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    • Cynthia DeWitte Educ. 8823 Computer Technology and Multimedia
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    • Why incorporate cell phones into the classroom?
      • Top Ten Reasons
      • 17 million teens in the U.S. have a cell phone.
      • Parents want their children to have them.
      • Messaging Capability
      • Multiple Built-in Features
      • News Source
      • RSS Feeds
      • Resource
      • Podcasting
      • Videocasting
      • Students with Disabilities
    • Teens and Cell Phones
      • 17 million U.S. teens have a cell phone
      • 4 out 5 teens or 79% (CTIA, 2008)
      • Spend an average of 20 minutes a day sending and receiving text messages. (Duke Center for Instructional Technology, 2008)
      • 66% of teens wish their cell phones would be used to present education anywhere in the world . (CTIA, 2008)
    • Facing the Parents
      • Parents want to be in touch with their kids.
      • 95% of parents would rather they remain in control of their child's cellular-phone use, rather than have the school set the rules, citing safety and scheduling concerns (techweb, 2006)
      • 96% of kids communicate with a parent on a daily basis via a cell phone. (PR Newswire)
    • Messaging Capability
      • 3.3 billion active cell phones.
      • 850 million PCs.
      • 1 billion text messages are sent everyday.
      • The average SMS is read in 15 minutes and responded to within 60 minutes.
      • (Davidson, 2008)
      • How can teachers use this tool to enhance learning?
    • Features
      • Calendar: Daily assignment reminder
      • Alerts: Bring lunch money, club dues, return library book.
      • Calculator
      • Notepad
      • Drawing Pad
      • Stopwatch
      • All with one tool in the palm of your hand.
    • News Source
      • NPR – 1-202-609-7549
        • http://www.npr.org/services/mobile.html
      • Rocketron.com
        • Call 1-408-907-2323
        • Skip news you don’t want
        • Replay news stories
        • No repeats
        • Learns what you like
        • Disadvantage (robotic voice)
        • What are the benefits for teachers and students?
    • Resources
      • Google (466453)
      • Chacha – Call 1-800-Cha-Cha or text ChaCha (242242)
        • Sample text: What is the chemical symbol for Iron?
        • Chacha response (32 seconds): Iron’s chemical symbol is Fe. Its atomic number is 26; its atomic mass is 55.845 amu.
    • Use of Resources
    • Podcasting Capability
      • Gabcast.com
        • Set up an account
        • Dial 1.888.887.3127
        • Enter your password and login
        • Record your podcast.
        • Blog integration and Automatic RSS Feeds.
      • Gcast.com
        • Works the same as Gabcast.
          • 1-888-65-GCAST
    • Videocasting
      • Qik.com
      • Livecast.com
      • PocketCaster.com
      • Allows users to stream video live from their cell phone to the web: blogs, Twitter, or web sites
      • Phone needs to have a data plan.
    • Assistive Technologies
      • Jott.com 1-866-JOTT-123
        • Speech to Text Translation
        • Jott Feeds: Listen to text-based web pages
        • Text4deaf.com :2-way text messaging, text from computer to cell phone – unlimited for $2. 95 per month or $19.95 per year.
        • Dial2do.com: free service- send emails, text messages, reminders from your cell phone
        • YouMail.com : sends your voice mail to you in an email or a text message. The service is free.
      Do you see a use for these services in your classroom?
    • So, should we continue to ban them in our schools?
      • As with all emerging technologies, weighing the benefits against the possible disadvantages is critical.
      • Revise Acceptable Use Policy to include cell phones.
    • References
      • Allen, J. & Kolb. L. (Dec./Jan. 2007/2008). Should cell phones be banned from classrooms. Learning and Leading with Technology. 8-9.
      • CTIA (Sept. 12, 2008). National study reveals how teens are shaping & reshaping their wireless world. Study sheds new light on teens’ cell phone habits, expectations & dream phone wishes. Retrieved October 12, 2008 from http://www.ctia.org/media/press/body.cfm/prid/1774
      • Davidson, H. (July 1, 2008). It’s in your pocket: Teaching spectacularly with cell phones. Presented at the National Educators Computing Conference, San Antonio, TX.
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      • Devaney, L. (Sept. 2008). Open book exam 21 st century-style: Educators begin to ponder if students should be allowed to use digital devices to take tests. Retreived October 11, 2008 from http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=55284
      • Duke Center for Instructional Technology (March, 2008). Mobile devices in education. Retrieved September 21, 2008 http://cit.duke.edu/tools/mobile/index.html
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      • Fryer, W. (Jan. 30, 2008). Opening minds about cell phones for learning. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2008/01/30/opening-minds-about-cell-phones-for-learning/
    • References Continued…
      • Fryer, W. (2008) Teach digital: Cell phones for learning/iPhones in the classroom. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/cellphones .
      • Kolb,L. (2008). From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com
      • Libero, F., Ramos, A., Ranga, A., Trinona, J., & Lambert, D. (Aug. 2007). Uses of the cell phone for education in the Philippines and Mongolia. Distance Education, (28) 2. 231-244.
      • Prensky, M. (Jan. 2006). Using cell phones in school for learning. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://www.marcprensky.com/blog/archives/000043.html