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The future of mobile learning & the use

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The future of mobile learning & the use

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

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