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  • Alan Beecham

    1. 1. Using smartphones to enhance learning. The Bradford experience. Dr Alan Beecham - Secondary Teaching & Learning Consultant (ICT), Serco - Education Bradford Phil McLear – Manager, Challenge CLC, Bradford
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption models </li></ul><ul><li>Content & Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Student feedback </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why handhelds?
    4. 4. Initial adoption model Dell Axim X50v <ul><li>Wireless connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Full VGA screen </li></ul><ul><li>Secure digital slot </li></ul><ul><li>Compact flash slot </li></ul>
    5. 5. Adoption model 1 - device <ul><li>Converged device </li></ul><ul><li>(telephone + PDA) </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Keypad </li></ul><ul><li>Data link – internet access via GPRS through school’s VPN </li></ul>O2 Xda Exec
    6. 6. Adoption model 1 - organisation <ul><li>100 XDA Exec distributed to half Y9 </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership model </li></ul><ul><li>Staff required to take part </li></ul><ul><li>6 month project </li></ul><ul><li>Phone connectivity by O2 routed through schools VPN </li></ul>
    7. 7. Adoption Model 2 - Choices HTC P3300 HTC P3600 Eten X500 O2 XDA Exec
    8. 8. Option Model 2 – Original Choice <ul><li>HTC P3300 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No moving parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good clear screen – QVGA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good value for money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS & Tom Tom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kudos & Style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sturdy </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Connectivity <ul><li>HP 530 AP & secondary aerial </li></ul>2 wireless devices in 1 box 802.11 a, b & g Powerful radio Good diagnostics Configurable
    10. 10. Option Model 2 - Aaargh <ul><li>Can’t make web browsing work! </li></ul><ul><li>Device loses proxy settings……. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Adoption model 2 - device <ul><li>Eten Glofiish x500+ </li></ul><ul><li>Converged device </li></ul><ul><li>Camera (video camera) </li></ul><ul><li>Sound recorder </li></ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Office </li></ul><ul><li>Full VGA screen </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Mobile 6 </li></ul>
    12. 12. Adoption model 2 - organisation <ul><li>100 Eten Glofiish x500s distributed to Y7 </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership model after half-term student training </li></ul><ul><li>Staff asked to volunteer to take part </li></ul><ul><li>One term of staff training prior to project starting with students </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially 5 year project </li></ul>
    13. 13. Content & Applications - 1 <ul><li>Mobile version of Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diary, Word, Excel, Powerpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionary & Thesaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MFL Dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scientific Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Periodic Table </li></ul>
    14. 14. Content & Applications - 2 <ul><li>Within range of the wireless network: </li></ul><ul><li>SynchronEyes – classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Internet search engine research </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Browser based sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sam Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BBC - Bytesize </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Mediascape Projects <ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Moonwalk </li></ul><ul><li>Maths Trail </li></ul><ul><li>School Guide </li></ul>
    16. 16. Student feedback “ i completed my english essay on my pda and sent it to my email account, i then printed at school” – Rach “ i researched a poet in eng and it helped me understand what conditions he had to write in” – Miresh “ my pda makes it much easier to find which home work needs completing by when” - Jane
    17. 17. Useful URLs - 1 <ul><li>Specialist software : </li></ul><ul><li>Create-a-scape – Futurelab eg Moonwalk </li></ul><ul><li>www.createascape.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Data Logging – Data Harvest ‘Sensing Science’, www.data-harvest.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Sums Online – www.sums.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>MathAmigo – www.valiant-technology.com </li></ul>
    18. 18. Useful URLs - 2 <ul><li>Steljes www.steljes.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>SynchronEyes – Smart Technologies’ ICT management software </li></ul><ul><li>Eduinnova - Software to promote learner collaboration skills, Prof. Miguel Nussbaum </li></ul><ul><li>Turning Point – Classroom voting/response system </li></ul>
    19. 19. Useful URLs - 3 <ul><li>Learning2go – Wolverhampton LA </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Whyley </li></ul><ul><li>www.learning2go.org </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld Learning </li></ul><ul><li>www.handheldlearning.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>GoKnow Learning – USA PDA software & resources Prof. Elliot Solloway </li></ul><ul><li>www.goknow.com </li></ul>
    20. 20. Useful URLs - 4 <ul><li>Education Bradford </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mymobilelearning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.educationbradford.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenge City Learning Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.challengeclc.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supplier of Handheld devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.easydevices.co.uk </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Empowerment <ul><li>“ First time somebody from outside thought what I said important” - Sara </li></ul>
    22. 22. Thank you for listening

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