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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

I had a student contact me recently to ask me a few questions about my thoughts on education.  I thought I would post them here.  He is making a documentary about using mobile phones in the classroom.  I hope he makes his documentary available - perhaps on YouTube and if he does I will link it here.  Meanwhile, here are my responses to his questions:
1. What do you believe are the benefits of using mobile devices in the classroom?
There are a couple of reasons using mobile devices in the classroom …

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[30 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Mobile Phones in the Classroom - Education Review Article

I recently wrote this article for the Education Review. It is a very concise summary of my thinking 6 months after completion of my research. “It seems somewhat ironic that while schools try to find extra funding to increase student and teacher access to ICT, the tool that many students already have in their pockets is overlooked and its use actively denied through restrictive school policy…”

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[12 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Mobile Phones in the Classroom

I have just recently completed a literature review exploring mobile phones in the classroom. It focuses solely on mobile phones as these are the tools our students already have. Here are my conclusions and a link to the full documents.

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[7 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Mobile Tools Roundup

I recently was invited to participated as a guest in an online course run by the School of Education at the University of Waikato. The paper was a second year course “Telecommunications in Education”. My role was to facilitate and contribute to online discussion for one week. I thought I would cross-post some of the discussion starters I used here on my blog for other people to discuss also perhaps. Click to read more…

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[6 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Mobile - the Future?

The future is here - it’s just not yet evenly distributed… The real world reality of augmented reality… I love this stuff!!! Read more…

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[6 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Reflections of AUPOV - 2

It’s been 2 weeks since AUPOV and I am still mulling over the discussions I had and the presentations I listened to.
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to hear Tony Herrington speak.  Tony is the Associate Professor of Adult Education and IT in Education at the University of Wollongong and his research focus is around using emerging technologies to support professional learning. I was particularly keen to hear about his research investigating the use of mobile technologies to support the professional learning of pre-service teachers.
Tony began by saying …

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[7 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Evaluating The TeacherMate

First of all, I would like to state that I am a trained secondary school English teacher - not primary trained, and certainly not trained in the teaching of basic literacy skills to new entrant students. However, I would like to evaluate TeacherMate in the context of handheld-devices and personalised learning in the classroom.

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[5 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Literacy and Numeracy - Teacher Mate

I was recently contacted by the creators of TeacherMate to see if I would be interested in taking a look at and reviewing one of their TeacherMate products and I have been very impressed. Here is a quick summary of the tool itself.

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[15 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Role of Mobiles in the Indian Elections

I came across this article today from the BBC.
What astounded me was this fact from the article:
There are just around 45 million internet users as compared to over 370 million mobile subscribers.
Voters are being targeted via their mobiles with ring tones, text messages and wallpapers for their phone!  Bluetooth kiosks are in prominent locations to push similar media to people’s mobile devices.
“Sunil Rajshekhar, the chief operating office of Times Internet Ltd ,says they have developed special election packages which can be subscribed for as little as 30 rupees ($0.60, …

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[22 Dec 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Ubiquitous Information - My Research Complete!

This report considers the impact ‘anytime’ access to information via access to the mobile internet will have on teaching and learning in the future. It explores the potential applications for mobile phones in the classroom and the skills that our students will need in order to cope with the mass of information on-demand that is available to them.