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Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous

Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous: Solutions for Learning with Handhelds
A panel session at NECC07, Atlanta, June 2007
Panel Moderator: Julie Lindsay, International School Dhaka, Bangladesh
with Judy Breck, Graham Brown-Martin, Janice Kelly and Tony Vincent

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Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous

  1. 1. Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous: Solutions for Learning with Handhelds Panel Moderator: Julie Lindsay Featuring: Judy Breck, Janice Kelly Graham Brown-Martin, and Tony Vincent NECC 2007, Atlanta
  2. 2. Sponsored by ISTE’s SIG Handheld Computing
  3. 3. Are you BLOGGING this? <ul><li>Tags: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Necc07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>necc2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N07s732 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Julie Lindsay <ul><li>Former Director of E-Learning and Head of Technology at International School Dhaka, Bangladesh. Moving to Head of IT at Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar in August 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented the Handheld Initiative For Education ( HIFE ) at ISD over the past 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founder of the Flat Classroom Project and Horizon Project (online, global collaborative projects using Web 2.0 tools) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are we talking about? <ul><li>The Large Print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile : the devices? the users? both? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital : a digital world breeds digital natives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous : anywhere, anytime, always available </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What are we really talking about? <ul><li>The Small Print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convergence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptable use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning using technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living with technology </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Handheld Initiative For Education <ul><li>International School Dhaka program </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 6 and 7 carry student-owned Palm OS devices </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable use policy developed </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary curriculum objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Parent meetings </li></ul>
  8. 8. Handhelds at School
  9. 9. HIFE: 3-years of implementation <ul><li>Importance of IT Support </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Issues with breakage and theft </li></ul><ul><li>Finding viable uses for the devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 files, podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless access (Palm TX) to email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational tool </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The evolution of the HIFE <ul><li>Going into the 4 th year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadening the program to include other mobile devices such as iPods, mobile phones, Pocket PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More student-centered rather than teacher initiated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making allowances for learning styles </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. One Vision for the Future <ul><li>‘A Thing in My Pocket in 2020’ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon Project award winning video for the Mobile Phones section </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Judy Breck <ul><li>Writes about mobile learning and open educational resources in blogs—, and—in Educational Technology magazine, and four books. </li></ul><ul><li>A fall 2007 release is set for her fifth book, which is about mobiles and the new generations: Intertwingle: a compelling story of what is possible , with a foreword by Howard Rheingold. </li></ul><ul><li>Consults on mobile learning for Rave Wireless. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dr Janice Kelly <ul><li>Fifth grade teacher at O. H. Somers Elementary School in Mogadore, Ohio (22 years of service) </li></ul><ul><li>Palm Education Pioneer participant since 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant for the Ohio Department of Education and Achievement Testing development </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tony Vincent <ul><li>Fifth grade teacher at Willowdale Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska, 1998-2004; taught with Palm handhelds for each student since 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Founder and webmaster of and </li></ul><ul><li>Developer of Radio WillowWeb , Our City , Soft Reset , and Learning in Hand: iPods podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently self-employed as a consultant, delivering professional development to educators in the areas of handhelds, podcasting, and online tools </li></ul>
  15. 15. Graham Brown-Martin <ul><li>Founder and managing director of UK based Handheld Learning Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Hosts the world's largest mobile-learning conference annually in London </li></ul><ul><li>Recently released RedHalo, a managed mobile learning environment for schools </li></ul>
  16. 16. Format <ul><li>Share individual experiences with handheld computing and education </li></ul><ul><li>Invite dialogue and interaction with the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss solutions for schools to have Mobile, Digital and Ubiquitous computing </li></ul>