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20 Ideas for using Mobile Phones in the Language Class

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Ideas on how to take advantage of mobile phones in the language class.

Ideas on how to take advantage of mobile phones in the language class.

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  • 1. 20 Ideas to Use Mobile Phones20 Ideas to Use Mobile Phones in the Language Classroomin the Language Classroom MEd. Andrea Rodríguez VegaMEd. Andrea Rodríguez Vega www.andrearodriguezvega.blogspot.comwww.andrearodriguezvega.blogspot.com
  • 2.  Nowadays more students haveNowadays more students have access to cell phones; they checkaccess to cell phones; they check text messages, email and playtext messages, email and play games on the small screen. Wegames on the small screen. We should be harnessing this power toshould be harnessing this power to enrich the educational experienceenrich the educational experience and bring memorable experiences toand bring memorable experiences to the language classroom.the language classroom.
  • 3.  Idea #1: Use “notes” feature toIdea #1: Use “notes” feature to collect everyday language.collect everyday language.  Idea #2: Use the “camera” featureIdea #2: Use the “camera” feature to take pictures of text.to take pictures of text.  Idea #3: Use free programs toIdea #3: Use free programs to organize language samples.organize language samples.
  • 4.  Idea #4: Use the Voice MemoIdea #4: Use the Voice Memo Recorder feature to record languageRecorder feature to record language from media outlet.from media outlet.  Idea #5: Use the Voice MemoIdea #5: Use the Voice Memo Recorder feature to recordRecorder feature to record conversations outside the classroom.conversations outside the classroom.  Idea #6: Use the Text MessagingIdea #6: Use the Text Messaging feature to reinforce vocabulary.feature to reinforce vocabulary.
  • 5.  Idea #7: Use free programs to makeIdea #7: Use free programs to make flashcards for mobile phones.flashcards for mobile phones.  Idea #8: Use the Text MessagingIdea #8: Use the Text Messaging feature for circular writing.feature for circular writing.  Idea #9: Use the Text MessagingIdea #9: Use the Text Messaging feature for tandem learning.feature for tandem learning.
  • 6.  Idea #10: Use the mobile phone to keep a blog.  Idea #11: Use the mobile phone for microblogging on Twitter.  Idea #12: Use the mobile phone for social networking..
  • 7.  Idea #13: Use the mobile phone for a language exchange.  Idea #14: Use the mobile phone for “phlogging”.  Idea #15: Use the mobile phone memory to distribute listening material.
  • 8.  Idea #16: Use the mobile phone memory to distribute reading material.  Idea #17: Use the mobile phone to play games.  Idea #18: Use the Voice Memo Recorder, Notes, and Calender features to keep a portafolio.
  • 9.  Idea #19: Use the mobile phone to check student comprehension and get feedback.  Idea #20: Use the mobile phone memory for research and data collection.
  • 10. Potential Problems when using MobilePotential Problems when using Mobile Phones in the ClassroomPhones in the Classroom  Lack of access to mobile phones.Lack of access to mobile phones.  Cost of mobile phones and wireless services.Cost of mobile phones and wireless services.  Noise and disruption in class.Noise and disruption in class.  Privacy considerationsPrivacy considerations  Increased teacher workloadIncreased teacher workload
  • 11. Cell phones offer an accountability tool forCell phones offer an accountability tool for teachers inside the classroom. Mostteachers inside the classroom. Most students already have cell phones, so whystudents already have cell phones, so why not exploit the technology that they knownot exploit the technology that they know best.best.
  • 12.  Thank youThank you !!