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

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.

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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.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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Marys City Schools, Links To Other Case Studies, And News Articles. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators.

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. Tags: mobile/miniaturisation uLearning Blooms complex classroom higher order iPod Touch mlearning

Using Wireless and Mobile Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning at School

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When is an ipod not an mLearning device?

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There has been a debate over this for a while, but today’s new ipods seems to have started debate again! My take (commented as jnxyz) is that “no one ever said the ipod was built as a ed device. Until all schools get OLPC’s or similar, that’s our educator’s lot I’m afraid… Or is there another alternative device out there?” See also these previous articles here about ipod’s and education: - Let’s get the ipod’s in schools debate started!

A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.

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//Rather than just reporting on what others have been saying about this new frontier in mLearning - that being kids using their own mobile phones for learning - I’ve written my own paper dealing with policy responses from schools and Education departments. Learning Difficulties Support Teacher, Tullawong State School, Caboolture. Keywords Mobile phones, policy, school practice, mobile learning, mLearning, ICT in Education Introduction 1.0

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.

Preparing for a Charter School Conference Presentation

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In preparation for a K-12 mobile learning presentation tomorrow in Wisconsin, I have been trying to catch up on my reading.

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Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

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iPod Touch). Traditional iPods can be used to help students listen to audiobooks or read text. In the blog post, titled, “ Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning (Chime In) “, RJ Jazquez discusses his opinion on on the question of whether eLearning is really mobile learning after having the question posed to him in a comment on another blog post.

iGo uGo weGo moGo! Mogopop your iPod and 5 other mLearning Ideas (More from technoLOTE.com)

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Here are some more iPod/mLearning ideas from technoLOTE. This post is a follow on from iPod mLearn oCool ! Most students at most schools will own, if not, have access to, at least one device that can be used for mlearning. iPods and mp3 players are a great place to start - especially if school policy doesn’t allow mobile phones in classrooms. Create simple question and answer.txt files that will display on an iPod. Mogopop your iPod!

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

Podcasting with Cell Phones in schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

While podcasting is often done with iPods or audio editing devices such as Audacity, podcasts can be created more easily through cell phones (coupled with a few of my favorite FREE web2.0 For example, instead of recording a podcast on an iPod and then loading it to itunes and uploading it to your webspace, you can simply dial a number on your cell phone, narrate your podcast, and then hit the # sign to publish immediately online.

Podcasting with Cell Phones in schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

While podcasting is often done with iPods or audio editing devices such as Audacity, podcasts can be created more easily through cell phones (coupled with a few of my favorite FREE web2.0 For example, instead of recording a podcast on an iPod and then loading it to itunes and uploading it to your webspace, you can simply dial a number on your cell phone, narrate your podcast, and then hit the # sign to publish immediately online.

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times). Uni is a school in Urbana, Il that has propsed a new, more cell phone friendly AUP.

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times). Uni is a school in Urbana, Il that has propsed a new, more cell phone friendly AUP.

Jane in Java 2: mLearning in my school

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A teacher's report on mLearning from: Jane in Java 2: mLearning in my school Jane in Java 2 reports- Have you had experience using m-learning devices in a learning environment?Currently Currently the use of mobile phones at my school is more directed at the parents rather than the students. Our school has a dedicated mobile phone for each Principal for school meeting announcements. I have bought a new iPod classic and a microphone attachment that enables recording.

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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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. >

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 From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons Global mobile research project final report Posted by: louiseduncan | August 16, 2009 | 1 Comment | Here is a copy of the research report produced by Delphian eLearning for Etech Group outlining the findings of the Global Mobile Research Project conducted from August 2008 – June 2009.

Pockets of Potential | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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‘Pockets of Potential’ argues that despite legitimate public concern about the “disruptive track record” of mobile devices in schools, there is reason to be excited about their potential. Tags: K-12 ipod

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

Keeping in touch | 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 Keeping in touch Posted by: louiseduncan | January 10, 2010 | No Comment | As a new year begins, there are already many plans and ideas afoot for mLearning at Shepparton High School and beyond. which was started by Susan Wells at Culbreth Middle School, NC, USA in February 2009.

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.

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.

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

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.

Soaring Demand for Online K-12 Schools and Mobile Learning

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With the advancement in mobile learning technologies, online k-12 schools have now a potential choice for imparting education. Mobile devices like the smartphones, iPods etc now have a new purpose to serve as effective learning tools.

Soaring Demand for Online K-12 Schools and Mobile Learning

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With the advancement in mobile learning technologies, online k-12 schools have now a potential choice for imparting education. Mobile devices like the smartphones, iPods etc now have a new purpose to serve as effective learning tools.

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! "Look, the ipods are sprouting!" Second, I was completely unprepared by how natural the children act when using the ipods for an educational exercise. Tags: education ipod

Good positive coverage of tablets in Education

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I was privileged to be interviewed for it: “ SCHOOL technology is no longer limited to communal computer labs and a laptop lugged in every backpack.

Duke m-Learning Initiative in fourth year

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The idea behind it was to provide students with wireless mobile devices with a budget of $ 500′000 and find out whether students would actually use these mobile devices (in Duke’s case these devices were iPods). Tags: Mobile Learning iphone ipod school Although being most famous for great sports teams, the Duke University has pioneered in mobile learning as well. Four years ago, they have started an initiative which grew into the “Duke Digital Initiative&#.

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.

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. Applications: App-titude will be delivering educational Apps for the iPod touch that interface with an online assessment system.

#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.

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

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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. This vote tool can also be used to replace an expensive class set of ‘clickers’, unnecessary when you have Studywiz mobile and the iPod touch! under: Studywiz Mobile , iPod Touch , mLearning « Trigonometry Responses - [.]

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 [.].

Open Discussion- Is There an Educational Laffer Curve?

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We have stumbled upon an interesting anomaly, a correlation with the less a school spends on education and higher performance in these key areas. This trend can be seen comparing public schools in the US to other parts of the world, as well as comparing to private schools and home schools. More funding is the result of existing poor schools, not the cause. Is more funding the solution to failing schools? eLearning Education for the iPod Generation.