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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. And school leaders would often be paralyzed by cyberbullying and sexting incidents for which guidance was often inadequate and contradictory.

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.

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

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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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

iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?

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The iBook format has been enhanced, to allow embedded video, interactivities, quizzes etc. resources mobile in schools iPad App Stores iBooks Author text books free resources eBooks authoring

Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I created this video for my presentation at the MACUL conference tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MI. Update: Here is the Link to video on TeacherTube.Enjoy I would love some feedback on it. 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. Enjoy!

Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I created this video for my presentation at the MACUL conference tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MI. Update: Here is the Link to video on TeacherTube.Enjoy I would love some feedback on it. 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. Enjoy!

Eyespot=Instant video blogging!

Cell Phones in Learning

I love the online video editor, so that my students can edit videos from anywhere at anytime on any computer. And MovieMaker only lets you move the video "shell" from one computer to another, so you still have to transfer all of your media files.not easy for many.

Eyespot=Instant video blogging!

Cell Phones in Learning

I love the online video editor, so that my students can edit videos from anywhere at anytime on any computer. And MovieMaker only lets you move the video "shell" from one computer to another, so you still have to transfer all of your media files.not easy for many.

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

uLearning Blog

I know my first generation iPad does get heavy even for my adult arms after 15mins or so – for primary school students especially, the weight drop might be just enough to allow for extended mobile use of iPads without as much hand/arm strain.

MobilED initiative » Video Session at Irene Middle School (Pilot 2)

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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.

MuVChat: Collaboration during Class Videos

Cell Phones in Learning

While we do not have access to the MuVChat software, schools can use some free resources such as Wiffiti or Polleverywhere's free text poll. I recently came across a new resource called MuVChat. MuVChat allows movie theater viewers to send text messages directly to the movie screen while watching a feature film. While this resource has obviously been created for social entertainment, I can see wonderful possibilities for chatting during class movies.

MuVChat: Collaboration during Class Videos

Cell Phones in Learning

While we do not have access to the MuVChat software, schools can use some free resources such as Wiffiti or Polleverywhere's free text poll. I recently came across a new resource called MuVChat. MuVChat allows movie theater viewers to send text messages directly to the movie screen while watching a feature film. While this resource has obviously been created for social entertainment, I can see wonderful possibilities for chatting during class movies.

TXT60.Easy video conversions for cell phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

This tool allows you to upload and convert any video, or any Youtube/TeacherTube video so that it can immediately be viewed on a cell phone. I tried this with one of my favorite YouTube videos called A Vision of 21st Century Student, if you want to view and/or download the video on your mobile phone, you can do so by doing the following steps: 1) Login to your mobile web browser (YES! They could disseminate these videos to cell phones by getting a code from TXT60.

TXT60.Easy video conversions for cell phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

This tool allows you to upload and convert any video, or any Youtube/TeacherTube video so that it can immediately be viewed on a cell phone. I tried this with one of my favorite YouTube videos called A Vision of 21st Century Student, if you want to view and/or download the video on your mobile phone, you can do so by doing the following steps: 1) Login to your mobile web browser (YES! They could disseminate these videos to cell phones by getting a code from TXT60.

Concerns over Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

While I like considering ways to use cell phones in schools, I think it is also important to present the "other side" of cell phones in schools. This is an interesting news broadcast on You Tube that discusses the concerns over having cell phones in schools.

Concerns over Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

While I like considering ways to use cell phones in schools, I think it is also important to present the "other side" of cell phones in schools. This is an interesting news broadcast on You Tube that discusses the concerns over having cell phones in schools.

Preparing for a Charter School Conference Presentation

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If you would like to see my presentation (minus some videos), I just posted it on SlideShare. In preparation for a K-12 mobile learning presentation tomorrow in Wisconsin, I have been trying to catch up on my reading.

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Radar: Share, Comment, and Blog videos and pics via Cell

Cell Phones in Learning

It is a free mobile video and photo sharing site, very similar to Flickr mobile , except with videos and excellent privacy options, and you can share and comment on media via cell phones (no need to every log on to the Internet--although there are web alternatives for commenting and uploading).

Radar: Share, Comment, and Blog videos and pics via Cell

Cell Phones in Learning

It is a free mobile video and photo sharing site, very similar to Flickr mobile , except with videos and excellent privacy options, and you can share and comment on media via cell phones (no need to every log on to the Internet--although there are web alternatives for commenting and uploading).

My local school districts embrace mLearning

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iLearning: Elementary, high school students use Apple devices in IDEA pilot program HALLSVILLE — Fourteen-year-old Amy Myers does not own an Apple iPhone, but she knows how to work one. Depending on the results of a Hallsville Independent School District pilot program, she might soon get a similar device to aid her education. High school students are using iPod Touches in the project, and elementary students are using iPod Nanos.

The Politics of Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

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

Cell Phones in Learning

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.

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. Watch this amazing video.

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July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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AARP weighs in , July 8, 2011 VIDEO: Jed Alpert’s Keynote Speech on Mobile Strategy at Bilbao’s Nonick Conference , July 8, 2011 Hot Topics Mobile Learning (1147). Best of Mobile Learning.

Global Mobile Awards

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In less than two weeks, mobile leaders worldwide will be gathering in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile exhibition. An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards.

Debate.Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Schools?

Cell Phones in Learning

On the America's Debate website , they are contemplating both sides of whether Cell Phones should be allowed in schools. Probably one of the most cited reasons for allowing cell phones in schools is "student safety" and not for learning. As I have mentioned previously on my blog there are plenty of outside of school activities where the students can use their cell phones such as field trips or homework assignments.

Debate.Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Schools?

Cell Phones in Learning

On the America's Debate website , they are contemplating both sides of whether Cell Phones should be allowed in schools. Probably one of the most cited reasons for allowing cell phones in schools is "student safety" and not for learning. As I have mentioned previously on my blog there are plenty of outside of school activities where the students can use their cell phones such as field trips or homework assignments.

Create Cell Phone "I search" video papers with Twiddeo

Cell Phones in Learning

I was listening to Ed Talk (01_14) recently and they (John, Jennifer, Dave, and Jeff) spoke about a new resource called Twiddeo , which is just Twitter with video. You can post videos from your computer, but you can also post immediately from your cell phone to your personal account. This allows for many "out-of-school" learning assignments with cell phones and video. The first idea that came to my head was conducting an "I search" video paper.

Create Cell Phone "I search" video papers with Twiddeo

Cell Phones in Learning

I was listening to Ed Talk (01_14) recently and they (John, Jennifer, Dave, and Jeff) spoke about a new resource called Twiddeo , which is just Twitter with video. You can post videos from your computer, but you can also post immediately from your cell phone to your personal account. This allows for many "out-of-school" learning assignments with cell phones and video. The first idea that came to my head was conducting an "I search" video paper.

Young kids connect school with home via Futurelab’s Dream Catcher project

mLearning Blog

I just watched a short video by Futurelab about the Dream Catcher program. The idea is not only to connect what they are learning at school with what they are learning at home. Furthermore, only very few young children can explain what they have learned in school all the time.

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

The Mobile Learner

As the student works through a video in their own time and in their own space, they can pause to think about what the teacher discussed, to take notes, or can replay a section they did not understand.

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

The Mobile Learner

As the student works through a video in their own time and in their own space, they can pause to think about what the teacher discussed, to take notes, or can replay a section they did not understand. Also, as the instruction is recorded, students can go back anytime and replay video if they are I need of review. Be it a video recording or audio recording, students can use their mobile devices effectively to access instructional content in a Flipped Classroom setting.

Inspiration! Bravo to Craik School in Craik, SK.

Cell Phones in Learning

Yesturday, Dean Shareski invited me to watch the 13-14 year old students from Craik School in Craik, SK. Their teacher Carla Dolman was asked by the school's principal to turn student's cell phones which was an annoyance in the school, into a learning tool. 10) Carla will continue to use cell phones in learning and wants to focus more on video and images with cell phones!

Inspiration! Bravo to Craik School in Craik, SK.

Cell Phones in Learning

Yesturday, Dean Shareski invited me to watch the 13-14 year old students from Craik School in Craik, SK. Their teacher Carla Dolman was asked by the school's principal to turn student's cell phones which was an annoyance in the school, into a learning tool. 10) Carla will continue to use cell phones in learning and wants to focus more on video and images with cell phones!

Jane in Java 2: mLearning in my school

mLearning World

A teacher's report on mLearning from: Jane in Java 2: mLearning in my school Jane in Java 2 reports- Have you had experience using m-learning devices in a learning environment?Currently Currently the use of mobile phones at my school is more directed at the parents rather than the students. Our school has a dedicated mobile phone for each Principal for school meeting announcements. These are video podcasts and focus on real situations.

Mobile Learning: The natives

Mobile Learning Edge

Review of the iPhone 3GS from a uLearning perspective

uLearning Blog

This review looks at how the 3GS is an update to the 3G - its faster speed, video recording, better camera, universal access tools, compass, Nike+ and improved battery all make a compelling case for this new model to find a home with educators. Tags: Future mobile/miniaturisation uLearning 21st century learning 3GS Apple converged device education iPhone jnxyz mlearn mlearning mobile learning Schools teaching video

Take Note: ‘Explain Everything’ app is THE top education app right now

uLearning Blog

I thought that such a limitation was strange seeing as a large target market for such apps is schools that often have restrictions on Internet access or on students signing up to any old web service.