Virtual School Meanderings

December 16, 2012

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the eSchool News.

Top News of the Day

iPads to enhance learning for education majors

iPads to enhance learning for education majors Beginning this spring, 575 undergraduate students at the University of Oklahoma’s Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education will be given fourth-generation iPads to complete assignments and create lesson plans, and they’ll carry their course work into [ Read More ]

Feds investigating makers of cell-phone apps for kids

Feds investigating makers of cell-phone apps for kids More than 20 percent of the apps examined included links to social media services, meaning children could post comments, photos, or videos that could harm their reputations or offend other people.The government is investigating whether software companies … [Read More]

Next the semi-regular ASCD SmartBrief.

IPads can inspire changes in teaching, learning
The iPad has transformed the learning experience for many students who struggle in other settings, writes Ben Johnson, an education consultant, online teacher and learning coach. In this blog post, Johnson shares inspirational stories of students who have benefited from using iPads in the classroom, including typically nonparticipating high-school students who actively take part in online discussions and a student with a short attention span who diligently worked on a task on the device. Edutopia.org/Ben Johnson’s blog (12/10)

Also the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Dragonbox app uses game to teach algebra
Forbes/Tech blog (12/11)

N.C. district plans to invest Race to the Top funds in tablets
A North Carolina school district that is one of 16 winners in the latest round of the Race to the Top competition has announced it will use its $30 million grant to provide tablet computers for middle-school students. Officials say they also intend to hire new technology coordinators and provide additional training. “This technology, which will combine textbook information and Internet resources in one place, will literally put the world at our students’ fingertips,” superintendent Maurice Green said. T.H.E. Journal (12/12)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

Minister welcomes tenders for mobile learning service
Voxy
Tenders are now open for the Pacific Early Learning Mobile Outreach Service says Pacific Island Affairs Minister Hekia Parata. “The Ministries of Pacific Island Affairs and Education have worked together to establish a Pacific Mobile Early Childhood …
See all stories on this topic »

Next, the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.

Best Practices Webinar: Planning Your Wireless Network for Mobile …
By Gary Serda
Mobile learning is an important trend in education today. The Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) is at the forefront of this trend with their successful.

Finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

Education Rethink: The 20 Best Mobile Learning Apps for Children
One of the most creative, smartest presentations I’ve seen since mobile learning began. Way to get us thinking, John, and remembering the brilliance of …
www.educationrethink.com/…/the-20-best-mobile-learning-ap…

Mobile Learning in ELT 2012 – 2013 Survey
The purpose of this questionnaire is to collect information about the present and future role of mobile learning in English language teaching. No personally …
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QZGG7LQ

The Pulse of Mobile Learning
Most of what is said and written about mobile learning and support touts potential and points to the future. Current studies confirm a faint pulse for mobile in …
www.allisonrossett.com/2012/12/…/the-pulse-of-mobile-learni…

Mobile Learning focuses on Creating, Discussing and Collaborating …
GoKnow Mobile Solutions, Inc. – Mobile Learning Solutions … leader in mobile learning applications, processes, and systems for smartphone and portable …
goknow.com/blog/?p=17

Mobile Learning is Inevitable | Mobicip Blogs, Discussions & Help
Mindshift and Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning co-produced a 4 part series that intrinsically examines the usage of mobile devices in class room learning …
content.mobicip.com/content/mobile-learning-inevitable

The Google Drive App for Mobile Learning? | Inside Higher Ed
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology. The Google Drive App for Mobile Learning? December 11, 2012 – 9:00pm …
www.insidehighered.com/…/google-drive-app-mobile-learnin…

Schubert shares mobile learning innovations at higher ed symposium
Educators increasingly face the challenge to harness technology in ways that will change the landscape of learning, according to ACU president Phil Schubert …
www.acu.edu/news/2012/121212-schubert-tribune.html

Free Online Conference for Mobile Learning « CLRC
Tomorrow afternoon, December 11th, you can join a free online summit for educators and educational leaders to focus exclusively on mobile learning devices …
clrc.org/clrc/2012/12/10/8214

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