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Transformation and Continuity in Urban Space

The Smartphone as a Companion to Digital Teaching and Learning Processes in Extracurricular Learning Settings

Julian Zimmermann, Julian Happes, and Nadja Bergis

The progressive digitization of society is irreversibly changing education. Specialists in teaching methodologies are having to address questions raised by the digital revolution in schools and develop appropriate training for teachers. This article responds to this revolution by proposing that smartphones be used to support digital teaching and learning processes in extracurricular learning settings. Specifically, it presents digital city tours as potential tools designed to help learners to explore the urban space integral to their living environment, recognize its historical dimension, and work on this dimension by developing digital narratives. The smartphone is understood here as a tool that makes it possible for learners to experience history and that encourages them to develop learning skills.

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John Eade

” visitors were using their own cameras to photograph key sites within the sanctuary and take selfies. However, it is important not to over-emphasize the recent use of iPhones, smartphones and iPads. During the 1990s, devotees at a Marian apparition site in

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Giovanni Navarria

The technological revolution that began with the Arpanet in the late Sixties has changed the world we live in. The Internet and social media have improved our lives considerably, but the changes came in with a high-price tag attached: our freedom. We now live in a world in which technology has exponentially expanded the power of the State to keep tabs on its citizens (within and across borders). If we continue on this path, democracy as we know it is doomed. Yet the future is not as grey as it might look at first sight. The ubiquity of social media and smartphones and the increasing relevance of the Internet in everyday life have also drastically changed the impact-power of citizens in technologically advanced societies. Understanding these changes is to understand which shape democracy will take in the future.

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Aharon Kellerman

Everyday carry (EDC) is a collection of items carried routinely by people, in pockets, on wrists, or in bags. This initial article on EDC attempts to portray and interpret mobility-related EDC, which mediates between moving persons and their devices or activities. Our discussion begins with a general introduction of EDC, presented as utilities and preparedness accessories, followed by historical and functional expositions of four routinely carried mobility items: home keys, car keys, watches, and smartphones. These four items have been developed at different times and places, thus responding to varying human needs. Then, mobility-related EDC items are interpreted from two perspectives: everyday life, noting their unique use by owners, and mobility, noting the instant access to mobility that they facilitate, thus turning potential mobilities into practiced ones.

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Following, Othering, Taking Over

Research Participants Redefining the Field through Mobile Communication Technology

Nanneke Winters

America who used her smartphone to share, curate, and contest our field encounters and transformed my understanding of the ethnographic field. I met Stella, a Congolese woman in her twenties who fled South Africa during a xenophobic attack, right after she

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Sam Pryke

Socrative is a free, online, therefore real-time, Web platform for teachers to put questions to students through an app on their smartphone or tablet device. Since its launch in 2011, it has become widely used and is now the market leader of its

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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

using their smartphone or tablet. Academic studies to date show that Socrative is popular with students when used to test their knowledge or elicit their views. A digital question and answer session adds some fun and variety to the lecture, and the

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Technologies of Nonviolence

Ethical Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Lisa Wiebesiek, Naydene de Lange, and Relebohile Moletsane

cellular telephone that has a camera. However, the primary technology used for both methods during the workshop was an entry-level tablet computer that functions in much the same way as smartphones, of which we provided 10. First, the participants learned

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Pettman, Dominic. Infinite Distraction

Paying Attention to Social Media

Conor Heaney

through. Hypersynchronisation is the acceleration of the experience of temporality and is about ‘the cynical, corporate-governmental control of attention, behavior and thought’ (p. 29) made possible by contemporary technologies: smartphones

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Anthropologists Solving Burning Issues of Our Hot Planet

Report on the Third International Applied Anthropology Symposium in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Meta Gorup and Dan Podjed

the publishing house Delo, which enabled live streaming of the event, magazine Razpotja and web portals Metina lista and Tromba. The event was a result of the DriveGreen project, which is developing a smartphone app for promotion of sustainable