Monday, July 30, 2012

Mobile Learning: How Technology is Transforming Education Around the Globe

Mobile Learning and technology in the classroom may just be the game-changer that gives students around the world equal access to learning. This week on Netflix I watched “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary that follows the lives of several American students that strive to be accepted into charter schools. Read more here ...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

How to choose a mobile device for mLearning purposes

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Read more here ...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mobile Learning at New Canaan High School

These are just a handful of the pictures we took during 15 minutes of a typical day's lunch at New Canaan High School. Kids are using their devices... but HOW are they using their devices? Even though 73% of our students have an app-ready device, only 29% have an ereading app on that device. In almost every class, when asked to input a URL to the mobile library catalog app, a students will say, "I don't have that two-dot thing on my keyboard." (meaning a colon). This is part of what is required for meaningful 21st century education. Without a robust instructional program that embeds communication (email at least, and unrestricted access to mainstream social media at best), collaboration (Google Apps) and mobile instruction (BYOD at least and 1:1+BYOD at best) into the core curriculum, schools are not preparing students for the century they already live in - not the one of the future - the one we inhabit now.

6 Gotta's of Mobile Learning

Blackboard Mobile Learn 3.0 Demo

Mobile Learning - Adding Student Engagement to Classes (OTC 2011)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Leadership for Mobile Learning

Mobiles Phone at Melbourne high school

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Katy ISD -- A New Vision for Mobile Learning

WEBINAR - Leadership for Mobile Learning

Preview the webinar "Leadership for Mobile Learning" with Lucy Gray, Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative. To assist here ...

WEBINAR - Mobile Phones in Education Part II

Preview the webinar "AUP and ePolicy Protection" with Gail Palumbo, host and presenter in the edWeb.net community. To assist here ...

Friday, July 20, 2012

The best 40 augmented reality applications

Las mejores 40 aplicaciones de realidad aumentada existentes actualmente. Read more here ...

How to Use Maps on The iPad

CamScanner - Phone PDF Creator

Turn phone to document scanner I scan newspapers articles to keep as file and share it on the internet and scan personal docs to my own records. It as simplify my everyday tasks! — Zed Ruger Read more here ...

iPad Basics – How To Take an iPad Screenshot

This is another in our occasional iPad Basics tips series – so if you’re a veteran iPad user you’ll want to skip this as you’re very likely to already know this stuff. Read more here ...

Camtasia like Screen Recorder for iPad

Fix the School Not the Child

Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality

Mobile Collaborative Informal Learning Design: Study of collaborative effectiveness using Activity Theory

Smart Mobile Devices (SMD) are there for many years but using them as learning tools started to emerge as new research area. The trend to merge collaborative learning methodology by using mobile devices in informal context is important for implementation of Learner Centric Learning (LCL). Read more here ...

Mobile collaborative learning

Katy ISD -- A New Vision for Mobile Learning

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Practical tips and tutorials about using web2.0 tools and mobile apps in education .The best free web, adnroid, smartphone,iPhone, and samsung applications to help you better enhance your mobile learning. Read more here ...

Soundgecko - transform Web URL in MP3 files

Listen to any article on go... Transforming Web text articles in MP3 files with Soundgecko, for free. See here ...

6 free applications for teachers for the mobile age

See here 6 application for mobile ...

iPads in Education- Examples from the Classroom

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Digital Futures: Innovations in Mobile Learning

21 Reasons Technology Works for Education

Survey sheds new light on how students, parents and teachers view the role of technology in schools. If you’re an educator or someone who works in the nation’s K–12 system, you’re probably familiar with the word no: No, we don’t have enough money for supplies. No, we can’t afford new computers for the science lab. Yes, we believe in the power of technology. We just can’t afford it. No way. No how. Read more here ..

Monday, July 16, 2012

Using basic mobile phones for ESOL learners

This article has been written by Aleks Palanac who works as an ESOL Resources Specialist for the British Council in addition to having teaching commitments with the Workers' Educational Association and the University of Leicester. Her main interest lies in how to marry new technologies with language teaching in order to enhance the digital literacy of ESOL learners. Read more here ...

Designing mlearning - Book Review – Chapter 4

A brief synopsis of each chapter of ‘Designing mlearning‘,.. Read more here ...

EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF MLEARNING IN EMERGING MARKETS

It is estimated that by 2020, every single person in Africa will own a mobile phone. A 2011 country census revealed that households in India were more likely to own a mobile phone than a toilet: 59% have mobile phones compared to 47% who have toilets. Read more here ...

Hangout "Era Pós-PC"

Mobile Phone Literacy – Empowering Women and Girls

Identification of factors for effectiveness and scaling up good practices The Mobile Phone Literacy project was launched on 26 May 2011 on the occasion of the visit to UNESCO of Ms. Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State. It is to be implemented within the framework of the UNLD Fund and the Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s education – "Better Life Better Future: Quality Education for Girls and Women". Read more here ...

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

The iJIM journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of interactive mobile technologies. Vol 6, No 3 (2012) Read more here ...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

George Couros: Why School Administrators Should Embrace the Social Web

iCame, iSaw, iTouch (and iPhone!...and iPad, too!)

50 Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

5 Big Mobile Trends

The Future of Mobile

Google Webinar: Are You Mobile Ready?

Google Sites: Bob's Cardboard Cutouts

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher

6.30 am: Woken by the dulcet tones of Lana Del Rey and a new ‘Wake up Light‘. Contemplate staying in bed then notice the email icon flashing with a number of new messages – check twitter. Read more here ..

Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool

Longfield Academy in Kent, England is a recently built school covering years 7 through 13 (ages 11 to 18). At Longfield, they strive to provide a cutting edge learning experience incorporating a high level of technology integration in the curriculum. Read more here ...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Is email and mobile learning (mLearning) making students dumb?

Here is an interesting question: Is access to the Internet, mLearning, and email making students dumb? Read more here ..

TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING MLEARNING

How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

The micro-computer revolution of the 80's radically improved how teachers and schools carry on the business of learning. We now have iPads in classrooms that will not only improve it, but it has the potential to change the business of learning in schools. The question is, "Are teachers ready to adjust their teaching for this new learning revolution?" Read more here ...

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. Read more here ...