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Learning devices



mobile learning in schools,clallenge the learning disconnect

mobile learning in schools,clallenge the learning disconnect



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  • This doesn’t add up
  • a free operating system (Android)dual core ARM 9 @ 416MHz2G GSM/EDGE2.8” QVGA resistive touch screen2MP camera, GPSWIFI and BlueTooth silicon<$90 components + plastic case
  • As flexible, creative educators what are we capable of?
  • The internet is harnessing collective intelligence
  • Digital technologies are transforming the way we work and live our lives.
  • Advocates also say that the availability of technology that can call up the knowledge of the world's best thinkers with the click of a mouse, that can graph in two seconds what once took hours, and that can put scientific instrumentation in a pocket-sized computer shows that the shift isn’t coming--- it has already happened. It is NOW.

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  • This just doesn’t add up
  • We need tounderstand andto connect withthe skills theyhave and whatthey can do…..
  • ..accepting themas multi-tasking,connected,collaborative 21 stcentury learners
  • There used to be a comfortablelogic to the way we interactedwith people, places, and things.
  • You wanted knowledge You went to a library
  • You wantedto consume,you went toa shop
  • These behaviours wereimposed upon us by culture, society and location.
  • • The internet Later the internet came along...• and things• got a lot came along• closer. & everything got a lot closer.
  • HistoricalInterlude
  • …has brought rapidcontinuous change…
  • …and a lot of disruption
  • Rockchip android tablet PCIf a company can gofrom concept tomarket in four weeks
  • As flexible,creativeeducatorswhat are wecapable of?
  • Events, threatsand opportunitiesarent just comingat us faster or withless predictability;
  • ..they are converging and influencingeach other to create entirely newand unforeseen paradigms
  • Our livesand ourlearning areconnectedby millionsof invisiblethreads
  • HistoricalInterlude
  • ...which brings usto the present
  • We don’tgo to theinternetanymore
  • The internet is now anintricate part of our lives
  • The internet is harnessingour collective intelligence
  • The boundariesbetween theinternet and lifeare so porous asto be meaningless
  • …people reachfor the internetusing whateverdevice makessense to them atthat moment
  • We can call upthe knowledgeof the worldsbest thinkerswith the click ofa button
  • This shift isn’tcoming…..it has alreadyhappened.IT IS NOW!
  • Are we willing to change.. …to risk change… …to meet the needs of the students we serve?