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(OLD) short - Becoming a Mobile Learner (iSchool Initiative)
Transcript of (OLD) short - Becoming a Mobile Learner (iSchool Initiative)
My first computer
My first Cell Phone
My first Blog
My first Tweet
Invited to Google Zeitgeist Conference
My first Smart Phone
The dawn of the information age
My first iPod
Mobile Learning Youtube Video Goes Viral
"We are students attempting to change education as we know it."
Digital Story Telling
Fitness and Health
Art and Music
Science and Math
The Power of an
Student led non-profit
Dedicated to Revolutionizing education
Mission is to create life long learners
Kearns High Results
PRE - iPod Program
POST - iPod Program
I get bored in class several times a week or more
Students who spent 5-10 hours reading and studying for class
Of the students who did not already have it, 48.3% did.
Does the iPod Touch help you stay more organized?
88.3% said yes
Which of the following almost always excites and/or Motivates you in class?
Using iPod Touches
Grant from Utah State Office of Education. Funds from EETT (Enhancing Education Through Technology). and the AARA Federal Funds.
Due to Kearns iPod Program, has your family added wireless to your home?
26 + States
120,000 + people
Internet, Cell phones, and Computers Converge!
Google was Born 1998
Global Internet Users
President and CEO
"I have saw your video both on CNN and Youtube and for a 12 year old boy I got a great idea. See I live in an island in the Caribbean and I go to school everyday with heavy books, ... what is the result? Exhaustion, tiredness, hump backs. School is already a place with challenges for the academically privileged but to have to carry heavy bags to school that is torture"
- Jason Lawrence
Internet Access 24/7
21st Century Student
19th Century Student
1. The birth of iSchool Initiative
2. Why mobile learning
3. Three things you can do to change the world
Join the Cause!
1. Work hard. Fail a lot, but learn more
"Becoming a Mobile Learner"
The Birth of
2. A love of learning, leads to a life of significance.
is not preparing today’s students for tomorrows world.
is built on an outdated and antiquated model.
uses pedagogy that has not changed since its inception.
is devoid of brain base learning techniques.
fails to account for the different learning styles of today’s digital natives.
fails to answer the question “why do we need to know this”?
has been at a snails pace far too long.
fails to embrace technology, mobile communications and new innovative teaching methods.
cram and memorize for a test, and then forget it all the next day.
have been built to make the A instead of learn the material.
buy outdated textbooks, and never open them.
carry 50 pound backpacks, even though a digital solution is available.
are punished for failing, therefore feel they can never make mistakes.
are expected to learn to survive in the real world, without experiencing the real world.
bound to four walls and a desk.
more focused on the community politics then the well being of our students.
guilty of disregarding individuality.
"killing creativity" -Sir Ken Robinson
failing our students, with a high percentage of drop outs.
Students and learners...
Our current education system...
Fear of change
Waiting for Superman
Reach a Global Audience
Connectivity allows spending less time doing mundane tasks and more time on critical thinking.
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
"When your passion and your purpose are greater than your fears and excuses, you will find a way."
Students Reforming Education
Becoming a Mobile Learner
My first tablet
From idea to reality
3. LEAD THE WAY
Digital Learning Revolution Tour:
2,500 schools deploying iPad's
80% of High School Textbooks on iBooks
Clark County, NV
7,000 iPad Deployment
Beaufort County, SC
8,000 iPad Deployment
1. Create a desire
2. Procure Missing
3. Build Infrastructure
4. Device Deployment Training & Support
5. Measurable Success
5 Step Mobile Integration
Mobile Device Management
Online Technical Support
Essential Ingredients for
Learn ABOUT Technology
Learn FROM Technology
Learn WITH technology
Planned learning out of class
E.g. Field trips and working outside the classroom
Planned learning in class
E.g. Searching for answers in the classroom
Emergent learning out of class
E.g. Using mobile phones to run a lemonade stand and directed self-interest
Emergent learning in class
E.g. teachable moments not planned by the teachers
10 Barriers to Mobile Tech Adoption
Skill of Teachers
The Wooden Barrel Metaphor
1:1 Mobile Learning
1. Lack of Vision & Leadership
2. "We don't have money"
4. Supplemental Use Essential Use
5. Lack of Technical Infrastructure
6. Mindset - Teacher/Administrator/Student
7. Parents - "But that's not the way I learned"
8. Takes too long for change
10. Buy a tablet, not a learning solution
Mobile World Congress
Spotlight - ISTE