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Resources and articles about incorporating mobile devices and applications into language teaching & learning.
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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"A rubric to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of an app"

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Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You? | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

How is mobile technology influencing education and teaching? AR is part of the game, and it's time to think of it as a fact. This article dwells on this issue.


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mailVU Video Email

mailVU Video Email | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"Send Free Video email with self-destruct feature.  Get a Free Account.  Record up to 10 minutes and play on iPhone, Adroid and other smart phones."  - I've used Eyejot.com before, but MailVu seems to have more options, a longer recording time, a mobile app and allows students to send messages without signing up for an account! 

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Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs! (Visual Lounge)

Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs! (Visual Lounge) | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

Use the ScreenChomp app to create video tutorials or messages to your students and have students use it to create their own videos to practice the language! 

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Mobile apps for learning and development professionals

Mobile apps for learning and development professionals | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it
James McLuckie of Eden Tree provides a list of must-have smart-phone apps for learning and development professionals.

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TCEA-Recommended iPad Apps - Google Documents

A large spreadsheet of iPad apps categorized by conent area.

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iPad Kindergarten Research Starts Turning up Results

iPad Kindergarten Research Starts Turning up Results | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it
Maine students showed modest gains in their literacy assessment scores through a combination of systemwide changes.

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iPads in Class | Scholastic.com

iPads in Class | Scholastic.com | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"Read about these iPad pilot programs and see if the tablet is right for your school."

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Apps for Teachers - The World in Your Pocket

Apps for Teachers - The World in Your Pocket | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

Mobile Learning: iPods, iPads and Mobile Applications in the K-12 foreign language classroom.  These apps are geared towards learners of French, but it can be a good starting point for those using mobile devices in their language classroom.

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Five ways readers are using iPads in the classroom | eSchool News

Five ways readers are using iPads in the classroom | eSchool News | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"Whether you think it’s hot stuff or just fluff, the iPad has caught the eye of many educators. Here's a list of five ways that eSchool News readers say they’re using iPads in the classroom.

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ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone

ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it
ARIS is a open-source tool for creating mobile learning games, stories, documentaries, place-based learning activities, citizen science and citizen journalism activities.
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Mobile Learning Reflections

This is an aggregate of blog posts written about integrating mobile learning into the classroom.
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Babbel: Free language lessons, on the go, for your iOS device

Babbel: Free language lessons, on the go, for your iOS device | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it
Babbel is one of those things that you find and suddenly you get motivated. I've wanted to learn how to speak Spanish for years, but I rarely take the time to delve into my Rosetta ...
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Ten ideas for mobile learning | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Ten ideas for mobile learning | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

Simple ideas for incorporating mobile phones - which many learners bring to class already - into language learning.  Specific to ESL, but applicable to all languages.


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Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps

Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"Maybe more significant than evaluating the app itself is evaluating how the app supports instruction that infuses technology to create a powerful learning environment. The Arizona Technology Integration Matrix is a rubric for teachers to assess their level of technology integration across five elements of meaningful learning environments."


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Mobile Learning Research | iPad Studies

Mobile Learning Research | iPad Studies | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"Fall 2011:  New iPad Studies demonstrate promising future for use in Higher Education"  

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15 Essential Back to School Podcasts

15 Essential Back to School Podcasts | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"If you need some help getting back into "learning mode," these podcasts will open your ears to a wealth of insight on foreign languages, science, history, economics, literature, math and more."

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Mobile App Helps Users Learn Language From Real Life

Mobile App Helps Users Learn Language From Real Life | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

The Voxy app available for iPhones or Android uses location and current events to teach language.  Currently only the ESL version is available for Spanish speakers.

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iPod Touch & iPad Resources - LiveBinder

A collection of resources for educators who are interested in using the iPod Touch or iPad with students.
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ELL to Go -- THE Journal

ELL to Go -- THE Journal | Mobile Tools for Language Learning | Scoop.it

"Two schools transform their ELL programs by giving students around-the-clock access to some of the latest mobile devices."

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