Category: Mobile Learning

A Fridge Magnet Gift

By , Tuesday, 13th December, 2011

For my class this year, I decided to treat them to something different for the end of year farewell. I purchased a bucket of Smencil Pencils to give to each child. Smencils are pencils, made from recycled newspaper and scented in various flavours (Bubblegum, Cinnamon, Tropical Blast, Grape, Cotton Candy, Very Berry, Black Cherry, Orange, Watermelon and Rootbeer).

I also ordered through Vistaprint some fridge magnets. On these magnets, I had printed the name of our class blog, along with the URL and a QR-Code. I hope it will remind them of the great times we had in our class this year, and encourage them to continue to drop by and take a look or leave a comment for my new class.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

By , Thursday, 22nd July, 2010

The following clip came to me via one of the listserves I belong to.

Plenty of food for thought in here.

I would like my own children to be able to use digital tools, software and web 2.0 tools to create products to show learning.

I also liked the WWW portion, though the WWW is not the traditional World Wide Web. Instead it is:




This seems to be the way things are going, especially with the rapid uptake of mobile devices. I know my boys at home like to use the iPod Touch to practise things, and I am currently looking at how to integrate the use of a few iPod Touches into my classroom.

Was there something in here that made you think?

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