Montgomery, K. (2010). Mobile phones for learning [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://thinkingmachine.pbworks.com/w/page/22187696/MITC-2008
What got my gears turning
Students and their Device Stats Pew Internet and American Life Project Speak Up: We Want BYOD
My big sister took my advice… graybook7.blogspot.com Lesson details That was actually one of the best days I have ever had as a teacher! All of the 7th grade teachers gave the same assessment. All of my kids got As…and well, all of their kids did not. You were right. It worked!
BISD Student HandbookElectronic Communication Devices (AUP) Students may utilize electronic communication devices at school and at school activities. Students may utilize their devices in the classroom when the teacher deems appropriate for educational purposes. These devices include but are not to be limited to the following: cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, iPods and mp3 players. The district encourages students and staff to use electronic communication devices for educational purposes during the school day. BISD Secondary Handbook, p. 30 BISD Elementary Handbook, p. 26
Design for Success: Pre-Planning Poll students to find out what types of devices/text and data plans are present in the classroom Design to work with what you’ve got Plan to be flexible: this is never a 100% predictable environment Consider permission slips
Design for Success: Classroom Management Respect Release the need to be 100% in control Hands-on learning = Hands-on management Positive Effects: Brings devices out of hiding Puts devices to use of teacher’s design Student buy-in and appreciation
Grouping Strategies One-device classroom Informal device sharing Collaborative grouping with role of mobile gatekeeper Appoint jobs (Fact finders, Word searchers, Communicators, etc.)
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Lesson Redesign Requires Decision-making As each teacher evaluates a lesson for 21st Century redesign, he will have to ask questions and make decisions.
What is the objective for this lesson?
What deep learning needs to result from this learning opportunity?
Where should a 21st century tool or skill be inserted within the lesson cycle?
Delivery / Investigation
Student Demonstration of Mastery?
Where will a substitution make the learning richer and more meaningful for students?
Start with one!
ELA Readiness StandardInference and Textual EvidenceAll Grade Levels (Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author’s message. The student is expected to: (B) make complex inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (Fiction) / Supporting Standard (Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama)
BYOD + Standard = Rigor Scenario One: Classroom with multiple Smart Phones Premise: Students have read a passage and are given 3 Open-Ended response questions GoogleDoc Collaboration: Passage loaded into Google Docs. Students in groups. Each group types their answer (inference) in a sentence. Then each group highlights the textual evidence they would use in a different color. Now groups trade and write out full responses to another group’s inference using the highlighted evidence. Class works together to view, analyze and revise the responses written by each group Google Doc containing all of this work will remain available to students for further extension. Teacher can have Google Doc up on projector throughout activity to see the live action taking place. http://tinyurl.com/byodinference
BYOD + Standard = Rigor Scenario Two: Several cell phones with unlimited texting Premise: Class working to compose a high-quality response to Open-Ended Question Create Wiffiti page – www.wiffiti.com Round 1: Text your inference or answer to the question Round 2: Text one quote you could use to support that inference Round 3: Switch to transcript view to see all texts and begin to collaboratively compose the response Cell phones as learning tools? Text your opinions here. Also check out http://corkboard.me
BYOD: ELA Exchange What ideas do you have for capitalizing on BYOD in the next few weeks? Send a video, picture and/or or text e-mail response to: email@example.com
Let’s Try It!Subject line = Blog HeadlineBody = Blog Post Option One: Video Record video Choose to e-mail it Option Two: Text and Image Take a picture or search for a picture and save it Choose to e-mail it Add text to the body of the e-mail Option Three: Text only Send a basic e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org View Blog
BYOD Task Force – May 2011 E-mail email@example.com if you are interested in joining to: research, try out, assess and continuously improve the implementation of student-owned devices as learning tools in BISD classrooms. You may also await more information that will come to you in the next weeks from your principal and/or ITS.