Moving at the speed of Learning: a case for mLearning and the iPod touch

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Assumptions about schooling, then and now, B. Focus on the iPod touch platform in relation to how it fits the complex classroom – with actual examples from my school.

The iPod Touch for mobile learning: a presentation

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I was recently fortunate enough to be able to present at the Innovative Technology in Schools Conference in Brisbane on the topic of mobile learning. Imagine my excitement at having a set of 30 iPod Touch’s available for the participants to learn on! Tags: mobile/miniaturisation uLearning iPhone iPod Touch ITSC09 mlearning mobile

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iLearn iPod touch personalised learning project: Critical thinking via the App store

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iLearn iPod touch personalised learning project, Week 2 & 3: This has been the part where the kids get very excited, something to do with the fact that they get their hands on the iPod Touch at this stage. Is it because the touch’s are so ‘cool’?

Learn 4 Life » What happens when you give a class of 8 year old children an iPod touch each?

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Learn 4 Life Blog About Advertising FAQ Consultancy/ clients Contact Second Life Consultancy What happens when you give a class of 8 year old children an iPod touch each? My latest outing was to a Junior School with a difference this week. All the touches are networked through an Apple Airport Extreme and out onto the internet through the school’s connection. Tags: iPods education

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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A strong case can be made that a revolution is underway in how computers are being perceived and used in schools across the world. The second factor is the growth in availability of these devices in schools. One example that can be googled forms part of the Drillham State School ?Responsible

You are Never Alone » From the Coal Face: iPod Touch in the Classroom

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Twitter From the Coal Face: iPod Touch in the Classroom Today’s post features a number of Australian schools using iPods and iPod Touches in the classroom. Kathleen McGeady has been using an iPod Touch in her classroom for over twelve months.

Mobile phones as cultural resources for learning | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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We propose that schools should, and ultimately must, recognise and embrace this change. It is proposed that mobile devices be considered as cultural resources, which belong to everyday life as well as school. Tags: math ipod

How to do mLearning Research | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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The breadth of interest in mobile learning extends far beyond the formal school setting, as witnessed by the backgrounds of the participants in the room.

move+play+learn | M+P+L Archives | ipod touch in elementary classroom

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ipod touch in elementary classroom [link] 2009/03/10 Bird feeder for m p l is set up! Exploring multi-touch interface, applications [link] 2009/02/20 Bird feeder for m p l is set up! "Look, the ipods are sprouting!" Tags: education ipod

iPhone 4 – not much for educators? (updated)

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While I wait for a decent Android tablet to ship (be it iPod touch or iPad sized), I’ll instead post here about the just released info on the iPhone 4 and its OS (iOS4). Well because in my state alone there are many many schools using the iPod touch to enhance learning.

In the News…March 2010 | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons In the News…March 2010 Posted by: louiseduncan | March 7, 2010 | No Comment | App Development: A new product on the radar for developing iPod touch / iPhone / iPad Apps using ENGLISH. If you work at an Australian school, you can receive a $10.00

Mobile Learning: constructing a themed approach | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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RSS Feed – I will create an RSS feed reader for the New York Times dinosaur news so my students can keep in touch with the latest discoveries and stories of interest to report back to the class and discuss with their families at home. The video content embedded here is from YouTube and will play on the iPod touch YouTube App. ) Fast File – The fast file give teachers a quick and simple way to deliver a resource to a student on their iPod touch.

Essential Ingredients for the Implementation of Mobile Learning | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons Essential Ingredients for the Implementation of Mobile Learning Posted by: louiseduncan | October 11, 2009 | 3 Comments | Here is a copy of my presentation from the best practice in action session at HHL09 in London last week for those who are interested. Tags: presentations iPods implementation

Slide to Learn – guide for teachers (Beta)

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For about 5 months I (with help from friends) have been writing a guide to using the iPod touch, iPhone and now iPad in education. Nearly every day I get an email or query as to how to approach deploying these devices in schools.

#LWF11 Festival of Learning & Technology: My Best Of

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ACU in Texas, USA was the first university to deploy iPhones and iPod touches to all students and faculty, and they now have three years of data showing the initiative to be a success.

How You Can Use Sandbox

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The Sandbox Web browser for iOS is great for offices, retail stores, schools, libraries and more. Uncategorized iPad web browser iPhone web browser iPod Touch web browser Sandbox web browser for learningWe recently released Sandbox, our Web browser for iOS that restricts users to a predefined [.].

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

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iTouch Learning: A page on Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning. Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better: The title says it all. A post found on the iPod Hacker Blog.

Where is Australia at on the mLearning to uLearning journey?

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Dedicated devices will always be around, but what has also occurred is that the average device, especially now that touch-screens have replaced buttons and mobile app stores are proliferating, is becoming ubiquitous-use devices.

Gathering of Educators using ubiquitous devices

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As one of 130 educators from around the world (and two from my institution Education Queensland), we logged on to hear real life stories of Universities and Schools that are integrating connected, mobile, wireless devices into their learning activities.

Mobile, ubiquitous access to 1.5 million books

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million books that Google has scanned now available for searching and reading, but a new iPhone / iPod Touch / small-screen-optimized interface means it can now be done simply and easily from anywhere in the civilized (read cell-connected) world.

iLearn project week 1 journal

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very silly of me, but introducing the philosophy of students taking responsibility for their learning (via personalised learning using the iPod touch) was probably the area I found I had least through through.

Get some perspective… (a primer piece re: lofty ideals vs on the ground realities in regards to educational technology deployments)

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Basically the commenters were saying either that yes, these big picture trends should be what educators aim at, or that no, realities close to the ‘coalface’ (there’s that industrial vestige still hanging around) of schools and classrooms should be the priority.

Current thoughts on ubiquitous computing and learning

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The program is about halfway deployed at present, and its only 3 year timespan has meant that every high school in the country wether ready or not has had to adapt to suddenly embracing the digital world. The second sign is at the opposite end of the Australia schooling system – remote primary schools. In my state alone we have well over 200 educators active on our iPhone and iPod touch in education discussion list.

iLearn personalised learning project Journal 3

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Due to swimming and various other school timetable disturbances, most students are only just now reaching the end of phase 1 – choosing their app. They then email this chart to me from the iPod touch which initiates a conversation around how suitable the app is.

iLearn personalised learning unit: Journal 4

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The unit has been aided by mobile, ubiquitous devices (in our case, the iPod touch) – chosen because of the power of such devices to put learning tools right into each learner’s hands.

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. > The iPod touch Classroom Ning. >

The first Web2.0, comprehensive iPhone education app?

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One common problem for educators seeking to use the iPhone or iPod touch in their learning environment is the fact that the most common uses of the devices for things such as taking attendance, voice recording or interfacing with learning management systems (such as Moodle) require constant exiting and switching between several different apps. For example, my school uses IDAttend for attendance and OneSchool for reporting. By Jonathan Nalder, and Shane Roberts.

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

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iPod Touch). 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? Not all mobile devices are touch screen and defining it as such creates too narrow a definition of mobile learning.

Kids Apps: as selected by miss 4

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Nearly all of these have iPad and iPod touch/iPhone versions, and are in the free->$5 range (some also have free ‘lite’ versions you can try out). aimed at Australian kids, it includes the right school font used by each state as kids practice letter formation.

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My local school districts embrace mLearning

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iLearning: Elementary, high school students use Apple devices in IDEA pilot program HALLSVILLE — Fourteen-year-old Amy Myers does not own an Apple iPhone, but she knows how to work one. Depending on the results of a Hallsville Independent School District pilot program, she might soon get a similar device to aid her education. High school students are using iPod Touches in the project, and elementary students are using iPod Nanos.

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Amongst the purported 200 new features we will see when iOS version 6 is released in our Spring (Fall in the USA), I wanted to detail three of those announced overnight that in my opinion will be most useful for educators and schools. I’ll also touch on something that might be a concern.

Mobile iEducator | the world of mobile learning

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Susan Wells has been monitoring a great discussion surrounding her experiences using iPod Touches with her middle school in North Carolina. The padded case saves the iPod iTouches and iPhones from accidental drops. Tags: K-12 iPods apps ipodtouch

September Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Learn 4 Life » What happens when you give a class of 8 year old children an iPod touch each? Best of Mobile Learning September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

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There has been a gap of several months since I last shared ideas in the form of a blog post on the topic of using iPods in Education. While the introduction of the iPhone and the iPod Touch has changed the rules in how handheld devices can be used in education, this series has laid dormant as I’ve been in the process of catching up with the technology. This is where the iPod Touch comes in.

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iTouch Learning: A page on Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning. 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better: The title says it all.

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!

iLearn program launching next year

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Friday, April 24, 2009 KILGORE — Some high school students might have more than textbooks to lug to class next year. School officials in the district of 3,700 students are launching iLearn, a new program aimed at incorporating iPods with daily educational instruction. Director of Technology Mark Lane said Thursday that teachers will upload curriculum, lectures, study plans and homework assignments to computers at the high school.

Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List

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iTouch Learning: iPhone and iPod Touch : A compilation of articles posted by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies on using Apple Inc.’s ’s iPhone and iPod Touch in learning. School Matters: Mobile Phones, Mobile Minds : A teachers.tv video series on young people, their mobile phones, and the impacts on their schools and education.

mLearning-World.com: Jozi college goes mobile- mLearning & Learning 2.0 w/ MobilED

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w/ MobilED IOL: Jozi college goes mobile By Sholain Govender While cellphone use is banned in most South African schools, a Centurion college has decided to embrace the technology and use it to educate pupils. Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to.

mLearning-World.com: Texting Improves Literacy - lol

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This does have implications when considering mLearning in school systems. Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to.