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Mobile learning. Learning activities and video case studies. Nexus 4 (16GB) - Google Play. Swansea tablet computer project boosts pupils' reading. A new way of using tablet computers in schools could change how children are taught in Wales, says Education Minister Leighton Andrews.

Swansea tablet computer project boosts pupils' reading

It follows a project using the computers developed at Casllwchwr Primary in Swansea. When tested at another primary, Year Six children saw average reading ages leap from nine to 13. Mr Andrews wants the teaching profession to see how the tailored learning programme could help others. "We've had the input from Casllwchwr and other technologically advanced schools, both primary and secondary in Wales looking at digital classroom teaching," he said. "We've rolled that experience out," said the minister. But he said that the real issue now was for education authorities, education directors, and council leaders to grasp what had been done in Swansea.

"They need to see it at first hand had to understand the really transformational potential of what Casllwchwr has achieved," he insisted. Internet Catalogue. Award Winning Leadership in Mobile Teaching and Learning! 20 BYOT Resources By Category. Whether you call it BYOT or BYOD (technology vs device), it’s clear that as people become more attached to their mobile devices and as mobile devices become more customized and an extension of their owners, more schools and employers are permitting and even encouraging students and employees to bring their own devices to work.

20 BYOT Resources By Category

Devices may include laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. As a result, many educators are scrambling to get a handle on the issues surrounding the “bring your own device” trend.

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Making a Case for Mobile Learning. Guest Post for SmartBlogs on Education Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a forward-thinking school district that has embraced the use of mobile learning devices in the classroom.

Making a Case for Mobile Learning

Mobile learning has become the new buzzword in many educational communities. Mobile learning is essentially anytime, anywhere learning. This type of learning could be with a netbook, iPad, iPod touch or even a smartphone. Enhancing Information Language Learning with Mobile Technology - Does it Work? - 73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities. More middle- and secondary-school teachers are using digital tools in their classrooms and professional lives, a new report says.

73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

A study by Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project released Thursday delves into teachers' increasing technology use, but also expresses educators' concerns about the digital divide. The study surveyed Advance Placement and National Writing Project teachers across the United States, and 92% say the Internet has a "major impact" on their ability to access content, resources and materials for teaching. Teachers are becoming advanced tech users, according to Kristen Purcell, Pew's associate director for research. "The findings bode well for people who really want to see these tools become a part of the educational sphere," Purcell tells Mashable.

Technology brings classroom experience to distance learners. Course materials can be downloaded on to mobile devices and accessed by students wherever they are.

Technology brings classroom experience to distance learners

Photograph: Mike Harrington/Lifesize Students on the University of Leicester's new distance learning MSc in security, conflict and international development face more challenges than the average distance learner. For example, some students might spend weeks with no access to an internet connection, working in a refugee camp in post-conflict countries. A Roadmap For Successful Education App Development. 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 8.34K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts. Five reasons why QR and AR won’t take off on the London Underground. This is Sartre.

Five reasons why QR and AR won’t take off on the London Underground

This is me scratching an itch. Although there are plenty of statistics that suggest people have scanned QR codes out and about, used Blippar watching television and Aurasma whilst reading their sportsday match programmes, I’m a bit of a sceptic. Virgin’s provision of free WiFi on the London Underground, the service notably being free to use on Vodafone and EE, has led many to ponder how this will impact on marketing and advertising in the subterranean rat race. Excellent Resources on BYOD for Teachers. Mobile technology is making explosive growth into our schools and classrooms.There is now a growing trend towards taking advantage of mobile devices to inspire learning and promote students engagement, but the problem is that school districts can not cover the costs of these devices and to provide every student with a gadget would be out of their affordability particularly with the shrinking budgets being allocated for high tech materials.However, several initiatives have been taken to counter this financial block facing the implementation of mobile technology in classroom and one of these initiatives is called BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device).

Excellent Resources on BYOD for Teachers

BYOD is all about students bringing their Mobile gadgets from home ( like smartphones, tablets. laptops etc ) and use them for educational purposes inside the classroom. English on Mobile. BYOT. From EdFutures Models of ICT provision | Desktop provision | Mobile loan | 1:1 | BYOD | BYOT Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) refers to learners being able to bring any mobile computing device in to school and connect it to the school network, without having to register the device in advance.


In practice this usually involves connecting the device to the internet via the school wifi connection. BYOD. From EdFutures Models of ICT provision | Desktop provision | Mobile loan | 1:1 | BYOD | BYOT Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers learners being able bring any mobile computing device in to school and connect it to the school network, so long as they have registered the device in advance with the school.


This usually involves registering the MAC address of the device with the school. Articles - Educational Technology.

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Semaine de l’apprentissage nomade de l’UNESCO 2013

Elle se déroulera au Siège de l’Organisation, à Paris, du 18 au 22 février 2013. Reforming Foreign Language Studies in Serbia - Calendar - E-learning symposium 2013. January 2012. Mobile Learning and the Future of Learning: An HETL Interview with Dr. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme. February 28, 2012 in Volume 2 HETL Note: Dr. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme has written and edited several books on mobile learning, among them, Mobile learning: A handbook for educators and trainers, Routledge, 2005 (co-edited with John Traxler), and Researching mobile learning: frameworks, tools and research designs, Peter Lang, 2009 (co-edited with Giasemi Vavoula and Norbert Pachler).

In her personal statement on the Open University Web site Dr. Kukulska-Hulme explains that she is interested in a broad spectrum of topics related to the use of mobile technologies, including learner and teacher perspectives on mobile learning, impact on second language teaching and learning, sharing and dissemination of good practice, and connecting policy and practice. HETL interviewed Dr. Bio: Dr.

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Understanding Mobile Users - Google Think Insights. Mobile Devices for Enhancing Memory Encoding and Recall. John Medina reveals in his book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School that the initial stage of learning – the encoding stage – is the most critical step in the acquisition of knowledge attainment. He then proceeds to discuss three primary encoding processes: Source: Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.


Nextstepv2. What Does a Good Mobile Learning Strategy Look Like? Last week we established a few baseline expectations of the benefits of a mobile learning strategy. We talked about how it affects your immediate team, your external stakeholders and how it improves the long-term success of your mobile learning efforts. With those points in mind, you’re probably ready to get your efforts underway in creating a strategy. Hold on there, partner. Before venturing in this direction it’s vital to get a good understanding of what components comprise a great mobile learning strategy, what you need to avoid, the basics on what it takes to get started and what resources are out there to help you on all of this. Smart phones driving lecture capture growth. A leading lecture-capture company says use of the technology has skyrocketed in recent months By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor Read more by Denny Carter Eighty-five percent of students say using lecture capture made studying 'somewhat or much more effective than normal.' Viewing replays of a professor’s lecture anytime, anywhere on a smart phone has ballooned lecture capture use in higher education, as recent surveys show the technology remains popular on campus.

Watching and re-watching lectures online has long been among college students’ favorite educational technology, and making those recorded class sessions available via smart phone has led to a jump in lecture views, according to research from Tegrity, a leading maker of lecture-capture systems. Dokkiri Hand Case for iPhone 4 (Kid's Hand)

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Portables dans les écoles: une pub téléphonée pour Chatel. Il y a des saillies gouvernementales qui ne débouchent sur rien. Et puis il y a les sorties d’un ministre qui tombent à pic, par exemple la veille du vote d’une loi qui semble sortie de nulle part. Au grand bénéfice du ministre en question, que l’on crédite d’un pouvoir de conviction incroyable sur les parlementaires et d’un grand sens de l’a propos.

Ce qui vient de se produire avec l’interdiction des portables à l’école. Mardi 6 octobre, RTL décide d’en faire son grand dossier du matin. Pourquoi ce jour-là ? Ça tombe bien : ce mardi-là, c’est Luc Chatel, porte-parole du gouvernement et ministre de l’Education, qui est l’invité du matin sur les ondes de RTL. Et, naturellement, sur cette histoire de téléphones portables dans l’enceinte des établissements scolaires, le sujet du jour. Luc Chatel rappelle que cette décision est surtout du ressort des établissements eux-mêmes, via leur réglement intérieur.

Le vote au Sénat qui tombe bien Nous sommes mardi matin. GLMPS iPhone App Brings Motion to Photo Sharing. GLMPS, a new photo sharing app for iPhone, differentiates itself from Instagram by trading filters for motion. The app is called GLMPS [iTunes link] and like other photo sharing apps, it lets users capture an image and then share that image with their friends on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare.

What makes GLMPS different is that instead of just capturing an image, it also captures five seconds of video that precedes the shot. So instead of just sharing a static image, you can share a snippet of an actual moment. Seeing is believing, so check out this GLMPS I made of myself enjoying my favorite beverage. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers. By Cherrye Moore.