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[24 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Just came across this website ShareIdeas all about the different ways mobiles are being used globally - not limited to education.

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[24 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Just reading the Project View website.  Project View describes itself as digital storytelling and cameraphones for cross-cultural connections.  It is a global on-line project to get people using basic technology to create clips to share their culture with the world.

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[24 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

I have been following this debate for the past week or so concerning Sydney’s Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) where Year 9 (NZ Yr 10) English students have been allowed to “phone a friend” and have access to their mobile phones and mp3 players during assessment work. 

The Australian media has jumped on it and brought it out in to daylight in order to spark some real educational debate.  You can read a few of the articles here, here on the Sydney Morning Herald and the comments about the SMH article here.   

This blog post from PLC teacher has attracted …

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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 …

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[19 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Nothing like a good set of stats to try and get your head around where the future of mobile is headed!
This in from Reuters based in Britain between January and May, 2008, from the Mobile Data Association
Nearly 1.5 billion (1,492,400,769) text messages (SMS) were sent per week
More than 10 million (10,734,555) pictures and video messaging (MMS) were sent per week
The number of Mobile Internet (MI) users between May 2006 and May 2008 rose from about 13 million (13,140,000) to 16 million (16,425,000). It dipped slightly on last year (16,500,000), but …

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[18 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

This afternoon I met with Nathan Kerr - MINTS scholar recognised for the work he has done in the field of mLearning.
It was really interesting to talk with Nathan as we are both passionate about the same thing - primarily enhancing and improving student learning opportunities through whatever means possible - in this case with the use of mobile phone technology.
While my research primarily focuses on mobile web applications, Nathan’s work focuses on student developed content to be viewed on mobile phones.
As Nathan says, at the school he teaches at, …

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[15 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Today I contributed to the Vodafone Corporate responsibility Ning here is a copy of what I wrote.
 
 
 

What is the role of telecommunications in the future of New Zealand communities and society?
Posted by Vodafone New Zealand on 24 July 2008 at …

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[14 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

In class we have been practicing using Qipit.  The old Vodafone 715s don’t take a particularly sharp photo - meaning that we usually get messages back saying your photo isn’t clear enough.  So these pics were taken from my Nokia 6234.  They are of the planning my students did for the University of Waikato Schools of the Future competition held this evening (we came third YAY!).

I forgot to add that they are taken from a whiteboard - they look a little blurry as a thumbnail but are clear as anything …

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[14 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

I got a bit stuck - thinking I couldn’t cross post from Utterz to edublogs - which is the blogging platform all of the students in my study are using.
But it did work - you simply use the wordpress icon fill in all the details - but don’t select the hosted at wordpress.com box.

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[14 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Mobile post sent by ToniTones using Utterz.  Replies.  mp3