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ISTE SIGML joins CoSN as co-host of edWeb’s professional learning community on Mobile Learning Explorations

PRINCETON, NJ, June 20, 2013 – edWeb.net, a professional social and learning network for the education community, has announced that ISTE SIGML, a worldwide advocate for mobile learning, has joined CoSN in co-hosting the edWeb.net online learning community Mobile Learning Explorations.

The goal of ISTE SIGML is to foster a community of stakeholders to support the use of mobile learning and promote best practices in the area of mobile and wireless computing integration in education.

The Mobile Learning Explorations community hosts a monthly webinar presented by industry and educational experts who explore the potential of hand-held devices to enrich learning, bridge the digital divide, and extend learning beyond the traditional school day.  This summer the series will present two webinars:  Mobile Learning: The Time is Now on Wednesday, July 10th and Mobile Apps for English Language Arts & Literacy on Wednesday, August 7th.

Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb, commented, “We are always looking to broaden the collaboration within our online learning communities.  CoSN has been a fabulous partner in helping us present a series of webinars on mobile learning that has attracted wide-spread recognition.  As a result, we are delighted that ISTE SIGML would like to become a part of this program to help educators at all levels to integrate mobile technology into learning.”

ISTE SIGML is also using edWeb as a platform for SIGML members to share successes and challenges, find support, disseminate best practices, examine issues, and provide recommendations that support the integration of mobile devices in different learning environments.

If you’re attending ISTE 2013, SIGML will be hosting two events:

SIGML Mobile MEGAShare is an opportunity to collaborate with other mobile educators from across the country for a pre-conference free event on Saturday, June 22nd from 2-6pm. Virtual participants can join in on Twitter @MMEGAShare #MMEGAShare and on Adobe Connect.

SIGML’s Mobile Share Charity Event is collecting older, used mobile devices, refurbishing and cleaning them and getting them back in the hands of students. ISTE is providing donation bins at registration for your used mobile devices.

Learn more on the SIGML website.

For more information contact:

Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO, edWeb.net
908-407-2755 | lisa@edweb.net

Susan Wells, ISTE SIGML President
wellssusans@gmail.com

About edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a professional social and learning network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb hosts free professional learning communities on key topics in education and won the 2012 Edublog Award for Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators. edWeb reaches 3.5 million educators in the U.S. through our membership and our partnership with MCH Strategic Data. Learn more at www.edweb.net. Follow @edwebnet on Twitter.

About ISTE SIGML
SIGML is a worldwide advocate for mobile learning that promotes meaningful integration of mobile devices in learning and teaching in formal and informal learning environments.  SIGML’s goal is to foster a community of stakeholders to support the use of mobile learning and promote best practices in the area of mobile and wireless computing integration in education.  Members include teachers, administrators, technology coordinators, university faculty and researchers and representatives from for-profit entities, including the government.  Learn more at www.iste.org.

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