Text a Newspaper Headline and Year For…<br />Send a new text message to: 87884 <br />In message type @wif51231 then your m...
Learning Activities for Grades 6-12 Using Student Cell Phones<br />Liz Kolb, Ph.D.<br />University of Michigan<br />eliker...
Are you using cell phones with your students?<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTE5OTg5ODg2Nw<br />
Agenda<br />8:30-9:00 Increase Participation and Communication<br />Historical Inquiry…(Wiffiti) (Social Studies)<br />9:0...
What you can do on your cell phone in 2011<br />Use it as a credit or debit card <br />Identify people (facial recognition...
Knox County (TN) School Relaxing Policy<br />http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2010/10/know-county-schools-relaxing-poli...
Part 1<br />WhyStudent Cell Phones?<br />
1:1 Programs have BIG impact on achievement when properly implemented<br />Schools with one-to-one computing programs have...
Speak up 2010 Report 100,000+ students<br />For the first time since 2003, when asked to identify the major obstacle to pr...
Increase Participation & Communication<br />
http://wiffiti.com<br />
6 Word Memoirs<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/ODg2ODQwNDYw<br />
Extending Learning Beyond the School Day<br />Homework, Snow Days, Breaks, and Field Trips<br />
Homework:  Poem in Your Pocket<br />http://emsdigitalpoetry.wikispaces.com/Poem+in+Your+Pocket+Day<br />Middle School Engl...
EXAMPLE: Mobile Podcasting Project:  Field Trips<br />High School Chemistry Students on a field trip at Cranbrook Science ...
Mobile Podcasting Project:  Author Study<br />Middle School 6th-7th Grade<br />Used: http://hipcast.com<br />Web link:<br ...
iPadio:  Phonecasting<br />http://ipadio.com<br />Create personal podcasts (public or private)<br />Attach to any blog<br ...
Lesson 1:  PodcastActivity:  NPR “This I Believe…”<br />10th Grade English<br />Wrote their own This I Believe<br />Record...
This I Believe Podcasting Project…<br />Find a Partner (groups of 2 or 3)<br />Set up an iPadio account http://ipadio.com<...
Alerts Project: Film on the Fly<br />http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly<br />http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009_04_01_...
Text Message Alerts!<br />Sending out mass text messages to large or small groups of people.  <br />http://txtblaster.com<...
Lesson 2:  Picture/Video on the Fly!<br />http://txtblaster.com<br />http://zannel.com<br />Send in picture with #@locatio...
Picture/Video on the Fly<br />Step 1: Set up a text alert in http://txtblaster.com , ask students to join the keyword aler...
Summer Text Program<br />Norwich Free Academy (Connecticut)<br />Text of the week!<br />Monday is vocabulary day<br />Tues...
Mobile Surveys and Quizzes<br />http://mobiode.com/<br />Create surveys and quizzes online and send to phones via text mes...
Access/Bridge Digital Divide<br />
Internet v. Mobile<br />73% of U.S. household’s have Internet access<br />57% have broadband<br />43% have dial-up<br />30...
50% of will be Smartphone <br />Users by end of 2011<br />
How Many Text Messages Per Month do 13-17 year old’s send?<br />http://polleverywhere.com<br />
13 to 17 year olds send average of 3,146 messages a month<br />
Create a mobile class website<br />http://zinadoo.com<br />
Improving on Traditional Learning<br />
Research on cell phones in learning says…<br />"The proportions of textisms that kids used in their sentence translations ...
9th Graders Text Messaging Romeo and Juliet<br /><ul><li>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
Using Texting to Teach Shakespare</li></li></ul><li>Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chap...
Autistic Children in Akron OH<br />Use pictures for parents/children to communicate<br />Social stigma associated with thi...
Using Qrcodes in high school<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayW032sKtj8<br />
http://mrrobbo.wordpress.com/<br />
Qrcode 2nd grade trip to zoo<br />
Lesson 3:  Build Your Own QRcodes<br />Bar codes for cell phones, iPods.  Take a picture of a bar code and receive informa...
Authenticity:  Connecting “Real World” to School Learning<br />
Millennials Rising (Neil Howe and William Strauss)<br />How 21st Century Students learn best…<br />Collaboratively  <br />...
For Example…<br />1-800-2chacha<br />Send text Query to 36266<br />
Google Calendar<br />Text Events to Google Calendar<br />Send to 48368<br />Text Alerts from Google Calendar<br />Under Go...
Conference Recording<br />http://Freeconferencepro.com<br />Record up to 250 people on one phone call at one time.<br />Br...
iReporting<br />
Mobile Blogging<br />
Mobile Blogging<br />Tumblr<br />http://www.tumblr.com/<br />Phone call, picture, text or video post directly to blog<br /...
Mobile Podcasting Project:  Connecting Algebra to Real World<br />High School Algebra<br />Used http://yodio.com<br />Web ...
Connecting Math to Everyday Experiences<br />http://bigmacmath.wikispaces.com/cellblock<br />
Lesson 4:  Everyday Math with Tumblr<br />Create a Tumblr account http://tumblr.com<br />Click on GOODIES to get email add...
Improving on Oral Language Activities<br />
Katie Titler<br />http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/mobile/spanish-class-learns-with-todays-technology<br />
Avatar Project:  Spanish Oral Exams<br />High School Spanish 2 & 3 Students<br />Developed an Avatar to take oral exams<br...
Web 2.0 Voicemail<br />A cell phone that couples with a website in order to create MP3 files of voicemails, transcripts of...
Google Voice in World Language<br />http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/CellPhonesin...
Oral Quiz with Google Voice<br />Call in to Liz’s Google Voice Number<br />Take the quiz!<br />
Audioboo on iPod for Podcasting or Oral Recording<br />http://audioboo.fm/<br />
Mobile Jobs and Citizenship<br />
Fundamental Shift in 21st Century Workforce<br />Technological changes are displacing low-skilled workers and making room ...
Mobile Job Opportunities for Students<br />
Search for “cell phone  skills” on Monster.com<br />
Fundamental Shift in Citizenship Practices<br />74% of all 18-24 year olds were politically active on the Internet during ...
Summary of 16 teachers using student cell phones <br />11 Teachers from across the U.S. who are using student cell phones<...
Dealing with school Bans of Cell Phones?<br />Each teacher’s school district had differing policies governing cell phones,...
Discipline Issues?<br />All but one of the teachers claimed that they did not have any discipline problems when using the ...
Engagement?<br />Just about every teacher reported that motivation and engagement in the class activities increased when t...
Students without cell phones?<br />There were a couple of teachers who did worried about doing cell phone based activities...
Parents?<br />None of the teachers reported problems with parents being upset that their children were using their cell ph...
Improved learning?<br />In some cases, teachers mentioned that they were surprised how quickly the students began to get a...
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  • 1872 by John Gast
  • http://projectred.org/news/?p=79
  • http://www.caller.com/news/2010/may/24/texting-education/
  • Middle School Science “What do you know about elements, compounds, and mixtures?”http://wiffiti.com/screen/?id=eb633c3a-5c10-4f91-805c-7eb986e68934
  • Lynn Sullivan
  • http://www.livinginthe4thscreen.com/using-student-cell-phones-and-ipadio-to-recor
  • Take a picture of anything &amp; text in scientific inquiry question
  • http://www.marketingcharts.com/interactive/employment-age-top-factors-in-cell-phone-pda-use-9678/marist-poll-have-cell-phone-us-residents-demographics-march-2009jpg/http://www.marketingcharts.com/interactive/home-internet-access-in-us-still-room-for-growth-8280/nielsen-internet-access-household-income-february-2009jpg/
  • http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Mobile-Access-2010/Part-2.aspx
  • http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/under-aged-texting-usage-and-actual-cost
  • 2005 study follow up 2009 British Academy at Coventry Univ. phonological awareness
  • http://claudia.weblog.com.pt/arquivo/2004/11/romeo_and_julie_1.html
  • Picture from:http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3286068884/sizes/l/
  • King Lear
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayW032sKtj8
  • 4th gradehttp://www.fcps.edu/ChesterbrookES/qrcodes.htmChesterbrook&apos;s Living ClassroomsThe Living Classroom across Kirby Road deals with trees particular to Virginia, and is associated with the Fourth grade. Our second Living Classroom is down near a stream
  • http://wainauguration.org/
  • http://wordsworthreflections.wordpress.com/
  • (Are They Really Ready to Work, 2006).
  • (Smith, 2008).
  • http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009_09_01_archive.html
  • http://5.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/cellphone_infographic.jpg
  • Macul2011 lesson

    1. 1. Text a Newspaper Headline and Year For…<br />Send a new text message to: 87884 <br />In message type @wif51231 then your message<br />OR<br />Login to : http://wiffiti.com/screens/51231<br />
    2. 2. Learning Activities for Grades 6-12 Using Student Cell Phones<br />Liz Kolb, Ph.D.<br />University of Michigan<br />elikeren@umich.edu<br />http://cellphonesinlearning.com<br />Twitter: lkolb<br />Presentation Link: tiny.cc/kolbmac11<br />Mobile Tutorials/Lessons: http://www.filedropper.com/mobiletutorials (30 days)<br />Liz’s Mobile Business Card<br />Send a new text: <br />50500<br />In message: <br />kolb <br />http://contxts.com<br />
    3. 3. Are you using cell phones with your students?<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTE5OTg5ODg2Nw<br />
    4. 4. Agenda<br />8:30-9:00 Increase Participation and Communication<br />Historical Inquiry…(Wiffiti) (Social Studies)<br />9:00-10:10 Extended Learning Beyond School Day<br />This I Believe…Podcast (ipadio) (English)<br />Picture/Video on the Fly (Txtblaster & Zannel) (Science)<br />10:10-10:30 Access and Bridge Digital Divide<br />10:30-10:45 Break<br />10:45-11:05 Improving on Traditional Learning<br />Create Your Own QRcodes (Kaywa) (all subjects)<br />11:05-11:40Authenticity: Connecting to Real World<br />Everyday Math (Tumblr) (Math)<br />11:40-12:00 Improving on Oral Language Activities<br />Oral Quizzes (Google Voice) (World Languages)<br />12:00 Mobile Jobs and Citizenship<br />
    5. 5. What you can do on your cell phone in 2011<br />Use it as a credit or debit card <br />Identify people (facial recognition)<br />Use it as personal identification<br />Take and simultaneously post live video to the Internet or another phone<br />Purchase or sell stocks<br />Vote<br />Diagnosis 340 different diseases<br />Oh…and make a phone call<br />
    6. 6. Knox County (TN) School Relaxing Policy<br />http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2010/10/know-county-schools-relaxing-policy-on.html<br />Proposed Policy<br />http://www.wbir.com/news/local/10news_at_five/article/137142/173/Knox-County-Schools-to-consider-new-cell-phone-policy<br />iPod Contract<br />http://www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=79142&<br />
    7. 7. Part 1<br />WhyStudent Cell Phones?<br />
    8. 8. 1:1 Programs have BIG impact on achievement when properly implemented<br />Schools with one-to-one computing programs have <br />fewer discipline problems<br />lower dropout rates (related to social media use)<br />higher rates of college attendance than schools with a higher ratio of students to computers<br />Better home to school communication<br />85% of 1:1 schools in the study reported that their students’ achievement scores on high-stakes tests were on the rise. All of these schools employed certain strategies for success<br />electronic formative assessments on a regular basis<br />frequent collaboration of teachers in professional learning communities.<br />Employ the use of social media and social networks<br />http://projectred.org/news/?p=79<br />
    9. 9. Speak up 2010 Report 100,000+ students<br />For the first time since 2003, when asked to identify the major obstacle to prevent use of technology in school, students in grades 6–12 said “I cannot use my own cell phone, smart phone or Mp3 player in school.”<br />
    10. 10. Increase Participation & Communication<br />
    11. 11.
    12. 12. http://wiffiti.com<br />
    13. 13.
    14. 14. 6 Word Memoirs<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/ODg2ODQwNDYw<br />
    15. 15. Extending Learning Beyond the School Day<br />Homework, Snow Days, Breaks, and Field Trips<br />
    16. 16. Homework: Poem in Your Pocket<br />http://emsdigitalpoetry.wikispaces.com/Poem+in+Your+Pocket+Day<br />Middle School English<br />Poetry Via Phone<br />http://google.com/voice<br />
    17. 17. EXAMPLE: Mobile Podcasting Project: Field Trips<br />High School Chemistry Students on a field trip at Cranbrook Science Museum in MI. <br />Cell Phones pictures documented chemical elements.<br />Used: Camera on cell phone and sent to drop.io at http://drop.io/CKCHEM4<br />
    18. 18. Mobile Podcasting Project: Author Study<br />Middle School 6th-7th Grade<br />Used: http://hipcast.com<br />Web link:<br />http://541sparkes.blogspot.com/2007/07/author-blog-6.html<br />
    19. 19. iPadio: Phonecasting<br />http://ipadio.com<br />Create personal podcasts (public or private)<br />Attach to any blog<br />RSS feeds<br />No time limit<br />Free!<br />
    20. 20. Lesson 1: PodcastActivity: NPR “This I Believe…”<br />10th Grade English<br />Wrote their own This I Believe<br />Recorded for HW via Cell Phone<br />Submitted BEST to NPR<br />Focus: Speaking Skills, Persuasive Writing Skills, Editing Skills<br />
    21. 21. This I Believe Podcasting Project…<br />Find a Partner (groups of 2 or 3)<br />Set up an iPadio account http://ipadio.com<br />Add one of your phones to the account<br />Create a 1 minute “This I Believe…” Podcast<br />Podcast should begin & end with “This I believe…”<br />Topic of your choice<br />Can be humorous, sad, inquisitive<br />Sample NPR This I Believe<br />Call in to your iPadio #<br />Record your podcast<br />Download your podcast to http://kolbmacul.wikispaces.com<br />
    22. 22. Alerts Project: Film on the Fly<br />http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly<br />http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009_04_01_archive.html<br />
    23. 23. Text Message Alerts!<br />Sending out mass text messages to large or small groups of people. <br />http://txtblaster.com<br />
    24. 24. Lesson 2: Picture/Video on the Fly!<br />http://txtblaster.com<br />http://zannel.com<br />Send in picture with #@location<br />
    25. 25. Picture/Video on the Fly<br />Step 1: Set up a text alert in http://txtblaster.com , ask students to join the keyword alert<br />Step 2: Create an account in http://zannel.com<br />Step 3: You will be given an email address where you can send pictures and/or videos from your cell phone directly into Zannel.<br />Step 4: Wait for the text assignment<br />Step 5: Take a picture or video of the phenomena, send a text message of what you believe the phenomena to be (take a guess if needed). Send it to our Zannel account (with #@location)<br />Step 6: Login to Zannel.com<br />Step 7: Click on image to see it on the map<br />
    26. 26. Summer Text Program<br />Norwich Free Academy (Connecticut)<br />Text of the week!<br />Monday is vocabulary day<br />Tuesday is science facts<br />Wednesday is mathematics<br />Thursday is history <br />Friday covers a variety of topics including general knowledge and cultural literacy <br />Each day is a theme<br />Parents and Students Opt in<br />
    27. 27. Mobile Surveys and Quizzes<br />http://mobiode.com/<br />Create surveys and quizzes online and send to phones via text message (cost) or mobile Internet<br />Take Liz’s Survey<br />http://techtools.mobiode.mobi<br />
    28. 28. Access/Bridge Digital Divide<br />
    29. 29.
    30. 30. Internet v. Mobile<br />73% of U.S. household’s have Internet access<br />57% have broadband<br />43% have dial-up<br />30% of U.S. citizens do not use the Internet at all<br />63% of people with a household income of <49K have no Internet<br />87% of U.S. Citizens own Cell phones. <br />13% of U.S. citizens do not own a cell phone<br />94% of U.S. Citizens 18-45 own a cell phone<br />18% of U.S. Citizens with an income of <50K do not have a cell phone<br />Park Associates and CTIA wireless association, both 2007<br />
    31. 31.
    32. 32. 50% of will be Smartphone <br />Users by end of 2011<br />
    33. 33. How Many Text Messages Per Month do 13-17 year old’s send?<br />http://polleverywhere.com<br />
    34. 34. 13 to 17 year olds send average of 3,146 messages a month<br />
    35. 35. Create a mobile class website<br />http://zinadoo.com<br />
    36. 36. Improving on Traditional Learning<br />
    37. 37. Research on cell phones in learning says…<br />"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”<br />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.”<br />http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/14<br />
    38. 38. 9th Graders Text Messaging Romeo and Juliet<br /><ul><li>9th Grade English in Michigan
    39. 39. Translating Romeo and Juliet to “text speak”
    40. 40. Start in class with translating a few lines to a wiffiti board.
    41. 41. Voting on best “translations”
    42. 42. Move to Homework
    43. 43. Create a whole text message novel of Romeo and Juliet
    44. 44. Using Texting to Teach Shakespare</li></li></ul><li>Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chapter review, or short story to “publish” on a cell phone.<br />Mobile Novels<br />http://textnovel.com<br />
    45. 45. Autistic Children in Akron OH<br />Use pictures for parents/children to communicate<br />Social stigma associated with this<br />Parents & teachers now use cell phones to take pictures and show pictures to children (to communicate w/out social stigma)<br />
    46. 46.
    47. 47. Using Qrcodes in high school<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayW032sKtj8<br />
    48. 48. http://mrrobbo.wordpress.com/<br />
    49. 49.
    50. 50.
    51. 51. Qrcode 2nd grade trip to zoo<br />
    52. 52. Lesson 3: Build Your Own QRcodes<br />Bar codes for cell phones, iPods. Take a picture of a bar code and receive information on your phone.<br />Need to download a free reader on your phone or ipod<br />http://kaywa.com<br />http://www.qrstuff.com/<br />http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/<br />http://keremerkan.net/qr-code-and-2d-code-generator/<br />Mobile Tag in iTunes<br />
    53. 53. Authenticity: Connecting “Real World” to School Learning<br />
    54. 54. Millennials Rising (Neil Howe and William Strauss)<br />How 21st Century Students learn best…<br />Collaboratively <br />Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace<br />Structured activities<br />Relevancy with real world<br />*They want to do this with the TECHNOLOGY of their generation<br />
    55. 55. For Example…<br />1-800-2chacha<br />Send text Query to 36266<br />
    56. 56. Google Calendar<br />Text Events to Google Calendar<br />Send to 48368<br />Text Alerts from Google Calendar<br />Under Google Cal—Settings--Mobile Set Up<br />Google Mobile App<br />
    57. 57. Conference Recording<br />http://Freeconferencepro.com<br />Record up to 250 people on one phone call at one time.<br />Bring in experts!<br />Record group discussions for HW<br />Record Open House<br />Hold a 19th Century Salon<br />
    58. 58. iReporting<br />
    59. 59. Mobile Blogging<br />
    60. 60. Mobile Blogging<br />Tumblr<br />http://www.tumblr.com/<br />Phone call, picture, text or video post directly to blog<br />Goodies<br />TumblriPod App too!<br />
    61. 61. Mobile Podcasting Project: Connecting Algebra to Real World<br />High School Algebra<br />Used http://yodio.com<br />Web link:<br />http://www.yodio.com/yo.aspx?cardId=LvAhgDUPZd6UbBgsTMN2aC<br />
    62. 62. Connecting Math to Everyday Experiences<br />http://bigmacmath.wikispaces.com/cellblock<br />
    63. 63. Lesson 4: Everyday Math with Tumblr<br />Create a Tumblr account http://tumblr.com<br />Click on GOODIES to get email address and add your phone number.<br />Add email address as a new contact in your phone<br />Add phone number as a new contact in your phone<br />Take a picture of something in real life that is parallel or perpendicular, add some text identify which one in subject.<br />Call in to Tumblr number to explain why you think it is parallel or perpendicular<br />Post your Tumblr Link on http://kolbmacul.wikispaces.com/tumblr<br />
    64. 64. Improving on Oral Language Activities<br />
    65. 65. Katie Titler<br />http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/mobile/spanish-class-learns-with-todays-technology<br />
    66. 66. Avatar Project: Spanish Oral Exams<br />High School Spanish 2 & 3 Students<br />Developed an Avatar to take oral exams<br />Used http://voki.com<br />Focus: Engagement in oral speaking, oral speaking exams, culture representation with images<br />
    67. 67. Web 2.0 Voicemail<br />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.<br />http://google.com/voice<br />(734) 408-4495<br />
    68. 68. Google Voice in World Language<br />http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/CellPhonesintheLanguageClassro/192995<br />
    69. 69. Oral Quiz with Google Voice<br />Call in to Liz’s Google Voice Number<br />Take the quiz!<br />
    70. 70. Audioboo on iPod for Podcasting or Oral Recording<br />http://audioboo.fm/<br />
    71. 71. Mobile Jobs and Citizenship<br />
    72. 72. Fundamental Shift in 21st Century Workforce<br />Technological changes are displacing low-skilled workers and making room for more high-skilled creative and innovative workers. <br />Employers are calling for schools to integrate new skills into education<br />
    73. 73. Mobile Job Opportunities for Students<br />
    74. 74. Search for “cell phone skills” on Monster.com<br />
    75. 75. Fundamental Shift in Citizenship Practices<br />74% of all 18-24 year olds were politically active on the Internet during the 2008 campaign<br />During the 2008 campaign, 49% of younger voters (18-24) shared information via text message about the campaigns.<br />http://www.visiblevote.us<br />
    76. 76. Summary of 16 teachers using student cell phones <br />11 Teachers from across the U.S. who are using student cell phones<br />
    77. 77.
    78. 78. Dealing with school Bans of Cell Phones?<br />Each teacher’s school district had differing policies governing cell phones, some completely banned them, whereas others simply had restrictions on how and when they were allowed to be used during the school day. <br />Every teacher was able to find a way to work within the school policy to include cell phones in their teaching. Most teachers who wanted to use the cell phones during the school day were able to approach the administration and figure out an appropriate management system so that they could use the student school phones. <br />Middle school reading teacher Tim Chase set up a management system (approved by his administration) that when students were using their cell phones to take pictures for their class project during the school day, they wore “assignment" badges.”<br />
    79. 79. Discipline Issues?<br />All but one of the teachers claimed that they did not have any discipline problems when using the student cell phones. <br />Many of the teachers said that using the cell phones for learning actually cut down on discipline problems in school related to cell phone use. <br />
    80. 80. Engagement?<br />Just about every teacher reported that motivation and engagement in the class activities increased when they were using the cell phones. <br />Katie Titler, a Spanish teacher in Wisconsin, found that many of her students went from being worried or disengaged in oral language activities to excited about oral language as a result of using their cell phones to record oral quizzes. <br />Allison Riccardi, a Spanish teacher from Michigan, found that she, “was amazed at how having them text sentences in Spanish really drew them not only into the activity, but also really helped them to understand the grammar behind what they were saying.”<br />Interview with Katie Titler<br />
    81. 81. Students without cell phones?<br />There were a couple of teachers who did worried about doing cell phone based activities when not every student owned a cell phone. However they all found that, in the end, there were plenty of ways to manage the issue. <br />The most popular work-around was for teachers to group or pair students up so that there was one cell phone per group. In some cases, teachers simply selected a project where the students had an alternative to the cell phone. <br />Jimbo Lamb, a math teacher from Pennsylvania, used a resource to record audio files with a toll-free calling number so that his math students could call-in with their cell phones or a landline.<br />Interview with Jimbo Lamb<br />
    82. 82. Parents?<br />None of the teachers reported problems with parents being upset that their children were using their cell phones for learning. As a matter of fact, some of the teachers received thank you notes from appreciative parents who were thrilled that their children were learning how to use their cell phones appropriately and in an educative way. <br />Paul Wood, technology coordinator in Texas claimed, “I received no negative comments and four positive comments as well as some thank you's.”<br />Interview with Paul Wood<br />
    83. 83. Improved learning?<br />In some cases, teachers mentioned that they were surprised how quickly the students began to get actively involved in the lesson planning process, and not just being passive students regurgitating information. These teachers found that once they allowed their students to use cell phones in instruction, the students began to suggest learning activities that they could do with their cell phones. <br />Judy Pederson, an English teacher in California, said “At first, being able to use their cell phones was instantly ‘cool,’ and grabbed students' attention. After a while, it became a very convenient tool and students began generating their own ideas for how to use the phones for projects.” <br />Interview with Judy Pederson<br />
    84. 84. Using Cell Phones for Student Management or Communication?<br />Many of the teachers also set up office hours via cell phone (some via Twitter), where their students could text message or call them during designated evening hours.<br />Larry Liu, an English teacher from Michigan, expanded his cell phone Facebook activity so that he was able to use Facebook to communicate homework help and answer questions from his students. <br />He found that since most of his students already were on Facebook and their cell phones most often, it was easier to communicate with them via their favorite devices rather than more traditional methods such as landlines or even email. <br />Interview with Larry Liu<br />
    85. 85. The Future of Mobile<br />
    86. 86. Live Streaming With Qik<br />http://qik.com/elikeren<br />
    87. 87. Today’s Headlines<br />Text messages to replace stamps in Sweden<br />Snow days virtually eliminated with Web tools - USATODAY.com<br />DailyTech - Sony "PlayStation Phone" is Now Official<br />Google Exploring Possible Payment System For Phones<br />Taking Pulse and Blood Pressure With an iPhone - NYTimes.com<br />New software brings facial-recognition technology to mobile phones (The University of Manchester)<br />
    88. 88. Can text blindfolded<br />

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