Virtual School Meanderings

January 27, 2013

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Why it’s not time to replace printed books — yet
A recent survey of 6- to 17-year-old students by Scholastic found that e-books are more popular than ever, with 46% of students reportedly having read an e-book in 2012 — up from 25% in 2010. However, students said that 80% of the books they read for fun are in print, and the survey also revealed that students are more likely to pick up a print book when reading at bedtime or sharing books with friends. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (1/23)

How to use QR codes as teaching tools
There are many ways that quick-response codes can be used in classroom lessons, offers educator and blogger Monica Burns. In this blog post, she writes that QR codes can make it easier for students to access certain websites and help students avoid search engines that can bring them to the wrong website. QR codes also are easy to make and time-savers in the classroom, Burns writes, while allowing deviation from routine to keep lessons fresh and engaging for students. Edutopia.org/Monica Burns’ blog (1/23)

School menus go mobile using smartphone app
After noticing that most people — including parents — have access to a smartphone, Leigh Anne Peterson with the Oldham County, Ky., School Food Service, said she decided to replace paper menus with a smartphone application. Using the School Lunch By Nutrislice app, parents can view the complete school menu, including photos and descriptions of the food. WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV (Louisville, Ky.) (1/23)

Also the ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief.

IPads are becoming more common in New Zealand’s schools
A school in New Zealand is requiring all Year 9 students to use iPads while a government committee is recommending all students and teachers have access to a tablet or laptop computer. “I think it’s both beneficial at a social and economic level because if we can ensure that New Zealand students are the most digitally literate in the world then they will have more opportunities both at an education level, but also at a job level,” said committee chairperson and National MP Nikki Kaye. Stuff (New Zealand)/Waikato Times (19 Jan.)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

So you Think you can Author for Mobile Learning?
International Business Times (press release)
I look forward to sharing TIS’s expertise on authoring for mobile learning. Possibly even drop a few hints on how to use TIS’s free authoring tool, the LEARNowTM Platform, at the event to win the LEARNowTM Learning Design Challenge,” says Will Chadwick.
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Next, there are no items from the Google Blog alert for mobile learning. So…

Finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

Mobile Learning & The Affective Context Model
(2011: 5) defines mLearning as “knowledge on the move”, and it is claimed that mobile learning …
isilboy.edublogs.org/…/mobile-learning-the-affective-context-…

Mobile Learning Environment- enhancing the delivery of tools …
Recent MHS investments in m-learning research have produced a government- owned mobile learning infrastructure, mobile medical content and lessons that …
mhsquadrupleaimchallenge.challenge.gov/…/13059-mobile-le…

Mobile Learning for Language Teachers: Resources & Lesson Plans
Mobile Learning for Language Learners:Pedagogy & Lesson Plan Resources … iPad by zeromk, Flickr; Great mobile learning in ELTapps, websit es, blogs!
www.slideshare.net/…/mobile-learning-for-language-teachers-r…

Mobile Learning
Take part in the interesting and unique science experiments presented by Education staff as they roam through the Museum with mobile learning activities.
www.boonshoftmuseum.org/programs…/-/mobile-learning

High Techpectations: Leadership for Mobile Learning Resources …
New Study on Kids’ Reading in the Digital Age: the Number of Kids Reading eBooks Has Nearly Doubled Since 2010 | Scholastic Media Room Tags: ebooks, …
www.lucygray.org/…/leadership-for-mobile-learning-resource…

Mobile Learning the Next Big Thing in Education Technology …
Over one billion people around the world now carry in their pocket a powerful and completely mobile computer. This could present a tremendous opportunity for …
www.educationnews.org/…/is-mobile-learning-the-next-big-thi…

So you Think you can Author for Mobile Learning? – TMCNet on the …
Along with displaying capabilities in mobile learning, simulations, learning consulting, animation, serious games, learning portals, and blended learning at stall …
www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-so-think-can…/6870136.htm

Join Us for the ASTD Mobile Learning Certificate Program in 2013 …
Learn more about the ASTD’s Mobile Learning Certificate Program, brought to you by Chad Udell and the Float Mobile Learning team.
floatlearning.com/…/join-us-for-the-astd-mobile-learning-certi…

50 Education Podcasts For Mobile Learning – Edudemic
If you have an iPad, iPhone, Android device, or computer … you should be listening to podcasts. Most are highly professional and packed with useful information.
edudemic.com/2013/01/education-podcasts/?utm…utm…

So you Think you can Author for Mobile Learning? — MUMBAI and …
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), the world’s leading developer of learning solutions , is all set to present its wide range of learning solutions at the Learning …
www.prnewswire.com/…/so-you-think-you-can-author-for-mo…

Mobile Learning Initiative Instructional Design Specialist Temporary …
Boise State University invites interested applicants for the temporary position of Mobile Learning Initiative Instructional Design Specialist. Boise State University …
www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode…Title…

New Product Launch: Mobile Learning | Çizgi Software
Cizgi Software is about to launch a new software suite: Mobile e-Learning. Details to be announced from the website soon. January 23, 2013 hasancansaral …
cizgi-software.com/2013/…/new-product-launch-mobile-learni…

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