With all the excitement about our new iOS app, BrainPOP welcomes guest blogger, and mobile technology advocate Scott Newcomb. Scott has taught for 10 years and works with 4th graders at St. Marys Intermediate School, Ohio. This is a public school in its 3rd year using mobile learning devices with their students. Scott helped organize and participated in the first Mobile Learning Technology Conference in Ohio in May of 2009. Scott has helped with professional development training for staff members using smartphone computers. He has presented about Mobile Learning at the E-Tech Ohio Conference, Mobile Learning Technology Conference in Ohio 2009-2010, OSBA Conference, and the ISTE Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA. He has also conducted webinars on the topic of mobile learning for Classroom 2.0 Live, EdTech Talk and the Reform Symposium.
Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources
If you are looking to integrate iPads and iPods into your classroom curriculum, this is the site for you! It has an entire section of apps that work well in the classroom. It also has user guides, pod casts and a user agreement. Another great aspect of this site is that it highlights tips and tricks for use in the classroom.
This resource provides a vast array of mobile learning information. This site provides a look at many different types of initiatives. It also has sections on mobile learning books, articles, journals and conferences. This site can keep you busy for hours!
Jerry Blumengarten has collected resources on the use of cell phones in the classroom. These resources include articles, videos and links on how to get started with using cell phones, mobile learning devices, in the classroom.
This is a site that focuses on all types of mobile learning devices, but primarily iOS devices. Tony Vincent is a pioneer in the mobile learning community. He provides his knowledge and background of MLDs on his blog that he regularly updates. Also, he gives hints on helpful apps for the classroom.
This site is unique in that it provides app reviews from teachers and students. This gives the reader a viewpoint straight from the classroom. As it says in the title, “iEAR is a Community effort to create educational apps.”