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Mobile phones & learning!



Introduction to mobile phones and learning

Introduction to mobile phones and learning



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  • 1.
    Mobile phones & Learning!
  • 2. Scope!
    • In reality this is a thesis topic so this session can only be a snapshot;
    • A chance to raise awareness;
    • To begin using some more of the simple mobile phone functions in our teaching and learning.
  • 3.
    • Checkout what others are doing;
    • Explore what’s available on our mobile phones;
    • Brainstorm some possible learning activities;
    • Share ideas.
    What’s planned
  • 4.
    • Let look at several innovations and applications which are available.
    What other’s are doing!
  • 5. New York – Million Project
    • Video play 1 st 2 mins
  • 6. Poll everywhere!
    • Poll everywhere is a polling service – free(ish) for educators
    • Diagnostic assessment?
    • How well do you know your mobile phone? Please note it costs 30c on a Vodafone prepaid to vote.
  • 7. Math4mobile
    • Another cool tool is math4mobile .  This site has 5 very sophisticated graphing programmes that you can download and run on most mobile phones. 
  • 8. Podcasts
    • It’s just a recording.
    • Make your own and make them available on Blackboard!
    • Examples:
      • Audio books e.g. Wellington City Libraries' Downloadable Media for audio books
      • Radio NZ
  • 9.
    • In groups of 3 or 4 people have a look at your own mobile phones.
    • Make a list of functions that the mobiles can be used for.
    Explore what’s available?
  • 10. Combine the lists of functions
  • 11.
    • Quiz’s etc.
    • Learner created content
    • Quizzes, study notes and flash cards can be transferred to mobile phones e.g. Be coming a parent
    • Examples
      • Mobile blogging (Utterli) – Wordsworth .
      • Museum audio tours, students learn about artifacts, create an authentic tool for the museum.
      • Virtual audio walking tours e.g. scientific species in an area, guides for visitors etc
    How are mobiles being used in learning
  • 12.
    • Brainstorm
    • Key Competencies
    • Ideas for using mobiles in learning.
    • Consider both subject students and learning group
    • Try to get at least one idea for each key competency
    • Thinking
    • Using language, symbols and text
    • Managing self
    • Relating to others
    • Participating and contributing.
    Using mobile phones in learning
  • 13. Share ideas
  • 14. Ideas from Year 5 students
    • Special network for children? Maybe one that doesn’t cost so much?
    • Taking pictures of spelling words, check in dictionary.
    • Listening to stuff on the radio in class time.
    • Remembering dates on calendars.
    • Taking pictures.
    • PE Timer with the stopwatch.
    • Maths games.
    • Google.
    • Spelling games.
    • Voice Recording.
    • Calculators.
    • To do lists to keep projects organised.
    • Have a ring tone to get our attention in class.
    • Record interviews with people.
    • Can text to the teacher to ask a question if you don’t want to ask in front of the whole class.