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Tablets for Schools
http://bit.ly/1toElwy
Proving that Tablets Enhance Learning: Our Research Programme
Tablets for Schools is a (UK) registered charity passionate about the transformative effect of tablets in the classroom and beyond.
We bring together teachers, industry leaders and academics using robust and independent research on how tablets can impact learning and attainment.
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Main Mobile Learning Area on the Shambles Website
http://shambles.net/ict/#mobile
Main Mobile Learning Area on the Shambles Website
| Mobile Learning [Teaching/Learning] | Mobile Learning [Research] | Schools Mobile learning webpages | Mobile Learning Blogs | Apps for phones and tablets | Creating your own Apps | Schools Apps | Mobile, PDA, Handheld | Mobile Phones in Education | Management of iDevices | 1 to 1 (iDevice) Initiatives | iPod | iPad | Android | Kindle | Non-Apple iDevices | Laptop Policies | AUP | Games on Mobile Phones | Instant Messaging |
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Proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING
http://vz.to/Z5UxW0
Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING
“Verizon Foundation Survey on Middle School Students’ Use of Mobile Technology”
An unexpected number of middle school students (from all ethnicities and incomes) say they are using mobile devices including smartphones and tablets to do their homework. Previous TRU research indicated that middle school students are using smartphones and tablets for communication and entertainment. However, this is the first TRU research that shows that middle school students are also using these mobile devices to complete homework assignments.
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What Parents & Children Need to Know
http://youtu.be/wUoqv6TOzLc
Larry Rosen on The Psychology of Technology: What Parents & Children Need to Know
Lots of statistics on what students bare doing with mobile devices and other technology
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Middle School Students’ Use of Mobile Technology”
http://vz.to/Vp9uio
Middle School Students’ Use of Mobile Technology”
As part of an ongoing commitment to understanding and supporting the use of mobile technology in the classroom, as well as furthering student interest in STEM, the Verizon Foundation wanted to explore middle school students’ use of technology.
An unexpected number of middle school students (from all ethnicities and incomes) say they are using mobile devices including smartphones and tablets to do their homework. Previous TRU research indicated that middle school students are using smartphones and tablets for communication and entertainment. However, this is the first TRU research that shows that middle school students are also using these mobile devices to complete homework assignments.
Access to mobile devices at home is high among this group, and students are already turning to these devices to complete homework assignments. Therefore, it is only natural and highly beneficial for students to extend this mobile device usage into the classroom.
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Closing the gap between theory & practice (webinar)
http://bit.ly/QCmMYg
Mind the Gap:closing the gap between theory & practice by Geoff Stead
During this presentation Geoff Stead from the Tribalgroup in Cambridge focused on closing the gap between mobile learning theory and mobile learning practice.
During the presentation he links to different mLearning theories and gives them a practical implementation, allowing us to see how research bridges practice and vica versa.
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Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?
http://bit.ly/I4mJAs
Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?
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Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom
http://bit.ly/AfNSEb
Are We Really Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom
One of the things we need to be doing as educators is to critically evaluate the resources and learning experiences that we provide for our students.
This is even more important when we are spending vast sums of public money to implement new or innovative hardware devices into our schools. At the moment only short term studies have been released showing the benefits or not of using 1:1 tablet programs. There are few that are easily accessible to teachers or that outline specific strategies for implementing tablet programs.
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Teens and Mobile Phones (Pew)
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx
Teens and Mobile Phones (Pew)
This study is based on the 2009 Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey which obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 800 teens age 12-to-17 years-old and their parents living in the continental United States and on 9 focus groups conducted in 4 U.S. cities in June and October 2009 with teens between the ages of 12 and 18.
Text messaging has become the primary way that teens reach their friends, surpassing face-to-face contact, email, instant messaging and voice calling as the go-to daily communication tool for this age group.
However, voice calling is still the preferred mode for reaching parents for most teens.
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2011 Horizon Report
http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/sections/mobiles/
2011 Horizon Report
Mobiles continue to merit close attention as an emerging technology for teaching and learning. The devices available today are multi-functional and robust, but the story of mobiles is no longer solely about the devices we carry. Mobiles — be they phones, iPads, or similar “always-connected” devices — are doorways to the content and social tapestries of the network, and they open with just a touch.
The 2010 Horizon Report placed mobile computing on the near term horizon, with an emphasis on the wide range of activities that are now possible using mobile devices.
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Using Mobile to Promote Children's Learning
http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/Reports-23.html
Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children's Learning
Industry Fellow Carly Shuler draws on interviews with mobile learning experts as well as current research and industry trends to illustrate how mobile devices might be more broadly used for learning.
Examining more than 25 handheld learning products and research projects in the U.S. and abroad, the report highlights early evidence of how these devices can help revolutionize teaching and learning.
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Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/texting-classroom-audrey-watters
Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction
The Pew Research Center released new data (Sept 2011) on Americans' text-messaging habits. According to Pew, 83 percent of American adults now own cell phones and almost three-quarters (73 percent) send and receive text messages. The research only looks at adults' usage of text- messaging, but it does find that younger adults are much more active texters than older age groups. Cellphone owners between the ages of 18 and 24 exchange an average of 109.5 messages a day -- that's more than 3200 messages per month. That's compared to about 41.5 messages a day for all cellphone owners, a figure that's largely unchanged from figures reported in 2010.
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Main ICT Research Links Area on Shambles
http://shambles.net/pages/staff/CinSRes/
Visit this area to see the Main 'ICT Research' links area on Shambles ... over 50 links to resources, publications and papers ... on all areas of ICT in teaching and learning ... not just those related to mobile.
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