Connecting Student Cell Phones to Classroom Instruction: Part I Liz Kolb University of Michigan Madonna University email@example.com http://cellphonesinlearning.com http://blogtalkradio.com/elikeren Twitter: Lkolb Presentation Link: http://tiny.cc/easternkeren Liz’s Business Card Send a new Text Message to: 50500 In Message: Kolb Using http://contxts.com
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CPSProject: Brainstorming Interview with Joe Wood
Bring Your Own Technology BYOT
"Kids tell us they power down to come to school.”-Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow (2008)
Arguments for Using Students’ Cell Phones
Internet v. Cell 73% of U.S. household’s have Internet access 57% have broadband 43% have dial-up 30% of U.S. citizens do not use the Internet at all 63% of people with a household income of <49K have no Internet 87% of U.S. Citizens own Cell phones. 13% of U.S. citizens do not own a cell phone 18% of U.S. Citizens with an income of <50K do not have a cell phone Park Associates and CTIA wireless association, both 2007
Access By the end of 2010 90% of secondary students will have their own cell phones 54% of 8 year olds will have their own cell phone Amoroso, (2006). Tween Market has the potential to double by 2010. Yankee Group Retrieved from www.yankeegroup.com/researchdocument.dorid=14058
Millennials Rising (Neil Howe and William Strauss) How 21st Century Students learn best… Collaboratively Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace Structured activities Relevancy with real world *They want to do this with the TECHNOLOGY of their generation
WELCOME To The Era of the…Free Agent Learner Technology enabled bottom up learner ANYTIME ANYWHERE ANYPLACE ANY PACE
For Example… 1-800-2chacha
Fundamental Shift in 21st Century Workforce Technological changes are displacing low-skilled workers and making room for more high-skilled creative and innovative workers. Employers are calling for schools to integrate new skills into education
Partnership for 21st Century Skills % of U.S. adult population believe that students are being prepared for the 21st century workforce http://polleverywhere.com
Mobile Job Opportunities for Students
Search for “cell phone skills” on Monster.com
Fundamental Shift in Citizenship Practices 74% of all 18-24 year olds were politically active on the Internet during the 2008 campaign During the 2008 campaign, 49% of younger voters (18-24) shared information via text message about the campaigns. http://visiblevote.com
Research says… "The proportions of textisms that kids used in their sentence translations was positively linked to verbal reasoning; the more textspeak kids used, the higher their test scores” 2) "The younger the age at which the kids had received mobile phones, the better their ability to read words and identify patterns of sound in speech.” http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/14
Why cell phones should NOT be integrated in learning. http://wiffiti.com/clouds/1685
Cheating is a problem…
26% of teenagers admitted to using their cell phone to store information to look at during a test or a quiz.
25% have text messaged their friends about answers during a test or quiz.
20% have searched the Internet via their mobile phone during a test or quiz.
17% have taken pictures of a test or quiz with the cell phone in order to send the pictures to their friends.
Common Sense Media 09
Even MORE of a problem Most students do not envision these activities as cheating. More than half of the students surveyed did not think these acts were serious offenses of cheating, rather they think of it as just “helping out a friend.” Common Sense Media 09
70% of U.S. schools completely ban cell phones from campus 63% of students admitted to sneaking in cell phones and using them during class anyway. In a seven class a day, five day school week, the average student sends at least three text messages per class. Common Sense Media 09
Life Consequences Students are sometimes “sexting” “to friends for their entertainment value, as a joke or for fun." Six teens face child porn (13 to 15) charges after being caught "sexting" each other. Criminal Charge! IN PA, 3 girls (12, 12, 16) charged with child pornography for sexing. Picture of them in bras. 15% of teenagers have risque photos of themselves or their friends on their cell phones. 1 in 5 sext recipients report that they have passed the images along to someone else http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/01/15/pn.sexting.teens.cnn
"If you take a picture, you can be accused of producing child pornography; if you send it to somebody, you can be accused of distributing child pornography; and if you keep a picture, you can be accused of possessing child pornography. Anywhere along this chain of transmission of the images, you can be charged as a registered sex offender." -Parry Aftab, an Internet privacy and security lawyer.
5 Rules for Cell Phones in Schools Set rules based on business regulations for cell phone use (look at business contracts) Social contract with students
Must be on vibrate at all times
Keep them in the front of the room until you are going to use them.
All messages/media sent or published must be related to lesson.
If you are referencing someone else in class, you must have their approval before posting or publishing.
Create a permission form (in addition to the School’s AUP)
Discuss Mobile Safety & Appropriate Use Part of digital footprint Your digital dossier that includes Internet activity such as social networking, email, chat rooms, YOU can’t erase this!!! Permanent record EVERYTHING you send via text message (pictures, videos, text, audio…etc) is PUBLIC!!! Example: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Mobile “bullying” and “sexting” is public MTV Special on Sexting and Quiz Video Voyeurism Prevention Act prohibits the photographing or videotaping of a naked person without his or her permission in a gym, tanning salon, dressing room or anywhere else where one expects a "reasonable expectation of privacy." Violators can expect fines of up to $100,000 and/or up to a year in prison. Students should know their plans Bring in their cell phone plan and a bill Discuss what is charged and how much Give Students a Survey Learn more specific safety tips at Connectsafely
Sample Permission Form
Age and Income Factors in Smartphone Ownership
How Students Can Document Learning on a BASIC cell phone SMS Texting Group Brainstorming, alerts, polls, surveys, quizzes, MMS Texting Send pictures/videos to instructor & other students Phone Call Record interviews, observations, brainstorms, quizzes…etc.
Questions… Do ALL students need their own phone? NO! Groups, Web Options, Landlines What if my school does not allow cell phones on campus? Activities work very well off-campus for homework Can I use a BASIC phone? YES! Phone call, text message, take a picture… Does it costs money? The resources are FREE, students should know their plans Students with disabilities? Speech to Text & Text to Speech Options
Mobile Podcasting/Dropcasting Using a cell phone to record and then posting the recording to a public or private website that has an RSS feed and can be downloaded as an MP3 file.
Mobile Podcasting Project: Field Trips High School Chemistry Students on a field trip at Cranbrook Science Museum in MI. Cell Phones pictures documented chemical elements. Used: Camera on cell phone and sent to drop.io at http://drop.io/CKCHEM4
Mobile Podcasting: Songs about elements in Periodic table Chemistry Periodic Table High School http://sarahdi.blogspot.com/
Mobile Podcasting Project: Author Study Middle School 6th-7th Grade Used: http://gabcast.com Web link: http://541sparkes.blogspot.com/2007/07/author-blog-6.html
Mobile Podcasting Project: Connecting Algebra to Real World High School Algebra Used http://yodio.com Web link: http://www.yodio.com/yo.aspx?cardId=LvAhgDUPZd6UbBgsTMN2aC Interview with Jimbo Lamb
Mobile Podcasting Project: Live Radio Broadcasts High School Students Community Live Radio Show in Maine Used http://blogtalkradio.com Web link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lobstertalk
Mobile Podcasting Project: Live Radio Broadcasts Advanced Spanish Don Quixote Discussion Each week different students in charge of discussion http://talkshoe.com
Text Message Alerts http://textmarks.com Create a text message keyword alert for Free!
Text Message Project: Text Homework Alerts Jimbo Lamb High School Math Teacher Pennsylvania Text for Homework Uses: http://textmarks.com http://mrlambmath.wikispaces.com/ Interview with Jimbo Lamb
Text Alert Project: Text-An-Expert Andrew Douch 9th Grade High School Social Studies “Who was the first man to walk on the moon” Power of Networks in Digital World http://web.mac.com/andrewdouch/Site/Home.html
9th Graders Text Messaging Romeo and Juliet
9th Grade English in Michigan
Translating Romeo and Juliet to “text speak”
Start in class with translating a few lines to a wiffiti board.
Voting on best “translations”
Move to Homework
Create a whole text message novel of Romeo and Juliet
Film/picture on the Fly Projects http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009_04_01_archive.html
Mobile Surveys and Quizzes http://mobiode.com/ Create surveys and quizzes online and send to phones via text message (cost) or mobile Internet Take Liz’s Survey http://techtools.mobiode.mobi
Mobile Note taking and Organization Using your cell phone to create speech to text reminders, emails, twitters, scheduled items on web-based calendars, get translations, and more!
Mobile Note taking and Organization http://dial2do.com Create an account Send Emails Transcription Translation Post to your Google Calendar, get SMS reminders of your events. Create reminders Listen to any website or news feed
Mobile Novel Project: Cell Phone Bestseller Popular in Asia to Read Novels Via Cell. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/world/asia/20japan.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chapter review, or short story to “publish” on a cell phone. Mobile Novels http://textnovel.com
Mobile Photo and Video blogging or Posting Posting an image, video, or text message to a web blog or private photo place on the web directly from your cell phone.
Most Blogs, social networks have direct Mobile posting http://blogger.com Under Settings Mobile http://twitter.com Under Settings http://flickr.com Uploading Tools---Email http://facebook.com Under Mobile at bottom of page
Administrative Cross Posting Post announcements, updates, pictures, videos, and assignments on multiple places from one text message. http://pixelpipe.com
Photoblogging Project: iReporting Mobile Journalism High School Students Document Inauguration Tools: Flickr, Twitter, YouTube http://wainauguration.org/
PhotoPosting Project: Documenting Lab Activities Mathematics teacher has students document their mathematical steps and lab activities, then put them into a slideshow along with process explanation. Web link: http://mathematicslearning.blogspot.com/2008/04/mobile-has-changed-my-way.html
PhotoPosting Project: Cell Phones & Facebook to Document Everyday Culture Psychology teacher in Michigan has students document everyday cultural experiences with cell phone and sends them to class Facebook account. Web link: Protected in Facebook Interview with Larry Liu
PhotoPosting Project: Documenting Australian Environment 9th Grade Geography students in Australia Used: http://Utterli.com Web link: http://australianenvironment.wordpress.com/
Participate in Democratic Process http://www.visiblevote.us Vote on issues See how your representatives are voting Communicate with your representatives
Mobile Business Card http://contxts.com
How to Use Mobile Business Card in K-12? Flash Card ReviewsEach student in a class can create a "business card" as a 160 character flash card, give it a keyword. As a result, all the students in the class could exchange different flash cards for review. If the cards are saved on the students' phones, than the students can use them anytime for an instant review. Help LinesStudents who are struggling with issues of depression, addiction, disease, anxieties, peer pressure, or other afflictions are often fearful to tell an adult. By giving students mobile business cards with help line information, they can contact the lines at anytime without fear of being identified. Local Scavenger HuntsTeachers can create keyword scavenger hunts using Contxts. For example, a teacher can create "clues" by using the 160 character business cards, and as students answer the clues and find the new locations for the scavenger hunt, they text a new keyword and receive a new clue. This would be a fun activity for local history, math students studying geometry, physics students, or even foreign language students could go around the city or just the school unraveling clues in other languages. Advertising CampaignsStudents could team up with local businesses to create 160 character advertisements. For example students could create an ad slogan for a local coffee shop, along with a coupon...such as"Drink a cup of Joe before 8 & Get a rebate...COUPON CODE: 721u". Students could create posters or a word of mouth campaign to try to get people to call in to hear the advertisement and the coupon code.
Listen to Any Podcast or RSS Feed Via Phone http://podlinez.com/ Get a phone number for ANY Internet podcast
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Web 2.0 Voicemail A cell phone that couples with a website in order to create MP3 files of voicemails, transcripts of voicemails, smart greeting for individual or groups of callers, and stores all calling information. http://google.com/voice (734) 408-4495
Google Voice in Foreign Language http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/CellPhonesintheLanguageClassro/192995
Listen to World Language Educator Peyton Jobe Cell Phones in Language Learning with Google Voice Click Here
Create Your Own Mobile Scavenger Hunt http://www.scvngr.com
QRcodes Bar codes for cell phones. Take a picture of a bar code and receive information on your phone. http://kaywa.com
Avatar Project: Spanish Oral Exams High School Spanish 2 & 3 Students Developed an Avatar to take oral exams Used http://voki.com Focus: Engagement in oral speaking, oral speaking exams, culture representation with images Interview with Katie Titler
Phone Conference recoding http://freeconferencepro.com Record up to 250 people at one time on one call Host controls Private storage
Live Video Streaming from Cells http://qik.com/ http://qik.com/video/2564183
Follow a teacher in his first year of using cell phones George Engel (HS Math Teacher) http://www.cellularlearning.org
Getting Started DO NOT attempt to change policy (yet) Survey Students on Cell Phones Who has one? What is their plan? Preference for Communication? Talk with students about cell phone safety & etiquette Create a social contract for cell phone use with school assignments Show Digital Dossier Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79IYZVYIVLA Start with OPTIONAL homework/EC projects outside of classroom. Start with what YOU are comfortable with (such as phone call resources like Drop.io)