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Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous: Solutions for Learning with Handhelds...

Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous: Solutions for Learning with Handhelds
A panel session at NECC07, Atlanta, June 2007
Panel Moderator: Julie Lindsay, International School Dhaka, Bangladesh
with Judy Breck, Graham Brown-Martin, Janice Kelly and Tony Vincent



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  • Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous: Solutions for Learning with Handhelds Panel Moderator: Julie Lindsay Featuring: Judy Breck, Janice Kelly Graham Brown-Martin, and Tony Vincent NECC 2007, Atlanta
  • Sponsored by ISTE’s SIG Handheld Computing
  • Are you BLOGGING this?
    • Tags:
      • Necc07
      • necc2007
      • N07s732
  • Julie Lindsay
    • Former Director of E-Learning and Head of Technology at International School Dhaka, Bangladesh. Moving to Head of IT at Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar in August 2007
    • Implemented the Handheld Initiative For Education ( HIFE ) at ISD over the past 3 years
    • Co-founder of the Flat Classroom Project and Horizon Project (online, global collaborative projects using Web 2.0 tools)
  • What are we talking about?
    • The Large Print
      • Mobile : the devices? the users? both?
      • Digital : a digital world breeds digital natives
      • Ubiquitous : anywhere, anytime, always available
  • What are we really talking about?
    • The Small Print
      • Standardization
      • Convergence
      • Affordability
      • Adaptability
      • Acceptable use
      • Learning using technology
      • Living with technology
  • Handheld Initiative For Education
    • International School Dhaka program
    • Grade 6 and 7 carry student-owned Palm OS devices
    • Acceptable use policy developed
    • Interdisciplinary curriculum objectives
    • Teacher professional development
    • Parent meetings
  • Handhelds at School
  • HIFE: 3-years of implementation
    • Importance of IT Support
    • Issues of compatibility
    • Issues with breakage and theft
    • Finding viable uses for the devices
      • MP3 files, podcasts
      • Wireless access (Palm TX) to email
      • Organizational tool
  • The evolution of the HIFE
    • Going into the 4 th year
      • Broadening the program to include other mobile devices such as iPods, mobile phones, Pocket PC
      • More student-centered rather than teacher initiated
      • Making allowances for learning styles
  • One Vision for the Future
    • ‘A Thing in My Pocket in 2020’
    • Horizon Project award winning video for the Mobile Phones section
  • Judy Breck
    • Writes about mobile learning and open educational resources in blogs—, and—in Educational Technology magazine, and four books.
    • A fall 2007 release is set for her fifth book, which is about mobiles and the new generations: Intertwingle: a compelling story of what is possible , with a foreword by Howard Rheingold.
    • Consults on mobile learning for Rave Wireless.
  • Dr Janice Kelly
    • Fifth grade teacher at O. H. Somers Elementary School in Mogadore, Ohio (22 years of service)
    • Palm Education Pioneer participant since 2001
    • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
    • Consultant for the Ohio Department of Education and Achievement Testing development
  • Tony Vincent
    • Fifth grade teacher at Willowdale Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska, 1998-2004; taught with Palm handhelds for each student since 2001
    • Founder and webmaster of and
    • Developer of Radio WillowWeb , Our City , Soft Reset , and Learning in Hand: iPods podcasts.
    • Currently self-employed as a consultant, delivering professional development to educators in the areas of handhelds, podcasting, and online tools
  • Graham Brown-Martin
    • Founder and managing director of UK based Handheld Learning Ltd.
    • Hosts the world's largest mobile-learning conference annually in London
    • Recently released RedHalo, a managed mobile learning environment for schools
  • Format
    • Share individual experiences with handheld computing and education
    • Invite dialogue and interaction with the audience
    • Discuss solutions for schools to have Mobile, Digital and Ubiquitous computing