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Handheld Learning Technology Project by Mind Map: Handheld Learning Technology
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Handheld Learning Technology Project

Teacher time

Research Partners

School

Teachers - Grade 8, SESM in particular

Students - Grade 8, consent to research, responsible use contract

Parents, consent for research, made aware of objectives

Administration, Formal support, PD release, Budget

Darren - IT facilitation

District

Mike McKay, Superintendent

Dan Turner, IMS

Julia Poole, Helping Teacher

CISC - research??

Academic

UBC, Marlene Asselin, Towards a Pedagogy for Using the Internet to Learn, marlene.asselin@ubc.ca, Samia Khan, Learning science with computer technologies, samia.khan@ubc.ca, Masters of Educational Technology

SFU, Centre for Imaginative Education, TLite

Technology

Infrastructure

Printing

Compatability, Application, Hardware

Wireless Connections

Connecting to projector

LAN, Moodle/CMS website, Secure social network, Online/WAN storage

Docking stations

Network capacity

Devices

Requirements, Wi-fi enabled, Memory/Storage, Internal, External, Applications, Event tracking, Desktop-OS, Browser, Email, Survey tool, Word processor, Calculator, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Audio recorder, Calendar-Planner, Portable apps?, Multimedia editor, Presentation, Protective case, Camera, Audio recording & playback, Battery life >6 hrs plus

Possible options, Smartphone/PDA, Nokia N Series, Palm Treo, HTC Dream, Internet/Media Device, iPod Touch, Archos Internet Media Tablet 7, New node, Netbook, reliability issues, limited battery life, limited durability

Logistics

IMS Support

Loss

Maintenance

Initial Setup

Distribution/collection

Guidelines for Use

Access limits, School only or 24/7

Objectives

increase student independence in learning

increase student engagement in lessons

improve the quality of creative work that meets the learning objectives (PLOs)

provide increased opportunities for students to connect their learning to other experiences and topics

Research Questions

How does increased use of technology in teaching and learning affect students perceptions of teaching and learning?

How does student access to information on the Internet in the classroom change the pedagogy of teaching, lesson structure and activities?

How do students incorporate technology into their learning strategies and behaviours?

Funding

Grants

SSHRC, Community-University Research Alliance, Letter of Intent - Oct 26, 2009, $20,000 initial grant to develop research, Full Project Application - July 31, 2010, $200,000 over 5 years

BCTF??

Teacher Research??

Corporate

Phone-PDA-OS Providers, Palm, Microsoft, Blackberry (RIM), Apple, DLP Kits, Julia.leong@me.com, Consultant, Apple Canada, Ctang@apple.com, Samsung, Google

Staples Community Foundation, denied on USB application

Best Buy Technology Grant, FH ineligible to apply as former winner

Communications Providers, Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, Bell Canada, Fido Microcell

Ministry

Special funding for Integration of ICT

District allocated IT funds

Cost Estimates

Technology, $50,000

Research, $10,000-$15,000

Pro-D, $5,000-$10,000

Learning Activities & Uses

Feedback

Class poll

Entry/exit slip

Data collection on use

Student questions by SMS or web comment

Documenting learning

Photos

Taking notes

Portfolios of work

Tracking learning objectives achieved

Audio notes

Measurement

Data collection

Creating

Podcasts

Websites/wikis

Creative Commons, Audio, Photos

Artwork

Animation

Posters

Timelines

Word processing

Presentations

Graphing-charts

Enhanced maps

Communicating

Possible International links, London, UK, Bangalore, India, Cape Town, SA, Guadalajara, MX, Istanbul, Turkey

Discussion forums

SMS Text

Email

Creating websites/wiki

Moderated social network

Collaborating

Editing partner work

Group project

Collaborative documents

Brainstorming

Class web of understanding

Student answered FAQs

Reference

Maps

Dictionary

Thesaurus

Calculator

Encyclopedia

Spell check

Online Open Source Textbooks

Exploring

Interactive tools

Connecting to other topics

Finding out what they want to know

Developing technological literacy, Using applications, Working with menus, Technical vocabulary, Troubleshooting, Helping themselves, Help files, FAQs, Discussion forums, Expert websites

Brainstorming, Mind maps, Wordle

Augmented Reality, Field trips, Science

Organising

Course calendars

Day planner

Important dates

Project planning, Gantt Charts, Log frames, Timelines

Contacts

Storing/saving work

Reinforcing

Teacher RSS feeds

Word of the Day

Multi-sensory

Case Studies

iPod Touch in Grade 3

Dictionary

Improving memory

Checking facts

Developing new skills

Classroom 2.0 Social Network

Handheld Learning Community

Sustainability

Open Source v. Proprietory

Ongoing cost

Potential whole school initiative

Environmental impact

Technology life span

Issues/Concerns

Student Safety

Increased risk as victim of theft/crime

Cyber-bullying

Ethical use of the Internet

Cost

Longitudinal success

Improved student engagement beyond pilot

Changes in technology

Initial & On-going support, District, Teachers, Administration, Partners

Off-task use

In-class

Break times

Growing pains

Teacher comfort/skills

Student responsibility

Technology problems, Wifi Network Access - currently 1 AP supports at max 60 clients

Timing

Adequate Pro-D time

Sourcing technology

Initial set-up

Approval

Funding/grant applications

Project Evaluation

Generic Student Portfolios

Show/event-displaying work

Quote Paraphrased: Relevant education is when outside parties are interested in the work taking place in the classroom

Student surveys

Pre-project, Use of technology, Attitudes to learning, Perceptions of classroom activities

Post-project, same as pre-project

Assessment (Standardised/Formal)

Logical-creative tasks

Vocabulary

Literacy

Numeracy

Teachers

Surveys

Log, documenting +ve & -ve incidents, daily rating of student engagement

Professional Development

Interactive Whiteboards

Online resources

Support during the project

Using technology in teaching

Technology

How to use

Features

Troubleshooting

Handheld Learning Conference - UK

Theoretical Framework

??????

Bloom

Gardener

New node