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The Internet and Digital tracks, trails, tips & tools, especially as for Education. Thinking them over and... questioning them all !
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"A mother’s view on cell phones in the classroom" | The Tech Edvocate

"A mother’s view on cell phones in the classroom" | The Tech Edvocate | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of The Edvocate or Dr. Matthew Lynch.** A guest column by Karen Bresnahan In recent years, there has been a lot of chatter on the internet about why cell phones shouldn’t be allowed in classrooms. Some teachers and parents are dead set against the idea, while others think it could work. Schools everywhere are busy making new rules about cell phones. Some …
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This mother's view outlines a specific feature of ICT and tech tools used in the classrooms: either assets or obstacles... they are what teachers turn them into !
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40 Quick ways to use mobiles in classrooms | Edudemic

40 Quick ways to use mobiles in classrooms | Edudemic | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

 

While most of the French schools are banning mobile phones for fear they might divert students from working... they prove themselves efficient learning tools !

Creating educational apps / Scavenger hunts / Shooting video /

Text message rewriting / Recording podcasts / Accessing textbooks / Encouraging literacy / ... are just a few of the 40 ways of using mobiles in a classroom suggested by edudemic.

 

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Making calls has become fifth most frequent use for a Smartphone... | O2 News Centre

Making calls has become fifth most frequent use for a Smartphone... | O2 News Centre | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

 

"... for newly-networked generation of users"

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POETRY - Android App | The Poetry Foundation

POETRY - Android App | The Poetry Foundation | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

 

"Find and explore poetry on your phone or tablet. [... ] With the Poetry Foundation’s POETRY mobile app, you can now take hundreds of poems by classic and contemporary poets with you wherever you go.Take a literature themed tour of Chicago or Washington DC. [...]" | Android or iPhone App

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Making mobiles for the masses

Making mobiles for the masses | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it
Is innovation just about building sleeker, faster, shiner gadgets? Or should we be looking elsewhere for inspiration, asks Tom Chatfield.
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Is the Cell Phone the New Pencil ? | edutopia.org

Is the Cell Phone the New Pencil ? | edutopia.org | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

Jeff Grabill (Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department at Michigan State University) :

Results from the survey in U.S. colleges :

* SMS texts (i.e., texts using short message services on mobile devices), emails, and lecture notes are three of the most frequently written genres (or types) of writing.

* SMS texts and academic writing are the most frequently valued genres.Some electronic genres written frequently by participants, such as writing in social networking environments, are not valued highly.

* Students write for personal fulfillment nearly as often as for school assignments.

* Digital writing platforms -- cell phones, Facebook, email -- are frequently associated with writing done most often.

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Creating Texting Dialogues for Students | Nik's QuickShout:

Creating Texting Dialogues for Students | Nik's QuickShout: | EDTECH - DIGITAL WORLDS - MEDIA LITERACY | Scoop.it

"As mobile phone use becomes ubiquitous around the world and texting becomes a new genre of communication, it seems increasingly important that we as language teachers engage with these devices and help students to deal with the impact they are having on the English language."

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