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“There’s an app for that.” – Socrates
Obviously, that’s not a true quote, but…. what if?
If history’s renowned “thinkers” and philosophers- Socrates, Plato, religious leaders, etc. – had mobile devices to use on a consistent basis, what apps and services would they have employed? We can’t say with certainty, but we can have fun speculating. One thing is conclusive: we are the generation that can use these amazing tools to reference and renew the thoughts and intellect from yesterday.
The apps listed below are widely known; framing their use from this perspective renews respect for what may be normally take for granted.
For those who really like to speculate, here’s a thought to chew on while you’re reading: if yesterday’s innovative thinkers had access to these apps, do you think we would have progressed towards peace and prosperity or regressed to further corruption?
This is intended to be a lighthearted post; I encourage you to post your thoughts and ideas (however “out of the box” they may be) in the comments section at the end of this post or on the K12 Mobile Learning Facebook page.
Here are four apps and services that I think some of the greatest thinkers of all time would have appreciated:
1. TEDRead More
This next Tuesday (February 8th, 2011), I’ll be presenting in the Technology Applications Teacher Network Event at the TCEA conference. I’ll be demonstrating how augmented reality can enhance math education; specifically, geometry classes.
The Prezi I’ve developed below, “Implementing Augmented Reality in Math Education,” will provide the framework for my presentation. The reasons for including AR in math classrooms are universal, but since this is a regional conference I’ll be briefly addressing standardized assessment data from Texas.
If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to join me in room 14 from 10:30 – 11:15 AM (Breakout Session 3)!Read More
When I got in trouble as a child, I was often told it was because “the little things just added up.”
Books have been written that try to teach us not to sweat the small stuff.
The Police sang about the little things in their song, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic.
The Power of Now teaches us to embrace the little things in life.
If we kept searching, we’d find that most cultures are fascinated with the little things, for better or for worse. Either way, the little things always add up, and they either serve to enhance our lives or detract from our well being.
The “little-things-add-up” principle manifests itself in nearly all aspects of life:
- In math, the little things mean the difference between right and wrong.
- Sports teams that do the little things right often win.
- In our jobs, the little things we do make a big difference.
- The culmination of little things have a huge influence on local, state, and national economies.
I guess my parents knew what they were talking about.
Depending on the nature of the little things, I believe that we expose them with the hope that we will either (a) appreciate them more, or (b) put forth more effort to do the little things right. Fortunately, this is a universal principle that isn’t exclusive to economics, sports, and parenting. There are little things in all facets of life, and once we expose the little things, we can leverage them to our advantage.
Mobile Learning During the “Little Time”Read More
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Interested in iPods, iPads, netbooks, laptops, and phones? Excited about mobile technology for teaching and learning? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join us at the Mobile Learning Experience. – mobile2011.org
The Mobile Learning Experience Conference has a host of exciting learning opportunities offered to anyone interested in mobile learning. For example, some opportunities include:
- Utilizing mobile resources to enhance school leadership
- Developing a community of learners through mobile learning
- Leveraging mobile resources to reduce overhead costs
iPhones, Kindles, iPads and other mobile learning devices have made learning “on-the-go” mainstream and have delivered a new dimension to our society. Unfortunately, many mobile devices have an unnecessary black shadow cast over them and are banned from use in schools. The only way this shadow can be removed is through educating yourself and others. If you’re interested in learning how to effectively integrate these tools in your classroom and/or school, you may consider attending.
The Mobile Learning Experience 2011 conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 6th – April 8th. I’ll be presenting at this conference. If you decide to go, let me know – I’d love to meet you!Read More
In my previous post, I discussed seven questions that should be considered prior to adopting any mobile technology in education. As stated in that post, the trick lies in striking a balance amongst all the factors.
What do I personally feel best achieves this balance?Read More