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Becoming a Mobile Learner (iSchool Initiative)
Transcript of Becoming a Mobile Learner (iSchool Initiative)
Born in 1991
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
Empower students to have a voice
Support teachers using technology
Assist districts in 1:1 and BYOD deployments
Internet, Cell phones, and Computers Converge!
Google was Born 1998
Global Internet Users
Founder and President
1. Why Mobile Learning
2. How to overcome the challenges
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is built on an outdated and antiquated model.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buy outdated textbooks, and never open them.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...
Reach a Global Audience
"When your passion and your purpose are greater than your fears and excuses, you will find a way."
Becoming a Mobile Learner
My first tablet
3. LEAD THE WAY
2 million tablets in Q1
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
10 major barriers to technology adoption
FEAR OF CHANGE
NOT ENOUGH 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
1:1 Mobile Learning
Find, Filter & Apply
Clark County, NV
7,000 tablet Deployment
Beaufort County, SC
8,000 tablet Deployment
30 + States
120,000 + people
"Students Teaching Teachers"
STORAGE & CHARGING
SOCIAL LEARNING PLATFORM
MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM)
VISION & PLAN
CENTER FOR DIGITAL EDUCATION
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.
Due to the new tech Program, has your family added wireless to your home?
5 phases of deployment
Learn ABOUT Technology
Learn FROM Technology
Learn WITH technology
OUR PILOT SCHOOLS
"the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process on the fly."
Senior VP of Operations for GOOGLE
Text DLR to # 52886
Join the Movement!
Change the World
The 3 E's
to # 52886
Subscribers: 5.5 Million
Views: 2.3 Billion
Subscribers: 2 Million
Views: 500 Million
2.7 million channels
"Do not take this teacher if you value your time and like to know expectations. This teacher will say he is not going to teach you. It is true. He won't teach anything. You must teach yourself."
"Doesn't actually teach at all, but makes you use what you've learned so far in business school to do it yourself..."
"NOT WORTH IT! Not what it seems - I learned a lot about business, myself, teamwork, etc. However, none of that learning took place in the classroom. "
Generation of great Test Takers
"Don't know how to use technology"
Lack of skill in finding