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Creating Learning Communities with Mobile Devices. Marie Bjerede marieb@e- Mergents .com @ mbjerede. Students using mobile devices to access content anytime, any place Web sites Blogs Forums Students collaborating outside the regular school day Great for communities of practice, too. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Creating Learning Communities with Mobile Devices

Creating Learning Communities with Mobile DevicesMarie is a mobile learning community?Students using mobile devices to access content anytime, any placeWeb sitesBlogsForumsStudents collaborating outside the regular school dayGreat for communities of practice, tooWhy Learning Communities?Students learn better when they build understanding togetherTechnology can provide content and lessons, but emotional support comes from other peopleWithin communities students have the opportunity to explain and teach as well as learn, resulting in deeper understandingWhy Mobile?Any time, any place learningProductivity in snippets of timeLearning and sharing with GPS, sensors, media capture

When place doesnt matteror when place does matterTechnology ElementsDevices with Internet Access beyond schoolCloud-based servicesWikis or web sites or blogse.g. Google Sites, Google blogs, WordpressSocial bookmarkinge.g. Diigo, delicious, diggForumse.g. Freeforum, phpbbCommunity ElementsTransition from:Teacher-led to student-ownedIncentivized participation to self-interested participationFacilitation to ModerationMultiple ModelsHomework discussionProject CollaborationOpen-ended InquirySocial

Setting Up a Web SiteFree web sites from GoogleRequires Google Account up one per classroomClassroom template already has many of the elements needed for 1:1 learningUpdates are great for providing homework, project pages, etc.File Box is perfect for turning in homeworkGoogle docs can be used for individual homework or for collaborative workSetting up blogsGoogle Blogger: free blog sites availableRequires Google Account minute setup create one for each student/educatorPost articles, pictures, videoSetting up a ForumFree forums from Freeforums.org multiple languagesSet up as needed:One channel per class/subject for homework chatOne channel per group (class/grade/school) for social chatOne channel for each team projectOne channel for each team open-ended inquiry

Putting it all togetherStudent1 goes to website to find homeworkStudent1 watches the video and tries the problemsStudent1 goes to the homework forum and asks for helpStudent2 makes a quick video of himself solving the problem and posts it on his blogStudent2 replies in the homework forum with a link to the video he posted on his blogStudent1 watches the video, tries the problem again and succeedsStudent1 turns in his homework via Google Docs to the file cabinetCommunities of Practice in the AmericasGraciously provided by Tomas Chaskell of Aula 2.0AULA 2.0 Aula 2.0 is the little sister of Classroom 2.0. Today it has 1500 members. The main objective is to connect teacher from the continent but also through our webinars teach teachers new technologies that they could be introduce in their classrooms. Teachers also add articles to the blog and also events.Some other networks in Americas includeRed TebasRed Excellere in ArgentinaRed Educar Puerto RicoRed Baja California, Puentes al MundoRed RedemProject K-Nect LinksProject K-Nect in North Carolina was the catalyst for student communities of learning and the evolution of teacher practiceProject K-Nect Web site: article on K-Nect: