submitted by Sean Cordes
Here is a link to “M Is For Service: Current Mobile Trends in Libraries” a keynote presentation by my former colleague and mentor Gerry McKiernan at the Handheld Librarian Online Conference..
Good Stuff and lots of it!
Submitted by Dawn Sweet
Discover ideas for instruction that innovative districts have developed to better leverage the increasing number of laptops, cell phones, MP3 players and smart phones that students carry. This webinar explores the latest findings from Speak Up surveys given to K-12 students, teachers and administrators regarding their views on mobile devices within instruction.
Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization that facilitates the annual Speak Up surveys, will present the data findings and moderate a panel discussion with students, teachers and administrators from various school districts.
Event Registration …… To Register for the event
Date: August 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM PDT (3:00 PM EDT)
Duration: One hour
Sponsored by: T.H.E.Journal and Speak UP
Making the Way for Mobile Learning
Posted this story by Teresa on the Newswise “Back to School” wire. Was picked up by: ACM News
“I am helping to change the classroom.” That’s what Mike Dickson told his grandmother during a telephone conversation when she asked what he did for a living. Dickson, the special projects director in University Technology and keynote speaker at Tech Fest 2009 at Western Illinois University, was relaying this story to many of those who attended the 10th annual Tech Fest, which was held recently in WIU’s College of Education and Human Services.
Continue reading…… Communications at the ACM
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Suggestion that government give every kid a Kindle has many educators questioning benefits, costs, and logistics (
submitted by Dawn Sweet
Education experts are split after a recent proposal published by some influential members of the Democratic Party suggested the government provide electronic reading devices to every student in the United States.
The New Democratic Leadership Council’s (DLC) paper, “A Kindle in Every Backpack: A proposal for eTextbooks in American Schools,” published July 14, states that government should supply each student in the country with an electronic reading device, allowing textbooks to be cheaply distributed and updated. It also would allow teachers to tailor an interactive curriculum that engages digital age learners.
Continue reading…… e-School News
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submitted by Phyllis C. Self
Posted by: Olga Kharif on July 22
African Americans’ use of mobile Web has more than doubled in the past several years, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on July 22. Not only are African Americans the most active users of the wireless Internet, but their use of the mobile Web is also growing the fastest.
Continue reading…… Business Week
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