ClassWith.Us A New SMS Parent-Teacher Communication Tool

Cell Phones in Learning

is a brand new text alert tool that focuses on parent-teacher communication. The focus is on making sure that the teacher can easily let parents know about a child''s progress in school on a daily basis. ClassWith.Us

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These are the Worlds 1st iBeacon Schools

uLearning Blog

Since news of Paul Hamilton’s first ever use of iBeacons in a school hit the web earlier this year, there has been a gap in time as other schools and developers have been working hard to implement location-aware learning on a bigger scale.

Trending Sources

Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

Mobile Commons

Text 2 Stop It is a program that allows students to anonymously report bullying at their school. Information about the program is distributed to students right at the schools, allowing the hotline to be used immediately. We feel that it’s an invaluable tool,” he said. “At

5 Common Mistakes Schools and Teachers Make When Implementing BYOD

Cell Phones in Learning

However, as more schools have been changing their policies to be inclusive of a BYOD policy, there have been some mistakes made along the way. I want to share these common errors in hopes that other teachers and schools can learn from the trailblazers.

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

uLearning Blog

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

Core Apps for iPad Teachers

moblearn

Which tools, or apps do you use? To counteract that, have a look at this great summary of "Core Teacher Apps", put together by an Australian Primary School. With thanks to St Oliver Plunkett Primary School. Are you a teacher, using iPads in the classroom?

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

moblearn

the Guidelines provide practical advice to policy makers seeking to transform increasingly ubiquitous and affordable mobile devices into tools for learning. But as champions for "out of school learning" we felt that there was a large, and gaping hole. The joy of momentum!

New School Alert System

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

I do not recommend products, but thought that this sounded like something that may be of interest to school administrators reading this blog. Through Schoohoo ( www.schoohoo.com ) he and his wife programmed an application to deliver free school alerts to schools of any size and at any grade level "From Preschool to Ph.D."(tm). Parents can sign up themselves, so the school doesn't have to maintain the database. Tags: tools education news

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

Mobile Learning Edge

After leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students.

6 design principles of the 21st century school

uLearning Blog

Its an overview of what a 21st century school should look like, and I like it because rather than just being theory or ideas, its very grounded in the practicalities. Tags: Schools 21st century uLearning Connectivism framework practical Future Came across this today and had to share.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Marys City Schools, Links To Other Case Studies, And News Articles. 25+ mLearning Tools in 60 Minutes – DevLearn 2010. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

Since then, and resulting from a series of key improvements to the service, we have a tool that can be shaped and molded to whatever the need may be. It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform.

Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders

moblearn

As mobile technologies continue to grow in power and functionality, their utility as educational tools is likely to expand and, with it, their centrality to formal education. resources mobile in schools mobile guidelines management leadership free resources top tipsThose nice folks at UNESCO continue to champion mobile learning.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

Difficulties still exist with questions of whether students can personalize the devices school lend them, equity issues around providing one device per child (while cheaper than one laptop per child, the cost of providing access to a device for each student in a school is still steep), etc.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

Difficulties still exist with questions of whether students can personalize the devices school lend them, equity issues around providing one device per child (while cheaper than one laptop per child, the cost of providing access to a device for each student in a school is still steep), etc.

Top mobile apps for presenting

moblearn

We all know that mobile can be very effective in a classroom as a tool to "do stuff". mobile in schools infographics learners as creators applications free resources authoring Here is a fantastic round up of all the best apps, and websites that your students can use to record, show and tell what they have done. Even if you think you know it all - I guarantee you''ll get a few new ideas by the time you finish reading this infographic! How are you planning on using this?

Top tips for mlearning: wisdom of the crowd

moblearn

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.

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

moblearn

Geoff Stead presents mobile learning as a tool for empowerment at TEDxLondon – a TED event dedicated to shaking up education Original slides available on slideshare Presentations by the other (amazing!) It can happen anytime: in or out of school.

Learning Mobile App Review: NearPod [Podcast Interview]

mLearning Revolution

There’s no denying there’s a revolution happening today in Education driven by important trends such as the Flipped Classroom, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and of course schools embracing mobile technologies creatively for learning.

The Future of Cell Phones in Schools.

Cell Phones in Learning

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.

Cell Phones in Learning

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!

Mobile Student Organization and Management Tools

Cell Phones in Learning

In most schools students are given an "assignment notebook" where they are ask/told to keep track of their assignments and schedules. While some students are very diligent about this, I found in my own high school teaching experience that many of these "notebooks" go unused and are often lost.

Web2.0 Voicemail: A Teacher's Uber-Management tool!

Cell Phones in Learning

Since these are private calls, the quizzes are kept private.but I get to keep the MP3 files as a record of the student's progress over the school year. While we are familiar with the basic voicemail systems on cell phones and landlines, they are often limited. In the web2.0

A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.

mLearning World

//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

Cell Phone Conferencing A Free Tool for Teaching!

Cell Phones in Learning

Cell phones can be a handy conferencing tool for teaching and learning. Recently with the rise of web conferencing tools some schools are starting to take advantage of these internet-based tools for virtual conferencing and even professional development.

Cell Phone Conferencing A Free Tool for Teaching!

Cell Phones in Learning

Cell phones can be a handy conferencing tool for teaching and learning. Recently with the rise of web conferencing tools some schools are starting to take advantage of these internet-based tools for virtual conferencing and even professional development.

Digital mindmapping tools: my choices for connected visual organisers/presenting

uLearning Blog

So much so that I’ve started incorportating them into my workflows both at school and home/study, and have even written a 2000 word article describing my journey. However, beyond these tools there are some even more capable options that also plug into the possibilities of Web2.0

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. Pearson Labs explain that “over the past two years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not social media should be used in school. Now that social media use is prevalent in most schools, the debate shifts, to how to educate children about how to best use social media?”.

Mobile Student Organization and Management Tools

Cell Phones in Learning

In most schools students are given an "assignment notebook" where they are ask/told to keep track of their assignments and schedules. While some students are very diligent about this, I found in my own high school teaching experience that many of these "notebooks" go unused and are often lost. Lately I have come across a lot of free mobile applications that could be used for student organization and management.

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

mLearning World

In my school they’re not even supposed to be in school but - as you can imagine - they are used surreptitiously in between lessons. ► 07/04 - 07/11 (3) eLearning Kindle eBook From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak U.

Web2.0 Voicemail: A Teacher's Uber-Management tool!

Cell Phones in Learning

Since these are private calls, the quizzes are kept private.but I get to keep the MP3 files as a record of the student's progress over the school year. While we are familiar with the basic voicemail systems on cell phones and landlines, they are often limited. In the web2.0 world there has emerged new and FREE uber-voicemail systems. Some examples include Grand Central , YouMail , and Amphibian.

July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

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

Global Mobile Awards

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

The programme aims to give kids – particularly the underprivileged and the digitally disconnected – access to e-learning tools and smart connected devices in order to help close the digital divide and ensure equality of education opportunity.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Further proof of this is how readily schools, students and teachers are embracing the iPad as their device of choice. A number of Rapid Authoring tools, like Adobe Captivate 5.5 What conversion tools will work best for you, in terms of output, time and money?

Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

The goal is to give a perspective of educational history and technology, where common technology tools (such as a chalkboard or pen or even Internet) were once banned and labeled "harmful" as we are doing with cell phones. I created this video for my presentation at the MACUL conference tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MI. I would love some feedback on it.

Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

The goal is to give a perspective of educational history and technology, where common technology tools (such as a chalkboard or pen or even Internet) were once banned and labeled "harmful" as we are doing with cell phones. I created this video for my presentation at the MACUL conference tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MI. I would love some feedback on it.

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.

Cell Phone Conferencing.Many Uses in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

There are many educational uses for this particular tool. Multiple Students could call in at a designated time and debate or discuss a topical issue using the conference tool. These are just a few learning activities that come to mind with this tool. There is a great new web2.0 for Teleconferecing called Free Conference Pro ! You can sign up for free, and create your own password protected account.

Cell Phone Conferencing.Many Uses in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

There are many educational uses for this particular tool. Multiple Students could call in at a designated time and debate or discuss a topical issue using the conference tool. These are just a few learning activities that come to mind with this tool. There is a great new web2.0 for Teleconferecing called Free Conference Pro ! You can sign up for free, and create your own password protected account.

Mobile Learning: The natives

Mobile Learning Edge

Is disparity within our workforce’s experience and knowledge of mobile tools even a challenge to overcome?