New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Finally!

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10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone

Float Mobile Learning

The post 10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone appeared first on Float. 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. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices infrared cameras mHealth Tango

Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

A new study published in PLos One suggests that health surveys conducted over text messages gather higher quality data than surveys conducted over phone calls. Comparing survey responses from text messages and phone calls.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. smart phone device market and the outright. phone and tablet revolution and have been retrofitted.

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

The Mobile Learner

True, in the title, RJ focuses on tablets but I believe that mobile devices are also smart phones and media players (i.e. 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?

Saving money with Straight Talk cell phone family plans

Mobile Learning Edge

While the mobile phone industry will let you know that a monthly bill is about $47 starting 2012, numerous individuals are paying more than that – and relying upon their requirements, it might be excessively. There are a couple moves that you can make to spare cash on your mobile phone arrange today. Once you’ve settled on Verizon, head over to our gathering of The Best Verizon Phones to pick the right gadget for you.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

Cell Phones in Learning

Most of the scavenger hunt type applications online only use smartphones, so it is fantastic to come across one that is more accessible (since over 60% of cell phone users still have basic phones). Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR.

10 eBook/Audiobook Resources for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

4) Manybooks.net : Contains a vast database of ebooks that can be downloaded in a variety of different formats for a variety of different media players/cell phones. 10) MobiPocket Reader : Free ebook reader for your PC, PDA and smart phone. Tags: audiobooks cell_phone ebooks mobilelearning mlearning

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New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education.

5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is the default communication method for most people, above and beyond a phone call, simply because it is a quicker and more convenient way of reaching people. This ability to reach hotel staff from any location offers a huge leg up on the traditional hotel room phone call.

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

uLearning Blog

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?

Create an Email address for your phone!

Cell Phones in Learning

site called Mailbliss , which allows anyone to create an email address for their phone. Well, once you create an email address for your phone, anyone can use that email address to send you a text message! The email turns into an sms message that you receive on your phone. I can envision many teachers using this (especially those who do not want to give away their cell phone number) to text message with parents and students. There is an interesting web2.0

Peripheral Vision Turns Mobile Phone Cameras Into Watchdogs

Float Mobile Learning

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: 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. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA!

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

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. From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Liz Kolb’s blog on using cell phones for learning. Mobile Phones and Citizen Journalism: A wiki on the MobileActive.org website on using cell phones in citizen journalism.

Great Introduction to Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I found this video on Youtube, I do not know who created the video, but it is a nice introduction to the complexities and current state of cell phones in schools. The creator put together a montage of video clips from TV shows to news broadcasts about using mobile devices in school

6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

mLearning Revolution

Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc. OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? For me, the answer is a whole lot, perhaps too many.

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The Mobile Learner » Twitter On The Go: Twitter on Mobile Phones

The Mobile Learner

Call to Record: Easy cell phone or landline recording

Cell Phones in Learning

Call to Record allows 30 minute of free recording time from any cell phone or landline. I have been playing with a website called Call to Record. It is similar to Google Voice or the old Drop.io. It is completely private and you can download or share your audio recording at your discretion.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

Examples of how Smartphones transcend beyond Phones and make our lives better. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training?

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9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation

Upside Learning

It’s the mobile phone. What began as an attempt to improve the telegraph, more than a hundred years ago, has evolved into the single most important piece of consumer electronics in the world, acting not only as a communications device but now as a learning tool too. While some of the first smartphones had touch […]. Mobile Learning

Augmented Reality in Plain English

The Mobile Learner

Here’s Common Craft’s easy explanation about Augmented Reality: augmented reality cell_phone digital culture mlearning mobilelearning

Key Mobile Milestone: Smartphone Sales Exceeded Feature Phones for the First Time [#mLearing]

mLearning Revolution

A new report by Gartner, which came out today, shows that for the first time, smartphone worldwide sales exceeded those of feature phones in the second quarter of 2013.

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

In his projects, mobile phones were used by students to capture data from the neighbourhood, on which the students then conducted statistical analysis for their assignments. Many countries – Nigeria, Pakistan and India were mentioned – ban mobile phones at schools.

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

Take Microsoft’s design guidelines for their Windows Phone 7 platforms for example, which recommends that each touch target be at least 9mm in size and that there be at least a 2mm space between actions.

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Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 makes improvements

Mobile Learning Edge

The company has a mobile learning program that links the LMS with mobile phones, called Blackboard Mobile Learn , which is a mini version of the Blackboard platform.

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

however they are more expensive to build and companies have to account for so many platforms, each with different programming languages, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, RIM and others. I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere.

Nokia’s Intriguing Vision(s) of the Future

Mobile Learning Edge

The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has issued several new videos on their view of the future of mobile devices. The HumanForm is a tear shaped phone that is flexible. Future of Mobile Learning Haptics mobile phones

Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

It’s just elearning on the phone. Designers must consider the always on nature of phones which help capture the moment of creative learning and other such factors. When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound.

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series. That is to use a cell phone for personal productivity. Cell phones, however, are different.

New Pew Study Shows that Two Thirds of Americans Check their Phones Even When They’re Not Buzzing

Mobile Commons

A new Pew fact sheet shows just how addicted Americans are to their mobile phones. 67% of people check their devices for incoming messages “even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.”. 98% of 18-49 Year Olds Have a Mobile Phone.

Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

The Mobile Learner

Connecting back to a previous blog post where I was musing on the difference between Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning , we can see that today’s cell phones are adding more functionality and are designed with the spirit of Universal Design in mind.

Mobile Commons Powers Over 100,000 Calls to Congress on Internet Slowdown Day

Mobile Commons

By using our web form and mobile platform, businesses like Etsy, Vimeo, Kickstarter and Tumblr could ask their visitors and to take action by simply filling in two pieces of information and picking up their phone when it rang.

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A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

It’s Not eLearning On A Phone. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps.

mobile learning in africa …

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

You can use its authoring features and pre-designed layouts, themes and templates to create engaging and interactive content for tablet devices or smart phones.

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Selling your Straight Talk mobile phone

Mobile Learning Edge

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?

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Of course, teacher may be very uncomfortable sharing their phone number with students and this is a very legitimate concern. More about this service can be found in my blog post Polling by Cell Phone – Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers? Therefore, everyday tools such as cell phones and text messaging can be utilized to gain that precious feedback required to ensure that students are learning.