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Presentation made at Upstate Tech Conference in 2010 about using cell phones in the classroom.

Presentation made at Upstate Tech Conference in 2010 about using cell phones in the classroom.

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    • 1. Harness the Power of Cell Phones
      Tamara Cox, Palmetto Middle School
    • 2. Video
      Youtube: Mobile Technologies
    • 3. The World is MobileIt’s not IF we will use cell phones in class, it’s WHEN.
      75% of all kids age 12-17 own a cell phone
      Almost 50% of middle and high school students
      own a smart phone
      Children under 12 are the fastest growing segment
      of mobile users
      Almost 60% of teens reported sending and
      receiving text while in class
      “Within five years, every K-12 student in America
      will be using a mobile handheld device as part of learning.”
      YET “Over 70% of US schools ban cell phones”
    • 4. Is it worth it?
      Pros
      Cons
      Flexibility
      Affordable
      Most students have their own device
      Portable
      “anywhere, anytime” learning
      Reach underserved children
      Enables a personalized learning experience
      Student’s choice in device
      Some students do not have one.
      Classroom distraction.
      Potential for unethical behavior (cheating)
      Privacy concerns
      Health concerns
      Teacher & Admin attitudes- many still see as distraction
    • 5. Lesson Ideas
    • 6. Lesson Ideas
    • 7. Ten Building Blocks for Learning with Cell Phones
      6. Partnering with Students to Use Cells for Learning
      7. Parent/guardian Permission
      8. Acceptable Use
      9. Cell Phone Etiquette
      10. Classroom Management
      Build Relationships
      Embrace Research
      Plan Activities
      Pilot Program
      Access for All
    • 8. Real World Examples
      Project K-Nect- Several NC schools participated to reach at risk math students. Overall, proficiency rates increased by 30% for students using the mobile devices.
      St. Mary’s Schools: Every 3rd -5th grader receives a mobile device for learning since 2008.
      Many more examples overseas.
    • 9. Apps for Teachers
    • 10.
    • 11. Resources
      The Ten Building Blocks for Learning with Cell Phones: http://www.techlearning.com/article/35696
      Mobile Learning Lesson Plans: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=766
      Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3754742
      TXtn N D Library: Ideas for Librarians: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/11/txtn-n-d-library-ideas-for-librarians.html
      • Shuler, Carly Ed.M. (January 2009) Industry Brief: Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children's Learning
      • 12. Fredrick, Kathy. “Calling All Cell Phone Users! “ School Library Monthly, Vol 27, No. 6, March 2011.
      • 13. Will Smart Phones Eliminate the Digital Divide?: http://thejournal.com/Articles/2011/02/01/Will-Smart-Phones-Eliminate-the-Digital-Divide.aspx?Page=3
      • 14. “Get Smart: Using Mobile Apps to Improve Your Teaching.”: http://www.nea.org/home/41992.htm
      • 15. “100 Mobile Tools for Teachers”: http://cellphones.org/blog/100-mobile-tools-for-teachers
      • 16. “Cell Phones in the Classroom”: http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/cell-phones-in-classrooms.html
      • 17. “Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cell Phones in School.”: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/going-mobile-debating-and-using-cellphones-in-school/
      • 18. “Why Mobile is a Must.”: http://thejournal.com/Articles/2011/02/08/Why-Mobile-Is-a-Must.aspx?Page=1
      • 19. “E-Rate Revision Supports Cell Phones.”: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/newsletters/newsletterbucketextrahelping/887213-443/e-rate_revision_supports_cell_phone.html.csp
      • 20. “From Cell Phone Skeptic to Evangelist”: http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2200
      • 21. “Cell Phones as Teaching Tools.”: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct10/vol68/num02/Cell-Phones-as-Teaching-Tools.aspx
      • 22. “Mobile Learning: Not Just Laptops Anymore”: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/02/25/mobile-learning-not-just-laptops-any-more/10/?
      • 23. “It’s not a question of it, but when your school will allow cell phones for learning.”: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-not-question-of-if-but-when-your.html

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