Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mobile Learning Course Feb 26


Educational Leadership - Teaching ScreenAgers
Character Education for the Digital Age: Two lives or one?

Horizon reports - 2010 and/or 2011
Science Magazine - Special Issue on Technology and Education - January 2009. You have to go in through teh U of M library service to see full articles.
GoKnow - The Marketing of Mobile Learning - Case studies of Mobile Learning in Schools - also check out the Support page.
U of Liverpool year long study
Economist - Technology in 2036

Assistive Technologies
Bridging the Gap
Mobile Devices in Special Ed


The Sound of Learning - Edutopia
Enabling Dreams - Edutopia - search for others
Educational Leadership (Feb 2011) - Teaching ScreenAgers - many of the big names weigh in!
GoKnow Videos - mostly news coverage, but there are interviews with the founders and theorists at the bottom
Science Magazine - Special Issue on Technology and Education - January 2009 - the video link is further down!

Listen    Part 3  - about the first 5 minutes
Listen to a special education edition of the Science Podcast. ????
Science (Jan. 2009) - a number of podcasts in the list
iTouch4SpecialNeeds links


Mobile Learning for Feb 12


Making the Case for Social Media --- is this just more hype???
Questioning the Generational Divide.pdf
James Gee Part I_ Answers to Questions-Games and Learning -
James Paul Gee Part II_ Answers to Questions About Video Games and Learning -
Games and Learning ELI3004.pdf
AUgmented Learning chap1.pdf
Podcasts and Assessment
Podcasting and Adpatation
Powerpoints to Podcasts

Assessing Podcasts - rubrics and other ideas


Intro to Problem Based Learnning - also read some of the comments
Grading With Games - James Paul Gee
Implications of New Media in Ed - Henry Jenkins


Effective Assessment in a Digital Age - also has text
Assessment When Using New Tools - this page has links to readings, video and audio
Implications of Social Media in Education - EduCause
Classroom Engagement in an Age of Cell Phones - EduCause

From : Linking For Learning

Podcasting as learning
Victorian Education Channel - podcasting Part of the Global Classroom Project
PoducateMe - Learn how to bring the benefits of podcasting to your classroom
iHistory Podcast Project An experiment in teaching Australian History using podcasts lead by Dave Fagg Eaglehawk SC
Ringwood North Primary School - Victoria, Australia - Podcast/Vodcast site showcases the creative talents of students. Episodes are written, recorded and produced by the students.
NZEdublogs and People who podcast New Zealand educational blogging sites
Educational podcasting for teaching and learning (UK site)
Brainstorming K-12 Curricular Uses of Podcasting - Moving at the speed of creativity blog - Wesley A Fryer 
Education Podcast Network Organised by topic. Lots of 'noise' here but some excellent examples
ABC - Australia - One of the absolute best - Teachers don't miss EdPod each week
BBC - UK - Browse by genre is a good starting point
NPR Podcast Directory Yahoo! Podcasts iTunes Podcast Directory
GarageBand Radio Network LearnOut Loud  Camilla's podcast links
Assessment & planning
Evaluation sheet What makes a good podcast?
Rubric for assessing podcasts For self-assessment and peer-assessment.
Rubric_2 for assesment of podcast
Podcast storyboard from CTAPIV Podcasting workshop for teachers
Innovative Ideas & Story time
Talkr - Converts text only blogs into podcasts
Odiogo transforming textual content into audio formats downloadable directly to iPods/MP3 players and mobile phones!
GCast Use your mobile phone to create a podcast
Gabcast - Record from your phone onto the site
Use this page as a guide, then check later additions on my podcasting favourites
Wes Fryer on podcasting - on his Teach Digital wiki - love it.
StoryNory Free audio stories for kids, includes all those favourite bedtime stories and more. Listen online or download
Kiddie Records Weekly Stories from 1940's and 50's. The project officially closed in 2007 but is still being added to
Project Gutenburg download free audio books

Mobile Learning Course Feb 5

Teaching with your iPad
Teaching Digital Social Repsonsibility
Mobile Learning - Athabasca U

Game Based Learning
Using online games and simulations
Links to Educational Games
Presnky's - Theory behind the Games2Learn approach

James Paul Gee - Grading With Games - on Edutopia
Katie Salen - Learning With Games
Jane McGonigal on
Howard Gardner - Digital Youth
Jesse Schell - Design Outside the Box - esp. around 18:50 and Ford 'greening' and Lee Sheldon's "no grades - experience points" was of earning A's and B's

Angela McFarlane - Reaching the Other 85%
Tom Whitby about Social Media in Ed
November Learning Podcasts

Mobile Learning Course jan 29

From: Marguerite Koole <mkoole@athabascau.
Subject: Re: Your framework for mobile learning article
Here's a link to my chapter in Mohamed's book:
Full book: Other articles of mine on mobile learning:

iBrain - Gary Small - do a search for print, video or podcasts.
BESD - Digital Creativity report
Carly Shuler - Pockets of Potential

The Agenda - Your Brain on Technology
The Agenda - Hardwired to Hurt or The Adolescent Brain

Carly Shuler Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children Learn Nov 19,2009
The Agenda - Your Brain on Technology - or download in iTunes
The Agenda - Hardwired to Hurt or The Adolescent Brain

Mobile Learning Course jan 22

R/W/L for January 22, 2011

Reading possibilities
Digital Creativity Study
Marguerite Koole <mkoole@athabascau.
 Framework for mobile learning articlea chapter in Mohamed's book:

Full book:
Other articles of mine on mobile learning:

NEA report on Tech in Education (summary) - full PDF report
pockets_of_potential_1_.pdf, Cellular Learning website
Social Media policy example
One to One Computing
Compute Scotland - Check the Brain Training area.

From this collection try: K12 Online Conference (a number of videos), Digital Bloom, The Coming Age, the Rennie Redekopp Daily, Technology for Communities, A computer per student

Listen/Watch ---Some repetition from January 15
Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age
How To Teach Math as a Social Activity
10 Tips for Personalized Learning
Howard Gardner on Digital Youth

A page of Podcasts - (more high school and university) check Classroom Engagement or Creating Tools for a Mobile Campus

From TVO's The Agenda (these are the video links, but they are also available as podcasts in iTunes
The Myth of Digital Literacy
Your Brain on Technology
Education 2050

BTR and Liz Kolb (Choose any or all) - BTR Cell Phones in Learning series

Mobile Learning Course jan 15

January 15
For an overview of some terminology see the Educause collection of 7 Things You Should Know About ... - look through the list and update yourself on one or two!

Here are some R/W/L options for January 15. Choose your format. Since they are not all the same, be prepared to share your info based on what you read, watch OR listen to.


Social issues - some entry points
Digital Habitats (Stewarding Technology fro Communities). (Wenger, White, Smith) excerpts and Notebook
Bowling Alone - America's Declining Social Capital - Robert Putnam - also a book version.
One Nation Under Google (pdf) - Darin Barney
Anarchy and the internet - Gordon Graham
Digital Media and Youth.pdf
Youth, Identity and Digital
Born Digital excerpt - John Palfrey and Urs Gasser (they also have podcasts available)
or any of these
Media Awareness Centre
Center for Media Literacy
More Cyberbullying

Info on different devices
Which tablet is best?
Android App store


Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is The Message and Media and The Global Village
One Nation Under Google - Darin Barney (Part 1)
TVO - The Agenda - Your Brain on Technology and The Myth of Digital Literacy
Cyberbullying videos at YouTube
Digital Etiquette on YouTube

Privacy and Ordering Pizza! (just for fun!)


Start with BTR and Liz Kolb (Choose any or all) - BTR Cell Phones in Learning series
TVO - The Agenda - Your Brain on Technology and The Myth of Digital Literacy (click on the tab for the episode). You can download thiese from the iTunes store as well.
Born Digital excerpt - John Palfrey and Urs Gasser (they also have podcasts available)
or any of these
Interview with John Palfrey - Perseus Publishing

Friday, February 25, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mobile Learning February 12, 2011


Assessment (and Reporting)

FETC - the clickers (and LMS) and inquiry divergence

RWL - what struck you as odd? Did any alarms bells go off? Did your skepticism meter go wild?

Polleverywhere - two questions
Grading With Games - James Paul Gee

Effective Assessment in a Digital Age outlines some of the key benefits
  • better dialogue and communication that can overcome distance and time constraints
  • immediate and learner-led assessment through interactive online tests and tools in the hand (such as voting devices and internet connected mobile phones)
  • authenticity through online simulations and video technologies and risk-free rehearsal of real-world skills in professional and vocational education
  • fast and easy processing and transferring of data
  • improved thinking and ownership through peer assessment, collection of evidence and reflection on achievements in e-portfolios
  • making visible skills and learning processes that were previously difficult to measure
  • a personal quality to feedback, even in large-group contexts

Reporting - how do we improve on this part?

Favourite Apps

Google  - especially the direct voice input into your Google doc (Android only)

New and Interesting

The 2011 Horizon Report - Technologies to Watch and compared to 2010 list and their wiki with more lists

Character Education for the Digital Age  - Educational Leadership - ASCD

Users don’t read - they scan
shared by Tony Richards 10 Feb 11 01:48:46 - Comment - Like

Mobile Learning February 5, 2011

FETC report

Presentation by Jen - when ???

Angela McFarlane -  85%

RWL - think / quad / share

Policy - wikis need to be approved!

On The Go:
How to set up Posterous -
    x video tutorials -

Our course posterous example:

Darren Kuropatwa and Rob Fisher's presentation:

Why Games in Education?
Using Games in content areas:

and from slide 60 of Serious games slides

James Paul Gee -Grading With Games - on Edutopia
Katie Salen -Learning With Games
Jane McGonigal on
Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations (National Academies Press). 2011. This is a link to the read ‘online’ version.

The Value of Creating Games

The SmackDown!! Phil Taylor (Android), John Finch (Blackberry), Rennie Redekopp (iPhone) square off in a cage match to see which device is the best for education.

Mobile Learning January 29, 2011

Kinect and XBox 360 - new types of interfaces

My Blackberry’s not working

R/W/L - What surprised you?

From last week: School Policy
A sample:
  • Upon entry and departure of class please ensure cell phones are turned off and stored in your backpack.
  • On days when we are using cell phones for learning please ensure they are set to silent.
  • Only use phones for learning purposes related to classwork.
  • When phones are not in use on a day we are using cells for learning place them face down on the upper right side of your desk.
  • If you notice someone in the class using their cell phone inappropriately, remind them to use proper cell phone etiquette.
  • If at any time your teacher feels you are not using your cell phone for class work you will be asked to place your phone in the bin in the front of the room with a post-it indicating your name and class.
    • After the first infraction each month you can collect your phone at the end of class.
    • After the second infraction you can collect your phone at the end of the day.
    • After the third infraction your parent or guardian will be asked to retrieve your phone. If you use the phone inappropriately again during the month your parent or guardian will be required to retrieve your phone.
    • At the beginning of each month, you have a clean slate.

From the TCI agenda:
All Communications devices must be kept out of sight and turned off … during school programs/presentations and in the classroom except when used with the prior permission of the teacher/school for the purposes of calendaring, calculating, note-taking or other activities as directed by the teacher/school. Unauthorized use of these devices disrupts the instructional program and distracts from the learning environment.

The Brain Review - What do we know so far? Keep in mind that the optimists think we know about 20% of how the brain works.

Also - Robert J Sawyer in the TVO - Your Brain on Technology (starting at 10:10) says that we locked in our ideas of schooling and assessment in the age of one input like TV (1950’s and 60’s) and that we are a multitasking species and that is a problem we are currently stuck with.

Pedagogy Issues - content, process, inquiry, engagement, where is your brain?, assessment, research, perspective, thinking - react, consider, reflect
Let’s try some apps and see!

The ADHD issue and what will society be like? - Clifford Stoll

These are a few of My Favourite Apps

  • Dragon dictate

  • Dragon search

  • Dictionary

  • Instagram ??

  • Angry Birds?

  • Veggie Samurai?

Way more apps:

Conquering Technophobia - Edutopia video
    Text version

Best WikisSpaces wikis for 2010.

Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations (National Academies Press). 2011. This is a link to the read ‘online’ version.
Darren Kuropatwa and Rob Fisher's presentation: