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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.

devices, education, featured, information literacy, mobile, mobile web, opinion, presentations, research, resources, students »

[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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[20 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
ICT integration in Secondary Schools

Once again, this is cross posted from discussions I was contributing to in an online paper at the School of Education.
I was trying to share my feelings as to why it is often seen that the integration of ICT in secondary schools is lagging behind that of primary and ECE.
I think one of the things is that in secondary if teachers want to use the computers - they take their class to the computer room. There are very few computers in individual classrooms. This means that students go outside of …

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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 …

devices, education, mobile »

[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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[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.

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[9 Apr 2008 | One Comment | ]

Following a comment from Alexander Hayes requesting more info about my project I wrote a rather lengthy email about my views on this whole topic of mobile learning… then after trawling around on the web for a while I found a couple of links that backed up what I was saying and it all became clear as to what I was trying to say…
Here is an excerpt from the email I wrote to Alexander Hayes:

I am interested in the seamless integration of this technology - kids just needing information so …