Educate to Innovate with Mobile Technologies

ID: 31356 Type: Workshop
  1. Paul Resta, University of Texas, Austin, United States
  2. Ray Rose, Rose Smith Associates, United States
  3. Mano Talaiver, Longwood College, United States
  4. Victor Sutton,, United States
  5. Smith Joyce, ITEST EDC, United States
  6. Bob Plants, University of Mississippi, United States

Monday, March 7 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Location: McGavock's B

Abstract: .We propose to link the digital equity SIG with the mobile technology SIG.We will focus the discussion on tools for the classroom, an overview of tools that are changing the classroom. Milton Chen of Edutopia and Mike Searson of Kean University have explored and demonstrated use of these technologies with teachers abroad. We want to do it in the conference for our learning communities. It's an exciting and momentous time for technology advances in learning from the explosion of interest in online courses to free videoconferencing to powerful new devices at lower cost, such as the iPod. IPad and other mobile tools. Let us provide training with global perspectives, curricula, and hands on experience. The workshop will focus on example by known experts,demonstration and use, with research based examples being provided on a media platform for participants use during the workshop, and after.Teaching and learning involves integrating technologies in appropriate and effective ways.


We wish to create a digital opportunity by linking the mobile technologies SIG to digital equity and Social Justice SIG to share in meaningful ways so that educators can be comfortable in demonstrating the use of innovative tools. We will provide the research base that applies to the cybertool, or the mobie platform as well as video examples of their use. The objective is to share new ways of presenting curriulum on the mobile platforms, and to discuss, share and talk about effective methodologies. The examples will include most of the tools of the digirati, the cell phones, the IPad, netbooks, and cybertools as well as the 3.0 or 4.0 applications that make them work well, and that are used for sharing. We wish to have participants experience as much as possible the use of hands on with the workshop so that they are familarity and have ease in the use of the tool. So in the end, it is vital that we connect integrating learning technologies in this manner, that we effect the type and depth of learning necessary for building a foundation among the next generation.Conversations,connections, collaborations and community learning will take place.

Topical Outline

Introduction and Overview of Educational Tools, an historic timeline We need to be able to drive innovation, scale up dissemination, We need to be able to build the kind of technology platforms that make it easy for people to write whole-course instructional materials that include lectures and adaptive problem sets and professional-development materials Presentation by Dr. Paul Resta of the difficulty in dissemination because of various divides. Powerpoint Video " Do You Know 4.0 from YouTube" Demonstration and discussion of the various platforms by informed experts in their use, cell phone, Ipad, netbook, and clickers. Each participant has a 7 minute window of opportunity to share their instrument before we go indepth for use. Mobile technology SIG can give an overview of how they will work and what the members are working on.The use of probes in science will be demonstrated by Concord Staff. Computational Sciences will be represented by online tools within the system of curriculum mappling offers and cybertools that can be accessed. The Digital Kid from the George Lucas Educational Foundation will be used to show student use of tools and ways of modeling the participatory culture.


This can be a very mixed audence as we have many tools and few people have access to all of the tools in one setting. The prerequisite is really an interest in harnessing the power of mobile tools to change and enhance teaching and learning. Mano has a catalyst grant from HPC and can demonstrate international use of these tools. We have many SITE experts who have generated free reference materials within our body of knowledge.

Experience Level



Dr. Paul Resta is eminentely qualified to direct the panel philosophy and to talk about the various divides, platforms, cybertools and initiatives. He and a collegue from the Mobile Device SIG will demonstrate and share use of tools. Bonnie Bracey Sutton is a nationally known digital equity expert who has completed successful a grass roots initiative and a forum for ISTE. She will demonstrate and share the projects and initiatives that are currently using tools of the digerati. She and Ray Rose will share a project in Whyville, and other online initaitives that demonstate the use of tools by students in teh digital generation , including games and simulations. Ray Rose will demonstrates and teaches the use of probes for and provide reflective discussion for online use of tools. Creating Systems within our educational practice will be shared. Mano Talivera teaches in an ITEST environment and creates learning opportunities for teachers and students in a rural Virginia setting with funding from the NST. Dr. Joyce Mayln Smith of ITEST will share initiatives within the program that use GIS and GPS and other tools and devices for workforce readiness. Bob Plants and Henry Neeman will share resources and tools or use of tools in the area of computational sciences and the high performance computational sciences


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