Virtual School Meanderings

February 17, 2013

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the eSchool News.

Meris Stansbury In today’s news, a Texas district has deployed more than 10,000 iPads to high school students and teachers in just 5 weeks as part of its New Year’s resolution! Also, President Obama’s plan to expand preschool programs comes as one out of every 13 students already in Head Start classrooms is at risk of being kicked out if lawmakers don’t sidestep a budget meltdown.Be sure to leave your comments with the stories, email me at, or find me @eSN_Meris on Twitter.Happy Valentine’s Day :)
Meris Stansbury, Online Editor

Top News of the Day
How one school district deployed 10,000 iPads in five weeks
How one school district deployed 10,000 iPads in five weeks Sticking to its resolution to put iPads in students’ and teachers’ hands, the Mansfield Independent School District in Texas deployed 10,600 of Apple’s popular devices in just 5 weeks—no small feat, but worth the effort, [ Read More ]

Also, the semi-regular ASCD SmartBrief.

IPads are “transforming” instruction
Educators say students who use iPads are able to look up unfamiliar words as they are reading on the tablets, receive instant feedback from teachers and have access to an unprecedented amount of information without leaving the classroom. While it’s still relatively rare, a growing number of public schools are purchasing enough iPads so that every student can have one. “It’s transforming instruction,” said Marianne Currie-Hall, principal of Roy B. Kelly Elementary School in Lockport, N.Y. “I’ve got kindergarteners who email me their work.” The Buffalo News (N.Y.) (2/14)

Commentary: Elementary-school students have limited access to electronic textbooks
Computerworld (2/11)

And the SmartBrief for EdTech.

One-to-one program boosts math achievement in Ariz. district
Officials in the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz., have adopted a digital curriculum in core subject areas. The new math curriculum is made up of Conceptua and Agile Mind, and an online program for tutoring called Ascend Math. The results have been positive so far, officials say. “The data show significant growth in a core curricular area where it has historically been very difficult for us to raise student performance,” said Christie McDougall, district math coordinator. T.H.E. Journal (2/13)

Maps move from classroom walls to the iPad
InformationWeek (2/14)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

Mobile Learning: It’s Not Just About the Kids; It’s Also About the Teachers!
T.H.E. Journal
The amen was in response to Cathie’s comment: “Teachers are tired of being told to use computers in their classroom but then given learning activities geared to pencil-and-paper. The assumption is that teachers will, on their own time, just figure it …
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Mobile Learning Center stops by local hospital Monday
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Sierra Regional Medical Center is getting a visit from the Zimmer Mobile Learning Center Monday. The traveling education vehicle teaches orthopedic surgeons and nurses about innovative joint replacement technologies. Zimmer is a world leader in …
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College Campus & Launch Mobile Learning
PR Web (press release)
‘A recent excerpt from a mobile learning conference paper points out that in the developing world, mobile learning is not just about having the right content, on the right device, for the right person, at just the right time, but also having it at just …
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In what seems to be becoming a trend, no items from the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.

So, finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

Mobile Learning
Explore, play and be inspired by permanent exhibits, which include more than 60 animals native to Ohio. Located in Dayton.…/-/mobile-learning

CERTPOINT Systems To Present Mobile Learning Success Story At …
February 8, 2013 – Global learning technologies innovator CERTPOINT Systems, iLearning sponsor, will demonstrate the success of mobile learning support in ……/624-certpoint-systems-to-presen…

Linking mobile learning to real world artefacts and tools
More on work based mobile learning. One of the major problems with Technology Enhanced Mobile Learning has been the split between the digital and ……/linking-mobile-learning-to-real-worl…

Mobile Learning implementation need, myths & success factors
Mobile LearningImplementationNeed, Myths & Success FactorsAmit Gautam@ amitgautam Stand #315.…/mobile-learning-implementation-need-…

Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors …
Presentation ‘Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors’ delivered by Amit Gautam at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 (ASTD TK 2013).…/mobile-learning-implementation-…

Mobile Learning Initiative (MLI) | Ohio eTechOhio
Many schools are looking at developing a Mobile Learning Initiative strategy for use with students to either provide the students with mobile learning devices or …

Mobile Learning Summit 2013
The mobile learning summit is a one day event intended to address mobile device concepts, challenges and opportunities across the K-20 continuum. Session …

Release the Unicorns!: Float Mobile Learning
Scott McCormick discusses three ways to unleash the full power of enterprise mobile learning.

Research and Markets: Mobile Learning: Delivering … – Reuters–(Business Wire)– Research ……/research-and-markets-idUSnBw8Kw1Fca…

College Campus and Kalahari launch mobile learning | News …
College Campus, a company specialising in offering digital education to college students, has partnered with e-commerce site Kalahari to bring mobile learning ……/College-Campus-and-Kalahari-launch-…

Learn more about Absorb LMS mobile learning user
5-based design that adapts dynamically to any device, be it a traditional desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or phone. NINJA KICK! MOBILE LEARNING ……/Absorb%20LMS%20Award%20Winn…

Mobile Learning Fits Education Into Your Busy Schedule
Mobile Learning Fits Education Into Your Busy Schedule. No matter where you are, you can use your extra minutes furthering your education.…/mobile-learning-fits-education-into-…

Mobile Learning with LeanForward – My Frugal Wife
Mobile Learning with LeanForward – Train your employees but minimize the downtime, check out LeanForward for Mobile Learning solutions.

Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors …
I have personally seen a big change in the understanding and awareness about mobile learning people have and its fulfilling to see that what we believed, ……/7646682b4a5a65486b344d6a726f2b334…

Budgeting for Social & Mobile Learning in a BYOD Environment …
Our latest white paper looks at the factors involved.…/excerpt-budgeting-for-social-learning-an…

How to be successful in Mobile Learning | E-commerce for Moodle
Mobile learning is certainly increasing dramatically in the workplace. Some analysts suggest there are already 1 million smartphones in the workplace and for ……

Is there value in defining mobile learning and classifying mobile …
Andy Black jabbed at me a bit saying mobile learning has been around for a long time and that wearable integrated tech is the next wave. (There’s almost ……/is-there-value-in-defining-mobile-learning-…

Mobile Learning | Places: Evaluating Mobile Learning
Based on the JISC Mobile Learning InfoKit, with my additional points based on recent developments in mobile learning as well as on our own observations …

Research and Markets: Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning in a …
From Yahoo! Finance: Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning in a Connected Worl.…/research-markets-mobile-learning-deliv…

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  1. Reblogged this on Expat Teacher Man.

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