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  • 1. The Future of Mobile Learning & the Use of PDAs in Literacy Classrooms
    Corey Brown
    ED 5670
  • 2. Is this Mobile Learning?
  • 3. Or is this Mobil Learning?
  • 4. Mobil Learning is…
    M-Learning
    M-learning focuses on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies, and learning that reflects a focus on how society and its institutions can accommodate and support an increasingly mobile population.
    M-Learning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MLearning
  • 5. Examples of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s)
    BlackBerry, iPhone, and iPad are well known examples of PDA’s. All with useful tools for the future of the classroom.
  • 6. -Smart Phones-
    A PDA taken to the next level.
    Smart phones provide equitable access to the Internet for all students by supporting the popular wireless broadband technologies.
    With Wi-Fi, EDGE and 3G support, these ultra-mobile devices provide access to users from anywhere -- school, home, library, community.
    Creating opportunities for anytime learning.
    http://www.convergemag.com/edtech/Mobile-Learning-in-Classrooms-of-the-Future.html
  • 7. Here is a glimpse into the possibilities.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9xGP-FVzbY
  • 8. What is the next step?
    Instant grade updates to parent/guardian cell phones?
    Schools go paperless?
    Districts harness the Digital Natives within them and offer a chance to excel within a medium students are comfortable using.
    Endless possibilities…