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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 | ]

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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[16 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
ICT in a Secondary French Class

I am privileged to work with an incredibly motivated and creative teacher who is always exploring the best ways to engage her students. She teaches French and was recently profiled in the New Zealand ICT PD Newsletter and I just wanted to cross-post the article here so as others who may not read the newsletter may be inspired by Florence as I have been! Check out her blog here and Florence is also on twitter look for @froggieflo

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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 | 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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[24 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

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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[16 Mar 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Point of View Technologies in Education

In June this year I am heading off to Sydney as the international guest speaker at AUPOV.
AUPOV is;  the “inaugural networked technologies event showcasing the use of point-of-view technologies in educational organisations and related workplace training industries.”
Over the next term I will be trialling a brand new POV technology with some of the teachers I am working with.

One of the best things about my job this year is that I am able to work with so many different teachers across such a wide range of the curriculum.  While most of …

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[29 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]
Podcast on Virtual Staffroom

Chris Betcher recently organised a podcast between myself and Liz Kolb.  Liz is pioneering the way for cellphones in education in America and you can read more about what she is doing in schools on her blog.  Chris managed to find a time to suit all of us across 3 time zones for a Skype chat.  He live streamed our conference call through his ustream channel which was fantastic as we had a live audience with whom we were able to interact.
The podcast sounds great.  For me it was awesome …

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[19 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

I have been actively pondering what I will speak about at mobilizethis in October this year.  Since I have been in the classroom and actually getting some data  it is becoming much more clear.
Information literacy and the mobile web - Mobile Phones in Education.
I will be presenting about the research I have been undertaking as a NZ Ministry of Education eFellow.  My research considers the impact of students having personalised anytime access to the web, and the tools we as teachers are going to need to teach them to …