Classroom Mobile Device Safety Contract (sample)

Cell Phones in Learning

The beginning of the school year is upon us, thus, it is time for teachers to establish norms and routines. One of those norms for teachers of middle and high school students should be around cell phone use. The first week of school is an opportunity for teachers (along side of their students) to develop a mobile device safety and etiquette contract that promotes a positive mobile mental health in their classroom community.

Sample Timeline for End of the Year Fundraising Text Messages

Mobile Commons

To make your EOY campaign planning a little easier, our expert mobile strategists have put together a sample timeline to help you plan your end of year fundraising text messages. Sample timeline for EOY fundraising text messages. The post Sample Timeline for End of the Year Fundraising Text Messages appeared first on Mobile Commons. So your nonprofit has been extra good this year, and you made your list and checked it twice.

Applying the Principles of Animation to CSS3 Animations (Part 3)

Float Mobile Learning

Tutorials animation code sample CSS3 HTML5 Bring your CSS3 animation techniques full-circle with this third and final article in Float''s series on the 12 Principles of Animation.

A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]

mLearning Revolution

Sample Project Requirements (Use-Cases) … 9. Sample Project 1—Information Awareness Training … 10. Sample Project 2—Boarding Officer Support for Rules & Regulations … 11. Sample Project 1—Supplementing Initial Requirements … 22. Sample Project 2—Supplementing Initial Requirements … 23. Sample Project 1—Should We Pursue a Mobile Solution? Sample Project 2—Should We Pursue a Mobile Solution?

Mobile Usage Among The Youth

Upside Learning

Some critical insights from the report: Young adults choose their own devices ; only 16% of the sample reported that parents selected the phones for them. Also, the sample is skewed heavily toward male usage of smart-phones. The Neilsen Company, the well-known advertising and market research company published an interesting report recently about mobile phone usage amongst youth in certain countries. You can download the report here. registration required).

Training Plan For iPhone Application Development

Upside Learning

Explore following samples. Videos: Ingredients of Great iPhone App- Some samples of great IPhone apps. Explore samples related to it. Explore following samples. Explore samples related to it. Sample codes (Explore samples). Explore samples. Right now, everyone wants to develop applications for mobile devices and in particular for the iPhone, as it has changed the way we look at mobile devices.

mLearning Presentations using Google Docs

mLearning Trends

If you'd like to view the simple, sample presentation I created on your own mobile device, click or send yourself the following URL: [link A RT from Tim Martin at the Elearning Guild brought my attention to a blog posting by Wesley Fryer at Stormchasers about his use of Google Presentation -- part of the free cloud-based Google Docs service -- as a means of distributing mobile learning content to his ecosystem.

New Issue of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO)

Mobile Learning Edge

You can also download a free sample issue (Volume 4, No. Academic articles on mobile learning are found in many different journals. However, only a few journals are specifically dedicated to mobile learning. One of these is the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation , a UK journal in its 5th year. Here is the table of contents for its latest issue (Volume 5, No. 2, 2011): . Exploring the factors that affecting intention to use mobile learning.

My Blog Posts at Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

In the meantime, here is a sample of some of the blog posts that I have contributed at Float which might be of interest: Rhizomatic Learning – A New Metaphor for How We Learn. I haven’t added much to this blog site lately, mainly because I am blogging daily at Float Mobile Learning, where I work as a senior analyst. If you haven’t checked out the Float blog, please do, as it is a goldmine of information on mobile learning.

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

Each class explains the steps required to solve a problem, or implement a feature, with plenty of code snippets and sample code for developers to use within their own apps. On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics.

Top m-learning reports of 2012

moblearn

They have a small sample of their prodigious output online. Filtering out the best, so you don’t have to! Links to our top m-learning reports for 2012: You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened. With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet!

iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?

moblearn

Right now there are only a few in iTunes (none available outside the US), but there is a very lovely (free) sample called Life On Earth , which is well worth a viewing. If you would like to see more samples, those good people at TheVerge have a bunch of photos of it in action over at [link] Will this transform educational publishing? Today Apple released iBooks 2, a beautiful new format for interactive books that they hope to use to “re-invent the textbook”.

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Google Survey Has Lots of Interesting Data on Mobile Use

Mobile Learning Edge

The sample size was 5,000 American adults who owned a smartphone and accessed the mobile Internet. Today, Google released the findings of a smart phone study done at the end of 2010. The results showed that 93% of smartphone owners use their phones while at home, including 39% said they use their smartphones “while going to the bathroom. &#. In terms of the types of content that smart phone users search for, the results broke down as follows: News (57%). Dining (51%).

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Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3

Upside Learning

Some samples developed on JQTouch are available here. iWebKit lacks interactivity but has many samples and can be easily modified to support multiple browsers. This is the 3 rd and final post of the series on creating successful m-learning strategy based on the workshop I attended at mLearnCon. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here. In this part I am covering the Tool and Techniques discussed in the workshop.

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

Here’s a drag-and-drop question I did in about 10 minutes as I was testing the software: Articulate Quizmaker Drag-and-drop sample. The New Articulate Studio ’13. I just finished reading an excellent book written by Dan Saffer titled Microinteractions: Designing with Details.

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4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

Nunez argues that Milao uses artificial intelligence , which is combined with a technology called “natural language processing,” generating text samples that would correspond to human speech. Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language.

Check Out Adobe Captivate eLearning Content on the Motorola Xoom Tablet via the Flash Player 10.2 [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

and play around with a sample course developed in Adobe Captivate 5. This week I am traveling in Orlando, FL. attending our fourth Adobe Learning Summit, and staying the rest of the week for the Learning Solutions 2011 conference. Our Adobe eLearning conference went very well and I’d like to thank everyone who spent their day here with us learning and sharing what they do with our software. Not surprising, one topic that stood out this year was Mobile Learning (aka mLearning).

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No Escaping Mobile Learning – Webinar Recording & Audience Queries Answered

Upside Learning

A:This is correct, Prenski’s research doesnt include a very large and diverse sample. There are definite biases in the findings of the research that are directly related to the lack of diversity in the sample. As you probably already know, last week we kicked off our independent webinar series with the first one titled as ‘No Escaping Mobile Learning’ which I co-presented with Abhijit Kadle (watch recording here ).

Study shows no difference in paper vs eBooks 4 reading performance; tablets best #ADEdu #slide2learn #eqelearn #mlearn

uLearning Blog

They really need to state how big the sample size was however. Even I am a little sceptical – the contrast of paper is still so much higher and gives less eyestrain than LCD screens, but. “This study provides us with a scientific basis for dispelling the widespread misconception that reading from a screen has negative effects,” explains Füssel.

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Newswire / Press Release: Atlantic Link Launches Rapid e-Learning for the Sony PSP - Education/e-Learning/Training - Atlantic Link | NewswireToday

mLearning World

If you have a PSP Slim & Lite (or just want to look at a course), view a sample of Atlantic Link's PSP e-learning at the link below. Download a Sample eLearning Course for the PSP mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0

New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

I got to play around with some early content samples and found their mobile packaging to be clean, flexible and very well structured for playback on compatible mobile devices based on Apple's iOS or on Android-based mobiles or tablets.

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate 6 for iPad Publishing [FAQ]

mLearning Revolution

If you have never seen this app in action and you own an iPad, take a look at two screencasts I published a while back on how the process works, and try a sample course using the app I mentioned above. One of the questions I get asked frequently is whether I’d recommend Storyline or Captivate 6 to a company who needs to publish their desktop eLearning specifically for learners to consume it on the iPad. This is an interesting question to answer for so many reasons.

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Preparing to present

uLearning Blog

Its the geeky graphic designer in me, but I feel it saves me and the audience time in explaining and introducing if much of the basics can simply be said graphically… (see what you think this sample of the graphics I’ve created so far tell you about what participants are in line for). I’m presenting in 3 weeks at the Innovative Technology in Schools Conference in Brisbane.

iPods in Education Part 14: Enhanced Science Education

The Mobile Learner

Here are a sampling of a few of the free apps: 1) Mitosis (free) : An app allowing students to learn more about cell division. True, mobile devices work well across the curriculum. Much time as been spent in this “iPods in Education&# series on uses as they relate to Language Arts or geography instruction. This time, I’d like to branch out and look at some uses in science.

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3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

But the sample was small, the data not big, and Nokia was not convinced. After five years researching the effectiveness of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the USA, Stanford University lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus found that while 75% of NPOs collect data, only 6% feel they are using it effectively. Just to be clear, these were not all tech organizations.). She suggests the reason is because they don’t have a data culture.

3 New Reports on Edtech for Refugees, Displaced Populations and Deprived Settings – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

Below is a brief description of each and a sample of highlights that caught my eye. There are over half a billion children living in countries affected by conflict and disasters , making them three times more likely to be out of school than children living in stable, but low-income countries. 51% of all refugees in the world are children, and refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol in school as their male peers.

Three Mobile Campaign Ideas for Giving Tuesday in 2015

Mobile Commons

Here’s a sample message: “Can’t make a donation this year but still want to contribute? Here’s a sample message: Know of someone interested in giving to our cause? Sample Timeline for End of the Year Fundraising Text Messages. Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and nonprofits everywhere are looking to current trends and new technology in order to stand out from the crowd.

San Francisco Public Radio Maps Listeners’ Earthquake Readiness

Mobile Commons

You can also hear samples of the responses on the air. It’s been many years since an earthquake of devastating proportions hit the Bay Area, but that doesn’t stop people thinking about what to do if (when?) another one strikes. Public radio station KALW is using Mobile Commons technology to find out more about how prepared its listeners are. They’re asking listeners to text in what’s in their earthquake kit and then showing the results on a map.

Create free quizzes for cellphones/ Facebook/ Moodle

mLearning

You can try out some of the sample quizzes here - they can be done online to give you an idea of how the quizzes provide feedback, or you can install the sample quizzes to your mobile phone for the full m-learning experience. Here’s today’s awesome m-learning find: a website where anyone can create a multiple choice quiz which is compatible with the vast majority of current mobile phones (it runs as a Java application, which most of today’s cellphones support).

Poetry Slamming with Cells.

Cell Phones in Learning

Here is a sample Poetry Slam from my inservice teacher. A great idea that one of my inservice teachers came up with for cell phones was a Poetry Slam. While many schools and coffee houses host events for students to read their original poems, why not create a Poetry Slam Blog or Podcast where they could broadcast their original work to the world! Published!

Poetry Slamming with Cells.

Cell Phones in Learning

Here is a sample Poetry Slam from my inservice teacher A great idea that one of my inservice teachers came up with for cell phones was a Poetry Slam. While many schools and coffee houses host events for students to read their original poems, why not create a Poetry Slam Blog or Podcast where they could broadcast their original work to the world! Published!

How To Build Your Mobile List: Add a Mobile Field to Your Web Forms

Mobile Commons

Check out a few sample forms from below, from Reform Immigration 4 America and the AARP. When you start a mobile campaign, the first step to success is to get people to sign up for your alerts. In this series of posts, we’ll be discussing a few ways to use the resources you already have to build your mobile list. . If you have an existing outreach campaign, you probably already have what’s called “web forms.”

Mobile Commons Supports Special Language Character Sets

Mobile Commons

For example, here is a screenshot of a sample Spanish language campaign in Mobile Commons that shows the original message as having 134 characters left. Mobile Commons is proud to announce that our platform now supports both the universal ASCII and the GSM language character sets. Simply speaking, this means that text messages sent from the Mobile Commons platform can now include special characters such as the umlaut (ü), and the enye (ñ), and other diacritical marks.

TXTBlaster.Create Keywords for Groups and Monitor Activity

Cell Phones in Learning

For example I just created a sample group with the texting keyword "kolb". Imagine being able to send text messages back and forth between yourself and your students, or yourself and your student's parents, or yourself and members of a committee. Imagine being able to have groups of students using text messages to communicate back and forth to each other about a class project and have it documented in one easy location for the teacher to monitor the group activity.

TXTBlaster.Create Keywords for Groups and Monitor Activity

Cell Phones in Learning

For example I just created a sample group with the texting keyword "kolb". Imagine being able to send text messages back and forth between yourself and your students, or yourself and your student's parents, or yourself and members of a committee. Imagine being able to have groups of students using text messages to communicate back and forth to each other about a class project and have it documented in one easy location for the teacher to monitor the group activity.

Occupy SMS Connects Families in Need with On-the-Ground Volunteers

Mobile Commons

Check out the samples of how it works below. One of the most inspiring sites following Sandy’s devastation has been the thousands of people volunteering in the cleanup. In the wake of the storm’s destruction, New Yorkers are coming together to help their communities recover. But there’s still a lot more work to be done. And it can be a challenge to match volunteers with resources to the families who need them. So Mobile Commons is proud to partner with OccupySMS.

How Text Messaging Closes the Word Gap in Young Children

Mobile Commons

Sample messages include “By saying beginning word sounds like ‘ttt’ in taco & tomato, you’re preparing your child 4 K” or “Let your child hold the book. For years, early childhood educators have tried to bridge the “word gap,” a term coined from a well-known study that showed how children from more affluent families are exposed to – and know – millions of times more words than children that come from lower income families.

Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

Cell Phones in Learning

Here is a sample that I made below with web voting, feel free to try it! A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. SMSpoll is similiar to the fantastic Polleverywhere (which I believe is US only right now). SMSpoll has a free account which allows for 25 votes per poll (enough for many individual classes) and 500 new polls per month. While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web.

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Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

Cell Phones in Learning

Here is a sample that I made below with web voting, feel free to try it! A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. SMSpoll is similiar to the fantastic Polleverywhere (which I believe is US only right now). SMSpoll has a free account which allows for 25 votes per poll (enough for many individual classes) and 500 new polls per month. While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web.

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Why did I just buy new Nano’s to use with students?

uLearning Blog

Download sample video at actual quality HERE (3.7mb, 11 secs. Well, once I heard that the 5th generation iPod Nano had added a video camera, voice recorder, and a step-o-meter as well as dropping in price, I knew it was time to finally get two – for my school. Why for my school you ask? Well, one of my jobs is to encourage the uptake of the transformational learning that mobile and ubiquitous tech contributes to.

Parents Together Creates a Text Message Quiz to Raise Awareness For Working Mothers

Mobile Commons

Parents Together sent out a link to a petition to a group of subscribers who had taken quiz and to a random sampling of other supporters. Being a working mother can seem like an Olympic event. That’s why Parents Together – a national nonprofit that provides a community for parents – launched a text message game called The Working Mom Challenge. Timed to the Olympics, the game raised awareness about the difficulties faced by working mothers in the United States.

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mLearning-World.com: More Podcasting Educational Resources

mLearning World

Download a sample podcast here-> Also check out Voice Genesis , a service that InstaSpanish uses to download podcasts to mobile phones. Or download a sample podcast here.

Create Speech to Text blogs/Calendars from your cell with Jott!

Cell Phones in Learning

I created a sample message in the post above (it was very simple and only took a few minutes to set up). Jott is fast becoming one of my favorite organizational tools for cell phones! I think there are strong connections for student and teacher organization as well. Jot t has created this new feature called "Jott Links" where you can send a speech to text message to a lot of popular 3rd party applications such as Twitter, or Livejournal.