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Connecting Student Cell Phones to Classroom Instruction Liz Kolb University of Michigan & Madonna University [email_address] http://cellphonesinlearning.com Twitter: lkolb
Why BASIC cell phones?
Why Cell Phones? 71% of U.S. population have Internet access at home 84% of U.S. population own cell phones 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 Anywhere, anytime, any place at any pace The 21 st Century Professional World Future jobs require mobile skill
% of U.S. Adults believe that schools are not preparing students for 21 st Century workforce?
How many U.S. students in grades 6-12 have a cell phone? 76%
By 2010 it is estimated … Over 90% of 9-12 th Graders will have cell phones
54% of 8 year olds will have their own cell phone!
The 21st Century student’s view on their professional future ONLY “23% of advanced technology students K-12” believe that schools are preparing them for the 21st Century Job Force. Speak Up 2007 Report. Retrieved: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_your_data.html
Mobile Job Opportunities for Students
Companies Go Mobile Latest News on Mobile Marketing
Search for “cell phone skills” on Monster.com
Text message one reason 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.
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.”
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.
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!
Current Banning and Structures are NOT working Students still “cheating”, “Off-task”, or “inappropriately” using cell phones in schools Students still bring them to schools and use them when told not to. Students still do not understand consequences of their use
Students have no idea how to use them in future job force!
How do we change?
Craik School in Canada: Using Cell Phones in Middle School Projects: Text Messaging Activities Recording Group Conversations
Sending assignments to the teacher
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)
Inclusive Cell Phone Policy
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
What can students do with a basic cell phone?
Send a Text Message (SMS)
12 Project Samples: Basic Cell Phones Become Learning Tools CPS-Brainstorming-Polling Instant Media Sharing and Mobile Blogging Instant Location Blogging Text Message Alert Projects Blast Audio Message Quizzes/Surveys
Phonecasting: Listen to News Feeds
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 YES! Phone call, text message, take a picture… The resources are FREE, students should know their plans Students with disabilities?
Speech to Text & Text to Speech Options
The Projects! Classroom Examples and Ideas
#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: Radio Theater Elementary School 3 rd -6 th graders
#1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Author Study Middle School 6th-7th Grade
#1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Science Inquiry Questions High School Earth Science
#1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Connecting Algebra to Real World
#1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Spanish Poetry High School Foreign Language Students
#1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Live Radio Broadcasts High School Students Community Live Radio Show in Maine Used http://blogtalkradio.com
Podcast Activity: NPR “This I Believe…” 10 th Grade English Wrote their own This I Believe Recorded for HW via Cell Phone Submitted BEST to NPR Focus: Speaking Skills , Persuasive Writing Skills, Editing Skills
This I Believe Podcasting Project… Create a 1 minute “This I Believe…” Podcast Podcast should begin & end with “This I believe…”
Can be humorous, series, sad, inquisitive
#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
Avatar Project: Celebrity in Your Field
Create an Avatar of a famous person in your field of interest.
Celebrity in Your Field Log in to http://voki.com Give Your Avatar a Voice via Cell Phone. Post your Avatar to our Wikipage at http://fortrecoverykolb.wikispaces.com
Place under “post projects here”
#3 Classroom Performance Systems (CPS) Using a cell phone to post text or take polls where results are instantly reported on a website.
#3 Mobile Poll or Survey: American Literature Survey 10 th grade American Literature reading Catcher in the Rye Created polls to start each class connecting reading to students’ everyday lives Used: http://polleverywhere.com
Polling Project: Together we will create a poll for “This I Believe…”
#5 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.
#5 Mobile Photo and Video blogging or Posting Send it to [email_address]
You will receive a message with your URL of your blog!
#5 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
#5 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.
#5 PhotoPosting 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 teacher’s phone.
#5 PhotoPosting Project: Field Trip Documentation Physical Education teacher has students’ document their field trip experiences.
#5 PhotoPosting Project: Send Videos of Homework to Cells Physical Education Teacher in Australia Used: http://Utterli.com Web link: http://mrobbo.com
#5 PhotoPosting Project: Documenting Australian Environment 9 th Grade Geography students in Australia
#5 Photoblogging Project: iReporting
Mobile Citizen Journalism
#5 Photoblogging Project: iReporting High School Students Document Inauguration Tools: Flickr, Twitter, YouTube
Biology of Adrian
Biology of Adrian Step 1: Create an account in Flickr.com Step 3: Click on Uploading Tools (next to Upload Photos) Step 4: Click on Upload by Email. You will be given an email address where you can send pictures and/or videos from your cell phone directly into Flickr. Step 5: Go Outside and Find an interesting biological phenomena (leafs, grass, animals...etc). Step 6: 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 Flickr Mobile Account. Step 7: Login to Flickr.com
Step 8: Place your image on the Flickr Map in the EXACT location where you found the item (Organize--My Map).
#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 Send name of location to [email_address] Text Message: [email_address] , Michigan
#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.
#7 Text Message Project: Text politicians, ask questions
#7 Alerts Project: Film on the Fly http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly
#7 Text Alert Project: Text-An-Expert 9 th Grade High School Social Studies “ Who was the first man to walk on the moon”
Power of Networks in Digital World
#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
#8 Mobile novels Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chapter review, or short story to “publish” on a cell phone.
9 th Graders Text Messaging Romeo and Juliet 9 th 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”
Create a whole text message novel of Romeo and Juliet
Text Message Shakespeare
Text Message Activity… Subscribe to our text mark Read the expert from Shakespeare's "As You Like It”
In 120 Characters or less, send a text message that summarizes Orlando's speech to:
“As You Like It”
#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.
#10 Create your own Mobile Review!
Create ringtones, which can be used for reviews of content.
#10 Create your own Periodic Table Ringtone Create a "rap" or "song" about a chemical element Call our Drop.io # and Record your song Next to drop, click on down arrow Select "Send to"---"phone” and Type in your cell phone number You should receive your ringtone shortly in a text message Save As-- Sound on your phone
Now it can be a ringtone!
#11 Phonecasting: Listen to Books/Webpages/Blogs/Radio via Cell Phone
Listen to books, webpages, blogs, and radio on-demand via cell phone. Anytime from anywhere!
#11 Listen to Books/Webpages/Blogs/Radio via Cell Phone http://www.lexy.com
#11 Listen to Any Podcast or RSS Feed Via Phone http://podlinez.com/ Get a phone number for ANY Internet podcast
Create a phone number for your Drop.io Podcast
#11 Call and Listen to MOMA’s latest galleries
#12 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.
Oral Quiz with Google Voice
Call Liz’s Google Voice Number
Geo-Blogging Project: Orienteering http://kaywa.com
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 Start with OPTIONAL homework/EC projects outside of classroom.
Start with what YOU are comfortable with (such as phone call resources like Drop.io)
Video Tutorials Drop.io (Podcast, videos, and pictures to private or public drop) http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cjXZXVnTx TextMarks (Text Message Alerts) http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cjXZXBnTa Flickr Mobile (Pictures and Videos)
Video Tutorials Polleverywhere (Cell phone polling and brainstorming, CPS-clickers) http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=22246&title=Poll_Everywhere_Tutorial&ref=elikeren Dial2Do (Speech to Text; Listen to webpages; Listen to email/cal….etc) http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cjXZlcnTz Flagr (Location Blogging with Photos and text directly to a map)
Video Tutorials http://www.screenjelly.com/watch/2VnbOOYBnYg http://screenjel.ly/jaHY84F46v8