10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone

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From tracking calories to monitoring babies to sniffing out terrorists, we take a look at 10 unusual but innovative ways to use your mobile device. The post 10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices infrared cameras mHealth Tango

Children and Mobile Phones

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Thanks to BECTA in the UK for pointing out a report entitled Children’s Use of Mobile Phones — An International Comparison February 2009. Mobile phones are becoming ubiquitous and, in line with this trend, children’s use of mobile phones has increased to the point where mobile phones are becoming commodities for them."

Selling your Straight Talk mobile phone

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If you’re using promo codes for straight talk , you will not have your phone replaced. A huge number of old cellular telephones mope in cabinets and drawers over the UK, and there are many sites that will offer you money for old handsets – however would you say you are getting a decent arrangement?

mLearning-World.com: XM on Mobile Phones

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, August 11, 2006 XM on Mobile Phones The other day, I mentioned that Alltel had made a huge leap by providing podcasting service for mobile phones. As if this wasnt good enough, Alltel jumps ahead of the competition again offering XM on mobile phones. From mLearnopedia: April - June Hot List: Mobile L.

Peripheral Vision Turns Mobile Phone Cameras Into Watchdogs

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New mobile learning apps could use immersive, panoramic footage taken with a mobile device''s camera. Industry News Mobile Apps Mobile Devices mobile device cameras Surround-See

Mobile Phones vs. Computers

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Some articles argue in favour of computers while others argue in favour of mobile phones. The articles that argue in favour of computers seem to focus on the fact that even low end computers have computational and media capabilities that far surpass mobile phones, especially the older and limited capability models that are found in underdeveloped countries. Even basic phones have very useful communication capabilities as well as basic productivity tools.

Mobile Phones to Monitor Teenagers Mental Health

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Thanks to Holly Hart for forwarding a very interesting article about monitoring and behavioral change using mobile phones. Not mobile learning, but an important pilot to help in the treatment of 14-24 year-olds with depression issues. By using the communications capabilities of mobile phones and SMS messages, MCRI hopes to better capture information and provide earlier treatment.

Mobile Phone Video Challenge.Film on the Fly

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Yesterday I ran across a twitter post by Hall Davidson about a very interesting mobile phone video challenge sponsored by a local PBS station in California called Film on the Fly. On February 7th, 2009 the contest will send out a text message challenge (story) to anyone who signs up and ask them to create a mobile video of the topic in 20 hours or less!

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Mobile Phone Video Challenge.Film on the Fly

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Yesterday I ran across a twitter post by Hall Davidson about a very interesting mobile phone video challenge sponsored by a local PBS station in California called Film on the Fly. On February 2nd, 2009 the contest will send out a text message challenge (story) to anyone who signs up and ask them to create a mobile video of the topic in 20 hours or less!

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mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa

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I have blogged about m-uBuntu before – a growing family of schools in South Africa who are using “cell phones” to transform how they teach. We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. Young people writing mobile stories.

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Comments on Africa’s mobile phone e-learning transformation

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I was recently interviewed by the Times Higher Education about mobile learning and higher education in Africa. The article, Africa’s mobile phone e-learning transformation , provides a good snapshot of the potential of mobile learning and why that potential is still not being fully realised. Uncategorized africa higher education mobile learning

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

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John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. The document is over 60+ pages long, but I wanted to summarize one of the interesting finds; the number of students who own and use mobile phones. %

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

Cell Phones in Learning

John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. The document is over 60+ pages long, but I wanted to summarize one of the interesting finds; the number of students who own and use mobile phones. %

Mobile Phone now Most Vital Device According to Pew

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The predictions finally came true, the mobile phone is the device most Americans say they can’t live without. Most of us use our mobiles more often than any other piece of electronics that we own. The mobile device is the most personal device we own and it connects us to our many social networks (both traditional face to face through voice and our online social networks).

MobilED initiative » Why mobile phones? – Version 2

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mLearning-World.com: 20 Ideas: Getting students to use their mobile phones as learning tools- by Doug Belshaw

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, September 29, 2006 20 Ideas: Getting students to use their mobile phones as learning tools- by Doug Belshaw 20 Ideas: Getting students to use their mobile phones as learning tools I can still remember the excitement I felt after persuading my parents to buy a then-almost-top-of-the-range Pentium computer with its speedy 75mhz processor.

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The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

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A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. which started in 2003 with 4 students has now grown into a full-fledged civic movement with 30 staffers who are armed with cell phones to communicate and document activity.

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The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. which started in 2003 with 4 students has now grown into a full-fledged civic movement with 30 staffers who are armed with cell phones to communicate and document activity.

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Language practice using mobile phones | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Language practice using mobile phones 1 09 2006 Ewan McIntosh highlights a post by Lynne from Tobermoryhs , where she relates “how her students have been practicing French speaking skills on their mobile phones, including a great game – how long can you spend speaking on the phone… in the foreign language&#.

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

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A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the cellular phone is the technology owned by the largest percentage of Americans. The #1 function for which people use their mobile phones? Mobile Phones Cross the Digital Divide. All Posts Mobile Resources and Research

Mobile phones – pay monthly, SIM only or pay as you go?

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If you are looking for a new mobile phone, the choice can seem bewildering. It is easier to look on the Internet for mobile phone deals because you can do so in the comfort of your own home without any unwanted pressure from salespeople. It lets you stay in control of your mobile phone costs: you have buy credit in advance, usually a minimum of £5, and this can be done either online or in most supermarkets, shops and mobile phone stores.

On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

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Below is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa. The interview has two parts: the first video is about how mobile learning can tackle the global teacher shortage and the impact of mobile learning on the education system. The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I

Four museums. One adventure. All from your mobile phone!

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And to celebrate, they’ve created a mobile scavenger hunt that allows even the most frequent museum-goers to discover new things about the museums: Members, charge your cell phones! Just visit the four museums now ‘til Labor Day, cell phone in hand, and participate in a mobile-phone scavenger hunt that will take you through the halls, galleries, and exhibition spaces of Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards 28 06 2006 StudyCell, a company specialising in mobile-phone-based flashcards and formative assessment quizzes, today announced it has surpassed the 10,000 downloads mark.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? I just read an interesting post on MobileActive. It mentioned a new graduate course/seminar being offered at MIT.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? I just read an interesting post on MobileActive. It mentioned a new graduate course/seminar being offered at MIT.

MobilED initiative » Why mobile phones?

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Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile phone translates English to Japanese 5 09 2006 Here’s a cool bit of software for (Japanese) language teachers, reported by Slashphone. Mediaseek just announced a mobile phone application called “Camera Dictionary&# (Kamera Jiten), which uses a cellphone’s built-in camera to scan and translate words into Japanese.

Book-Poor, but Mobile Phone-Rich? Look to M-Novels

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Book-Poor, but Mobile Phone-Rich? Look to M-Novels is a guest blog post that I wrote for the World Bank’s Educational Technology Debate. It is part of a broader debate around The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nick Carr, but seen within a developing country context. The m4Lit project is discussed

The Mobile Learner » The Evolution of Mobile Phones

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India’s mobile phone users increasing by 1m a week

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More than 1 million people a week are becoming new mobile phone users in India, reports The Business Online. According to the Cellular Operators' Association of India, the number of mobile users in India has topped 110m. About half of India's towns and villages now have mobile reception and the Indian Ministry of Communication and Information aims to reach 90% coverage by the end of the

Nokia’s Intriguing Vision(s) of the Future

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The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has issued several new videos on their view of the future of mobile devices. Following the footsteps of Apple, their concept are highly stylized designs that use the entire mobile device as an interactive display. The HumanForm is a tear shaped phone that is flexible. Future of Mobile Learning Haptics mobile phones

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The big issue: mobile phones in class | CompareMobiles.com

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CompareMobiles.com Impartial Mobile Phone Reviews, News, Deals, Info & Consumer Comments. I think it’s pointless not to allow children to have their phones in school. Phones are banned in our school for the pupils but some of the teachers are on their mobiles 24/7. I think everyone should have their phones out on the desk, then teachers can see if people are texting and wasting their education. Browse by mobile.

By the Numbers: 10% of Presidential Campaign Donors Gave with their Mobile Phones

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A new study from Pew shows that cell phone donations are quickly becoming a significant factor in the presidential campaigns. The study found that 10% of all campaign donations to a presidential candidate have used text messaging or a cell phone app. 10% donated by sending a text message from their cell phone or using a cell phone app. The study also showed that Democrats are more than twice as likely to donate using their mobile phones than Republicans.

MobilED initiative » Audio Encyclopaedia with your mobile phone

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You are Never Alone » Mobile phones - powerful learning aids?

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You are Never Alone communicate and collaborate in an online world Skip navigation About « Digital Diversity: ACEC2010 in Melbourne Blog Action Day 09 - Climate Change » Mobile phones - powerful learning aids? In 2008 education researchers at The University of Nottingham said they believe it is time that phone bans were reassessed — because mobile phones can be a powerful learning aid. A course in mobile phone use, integrated into the curriculum?

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5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

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The 2016 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week kicked off on Monday with a webinar entitled Innovation and quality: Two sides of the same coin? 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. We are now on the fifth UNESCO Mobile Learning Week and the field has grown in so many interesting ways. When the pedagogy is effective, so is the (mobile) learning.

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. In Queensland, Optus reported that by October 2011, 55% of regional phone owners (traditionally a sector that lags behind in gadget adoption) had a smartphone ([link]. In addition, With mobile phone subscriptions now outnumbering computers, TVs and even FM radios (T. phone?

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The Mobile Learner » Twitter + Mobile Phone: Incorporating Web Tools and Mobile Devices

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Across Africa the Feature Phone is Not Dead – Your Weekend Long Reads

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Quartz Africa reports that last year feature phones took back market share from smartphones in Africa. The market share of smartphones fell to 39% in 2017 (from 45%), while feature phones rose to 61% (from 55%). Transsion, a little-known Chinese handset manufacturer, now sells more phones than any other company in Africa. Many of the feature phone models have messaging apps. The age old question – which mobile channel should we focus on?

E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog

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» E-learning on Mobile Phones by Cyprien E-learning on Mobile Phones The main advantage of E-learning is independence of both location and time. Using technological devices such as Mobile phones can solve these types of problems. For example, globally mobile phones are being widely used and the number of users is still increasing. Wherever and whenever the learning is required it can be easily achieved via the mobile phones.

psp, TV, mp3, pda, mobile phones: can we REALLY put learning onto them all?

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How do we cope with supporting real, valid, mobile learning on a huge range of devices? The more time I spend surrounded by mobile learners, the more this question comes back to haunt me. We have used many different approaches and devices already, but still the issue is FAR from simple. There are a wide spectrum of strategies. At one end we have learning that is VERY device specific

Mobile phones in the MFL classroom - Box of Tricks

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Home About Contact Links Resources Subscribe Mobile phones in the MFL classroom Dec 29th 2009 3 Comments respond trackback In the latest guest post about using Technology in Modern Foreign Languages , Dominic McGladdery writes about the apparent disparity between government advice on using mobiles phones in the classroom and the reality of teaching practice in classrooms where often every single student owns a mobile phone.