[Web4lib] Emerging Mobile Technologies for K-12 Classrooms Chat | September 3 2009 | 11 AM Eastern |

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Wed Aug 26 13:41:09 EDT 2009




A Free Chat On A Major Initiative !




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


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


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


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


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Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011


gerrymck at iastate.edu


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