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Ed Week’s 2010 Technology Counts: It’s All About Mobile!

Education Week just released its annual Technology Counts issue. This year it focuses on mobile learning! Note that there is very little content about laptops (which by many are not considered to be part of mobile learning). Here is the table of contents:

OVERVIEW
But lack of research on the educational impact of portable tech tools is a problem.
Much like the shifting landscape in K-12 educational technology, this year’s Technology Counts is changing to address the challenges of covering schools in the digital age.
 
Profiles: Laptops
Sustaining a laptop program at a middle school in Michigan requires a wireless vision and parent purchasing power.

EXPERT ADVICE: Wireless Issues

Profiles: iPods
Although still banned by many schools, a growing number of others are using iPods and other MP3 players as educational accessories.
 
Profiles: TeacherMates
TeacherMate—a Game Boy-like device—is now being used by 40,000 students in 15 states with the aim to improve the reading skills of K-2 students.

VIDEO: TeacherMates in Action Watch Video

Profiles: Smartphones
A project to use the devices as teaching and learning tools is showing promising results.
 
Features
Paying for initiatives that use portable tech tools goes far beyond the initial cost of the devices.
Best practices are emerging as more educators use the devices in their classrooms.
Developing meaningful lessons that fit the constraints of small-screen devices is a challenge.
Mobile learning is gaining momentum at colleges and universities faster than in K-12.
Educators are finding innovative ways to bring education to students in remote areas.

Tracking Trends

A growing number of studies in the U.S. and abroad is helping to build a better case for using portable digital tools.
This year, the Technology Counts data section shifts its focus from a state to a district lens, offering a host of charts showing how local schools and districts are using standard and emerging technologies to improve education.

DATA: Ed-Tech Stats

Three ed-tech researchers discuss important issues surrounding the use of cellphones, laptops, and other computing devices for teaching and learning.

AUDIO Q&A: Expert Perspective Listen to Audio

Carnival of the Mobilists #193

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Volker on Mobile is this week’s host of the Carnival of the Mobilists, with amongst other things – general market overviews, novel handsets, subscription services, mobile learning, how smartphones will look like, an interview with an old colleague, learnings to be drawn from the airline industry (yes, really!) and, last but not least a take on why mobile is not just another media screen.

To contribute to the Carnival, send your entries to mobilists@gmail.com.

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Carnival of the Mobilists #192

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A veteran of the Carnival of the Mobilists, C. Enrique Ortiz of About Mobility hosts #192. He reviews great entries from mobile bloggers on topics that include Opera Mini, Mobile Learning, App Stores, HD voice and Mobile music.  

To contribute to the Carnival, send your entries to mobilists@gmail.com.

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Carnival of the Mobilist #191

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Welcome to Neil Barrett of Burning the Bacon with Barrett at the Carnival of the Mobilists, whose installment of the Carnival talks about “Mobile learning, Aural AR, SIM cards, and the impact of technology on our lives, … while adding a little “Canadianana” to the mix.”

To contribute to the Carnival, send your entries to mobilists@gmail.com.

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