Skokie, Illinois, USA
“Mobile Learning Redefined”
Steve Dembo served as both a Kindergarten teacher and Director of Technology before joining Discovery Education. As the Online Community Manager for the Discovery Educator Network, he oversees the DEN virtual community including a network of over 20 educational blogs. The Teach42 podcast was one of the first educational podcasts and has served as the inspiration for many other educators to create their own shows. He is passionate about education and works with teachers around the globe in their efforts to explore and integrate new technologies. Steve’s blog and podcast can be found at Teach42.com.
Students are bringing their cell phone, iPod, Palm handheld, and PSP to school and we respond by forbidding their use or treat confiscation. However, these are the tools of the new generation and educators must change and consider how to utilize and embrace these new online learning tools. In this session you will learn about how video can be brought to handhelds and phones, how to create websites designed for portable devices, and how the mobile internet is making information more accessible than ever. You will explore what students are using and how these tools can be harnessed to support good teaching. You may even learn how to convince your principal you need a handheld!
Kaiser Foundation Report- Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year Olds
The Internet and Education report by Pew Internet & American Life Project
Education tool a phone call away – Technology – theage.com.au
eSchool News online – Youths use cell phones as mini-PCs
New Study Recasts Cell Phones as Effective Teaching Tool
Every One Learns – Pedagogy, Technology, Motivation: Do Something Disruptive