Teacher's Fears of Integration 76% Students will be distracted62% Not all students have the mobile devices33% Concerned that students will cheat using the devices24% Do not know how to effectively use the devices within instruction23% Need curriculum to support the use of mobile devicesYet ONLY 13% of teachers dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning.
Student's HAVE Cell phone ACCESS: 98% of high school students have a cell phone (31% with mobile Internet)83% of middle school students have a cell phone (25% with mobile Internet)43% of 3rd through 5th graders have a cell phone (15% with mobile Internet)28% of K-2nd graders have a cell phone (12% with mobile Internet)
Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS! 43% Increases student engagement41% Prepares students for world of work38% Extends school day learning37% Provides access to online textbooks35% Improves teacher-parent-student communications32% Students can review class materials31% Personalizes instruction27% Provides way to help struggling students 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes
Student's Suggest Ways to Use Cell Phone for Learning: Look up information on Internet Record or take notes Work on projects with classmates Access digital textbooks Take videos of class presentations or experiments Play educational games Communicate with classmates Receive reminders and alerts Organize schoolwork Communicate with teacher Learn about school activities Access social networks Create and share documents/media Upload assignments and work to portals Coordinate calendars Share/edit bookmarks
Polling students via cell phone http://www.polleverywhere.com/ provides a free polling service for 30 and under audience size – results are updated live in your web browser or PowerPoint – could be used for quick assessments like CPS units, voting on class elections or collecting data
CHACHA Text 242242 text a question receive a text answer Has ads, but they aren’t offensive
Classroom Games Divide into teams – Post question – first to text correct answer wins Phone a friend – students can text or phone a friend to get help with an answer Daily Vocabulary Text Text your exit from class
Cool Apps 3D Brain Evernote Napkin Genius Lite BrainPOP Featured Movie ICDL (International Children’s Digital Library) Portable Math Math Snacks Video Pearl Diver Dragon Dictation Geocaching NASA Nike+iPod AppBox Lite Twitter Skype iformula
Cell Phones in the Classroom 21st Century Learners Cell phones are everywhere and kids know how to use them. Let’s leverage the technology and find ways to make our teaching and learning more effective, efficient and exciting!