Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. It's no wonder that school leaders responded by attempting to eliminate the use of mobile and social media in schools.

Social, mobile and hackathons…converging or diverging ideation?

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5 Tips for Social Networking. How the world’s foremost management experts are reinventing management using social software. What do finalists for the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-prize for Management Innovation and the Management Innovation eXchange have to do with enterprise social networking ? The MIX started as a brainchild of Gary Hamel, visiting professor at the London Business School.

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Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

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Text 2 Stop It is a program that allows students to anonymously report bullying at their school. The messages are completely anonymous, meaning that students don’t have to worry about holding back out of shame or fear from social repercussions.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

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Option 2 Engage students in a discussion about your school’s cellphone rules. How do they see students using cellphones in school? If cellphones are banned, how would they like to use cellphones in school?

Social Media Smarts for New and Veteran Teachers

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to hear that the parents of their students will be looking them up on the Internet, in particular in social media sites such as Facebook (or "mombook" as some teenagers are now calling it!). We spend time developing guidelines to follow as new teachers using social media for personal use.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

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In the case of school communication, Twitter can be used: - as a communication gateway for teachers and school administrators looking to communicate with their parent community in a new and mobile way. -

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

This change exerts a pressure on the static nature of education inside the schools walls. App development and programming is being taught in some schools. Social media bigger than ever, and growing. The NMC Horizon Report says that “Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” Social media has grown beyond anyone’s expectation. Use social media in the classroom.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. July 25, 2011 This American Life Asks Listeners to Text To Donate , July 25, 2011 Even More Secure Access to Accounts , July 19, 2011 Cuts to Social Security?

Top tips for mlearning: wisdom of the crowd

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mobile in schools mobile learners as creators guidelines why mobile mobimooc top tips reportsLast week I ran a session at MobiMOOC2012 with educators and learning technologists from across the world, exploring different pedagogies, and learning theory often associated with mobile learning.

The Future of Cell Phones in Schools.

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This could eliminate the need for schools to purchase expensive LCD projectors, instead using their own cell phones as the projection tool. How this affects schools: Students, teachers, and parents could retrieve their school files and documents anytime from anywhere!

The Future of Cell Phones in Schools.

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This could eliminate the need for schools to purchase expensive LCD projectors, instead using their own cell phones as the projection tool. How this affects schools: Students, teachers, and parents could retrieve their school files and documents anytime from anywhere!

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy. iMovie for iPhone) or other available apps on a computer; Using social media (i.e.

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

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy. iMovie for iPhone) or other available apps on a computer; Using social media (i.e. Community Partners: Schools can keep parents and other community partners informed of school events by publishing relevant information online through mobile apps such as WordPress (blogging), Twitter (microblogging), FaceBook (social networking) etc.

The Politics of Cell Phones in Schools

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Edweek published an interesting article in November highlighting the problems with students having cell phones in schools. Specifically students posting videos to YouTube (and other online vlogging-type sites) of teachers and other students that were taken secretly in the schools. While the article goes on to talk about this being a reason why schools need to have policies against cell phones it also opens up a discussion about the legality of these videos being posted.

The Politics of Cell Phones in Schools

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Edweek published an interesting article in November highlighting the problems with students having cell phones in schools. Specifically students posting videos to YouTube (and other online vlogging-type sites) of teachers and other students that were taken secretly in the schools. While the article goes on to talk about this being a reason why schools need to have policies against cell phones it also opens up a discussion about the legality of these videos being posted.

Global Mobile Awards

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The system harnesses the potential of today’s 3 major enterprise IT trends – cloud, mobile apps and social– and is perfect for just-in-time training, reinforcement, surveys and updates while helping organizations to leverage mobility by making workers better prepared, informed and empowered.

Content and mobile: Four key considerations

Steve Vosloo

Content is social. There were fears, and to an extent many of us in education are still cautious, about intruding into the social media lives of learners. Kids smell school, and My Space for them means their space. However, I think that with the rise of social media, the door has opened. Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” Social media has grown beyond anyone’s expectation. Content is social.

2014: A year in review

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Product manager of X-kit Achieve Mobile , Pearson South Africa’s first schools mobile service, offering high school test and exam revision for learners with feature and smart phones.

Industry Forecast

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Embedded in the individual predictions is the continued tension between the economic value of mobile learning, along with negative perception of personal social media tools in play at work, and the value of immediate and quality support for an evolving workforce. Lisa Gualtieri, eLearn Magazine editor-in-chief, and adjunct clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine [Twitter: @lisagualtieri ]. On the horizon: alternate reality games and other social gaming.

Classroom Mobile Device Safety Contract (sample)

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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.

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

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It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning. Below is the 6th list in this series of lists. The other reading lists can be found by following the links provided at the end of this post.

Should cell phones be allowed during school exams?

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so do computers and communication technologies; they allow us to offload even more cognitive tasks onto our physical and social environment. Do you think cell phones should be allowed during school exams? Thanks to Lindseybp on Twitter , I learned about an interesting article from eSchoolnews , Digital debate: Prepare kids for exams or life? Open-Book Exam' 21st century-style: Educators begin to ponder if students should be allowed to use digital devices to take test.

Should cell phones be allowed during school exams?

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so do computers and communication technologies; they allow us to offload even more cognitive tasks onto our physical and social environment. Do you think cell phones should be allowed during school exams? Thanks to Lindseybp on Twitter , I learned about an interesting article from eSchoolnews , Digital debate: Prepare kids for exams or life? Open-Book Exam' 21st century-style: Educators begin to ponder if students should be allowed to use digital devices to take test.

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 1 – Communication

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Now in 2013, not only has the use of mobile devices become much more widespread both in schools and society at large, but the attitudes toward the use of mobile devices for learning has changed.

No Kid Hungry’s #SaveSummer Campaign Wins a Blackbaud Impact Award

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Throughout the summer, they also used social media and online landing pages to continually promote their summer meals texting program. . They promoted the program over social media and on flyers, which were distributed to students at the end of the school year.

The World’s First M-School? | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact The World’s First M-School? 10 10 2006 The Sydney Morning Herald (a reputable Australian newspaper) reports : “A 24-hour school with no traditional classrooms and where students use mobile phones and laptops to learn is being built in Sydney.&# This could mean a student might be sitting in the playground carrying out school work via a mobile phone.

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

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I'm pleased to share details about a new social venture I'm supporting with my friend and colleague, RJ Jacquez ; namely, a weekly podcast titled This Week in mLearning. I'm currently writing an eBook on what I learned and why companies need Passionate Evangelist in today' Social Media world.

Analysis piece: Mobile learning – Key principles for success

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Mobile learning: key principles for success ( pdf ) is an analysis piece written for the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship , Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

Stephen Downes – School 2.0 | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Stephen Downes – School 2.0 One response to “Stephen Downes – School 2.0&# 18 10 2006 Alex Hayes (22:01:23) : Nice one. 16 10 2006 Stephen Downes’ sketch of mobile, connected, situated, contextualised learning: Click here for larger image(s).

Digital Giant – Martha Lane Fox on mobile web

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Martha Lane Fox drawing the links between mobile + web + social networks + mobile-entrepreneurship [link] It is a 3:40 minute micro-interview from the current BBC series “Digital Giants”.

August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning August 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Become our #CoP advisor - Ignatia Webs , August 8, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals.

SMS to the Rescue for Customer Support

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Given text messaging’s ability to be prompt, clear, and flexible, it’s easy to see why 75% of people would prefer to use SMS over social media. Schools use it to reach parents. People are all too familiar with the woes that come with customer support.

Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace

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According to a survey released by Project Tomorrow in October, 48% of high school students and 34% of middle school students reported that they use their profiles on Facebook and other social networking sites to collaborate with classmates on projects.

Social Software, libraries & e-learning » Blog Archive » What’s all this Twittering about then?

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Social Software, libraries & e-learning Ramblings of a learning technology librarian « Future agenda for distance learning What’s all this Twittering about then? This afternoon I had a second visitor, this time from the International School in Zurich. He’s going to put me in touch with some librarians in his school and I hope there is plenty of potential for collaboration in the future.

Triple E Framework: Integrating technology to meet learning goals

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Does the technology help students learn outside of the school day? Does the technology help student''s bridge their school learning with their everyday lives? Below are three different scenarios of social studies teachers who have the same learning goals but choose to use technology differently to meet the goals.

Cell Phone Remote Control with Voicethread

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2) Since you have to type in your number and it is an immediate call, students do have to have some sort of Internet access at home/outside of school to do this for homework. cellphone social studies voicethread mathI am a big fan of Voicethread for use in education.

How Media Consumption is Changing

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The impact of television on our society has been so pronounced that it changed our communication habits, social habits, and even house design and organization. Before the dawn of the Internet, who would have ever dreamed that the supremacy of network television would ever be challenged?

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The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line

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Text messages can give teens who are in crisis the help they need without drawing attention to them, whether they are in immediate danger or at school with their friends.