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 authoring

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.

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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. Challenge: How Do You Modernize a Signature Event. In the past, we had an old school approach,” said John Avola, St.

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

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Option 2 Engage students in a discussion about your school’s cellphone rules. How do they see students using cellphones in school? If cellphones are banned, how would they like to use cellphones in school?

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. The joy of momentum!

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. It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform.

Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign

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The contest also had additional winning categories, like overall pledge collector, the school with the most pledges, and the school with the highest percentage of pledges. The results were updated weekly, so each college knew where they ranked in comparison to other schools.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

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.

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!) It can happen anytime: in or out of school.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

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.; We are in the midst of another change in the world of business.

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. 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. Many countries – Nigeria, Pakistan and India were mentioned – ban mobile phones at schools.

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.&# This could mean a student might be sitting in the playground carrying out school work via a mobile phone.

The UNESCO years: A brief review

Steve Vosloo

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. The flagship event for our team is the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week.

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". In schools, the main concerns are about classroom management, and fairness of access. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs?

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).

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

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.

How Media Consumption is Changing

The Mobile Learner

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.

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MobilED initiative » Why mobile phones?

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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.

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

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The next show will be a LIVE programme from the European summer School in Slovakia – time and date to be announced You can listen to a recording of our last programmes LIVE from Educamp at Ilmemau on our audio page.

ICT lessons learned from Rwanda

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Laying 7,500 km of fibre, putting laptops in the hands of 200,000 learners in 400 schools around the country.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Marys City School in Ohio , mobile phones are embraced, not banished from being used in the classroom. Every student in our school district from 3rd grade to 6th grade has their own mobile learning device!

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. Many colleges ask their seniors to pledge to give back to their schools before they graduate.

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.

Erik Duval’s Weblog

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and beyond school education, IMHO! Tags: events Erik Duval’s Weblog Learning Objects, Metadata, Interoperability and … me! Rencontre d’amis au bord de la mer du Nord - the essence of mobile learning.

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

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 ).

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.

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. Homeschool, After School, Summer Study, Special Needs - Blog Free wordpress themes Designed by : AskGraphics.com.

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.

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. Being able to go on an i-search to learn about local events, history, personal stories.etc.

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.

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.

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.