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[8 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Wikipedia

I question why finding information needs to be difficult or time-consuming in order to make the learning happen. ie. I use wikipedia all the time as a starting place if I want to find information on a new topic - particularly if I know very little about that topic.

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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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[19 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]
Students…

I am cross-posting my contributions to a discussion thread on a School of Education Moodle thread where I provided my views on secondary students.
…The biggest difference between primary and secondary students in regards to their own ICT use is of course their age and maturity and the freedoms that come with this. For me what is also interesting is the skills and values that teenagers are assumed to have when using technology…
The Guardian published this article earlier in the year which created quite a stir online. It is written by …

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[13 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Information Overload and Inquiry

I am cross-posting this from a discussion I am contributing to in an online paper at the School of Education.  Would be interested to see what readers of this blog think…
Just wanted to share something with you that I always think about in my own teaching and share with teachers who I am working with. Often teachers feel frustrated that students find and access information very quickly and simply copy and paste from the first page that pops up on the Google search or straight from Wikipedia.
If we pop this …

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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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[27 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
When Famous People Die

A number of students will be wanting to talk about and focus on Michael Jackson’s death - and obviously the immediacy of his death means that linking this into current teaching programmes is going to be difficult, but the availability of information online means that the type of resources we have access to immediately after this piece of news broke is so much more broad than the traditional medium of newspapers and television. Why not make use of some of the more interesting content that comes through and work it into online programmes? (read more…)

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[24 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
AUPOV

The inaugural AUPOV conference was held in Wollongong, (near Sydney) last week. I felt incredibly privileged to be invited as the International Guest Speaker and gained a huge amount personally from the networking opportunities and the wide range of engaging and informative speakers.

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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.

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[17 Dec 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Abstract

My report is finished - to final proof-reading stage anyway and I am feeling good! I thought I would pop my abstract up here for people to have a look at… The report will be made available through the efellows website in the next few weeks and no doubt I will pop a copy up on this website too.