile scavenger hunting is a wonderful way to keep students focused on learning goals over the many school breaks. Most of them allow archiving of all the data collected.

Using Mobile Devices to Increase Community Engagement

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After blogging about the use of mobile devices from the perspective of classroom instruction and student learning for over five years, I now find myself considering how these same tools that can be used to help students learn can also be used to strengthen the home-school connection. The other consideration is that this type of use of a social media tool is still really new for schools.

Yet Another Global K-12 Success Story

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Elliot Soloway and Cathie Norris recently blogged Hong Kong School Leads the World in Cellphone Computer Use after visiting Pui Ching Middle School in Hong Kong. Students are currently using cellphones to help learn English and current events, but are also moving to use them for math and Chinese. Pictures are available here. to "how?"

The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009)

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In the first instance, a school or institution may provide, sell, or direct students to purchase a particular mobile device, for example, an Apple iPhone, for the purpose of study. TBC… Tags: Events Pedagogy Leonard Low. University of Canberra, November 2009. Author’s Notes. Educators have contemplated the possible benefits of using mobile technologies for learning for decades, and hundreds of scholarly articles have been published in recent years on the potential affordances of mobile devices for facilitating, supporting, and enhancing learning.