Mobiles4Learning 2012: An All-Star #EdTech Integration Summit

Have you been using cell phones or other mobile devices for learning in or outside of your classes? Are you interested in sharing your experiences and presenting at the M4L 2012 Conference? Would you like to be a part of an Ignite Mobile session? 20 slides each for 15 seconds on a mobile topic of your choice?

If you answered YES! to any of the above questions, you should check out Mobiles4Learning 2012 on Monday, April 23rd. This education technology summit has an all-star lineup of teachers, high-level technology executives, and more. Best of all (to me), it takes place at my old stomping grounds, the Loomis Chaffee school in Windsor, Connecticut. While this may not be convenient for most of the readers of Edudemic (it’s quite a hike from Australia, sorry!), it’s definitely an event you should consider attending if you live anywhere in New England. It costs $25 and registration is now open.

About Mobiles4Learning 2012

Mobiles4Learning 2012 explores current practices and future uses of mobile technologies by/for secondary school educators and students. Hosted by The Loomis Chaffee School, this one-day gathering will bring together innovators who are leveraging cell phones and other mobile devices for educational purposes. In addition to teacher-led hands-on presentations and an Ignite Mobile Session, there will be a keynote address by Professor Eric Klopfer, MIT Associate Professor and Director of the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program. Klopfer is also co-director of the recently created MIT Center for Mobile Learning.

SCHEDULE (Subject to changes as proposals come in.)

8:30 - Coffee & Registration

9:00 - Welcome & Introduction

9:10 - Jon Moser, President/ Founder of Finalsite: Insights on latest Mobile Technology and Learning

10:00 - Breakout sessions: concurrent break-out sessions on mobile learning

Guest speakers:

Wolfram|Alpha: Crystal Fantry, Wolfram Alpha Research, Wolfram’s technologies in education and in mobile devices.

Mobile Presentation: Jared Lamenzo, President of Mediated Spaces, Inc., and Director of the WildLab, a winner of the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning competition. “Mobiles, Learning and Citizen Science.”

10:45 - Break

11:00 - Keynote speaker: Eric Klopfer, MIT Associate Professor and Director of the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, co-director of the MIT Center for Mobile Learning

12:00 - Lunch

12:45 - Professor Ralph Morelli, Trinity College, Department of Computer Science. Co-founder of Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS).“Using App Inventor to make mobile applications with (non-major) students.”

1:30 - Mobile round-up Ignite sessions: rapid-fire sharing of mobile tools and lessons: five minutes; 20 slides!

2:00 - Student session: an honest conversation about how/if mobiles could work for learning

2:45 - Wrap-up