SMS for Mobile Learning

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SMS for mobile learning. I’m going to attempt to show some ways that you could use SMS or text messaging for mobile learning. There are lots of ways that SMS could be used. Beyond that, there are a lot of more advanced solutions that use more technology than the SMS text itself. The PollEverywhere service allows your learners to respond to polling questions through SMS and a web interface for devices equipped with a modern browser.

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iVoted new Free SMS polling

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In addition one can respond to the polls via email, sms text, twitter, or the web. I have recently been using a resource called iVoted. It is for live polling, similiar to Polleverywhere, LetsGoVote and SMSpoll. iVoted has a free package (up to 25 votes per poll with unlimited polls). The polls must be multiple choice, but they are very easy to generate. There are some options with voting and results. smspoll polleverywhere iVoted letsgovote

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ClassPager for SMS and Polling Students!

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It also allows you to set up sms polls (they can be free text polls). I am really enjoying using a new resource called ClassPager. It is 100% free! It allows teachers to create class alerts with no limit on the number of students (or parents). Additionally, it is private. There are a lot of teacher controls over student accounts and yet it does allow for anonymity.

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iVoted new Free SMS polling

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In addition one can respond to the polls via email, sms text, twitter, or the web. I have recently been using a resource called iVoted. It is for live polling, similiar to Polleverywhere, LetsGoVote and SMSpoll. iVoted has a free package (up to 25 votes per poll with unlimited polls). The polls must be multiple choice, but they are very easy to generate. There are some options with voting and results. smspoll polleverywhere iVoted letsgovote

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ClassPager for SMS and Polling Students!

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It also allows you to set up sms polls (they can be free text polls). I am really enjoying using a new resource called ClassPager. It is 100% free! It allows teachers to create class alerts with no limit on the number of students (or parents). Additionally, it is private. There are a lot of teacher controls over student accounts and yet it does allow for anonymity.

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ClassWith.Us A New SMS Parent-Teacher Communication Tool

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ClassWith.Us 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. I can see this tool being extremely helpful in elementary classrooms, where the teacher can give a quick update at the end of each week.

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Learning english via SMS

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The mlearn2006 effect must be contagious. Athabasca University in Canada hosted the conference last year, and this year they are in the news for a pilot project using mobile learning to teach english grammar on their phones. Excellent news! It is a great subject area, because the learners are often very motivated, and there are ways of supporting language learning via all sorts of media

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Using SMS Texting for Reference Help with Udefn

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Many educators have posted about the benefits of using Google SMS to help students with reference needs such as translation, weather, local information, stocks, currency exchange rates, and more. Recently Lisa Nielsen wrote a wonderful post about what Google SMS can do and how the tool could be useful in education. My only issue with Google SMS is that the "keyword" is set up by Google, and thus you have to remember a vast number of "keywords" to use the service.

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Using SMS Texting for Reference Help with Udefn

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Many educators have posted about the benefits of using Google SMS to help students with reference needs such as translation, weather, local information, stocks, currency exchange rates, and more. Recently Lisa Nielsen wrote a wonderful post about what Google SMS can do and how the tool could be useful in education. My only issue with Google SMS is that the "keyword" is set up by Google, and thus you have to remember a vast number of "keywords" to use the service.

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MobilED initiative » Server receiving and sending SMS and MMS

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Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

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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

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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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mLearning Content Types - Level 2: SMS Campaigns

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Standard Level 2 Content Types & Methods The most common use case for interactive messaging functionality in mlearning is the delivery of mobile surveys and tests via SMS. In either case, once the CellCast Server receives a texted keyword from a registered user account – specifically the user’s phone number as embedded in their SMS message – the interactive message campaign is automatically launched and sends the first question in the series to the recipient.

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Cheap SMS | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Cheap SMS 12 05 2006 At our Board of Studies Mobile Learning workshop in February, we ran an interactive “treasure hunt&# activity to demonstrate some of the ways mobile phones could be used to facilitate learning experiences. As part of that activity, we communicated with all of the “teams&# using SMS.

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Students Can Use SMS to Check & Post to Their Google Calendar

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While the lucky ones who have smartphones can use their quick mobile Internet connections to check up on their Google Calendar or other web-based organizers, the rest of us (yes I am in this group!) cannot! However, if you use Google Calendar, you can use text messaging to post and read your calendar events. Here is a link to the all the information on how to do this with Google.

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Students Can Use SMS to Check & Post to Their Google Calendar

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While the lucky ones who have smartphones can use their quick mobile Internet connections to check up on their Google Calendar or other web-based organizers, the rest of us (yes I am in this group!) cannot! However, if you use Google Calendar, you can use text messaging to post and read your calendar events. Here is a link to the all the information on how to do this with Google.

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The answer is just an SMS away… | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact The answer is just an SMS away… 11 09 2006 The Guardian reports on the success of SMS-based answer services in the UK.

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SMS Study Service Success in NZ | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact SMS Study Service Success in NZ 15 06 2006 Auckland University has successfully implemented a first-in-the-world, SMS-based “learning on demand&# service for its students.

Where Does the mLearning Go?

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m-Learning mLearning Mobile Learning mobile performance support mSupport performance support Q&A SMS text messaging voice coaching Task based learning with mobile devices. . We talk a lot about mobile learning in a general sense. Most learning professionals agree that it’s at least another tool in our arsenal and certainly could be very valuable to learners.

Create a free SMS auto-reply learning tool

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I’ve previously blogged about StudyTXT , a system deployed at a number of New Zealand educational institutions (to whom it is available for free), which allows students to send an SMS and receive on-demand learning and support information on their mobile phones. It’s possible for us to set up customised SMS-response systems by working with a telecommunications services provider, but this can be a pricey or time-consuming exercise.

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Success is The Best Revenge: Studying Through SMS

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Home Posts RSS Comments RSS Text Anchor Here Text Anchor Here Text Anchor Here Sunday, December 20, 2009 Studying Through SMS We have heard of distance learning, and the use of computers and video-conferencing as teaching tools. But the use of the short message service or SMS to teach students has been unheard of, until now. IF the short message service (SMS) is a popular method of communication among the younger generation, why not use it to teach students?

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Create an Email address for your phone!

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The email turns into an sms message that you receive on your phone. mailbliss sms textmessagingThere is an interesting web2.0 site called Mailbliss , which allows anyone to create an email address for their phone. Why is this beneficial? Well, once you create an email address for your phone, anyone can use that email address to send you a text message!

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KiKutext for Teachers to Communicate with Students and Parents

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textmessage parents alerts mailbliss sms textmessaging KiKutextA new and free resource called KiKutext is a mass text messaging service for teachers to communicate better with students and their parents.

Across Africa the Feature Phone is Not Dead – Your Weekend Long Reads

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They give Eneza Education as an example, which built its service on SMS (even though there is now an Android app available). Thought Leadership African Apps Android App Android Phone Feature Phone Fundza Mobile Applications mobile phones MOPA pearson Quartz Africa Smartphone SMS UNESCO USSD worldreaderQuartz Africa reports that last year feature phones took back market share from smartphones in Africa.

Bringing The World To The Classroom With SMS « Mr Robbo - The P.E Geek

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link] 5 hours ago Creative Commons License Bringing The World To The Classroom With SMS Posted on April 27, 2009 by mrrobbo For sometime now I’ve been thinking of a genuine reason to use SMS in the classroom to gather responses from a wider audience and today was the perfect oppurtunity. So with this in mind I got the students to choose 3 people who they could SMS who would be likely to respond quickly within our scheduled classtime. Tags: SMS education

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Show support for mobile learning innovators! Vote in @HHL awards

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Good on the Poms for having the awards democratically decided – by the distinctly ‘mobile’ technology of SMS – so if you care to, why not vote between now and September 28 and show your support for myself but also any others that take your fancy who are making mobile learning happen. SMS charges vary according to operator but this is a non-premium rate service so your contract may include free SMS. SMS messages can be also be sent via Skype.

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Sending text messages during sex … really?

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Have a look at this infographic from CellPhones.org pulling together a range of stats about SMS usage in the US. Tags: usage stats digital native trends SMS I get a constant flood of statistics reminding me how many mobile users there are in the world, but despite that, every now and again something pops up that makes me say … “what!” Any surprises? 1: that an average teen sends 3000 messages a month!

Is TES losing the thread?

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The hot-topic of the day in the UK technology learning community seems to be a collection of articles in today's TES. The first article refers to the fantastic, award winning work being done in Pembrokeshire College supporting hard to reach learners with various innovative approaches. The second article, an editorial, seems to use the work to rampage against investing money into innovation and

mobile assessment?

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We have had a lot of interest from schools and HE recently about using mobile quizzes, and mediaBoards for assessment. In fact, I was taken a bit by surprise by the eagerness of different practitioners to assess learner skills - though in hindsight I guess it makes sense. Assessing learners and learning with technology is both a complex and a rewarding process. There are many examples of rather

MobilED initiative » Bug report 2: The calls keep on disconnecting

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MobilED initiative » Bug report 3: The terms add to our own wiki are not accessible with phones

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Cheap and Easy M-Learning Ideas | Mobile Learning

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Feed2Mobile: QR-Code-enabled Mobile RSS » Actions Comments rss Trackback Information Date : 3 October 2006 Categories : 2D Barcodes , Applications , Audio , Mobile Phone , Pedagogy , Podcasting , SMS Create a free edublog to get your own comment avatar (and more!)

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Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon

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SMS is much faster than email : An SMS message is read within 4 minutes while an email could take up-to 48 hours making SMS 720 times faster – perfect for speedy delivery of emergency information. In 2010 Estonia has also become the first country to allow tax returns to be filed by SMS. Tomi Ahonen delivered the first keynote address at the mLearnCon last month in San Diego.

Wearable Tech – The New Frontier for Learning

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From the more advanced technology of augmented reality applications to simple text messaging (SMS), people are learning and learning to use their mobile phones and tablets for learning in the moment of need. (This editor from the motley fool sums up how I see the current state of wearables.). I started learning about mobile technology in 2006 and I really saw the potential for learning.

Mobile Learning Tools

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At presentations and workshops, I am often asked to recommend tools for authoring mobile learning. I do not recommend any tools, but do encourage them to check with their current authoring tool vendor to see what their plans are for mobile, as many vendors are moving in this direction. Recently I have gathered information on the current tools and have compiled the following list.

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March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Here is the monthly top ten list for cc.mlearnopedia.com from March. Enjoy. Top Items: Cell Phone Conferencing A Free Tool for Teaching!

Mobile Phones to Monitor Teenagers Mental Health

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By using the communications capabilities of mobile phones and SMS messages, MCRI hopes to better capture information and provide earlier treatment. Thanks to Holly Hart for forwarding a very interesting article about monitoring and behavioral change using mobile phones. Not mobile learning, but an important pilot to help in the treatment of 14-24 year-olds with depression issues.

TextClues.A Scavenger Hunt for Cell Phones

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It is a very simple way to create SMS text message scavenger hunts for any cell phone. I have been reviewing a new resource called TextClues. What I like about the resource is that it is much less complicated than a SCVNGR type resource and the teacher can preset the hunt and then the students can text into a simple keyword code to begin their hunt. Simple, simple! My only negative: it is not free. I wish they had an educator version with some free options. Right now it costs 14.99

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Indeed, mobile phones have gone a long way in language learning, with the first attempts dating back to 2001 that exploited the use of SMS or text messaging. 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.

CES 2009

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Visitors were encouraged to send an SMS message with Nokia as the content to receive a link to download a 2D barcode and then bring their phone to the booth for a chance for a prize. It could be useful for SMS alerts. Last week I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas seeking mobile learning related tools and announcements. The biggest mobile news in my opinion was that of the Palm Pre.

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MobiMOOC 2012: Mind the Gap

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Together with my team we have been building apps / authoring tools / SMS engines / platforms / mobilized content and then using these with hard-to-access learners across the globe, trying to figure out what really does work, and add benefit. This morning I completed the second of two online presentations as part of MobiMOOC 2012 (an online, free to access course on mobile learning).

Create Text Reminders for Courses with Remind101

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The site works with any cell phone that has SMS text messaging! I ran across a new site the other day called Remind101. This free site is created for teachers and students to seamlessly create text and/or email reminders for assignments, projects, quizzes, tests, labs, class activities and homework. Teachers create accounts, upload syllabi, insert all class projects, activities, homework and assignments.

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