Virtual School Meanderings

March 17, 2013

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the eSchool News.

Laura Devaney Today’s story features a CoSN report on seven steps that are critical when it comes to implementing a mobile learning initiative. Is your district planning such an implementation, or are you in the middle of one? Have you taken these essential steps?Plus, a new survey shows that most Americans would boost U.S. education spending if they could.Leave your thoughts and comments on today’s stories online, eMail me at, or find me on Twitter @eSN_Laura.Cheers,
Laura Devaney, Managing EditorTweet me @eSN_Laura

Top News of the Day

Seven steps to success with mobile learning
Seven steps to success with mobile learning Implementing a mobile learning initiative is a complicated undertaking, no matter how much funding or stakeholder support you have. But a new resource from the Consortium for School Networking offers an outline for school administrators [ Read More ]
Laura Devaney  In today’s news: 24 iPad apps that are in line with Bloom’s Taxonomy, Maine is expanding its one-to-one laptop contract to other states, and some of the week’s top Twitter moments.Leave your comments about today’s stories online, eMail me at, or find me on Twitter @eSN_Laura.


Laura Devaney, Managing Editor
Tweet me @eSN_Laura

Top News of the Day

24 iPad apps to support Bloom’s Taxonomy 24 iPad apps to support Bloom’s Taxonomy
During a recent webinar, educational technologist Kathy Schrock presented a variety of apps for iPads that can boost student engagement and collaboration, and that can be used for teaching and learning according to Bloom’s Taxonomy. [ Read More ]

Moving on to the semi-regular ASCD SmartBrief.

Does BYOT put some students at a disadvantage?
School districts nationwide have implemented bring-your-own-technology programs as a low-cost solution to providing students with one-to-one access to technology, writes former English teacher AJ Juliani. In this blog post, Juliani writes that such programs save districts money but could put students who don’t have the resources at a disadvantage. Students, he writes, have varying levels of access to technology and proficiency in using the devices, particularly for academic purposes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (3/11)

Also, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

N.H. district plans investment in iPads, Chromebooks, interactive whiteboards
SeacoastOnline (Portsmouth, N.H.) (tiered subscription model) (3/8)

High-school senior makes his mark on the app market
Ben Dennis, a high-school senior who has long had an interest in business and technology, incorporated his application-development business when he was just 15. Dennis, who has worked with a wide array of clients, earns $20,000 to $30,000 a year and is planning to attend Indiana University. “My goals for the future are to graduate from Kelley with a high GPA and to create something revolutionary,” he said. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (3/7)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

Lecture Capture for iPad – Future of Mobile Learning
prMac (press release)
[] Brooklyn, Florida – DJ Mobile Software Solutions announces Lecture Capture 1.7 for iPad. This revolutionary application will change the world of mobile learning. The most common myth regarding mobile learning and mobile devices that they …
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University of Dayton Unveils Mobile Learning Studio
The University of Dayton is unveiling their new RiverMobile, a mobile learning studio that puts the region’s five rivers on 18 wheels. RiverMobile is a traveling exhibit converted from a semi-trailer that highlights one of our greatest local resources …
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Next, no items from the Google Blog alert for mobile learning again.  So finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

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

iPads/Mobile Learning Workshop – E-Learning Development Team
iPads/Mobile Learning Workshop – Building a case for Mobile Learning. 05/03/ 2013 by Simon Davis Leave a comment · iPad and a pad. Sean MacEntee CC- ……/ipadsmobile-learning-worksh…

Mobile Learning Lab Archives – Ward Technology Talent
Want to learn about taking a Mobile App to market??? Join me at the Mobile Learning Lab on April 3 to hear Aidan Nulman founder and CEO of Fleetbit speak …

New CoSN Guide to Help School Leaders Navigate Mobile …
Washington, DC (March 6, 2013) – To help school administrators consider the many implementation issues around leveraging mobile learning in scho……/bNew-CoSN-Guide-to-Help-School-Leaders-…

Wireless Campus Manager – Sprint Community
Imagine the hurdles K-12 schools and their IT teams face to roll out mobile learning programs – limited budgets and the lack of personnel to manage all of the ……/wireless-campus-manager-mobile-le…

How to Rollout a Mobile Learning Ecosystem | wisetail / where …
The landcape of learning and communication is moving in a very powerful direction with the rise of mobile devices. The days when devices (laptop, desktop, …

Seven steps to success with mobile learning | eSchool News
Implementing a mobile learning initiative is a complicated undertaking, no matter how much funding or stakeholder support you have. But a new resource from ……/seven-steps-to-success-with-mobile-…

mLearnCon 2013 Mobile Learning Conference and Expo June 18 …
Registration is now open for mLearnCon 2013 Conference & Expo, the world’s leading mobile learning event, coming to San Jose, CA, June 18 – 20, 2013.…

How to Get the Most Out of Mobile Learning
Mobile Learning has quickly become one of the most discussed topics in the corporate training world. Nate Chai, Director of Design Consulting at Allen ……

Designing Mobile Learning #LSCON13
This session will provide you with the foundation you need to get started in mobile development. You’ll learn best practices for designing for mobile and what c.…/designing-mobile-learning-lscon13

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