Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Emerging Mobile Technologies for K-12 Classrooms Chat | September 3 2009 | 11 AM Eastern |

Because of their low cost and ubiquity, an increasing number of educators are considering the use of mobile devices, such as cellphones, netbooks, GPS systems, digital recorders, and MP3 players, in the classroom.

When harnessed properly, supporters say, these devices can open up new educational opportunities for students. But some critics feel such devices are more of a distraction or annoyance than a learning tool.

Our guests will discuss which mobile technologies are best for the classroom, when they should or should not be used, and which emerging mobile technologies will have a significant impact on K-12 education.

Guests >

  • Shawn Gross, the project director for Project K-Nect, an initiative that aims to help at-risk students increase their math skills through smartphones

  • Judy Brown, a mobile learning analyst and the curator of mLearnopedia.com, a Web site of resources for educational mobile technologies

  • Katie Ash, staff writer, Education Week and Digital Directions, will moderate this chat.

Note: No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in any of our text-based chats

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