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Educational Revolution With Smartphone Devices

By Team IDK | April 26, 2010

Mobile phone subscribers globally, will hit the 5 billion mark during 2010. To this end, the U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $5 billion for competitive school-reform grants to scale up pilot programs of handheld devices & define best practices for learning.

An article, “How Smartphones and Handheld Devices Are Bringing On An Educational Revolution” outlines the educational potential of handheld devices to revolutionise early-years teaching (FastCompany, April 2010). The potential for inclusive education and differentiated teaching is huge.

Points of note:

  1. Early literacy is supported with the First Words iPhone application
  2. The TeacherMate handheld was devised by a social entrepreneur
  3. Two-way mobile phones will be iPhone/iPad-like in the near future

Further Reading

iPhone Educational Applications For Kids

How iPhones can revolutionise reading for people with dyslexia

Real-Time Captioning At School Via Mobile Phone

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