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April 14, 2013

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Note that this week will be the last post for the Mobile Learning on the Interwebs feature.

Beginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

District opts for iPads over updating PCs
In Pittsburgh, educators say a move about one year ago to invest in iPads, rather than update old desktop computers, has paid off. Students are using the iPads and are enjoying learning, say teachers who use the devices in classroom lessons, to administer tests online and as rewards for students. About two dozen schools in the district now have iPads, and officials also expect to make all schools wireless by the end of the summer. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/8)

Also the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Principal: Every school will soon have a mobile application
Stenette Byrd, principal of Smithfield High School in Smithfield, Va., predicts that every school will have its own mobile application in the next few years. Byrd’s school launched its own app, using SchoolInfoApp, at the start of the 2012-13 school year. The application saved the school $2,000 in printing costs by offering its student handbook digitally, and the program also helps the school raise money through in-app sponsors, Byrd reports. EdTech magazine (4/2013)

Schools in Tenn. district selected to begin one-to-one technology programs
The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tenn.) (free registration) (4/5)

Mobile computer lab brings technology to students
CNN (4/5)

How to launch successful one-to-one technology programs
To successfully launch one-to-one technology programs, Monica Burns, an educator and blogger, suggests several practices she uses in her own classroom where students use iPads. In this blog post, she suggests teachers have a system in place to organize and manage the devices, set clear expectations, and start small — perhaps by having some tech-savvy students try out an application before introducing it to the rest of the class. She also recommends beginning by introducing technology to a typical classroom activity, such as taking notes, rather than trying to launch new activities. Burns’ blog (4/10)

Tablet computers are taking off in Minneapolis-area classrooms
One-to-one technology is taking hold in classrooms in the Minneapolis area, so much so that Jeff Noyes, a teacher on special assignment for technology integration at Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, said he expects school computer labs will be dismantled within the next few years in favor of handheld devices, such as tablet computers. The school is one of many in the region using iPads and other tablets as teaching tools — a trend that educators say has helped to enhance teaching and learning while cutting costs. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (4/9)

N.H. middle-school students develop health-safety app
As part of one New Hampshire school’s efforts to boost student interest in science, technology, engineering and math, students were encouraged to compete in a national-level mobile-application contest. A group of eighth-graders met the call by designing an app that can be programmed to alert consumers to the presence of allergens simply by scanning the bar code on the product. The team is one of 10 winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. blog (4/9)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

Rural students get a first-hand experience of different occupations
The Star Online
The impressive Pintar Mobile Learning Unit (PMLU) bus rumbles from one school to another to allow students to try their hand at what it is like to be a chef, doctor, pilot, photographer or athlete. The 40-seater school bus has been converted to fit …
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Senior Bowl to hold Family Fun Day in Fairhope on Saturday
The Huntsville Times –
The Mobile Learning Adventure helps children 5 and younger explore their career dreams and highlights the importance of early education. With two touch-screen kiosks, the exhibit has activities for the youngsters and their parents, including “When I …
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Tech-savvy students demand more mobile tools
“Students are increasingly demanding mobile learning,” she said. “They are very comfortable using smartphones and tablets and find the flexibility and ability to share resources and collaborate on projects really engaging. “There is a clear …
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Next, the Google blog alert for mobile learning.

Limelight on Mobile Learning | Harvard International Review
By lli
Mobile apps and tablets have assumed a prominent position in the landscape of technology use in education and training, as anticipated by the EDUCAUSE 2012 Horizon Report. With mobile phone subscriptions totaling around six billion, …
Harvard International Review

Finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers – Educational Technology …
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning · Home · Site Map · All Resources · Posters · iPad Resources · Teacher Guides · YouTube 4 Teachers · Teacher ……/12-excellent-new-web-tools…

Mobile Learning – using iPads and Co. in education – MEDEAnet
32 participants to Austrian MEDEAnet Workshop on ‘Mobile Learning – using iPads and Co. in education’ in March. Submitted Thursday, 4 April, 2013 – 12:13 ……/32-participants-austrian-medeanet-works…

Mobile Learning – Here & Now | mLearning PoV Paper | Whitepaper
This FREE Mobile Learning Quick Start Guide is meant for training companies unsure about when to use, how to design & implement Mobile Learning in a ……

Mobile Learning Solutions with Storyline – E-Learning Heroes
One recurrent question here on the forums has to do with how to approach mobile learning design. I think that one type of navigation that can work really well on …

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

Free Webinar: The Hottest Trends in Mobile Learning
How are mobile and wireless technologies going to impact learning and performance? In this free webinar, The Hottest Trends in Mobile Learning, mLearning ……

Announcing #23mobilethings: Global Mobile Learning 2.0 « Tame …
The Horizon Report, from EDUCAUSE and the New Media Consortium, has ranked mobile ……/announcing-23mobilethings-global-mobil…

Mobile Learning – SumTotal Systems
Enterprise & Extended Enterprise; Mobile Learning (on- and off-line); Regulatory Compliance; Social Collaboration; Content Management; Content Versioning …

ADL Mobile Learning Team Seeking Responses to MoTIF Survey …
ADL’s Mobile Learning Team seeks your input on this short survey to help design learning solutions for the next generation. Survey closes April 26, 2013.…/adl-mobile-learning-team-seeking-respon…

BioBlitz – Mobile Learning
BioBlitz is an annual gathering of students, teachers and scientists to take inventory of a unique ……/bioblitz-connects-student-scientist…

Leading a Multiple Project Mobile Learning Initiative: The Approach …
In 2011, the task force submitted a proposal titled “Mobile-Learning for Boise State: A Proposal to Catalyze Transformation in Teaching and Learning.…/leading-multiple-project-mobile-learnin…

ADL Mobile Learning Newsletter #143 – 8 April 2013
The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative has …

Five Questions with Tannis Morgan: Mobile Learning » BCcampus
The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been focusing its attention on several innovative mobile learning initiatives, successfully creating one app ……

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  1. […] Note that this week will be the last post for the Mobile Learning on the Interwebs feature. Beginning with the ASCD SmartBrief. District opts for iPads over updating PCs. In Pittsburgh, educators say a move about one year ago …  […]

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