Emerging from the Hand

Here at the Mid-Atlantic Handheld Conference with about 200 other handheld profiecient (or soon-to-be proficient teachers. Sounds like some have traveled from all over the Atlantic coast. There was also a core group of teachers from Texas. I am moblogging from a pre-conference session about “Emerging Technologies & Handheld Devices + Beam Party” given by…

iFight is on!

Microsoft has finally decided to take on the iPod head on and develop their own audio and video device to compete with Apple. This New York Times article is worth a read, not just to learn about a possible device from Microsoft, but what may come in the future. There is, you know, mention of…

Rewarding Schools for Engaging Students

You might be just returning from NECC and you are looking to gear up with some mobile technologies. Maybe it was the popularity of iPod’s in education, the energetic and knowledgeable Tony Vincent or the dynamic duo of Cathie Norris & Elliot Soloway from GoKnow that sparked your interest in handheld devices. Yet, where do…

As If We Needed More Proof…

If administrators, principals and technology specialists are unsure of where the world of mobile computing is headed they need look no further than World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Mobile Web Inititative. “The Mobile Web Initiative’s goal is to make browsing the Web from mobile devices a reality”, explains Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of…

iPods 1 — Handhelds 0

That's the score when we look at this use for Apple's video iPod compared to trying to use a handheld. This is awesome. There is no question as to why someone would want an iPod over a "traditional" handheld when you consider what the Colorado Rockies (and I'm sure others) baseball team has done with…

To iPod or Not to iPod?

I have regenerated this post as it is still a raging question in my mind as more and more schools are taking to iPods for various reasons. I regenerate this also to open the question to Mobilemind-ed readers as well as to my fellow educators who are considering iPods as THE solution. As this was…

Mobile Classrooms

As this blog grows I hope to have real classroom applications about how education is going mobile. Ian Marsden, in Australia, had his students to a simple activity with their Windows Mobile devices in a Waste and Water Audit of their school's grounds. This is a simple, but important example of how handhelds can make…

Traditional Handhelds?

A good article was posted on Brighthand a few weeks ago (yep, I'm a little slow to get to all 2500+ Bloglines feeds) about the Case for PDAs by Antoine Wright. Antoine wrote about the case for older, traditional (non-cellular, non-WiFi, non-Bluetooth) handhelds. I have been thinking a bit on this very subject for schools.…

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