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Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous

Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous



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 http://sighc.iste.wikispaces.net/
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      • Tags:
        • Necc07
        • necc2007
        • N07s732
        • http://sighc.iste.wikispaces.net/NECC+2007
    • 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’
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb7CXcQhqRI
      • Horizon Project award winning video for the Mobile Phones section
      • http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
    • Judy Breck
      • Writes about mobile learning and open educational resources in blogs—GoldenSwamp.com, SmartMobs.com and iCommons.org—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 learninginhand.com and TonyVincent.net
      • 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.
      • http://www.handheldlearning.co.uk/
      • Hosts the world's largest mobile-learning conference annually in London http://www.handheldlearning2007.com/
      • Recently released RedHalo, a managed mobile learning environment for schools http://www.redhalo.com/
    • 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