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UNI INSTTECH 1030 - Mobile Computing

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3/7/20101Jason VetterEducational Technology and Design Go to this website to take a quick survey http://tinyurl.com/unietd1-to-1 Technology Trends Education Trends Why 1:1?1:1 Technologies Used 1:1 Technologies Used Today What does this mean for you? Current 1:1 programs Computer devices becoming cheaper• Moore’s Law Devices becoming smaller, fasterConvergenceof devicesConvergenceof devices• Cell phone, camera, mp3 player Multi-touch computers Ubiquitous computing Multi-Touch Computers  Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWJb2UKf9zI Ubiquitous Computing video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HHEQuspi4o Anyone think of some examples of this happening today? Scary huh?!?!?3/7/20102 Internet Online education 1:1 computing/Mobile computingEventually to Ubiquitous computingEventually to Ubiquitous computing Your mission…. Teaching in new ways Engage students in ways that haven’t been done (or thought of) yetVision of k12 students todayVision of k-12 students today Online education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e50YBu14j3U Vision of K-12 students today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8&NR=1 Price of mobile computers going down May 2005, laptops outsell desktops in US for 1sttimeIntroduction of smaller less expensive Introduction of smaller, less expensive netbooks Projects like OLPC and India’s $10 laptop• Engages students, increased learner-control• Less lecture, more project-based learningInteractivity• Students investigate & answer complex Authentic il questions (develops higher order thinking skills)curricular connections• Some studies that support this• Need more researchMotivates students & improves achievement• If used effectively in the classroom!Helps students be organized & productive3/7/20103 Wireless Networking Mobile Labs LaptopsTablet PCTablet PC UMPC’s Hand-Held Computing eBook Readers (Kindle, Nook) Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) IEEE 802.11 protocols• 11 Mbps (b) •54 Mbps (g)54 Mbps (g)• 540 Mbps (n) inexpensive, reliable, fast, convenient by 2005, half of Iowa’s schools used wireless (Des Moines Register, May 2005) Breakout of the computer lab mentality! Students use technology when & where it’s neededwhen & where it s needed Emphasis is on learning Technology as another tool in the learning spacewww.apple.com Between 4-10 lbs Nearly as powerful as a desktop Screens 12”-17”Battery life generally goodBattery life generally good Cost can be $500-$3000 Tablet PC• Adds hand writing capabilities• Interactivity with MS applications Designed for “emerging markets” Lightweight, compact design SSD (no moving parts) or HDSmaller screen builtin camera and micSmaller screen, built-in camera and mic WiFI, Bluetooth, Cellular broadband Linux or Windows OS Typically $300-400eeepc.asus.com Wireless & web compatible Learning tool & productivity tool•data collection information •data collection, information organizer, calculation, writing, multimedia player, reference Teachers: Data-based decision making, information managementwww.learninginhand.com3/7/20104• Writing, calculating, etc.Productivity tool• Graphic organizer, data collection, games, etc.Learning toolg• Dictionary, thesaurus, periodic table, unit conversion, etc.Reference tool• Class schedule, assignments, to-do items, remindersOrganizational tool• Student info, emergency contacts, data collection, etc. Administrative tool Kindle (Amazon.com) Nook (Barnes & Noble) Sony ReaderiPad? (Apple)iPad? (Apple) Over 1millon books available  Over 500,000 free books! Wireless (cellular and WiFi) Built in dictionary Ability to bookmarkAccess to web resources (Wikipedia)Access to web resources (Wikipedia) Highlight text Change text size Clipping text Text to speach Advantages• Can hold several books• Features•Many free eBooksMany free eBooks• Accommodation Disadvantages• Not all books available• Need power source• Some getting used to “… every school administrator who expects to be in a leadership position over the next decade needs to start thinking strategically for onetoone thinking strategically for one-to-one computing.” (Complete guide to One-to-One computing in the K-12 Environment) Administration• Supportive• PlanningTeacherTeacher• Professional development• Integration into teaching Funding3/7/20105 Difficult to do Sometimes during the 1styear success rates go downCausesCauses• Not enough teacher development• Not enough planning $37.2 million 4-year program in 2002 Wireless laptop computers computers • all 34,000 7th & 8th graders• all 3000 middle school teachers Now expanded 7-12 2009More Info:www.state.me.us/mltewww.mainelearns.orgwww.apple.com/education $3.1 million 4-year lease Wireless laptop computers for all students grades 9-12 • use at school and homeSi 2001 h id d Since 2001 has provided laptop computers and wireless networks at elementary & middle schools 1900 students district widePittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2004 150 highest at-risk 5th graders Each received a wireless laptop pp in 6th grade (2002) Improving reading & math levels Expanded to 1300 laptops and all current 6th graderswww.apple.com Laptops• all 7th grade, Carroll• all 7th & 8th grade, Mount Ayry Funded by a grant from the Iowa Learning Technology Commission (2005) Laptops for all students grades 5-12 & teachers• use at school at home Laptop carts for K–4 ppclassrooms Paid for with school infrastructure local option (SILO) funds passed in Linn County in


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