Connecting Student Cell Phones to Classroom Instruction Liz’s Business Card Send a new Text Message to: 50500 In Message: Kolb Using http://contxts.com Liz Kolb University of Michigan Madonna University firstname.lastname@example.org http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Send a new text message To: 87884 In message: @loca8462 yourmessage What is a question or concern about using cell phones in online learning (or any learning)? http://wiffiti.com/clouds/1685
Why Cell Phones? Accessibility 71% of U.S. population have Internet access at home 55% have broadband 84% of U.S. population own cell phones Low Cost End of 2012 education technology spending will reach 56.2 billion dollars. How Students’ View Cell Phones 3 Generations of Cell Phone Users (NPR) How Students View Learning Free Agent Learners Anywhere, anytime, any place at any pace 1-800-2chacha OR Text CHACHA The 21st Century Professional World Future jobs require mobile skill % of U.S. Adults believe that schools are preparing students for 21st Century workforce?
By 2010 it is estimated Over 90% of secondary students will own a cell phone! 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
Mobile Job Opportunities
Companies Go Mobile Mobile Advertising Latest News on Mobile Marketing SMS & QRcodes & Call Ins http://mobilemarketer.com Mobile Coupons SMS & MMS http://mobileposse.com
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 A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl who refused to stop texting during a high school math class was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Six teens face child porn (13 to 15) charges after being caught "sexting" each other. Criminal Charge! http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/01/15/pn.sexting.teens.cnn
How do we change?
2007: Middle School Principal’s Journey “Last year the school ran out of calculators needed for a math exam, So I let a student use the calculator function on his cell phone. The student was excited to use a phone instead of a calculator. I found 19 of my 22 students had phones.” -Kipp Rogers, Principal at Passages Middle School in Virginia
Mary Passage Middle School Cell Phone Policy
1. Students will talk on their cell phone only to complete assignments that are related to the instructional lesson. 2. Students will keep cell phones turned off or left in lockers when they are not being used for instructional purposes in class. 3. Students will only send text- messages, pictures or video- messages to others outside of the classroom with permission and directions from the teacher. 4. Students will not record still or moving images or voices of students or the teacher without permission from the teacher. 5. Students will not post recordings of still or moving images or voice recordings of students or the teacher to online websites without their permission. 6. Students will practice internet safety with online resources. 7. Students will post only appropriate text, audio and visual media to on-line websites.
I _____________________ understand that violation of our class acceptable cell phone use policy may result in my not being able to participate in additional class activities that involve using the cell phone. I also understand that I may receive disciplinary consequences for violating school board policies regarding cyber-bullying.
I _______________________ have gone over the Cell Phones in Class Acceptable Use Policy with my child and agree to allow my child to participate.
What Passages is doing now…
iReporting with Blogger.com
Polling with Polleverywhere
Text Google for Information (466453)
Recording audio with Utterli & iPadio
Hear from Kipp: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elikeren/2009/10/22/Middle-School-Principal-Kipp-Rogers-has-Teachers-Using-Cell-Phones-and-Tweeting
5 Rules for Cell Phones in Classroom 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
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 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
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.
#1 Mobile Podcasting/Live Radio 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.
#1 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
#1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Radio Theater Elementary School 3rd-6th graders Used: http://hipcast.com Web link: http://stjosephschooltrenton.com/blog/
#1 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
#1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Science Inquiry Questions High School Earth Science Used http://gabcast.com Web link: http://mrsleeswebblog.blogspot.com/
#1 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
#1 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
#2 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
#3 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!
#3 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
#3 Mobile Note taking and Organization Project: Student’s Mobile Scheduling High School Technology Students Created a Google Calendar where all assignments are posted and sent via cell phones Also use Remember the Milk to set up “To Do lists” for students via cell phone Used http://dial2do.com http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2008/08/kicking-off-school-year-web-20-style-w.html
#4 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.
Flickr Mobile: Post Pics/Videos to Internet Add as a new Email Contact: email@example.com
#4 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
#4 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
#4 PhotoPosting Project: Send Videos of Homework to Cells Physical Education Teacher in Australia Used: http://Utterli.com Web link: http://mrobbo.com
#4 PhotoPosting Project: Documenting Australian Environment 9th Grade Geography students in Australia Used: http://Utterli.com Web link: http://australianenvironment.wordpress.com/
#4 Photoblogging Project: iReporting Mobile Journalism High School Students Document Inauguration Tools: Flickr, Twitter, YouTube http://wainauguration.org/
#6 Location Mobile Blogging Posting an image, audio file, or text message to a specific location on a map directly from your cell phone.
#6 Location Mobile Blogging Project: North American Lighthouses http://flagr.com
#7 Text Message Alerts! Sending out mass text messages to large or small groups of people. http://textmarks.com
#7 Text Message Project: Text politicians, ask questions Jimbo Lamb High School Math Teacher Pennsylvania Text for Homework Uses: http://textmarks.com http://mrlambmath.wikispaces.com/
#7 Alerts Project: Film on the Fly http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009_04_01_archive.html
#7 Text Alert Project: Text-An-Expert 9th Grade High School Social Studies “Who was the first man to walk on the moon” Power of Networks in Digital World
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
Text Message Principal “Principal Michael Bregy told all 2,400 students in the building to take out their cell phones and save his personal cell phone number.” http://dailyherald.com/story/?id=332034
#8 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. #8 Mobile Novels http://textnovel.com
#9 Survey or Quiz Audio Blast! Send an audio quiz or survey to multiple cell phones at once. Receive instant feedback as they take quiz/survey Results all compiled in private account. Hey Cosmos: Blaster
Listen to Any Podcast or RSS Feed Via Phone http://podlinez.com/ Get a phone number for ANY Internet podcast
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#10 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
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)