Mobile learning can be messy, you have an aim but it’s not always easy to get there, have to let go and give control over to students, can get distracted, the end point is not always what you expected it to be, students produce another outcome to your anticipation.
http://www.unicef.org/sowc2011/index.phpTalked about the potential for Digital Leaders running community and parent sessions, also the security of WiFi around the schhol.
If we don’t use mobile devices as tools then are we developing children’s talents and abilities to the fullest?
Do students really have a real voice? Do we really listen? Chalk graffiti. Using tech to record a map of social spaces / safe areas / happy vs sad areas
First step – digital leaders and student curriculum hackers to generate the policy
Student generated mobile device policy – extract – all available on issuu.com
What soundtrack would match your school? Would different areas have different music why? Use your device to play music to match & have a conversation to explain why. Use garageband or other apps to record a sound map across an area.
Engaging the disengaged – Super Nanny child ‘media trained’. Embedded in schemes of work. Skydrive. Google Docs. Students share via.
The most important aspect of this brief talk is that and initiative or piece of new technology should be underpinned by sound learning objectives. If there learning is right and high quality then the argument against using technology soon disappears. Id we are using Win 8 devices to improve achievement and attainment..
Only 1.64%of negative behaviour incidents arelinked to mobile devices this year.
What is the point of technology in learning?Creative & creative mediaGenerates conversations & communicationAccess to informationUNICEF Rights of the ChildFuture thinkingEmployability skillsInclusion & Special Educational NeedsMessy learning / guerrilla learningOutdoor learningExperiential learning
Young people who do not have accessto the internet at home or in schools —and who lack the support that comesfrom parents or teachers equipped withstrong digital skills — will not developthe necessary social, learning andtechnical skill sets for success in awired global economy.The State of the World’s Children 2011, UNICEFThanks to John Connell
3. Best interests of the child12. Respect for the views of the child13. Freedom of expression17. Access to information; mass media28. Right to education29. Goals of education:‘develop each child’s personality,talents and abilities to the fullest.’
http://www.flickr.com/photos/audrix/2043561356/Mission 1 : Creation ofan acceptable usepolicy in social timelinked to Rights,Respects andResponsibilitiesframework.Mission 2. Embeddingmobile learning &technology into andacross the curriculum
Top tips• Base on sound learning objectives• It’s not about devices, it’s about behaviour• Focus on learning, not tech• Use what we have, but better• Capture, share, collaborate• Get staff & students involved