Category Archives: SIGML

ISTE SIGML January 2012 Webinar

ISTE’s SIGML is hosting its first webinar of this year on Tuesday, January 24. Please click on the image below for the flyer with all of the information. You can register here.

ISTE SIGML 2011 Video Contest Voting Now Open!

Voting for the best videos in the SIGML 2011 Video Contest is now open! Watch the entries on SIGML’s YouTube Channel and then cast your vote here.

You must be an ISTE member to vote, and voting closes on June 17, 2011.

Winners of the video contest will be announced at the SIGML business meeting at ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia. For more information about the video contest, please see

2011 SIGML Video Contest: Enhancing Education with Mobile Learning

ISTE SIGML (Mobile Learning) is proud to announce it’s second annual video contest (go here to see last year’s). Here is the announcement:

Show off how you and your students are enhancing education with mobile learning in the 2011 SIGML Video Contest! Create a short video (3-minute limit) that showcases what you are doing with mobile learning and share it with ISTE members. An independent panel of judges will pick the top 10 videos, and ISTE members will then have an opportunity to vote for their favorite 3. Winners will be recognized at the ISTE 2011 Conference and receive some fabulous prizes! If you would like to participate, please visit the SIGML Video Contest page for contest information and rules. All documentation, including a full set of rules, submission forms, and other materials are available for download there as well. If you have any questions about the 2011 SIGML Video Contest, please contact us at

And while you’re there, take a look at the new and improved SIGML wiki. It’s quite nice…

SIGML Events at ISTE 2010

Here is what SIGML has in store for you at the ISTE 2010 Conference in Denver:

SIGML Tour (Monday, June 28; 8:30-10:30 am)
GET OUT! on a Digitally Enhanced Tour of Denver’s public art. Join us on a tour and experience Denver’s public art in a different way. Learn how wireless mobile tools can energize teaching and learning.

Update (6/24/2010): There are NO registration slots left.You can still participate as a volunteer. Please email Mark van ‘t Hooft at if you would like to do so. Volunteers will meet with the presenters on Sunday, June 27 at 7:30 pm at the Big Blue Bear Statue for about 30 minutes.

SIGML Business Meeting (Monday, June 28; 3:30-4:30 pm; CCC 303)
This year’s business meeting is a little different. In addition to the usual boring business stuff we’ll have a movie party as we show the winners from our video contest (and yes, we will have popcorn). Mark van ‘t Hooft will step down as SIGML Chair and be succeeded by Elliot Soloway. Helen Crompton will be introduced as our new at-large officer. She’ll replace Cathleen Norris

Agenda for this meeting is here: 2010SIGML_business_meeting_agenda.pdf.

2010 SIGML Picks can be found here. 

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ISTE SIGML Video Contest Winners

In case you haven’t seen this yet:

The votes are in and counted!! The top three videos of the 2010 ISTE SIGML Video Contest are (in no particular order):

First, second, and third places will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the SIGML Business Meeting in Denver on Monday, June 28, 2010  (3:30-4:30 pm; CCC 303). Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated.

All video entries are available for viewing on YouTube. To see contest details, please go here.

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SIGML Video Contest Entries Due Soon!!

Only three more days until the entries for the ISTE SIGML video contests are due!! For all the details, please visit

We already have a few entries, and you can see them on the SIGML video contest channel on YouTube. We hope to see a lot more by the deadline, Friday, April 30, 2010, midnight PDT. Judging will commence shortly thereafter.

SIGML Book Study Chapter 13: Mobile in Teacher Education

The SIGML book study is covering the last chapter of “Mobile training: Transforming the delivery and of education and training” this week. The chapter, written by Jocelyn Wishart, describes

a small-scale project, funded by the UK Teacher Development Agency, where all teachers and trainee teachers in one secondary school science department were given handheld Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for the academic year. The aims were to build m-learning and m-teaching capacity, to enable school based associate tutors to join the e-learning community linked to the local initial teacher training course, and to encourage reflective practice amongst trainee teachers.

To find out whether or not this was successful you’ll have to hop on over to the SIGML Book Study Ning. Next week we will wrap up our discussion of the book with its editor, Dr. Mohamed Ally from Athabasca University.

There is still time!! To join the discussion, please register for free at You can download the book for free at If you’d like a hard copy, it can be ordered from Athabasca University at