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Using smartphones to enhance learning. The Bradford Experience

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  • 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
  • Introduction
    • History
    • Adoption models
    • Content & Applications
    • Student feedback
  • Why handhelds?
  • Initial adoption model Dell Axim X50v
    • Wireless connectivity
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Full VGA screen
    • Secure digital slot
    • Compact flash slot
  • Adoption model 1 - device
    • Converged device
    • (telephone + PDA)
    • Camera
    • Keypad
    • Data link – internet access via GPRS through school’s VPN
    O2 Xda Exec
  • Adoption model 1 - organisation
    • 100 XDA Exec distributed to half Y9
    • Ownership model
    • Staff required to take part
    • 6 month project
    • Phone connectivity by O2 routed through schools VPN
  • Adoption Model 2 - Choices HTC P3300 HTC P3600 Eten X500 O2 XDA Exec
  • Option Model 2 – Original Choice
    • HTC P3300
      • No moving parts
      • Good clear screen – QVGA
      • Good value for money
      • Wireless connectivity
      • GPS & Tom Tom
      • Kudos & Style
      • Sturdy
  • Connectivity
    • HP 530 AP & secondary aerial
    2 wireless devices in 1 box 802.11 a, b & g Powerful radio Good diagnostics Configurable
  • Option Model 2 - Aaargh
    • Can’t make web browsing work!
    • Device loses proxy settings…….
  • Adoption model 2 - device
    • Eten Glofiish x500+
    • Converged device
    • Camera (video camera)
    • Sound recorder
    • GPS
    • Mobile Office
    • Full VGA screen
    • Windows Mobile 6
  • Adoption model 2 - organisation
    • 100 Eten Glofiish x500s distributed to Y7
    • Ownership model after half-term student training
    • Staff asked to volunteer to take part
    • One term of staff training prior to project starting with students
    • Potentially 5 year project
  • Content & Applications - 1
    • Mobile version of Microsoft Office
      • Diary, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    • E-books
      • Dictionary & Thesaurus
      • Shakespeare
      • MFL Dictionary
    • Scientific Calculator
    • Interactive Periodic Table
  • Content & Applications - 2
    • Within range of the wireless network:
    • SynchronEyes – classroom management
    • Internet search engine research
    • Email
    • Browser based sites
      • for example
        • Sam Learning
        • BBC - Bytesize
  • Mediascape Projects
    • GPS
    • Moonwalk
    • Maths Trail
    • School Guide
  • 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
  • Useful URLs - 1
    • Specialist software :
    • Create-a-scape – Futurelab eg Moonwalk
    • www.createascape.org.uk
    • Data Logging – Data Harvest ‘Sensing Science’, www.data-harvest.co.uk
    • Sums Online – www.sums.co.uk
    • MathAmigo – www.valiant-technology.com
  • Useful URLs - 2
    • Steljes www.steljes.co.uk
    • SynchronEyes – Smart Technologies’ ICT management software
    • Eduinnova - Software to promote learner collaboration skills, Prof. Miguel Nussbaum
    • Turning Point – Classroom voting/response system
  • Useful URLs - 3
    • Learning2go – Wolverhampton LA
    • Dave Whyley
    • www.learning2go.org
    • Handheld Learning
    • www.handheldlearning.co.uk
    • GoKnow Learning – USA PDA software & resources Prof. Elliot Solloway
    • www.goknow.com
  • Useful URLs - 4
    • Education Bradford
      • www.mymobilelearning.com
      • www.educationbradford.com
    • Challenge City Learning Centre
      • www.challengeclc.co.uk
    • Supplier of Handheld devices
      • www.easydevices.co.uk
  • Empowerment
    • “ First time somebody from outside thought what I said important” - Sara
  • Thank you for listening