Virtual School Meanderings

January 13, 2013

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the Education Week’s Teacher Update.

Chat Transcript

Getting the Most Out of iPads in the Classroom
Teacher and school tech coordinator Jennie Magiera answered questions on the instructional use of digital tablets and provided tips on maximizing their impact on student learning. Click here for the chat transcript.

Also, the semi-regular Smart Brief for EdTech.

What is the appeal of tablets in K-12 schools?
Tablet computers are catching on in school districts nationwide, including one Oregon district that chose the low-cost Xoom tablet, primarily to serve students with special needs and those in alternative courses. This article includes examples of how tablets are being used and tips for educators considering adopting the devices in their own classrooms. EdTech magazine (1/2013)

N.D. district approves investment in tablet computers
The Forum (Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.) (free registration) (1/8)

How to develop lessons for bring-your-own-device programs
As a growing number of schools adopt bring-your-own-device programs — bringing a slew of unique devices into the classroom — one expert is offering tips to help teachers craft lessons that are device neutral. Ron Milliner, director of the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education, says teachers should incorporate BYOD into existing lessons while not worrying so much about the actual devices. Students, Milliner said, will find the applications they need and collaborate to provide technical support. T.H.E. Journal (1/9)

Blending students’ devices into classroom lessons
As a growing number of schools adopt bring-your-own-device programs — bringing a slew of unique devices into the classroom — one expert is offering tips to help teachers craft lessons that are device neutral. Ron Milliner, director of the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education, says teachers should incorporate BYOD into existing lessons while not worrying so much about the actual devices. Students, Milliner said, will find the applications they need and collaborate to provide technical support. T.H.E. Journal (1/9)

Can mobile tech get K-12 to the Holy Grail?
The writers of this article offer three steps to help schools use mobile technology to better improve student achievement — the so-called “Holy Grail” of K-12 education. College professors Elliot Soloway, of the University of Michigan, and Cathie Norris, of the University of North Texas, write that one-to-one low-cost, Internet-connected, mobile devices should be considered essential, that teachers should be able allowed to learn by doing and professional development should be emphasized. T.H.E. Journal (1/9)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

Improve Training with Mobile Solutions
BusinessNewsDaily
Sameer Bhatia is the Founder of ProProfs.com. Mobile learning is one of the most important trends in the training and development field, and for good reason: For the first time ever, the number of smartphones now exceeds the number of people on the planet.
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Mobile devices provide for ‘anytime’ learning
Stanly News & Press
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 — There has been an upsurge in interest in the past couple of years across the education sector in mobile learning, or the use of small, portable devices to facilitate anytime, anywhere, “un-tethered” learning. How do kids …
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Brentwood may expand mobile learning device project
San Jose Mercury News
To adapt to the needs of 21st-century learners, the Brentwood Union School District may invest further in its pilot project that would put iPads into the hands of teachers and students in the next academic year. District officials are researching the …
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No items from the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.

Finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

Mobile Learning Initiative Workshop – McGregor Independent …
Mobile Learning Initiative Workshop. What: Mobile Learning Initiative Workshop; When: 1/7/2013, 8:30 AM–3:30 PM; Where: TBA. Events · Elementary School …
www.mcgregor-isd.org/apps/events/2013/1/7/1334434/

TeachThought6 Of The Best Free Mobile Learning Apps Of 2012
6 Of The Best Free Mobile Learning Apps Of 2012: ipad apps for learning.
www.teachthought.com/…/6-of-the-best-free-mobile-learning-…

Asia’s mobile learning tsunami
For lots more than just chatting: Asean and other Asian nations which are latecomers in the knowledge race and mobile learning must bear in mind the need to …
www.businesstimes.com.sg/…/asias-mobile-learning-tsunami-2…

Have you downloaded the SAP Learn Now – mobile … | SCN
as you know SAP has released the SAP Learn Now mobile learning app for iPad (2 or newer). Have you already seen it? See some more info on SAP Learn …
scn.sap.com/thread/3287795

Source Educational Technology Mobile Learning Archives …
Internet has become an integral part of our students learning. They use it for searching, connecting, socializing, and communicating.There is no way we can …
www.marcanthonyross.com/…/source-educational-technology-…

Mobile Learning – Smart Classroom
Modern technology is transforming education for students. Both in and out of the classroom, learning with the help of mobile devices and digital media is more …
news.verizonwireless.com/news/…/school-of-the-future.html

A Guide to Riding the Mobile Learning Wave … – Training Industry
A Guide to Riding the Mobile Learning Wave. By: Vinay Nilakantan, January 10, 2013. ReTweet. In January 2012, AllThingsD.com reported that Apple in its first …
www.trainingindustry.com/…/a-guide-to-riding-the-mobile-lea…

moblearn: an agent for change: AR in mobile learning
Interested in mobile learning and the tech that drives it? I am geoff stead, and these are the mobile learning thoughts that are catching my interest. I recently …
moblearn.blogspot.com/…/ar-in-mobile-learning.html?…

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