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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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[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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[1 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Verizon Million

Verizon together with Samsung have put together an amazing project for New York schools.
I really like the way that the education board has decided to approach issues surrounding disengaged students, low student achievement and high drop-out rates. In this clip they talk about turning educational success in to a desirable brand.

What a profound statement to come from an education board.
What an amazing project. I think it is an great way to give students a tangible incentive to attend school - while in theory the incentive should be just …

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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 …