iPhones Apps Presentation (Ustream Archive) http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1445088 iPod and iPhones Apps ... Presentation (Ustream Archive)
Tony Vincent shares some of his favorite iPod touch and iPhone apps for education. There's also audience participation.
Create Geotagged Slideshows of Your Outings http://mashable.com/2008/10/01/everytrail/ Create Geotagged Slideshows of Your Outings with "EveryTrail" for iPhone "EveryTrail is an iPhone app that lets you record your journey with geotagged photos that are automatically added to a slideshow at their website. These trips can be hikes, runs, bike rides, walks or whatever you want.
The app’s interface is simple and extremely informative. It’s like a virtual stop watch with the built-in camera of course. Once you click the start button to begin your trip, several points of data start getting captured such as the distanced traveled, the elapsed time, and your speed."
Tatango http://tatango.com/ Tatango offers a simple, effective way for groups to communicate through their mobile phones.
As an all-in-one solution, Tatango allows any group to collect, manage and message all of their group members both from a computer and mobile phone. Tatango was born from the promise of giving groups the ability to stay connected anytime, anywhere. The Tatango service doesn’t require a special phone or its users to download software to use the service.
The service is ad-supported and completely free, Tatango places 30-character text ads at the bottom of group messages, costing you no more than a standard text message to receive a group alert.
Please switch on your mobiles (UK May08) http://education.guardian.co.uk/link/story/0,,2170987,00.html Please switch on your mobiles
No longer a distraction in class, colleges and universities are exploiting mobile technology as portable learning tools. Stephen Hoare reports (Guardian)
They were banned as a distraction in lectures and seminars, but now colleges and universities are exploiting them as learning platforms. Mobiles that double up as internet platforms and iPods and MP3 players that can download hefty video or audio files mean students own what is in effect a portable learning tool.
What Can You Learn from a Cell Phone? http://innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=83 What Can You Learn from a Cell Phone? Almost Anything!
There are one and a half billion cell phones in operation around the world, and a large percentage of them are in the hands of students.
Yet these phones are barred in most classrooms because they interrupt lessons and can enable cheating.
Marc Prensky encourages educators to reconsider their view of mobile technology—and to imagine a pedagogy that embraces its potential. Essentially small computers, cell phones can support language lessons, display animations of medical and chemical processes, be used for polling and testing, serve as the gateway to larger learning resources—and so much more.
Cell phones in schools: Opportunity or distraction? http://tinyurl.com/6jn25p Cell phones in schools: Opportunity or distraction?
During a session at the Consortium for School Networking’s 13th annual K-12 School Networking Conference in Arlington, Va., on March 10, panelists discussed whether cell phones present an opportunity—or a distraction—for schools.
And conference attendees learned that schools in at least one state, North Carolina, have embraced cell phones as tools for instruction.
Principals trying out cell phones http://ideasandthoughts.org/2008/01/21/principals-trying-out-cell-phones/ Principals trying out cell phones
I’m sure we are not going insane, but some would probably disagree. Carla and I tried something new and, well a little bit rebellious today. We invited the grade 8/9 ELA class/students to bring their cell phones into class (if they didn’t have one we used mysask for text). Our goal, using cell phones for learning.
Our objectives, appropriate use of cell phones (manners and ethics), using the calendar/scheduling, using text to discuss literature (lit circles), tracking progress and assignments/projects, and engaging the new learner.
Cell Phones as Effective Teaching Tool (2005) http://www.ergoweb.com/news/detail.cfm?id=1180 Study Recasts Cell Phones as Effective Teaching Tool
Most schools ban cell phones in the classrooms, and a this study suggests that may be a mistake. The devices commonly regarded as the bane of educators’ intent on creating the right environment for learning may yet emerge as a superior teaching tool. In this new guise, cell phones take on an unexpected ergonomic quality because they enable students to achieve more.
The mobile internet kids http://tinyurl.com/5gq57l The mobile internet kids
I spent a day this week at a school in Tynemouth, on the coast outside Newcastle, helping pupils at Marden High School make a film about mobile phones for the BBC's School Report project.
We were using a group of 12 and 13 year olds to investigate how children used – and abused - mobile phones and they were knowledgeable, articulate and very demanding of the technology. They had conducted their own poll of the school’s students – more than half of the 920 11-16 year olds had responded and only 3 did not have their own mobile phones.
PowerPoint about Mobile Phones in Education http://tinyurl.com/6lsl7t PowerPoint about Mobile Phones in Education
How we can teach children to use their mobiles phones constructivley not deconstructively.
Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools http://ideasandthoughts.org/2008/02/05/exploring-cellphones-as-learning-tools/ Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools
I had the great privilege of being invited to spend some time in a learning experiment in one of the local schools that I work with. The principal, let’s call him Gord (that’s actually his real name) emailed me about some interesting idea he and his grade 8/9 teacher had. The class was studying the novel The Wave. The book is about an experiment itself so it seemed perfect to their teacher, Carla to try out an experiment of their own.
Cell Phones in Schools http://tinyurl.com/4rz4qy Cell Phones in Schools
Currently if you have a cell phone you can do the following...read a book, write a book, podcast, Jott notes, create a live TV or radio broadcast, check your google calendar, research information (GOOGL), surf the web (.mobi sites), create a blog, photoblog, videoblog, and now you can----take a class on your cell phone! Yes! No need to have Internet access or a home computer anymore to take distance learning classes (and no snail mail for video-based distance education).
Sending Kids Back to School with Cell Phones http://www.schoolcio.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=192500041 Sending Kids Back to School with Cell Phones
After polling 1,000 U.S. parents online, a study by Gaithersburg, Md.-based ACE*COMM Corp. found 95 percent of parents would rather they remain in control of their child's cellular-phone use, rather than have the school set the rules, citing safety and scheduling concerns.
Managing mobile phones in school http://terry-freedman.org.uk/artman/publish/article_741.php Managing mobile phones in school
Mobile phoneMobile (cell) phones are currently at best frowned upon in schools, or at worst actually banned.
But this is almost certainly a quirk of history, and schools need to start thinking about how ubiqitous mobile phone use might be effectively managed.
Article by Terry Freedman
Bullying by mobile phone and cell phone http://www.bullyonline.org/schoolbully/mobile.htm Bullying by mobile phone and cell phone
Abusive text messages and bullying by text messaging
Mobile phones have become the new weapon of choice for bullies. With three-quarters of children now owning a mobile phone, the anonymity, sluggishness of telecommunications service providers, and the weakness of law provide bullies with the perfect means of taunting their target with little fear of being caught. Text messages provide complete anonymity.