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Graham
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« on: January 25, 2008, 01:49:03 PM »

Are you making innovative use of mobile or ubiquitous technologies to improve learning and teaching?

If so we want to hear from you so that we can feature you in lead articles or even video via this site to share with the rest of the world.

Drop me a line at graham (*at*) handheldlearning.co.uk with a brief outline of your activities and if we feel it's right for the site we'll send a member of our editorial team along to interview you.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 07:39:08 PM »

This means anyone using mobile phones in their teaching instead of banning them - come on folks!
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 03:34:13 PM »

This means anyone using mobile phones in their teaching instead of banning them - come on folks!

yes please do!

btw, I was ticked off the other day for terming our series "Hero Innovators" which seemed to imply that the hero's would be exclusively men. Now, I hope that we haven't offended anyone but that is definitely not what was meant and we used the term "hero" in a gender neutral sense for the simple reason that "Hero or Heroine Innovators" just sounds to PC for words!

Everyone is welcome!!!

So let us know about your work so that we can build both a resource and an archive of the incredible work that is being achieved.

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 03:06:21 PM »

Coming up soon are:

Mike Sharples and the people from LSRI, Nottingham University
Richard Kimbell and Tony Wheeler
Philip Griffin & Radstock Primary School
Dave Whyley & Co, Learning2go, Wolverhampton

Yup, probably too many blokes hogging the limelight so come on everybody...

Jocelyn, how about you? ;-)
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 03:15:39 PM »

One online resources states "Usage Note:  Many writers now consider hero, long restricted to men in the sense "a person noted for courageous action," to be a gender-neutral term."

The touchiness about this sort of thing is as irritating as the blinkered attitudes to phones in schools.
Anyway innovators

Anyway, theres been some forgotten heros that kicked a few things off such as John Davies in Dudley, dunno he is doing at present but the work  did helped things get to where they are



Jon

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 06:36:48 PM »

Sorry Jont, don't agree. Touchiness about those sort of things is still necessary, it's the only way to counter the popular "political correctness gone mad!" criers.

It's not that bad, but this reminded me of a spectacularly sexist ad a couple of years back, for NEFF ovens: Split page, one side a fancy oven, captioned "The Hero", the other side a woman in an apron, captioned "The Heroine". Genius... but sadly from a different century. Grin

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 09:27:00 AM »


Perhaps I should clarify my position, its the extremes that cause a problem.
Those that are really touchy about the small fairly insignificant points when there are bigger things to worry about turn people away from their cause.
I find this with  many of the open source advocates, they do more to turn people away.

I see worrying about hero/heroine as trivial and fairly pointless.

We'll agree to differ. :-) (again)

Maybe we should start a PC thread in the members area, then mac users can come along and complain about its name :-)))

Anyway back to Non-Gender Specific Heros




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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 06:13:41 AM »

This means anyone using mobile phones in their teaching instead of banning them - come on folks!


Here is my collection of information to do just that! 

http://switchedon.wikispaces.com/

Yes, we have educators in my building that are letting students use cell phones and anything else in their pocket of technology.

" If students only view their technology as toys banned from school, then how can we ever get them to explore their powerful educational potential?"
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