Virtual School Meanderings

December 23, 2012

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Nooks replace books in some elementary-school classrooms
The Wausau Daily Herald (Wis.) (tiered subscription model) (12/19)

Also the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Australian schools use iPads to help students communicate
At two schools in Australia, students with disabilities are using iPad devices to better communicate and participate in classroom lessons. The Gowrie Primary School is using the technology in its special-education classrooms as part of a program piloted at Canberra’s Malkara School. Educators say the students, who have verbal difficulties, have used the devices to create stories and express themselves. Already, the students have improved their communication skills, as well as their literacy and numeracy abilities. ABC (Australia) (12/17)

GE touts cooling technology for mobile computers
General Electric has introduced dual piezoelectric cooling jets designed to reduce heat generated by laptop and tablet computers. “DCJ can be made so quiet that users won’t even know it’s running,” GE’s Chris Giovanniello says. ExtremeTech (12/12)

Next, the Education Week’s Digital Directions.

IT Management

Districts Look to Insure Tech Devices, Ask Families to Help With Costs
One Minnesota district has arranged to insure the Apple iPad tablet computers it gives students, while asking families to pick up part of the cost. (Digital Education)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

A Bumpy Road to Mobile Learning
No revolution is painless, not least the mobile one. Smartphone and tablet sales are outpacing those of desktop and laptop computers, the U.S. military is embracing apps and the face of humanity appears glued to tiny screens. But just as the computer …
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Next, no items from the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.  So, finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning

ALTEC Mini-Conference: Mobile Learning, Curriculum … – BrainPOP
Focusing on mobile learning in the classroom, this action packed day will engage educational technology leaders in sharing what mobile learning strategies and ……/altec-mini-conference-mobile-learning-…

Looking Back at Our Predictions for Mobile Learning in 2012: Float …
We see whether our predictions came true for mobile learning in 2012.…/looking-back-at-our-predictions-for-mob…

5 Mobile Learning Apps Make Online Education a Snap …
5 smartphone mobile apps critical to learning success, top pick list by real online student.…/5-mobile-learning-apps-make-online…

Standing at the Crossroads: Mobile Learning and Cloud Computing …
This paper studies the impact of mobile learning implementation efforts in Estonian school system – a process that has created a lot of controversy during the ……/Standing-at-the-Crossroads%3A-…

Mobile Learning « Forums
Mobile Learning. jhodges1954 · Member Dec 18, 2012, 10:33 AM. Just finished a project that involved 24 countries that evaluated smartphone for training and …

Learning with mobile technologies | Education | United Nations …
How can mobile technologies advance literacy for all, especially in countries that are “book-poor but mobile-rich”? How can they support teachers’ professional ……/learning_with_mobile_technologies/

6 Ways Mobile Learning will Revolutionize Education | MediaCAST …
collegestudents 2 300×200 6 Ways Mobile Learning will Revolutionize Education A large majority of students use mobile devices on a daily basis. Whether for …

Does Mobile Learning Work? | Defense News |
With more than 700000 apps in Apple’s app store, mobile content is here to stay. But the jury remains out on just how effective mobile learning is.…/Does-Mobile-Learning-Work-?…

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