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  • Middle School Science “What do you know about elements, compounds, and mixtures?”http://wiffiti.com/screen/?id=eb633c3a-5c10-4f91-805c-7eb986e68934
  • 4 different groups with questions about matrix in Math. roup A:  1. Who "coined" the term matrix?2. When did the matrix first appear?3. Name 3 other contributors to matrix mathematics. Group B: Name 4 real world uses of matrices.  Group C:Name 5 different math operations that work with matrices. Group D:1. What is a matrix?2. What is a determinant?3. What is a square matrix?4. What axiom did Russell and Whitehead use the word matrix with?
  • Retrieved:
  • 2005 study follow up 2009 British Academy at Coventry Univ. phonological awareness
  • Study by Common Sense Media 2009
  • Study by Common Sense Media 2009
  • Common Sense Media 09
  • http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/01/15/pn.sexting.teens.cnn http://www.philly.com/philly/business/technology/81726862.html
  • Student Statistics (850 6th-9th grade students)
  • Lynn Sullivan
  • http://dailyherald.com/story/?id=332034
  • tall63haw@photos.flickr.com  Log in to our Flickr site (http://flickr.com )Login: kolbworkshopPass: teacherUnder OrganizeClick on My MapsPlace your picture(s) on the map in the location where you took the picture.
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  • 1. Toys to Tools
    Liz Kolb
    University of Michigan
    Madonna University
    Twitter: Lkolb
    Presentation: http://tiny.cc/kolbtexas
    All Links: http://fur.ly/erw
    Liz’s Business Card
    Send a new Text Message to:
    In Message:
    Using http://contxts.com
  • 2. Send a new text message To: 87884 In message: @loca8462 yourmessage
    Concerns with using cell phones in learning?
  • 3.
  • 4. CPSProject: Brainstorming
  • 5.
  • 6. Why Cell Phones?
    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?
  • 7. Mobile Job Opportunities for Students
  • 8. Companies Go Mobile
    Mobile Coupons
    SMS & MMS
    Mobile Advertising
    • Latest News on Mobile Marketing
    • 9. SMS & QRcodes & Call Ins
    • 10. http://mobilemarketer.com
  • Search for “cell phone skills” on Monster.com
  • 11. 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.”
  • 12. Why cell phones should NOT be integrated in learning.
  • 13.  
    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.
    • 14. 25% have text messaged their friends about answers during a test or quiz.
    • 15. 20% have searched the Internet via their mobile phone during a test or quiz.
    • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. 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!
  • 21. How do we change?
  • 22. 2007 Craik Middle School in Canada: Began Using Cell Phones
    8th Grade
    40% have cell phones
    Using them for…
    • Organization/Scheduling
    • Text Messaging Activities
    • 23. Recording Group Conversations
    • 24. Sending assignments to the teacher
  • 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
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. 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
    • 27. Keep them in the front of the room until you are going to use them.
    • 28. All messages/media sent or published must be related to lesson.
    • 29. If you are referencing someone else in class, you must have their approval before posting or publishing.
    • 30. 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
    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
  • 31. 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.
  • 32.
  • 33. 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
  • 34. #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.
  • 35. #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
  • 36. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Radio Theater
    Elementary School 3rd-6th graders
    Used: http://hipcast.com
    Web link:
  • 37. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Author Study
    Middle School 6th-7th Grade
    Used: http://gabcast.com
    Web link:
  • 38. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Science Inquiry Questions
    High School Earth Science
    Used http://gabcast.com
    Web link:
  • 39. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Connecting Algebra to Real World
    High School Algebra
    Used http://yodio.com
    Web link:
  • 40. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Live Radio Broadcasts
    High School Students Community Live Radio Show in Maine
    Used http://blogtalkradio.com
    Web link:
  • 41. #2 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!
  • 42. #2 Mobile Note taking and Organization
    http://dial2do.com Create an account
    Send Emails
    Post to your Google Calendar, get SMS reminders of your events.
    Create reminders
    Listen to any website or news feed
  • 43. #2 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
  • 44. #3 Text Message Alerts!
    Sending out mass text messages to large or small groups of people.
  • 45. #3 Text Message Project: Text Homework Alerts
    Jimbo Lamb
    High School Math Teacher
    Text for Homework
    Uses: http://textmarks.com
  • 46. #3 Alerts Project: Film on the Fly
  • 47. 9th Graders Text Messaging Romeo and Juliet
    • 9th Grade English in Michigan
    • 48. Translating Romeo and Juliet to “text speak”
    • 49. Start in class with translating a few lines to a wiffiti board.
    • 50. Voting on best “translations”
    • 51. Move to Homework
    • 52. 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.”
  • 53. #3 Mobile Novel Project: Cell Phone Bestseller
    Popular in Asia to Read Novels Via Cell.
  • 54. Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chapter review, or short story to “publish” on a cell phone.
    #3 Mobile Novels
  • 55. #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.
  • 56. Flickr Mobile: Post Pics/Videos to Internet
    Add as a new Email Contact: tall63haw@photos.flickr.com  
  • 57. Photos Show Up Here
  • 58. #4 Photoblogging Project: iReporting
    Mobile Journalism
    High School Students Document Inauguration
    Tools: Flickr, Twitter, YouTube
  • 59. #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
  • 60. #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
  • 61. #4 PhotoPosting Project: Send Videos of Homework to Cells
    Physical Education Teacher in Australia
    Web link:
  • 62. #4 PhotoPosting Project: Documenting Australian Environment
    9th Grade Geography students in Australia
    Web link:
  • 63. #5 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.
    (734) 408-4495
  • 64. Google Voice in Foreign Language
  • 65. #6 Create Your Own Mobile Scavenger Hunt
  • 66. #7 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
  • 67.
  • 68. #8 QRcodes
    Bar codes for cell phones. Take a picture of a bar code and receive information on your phone.
  • 69. Geo-Blogging Project: Orienteering
  • 70. http://mrrobbo.wordpress.com/
  • 71. Listen to Any Podcast or RSS Feed Via Phone
    Get a phone number for ANY Internet podcast
  • 72. Live Video Streaming from Cells
  • 73. Follow a teacher in his first year of using cell phones
    George Engel (HS Math Teacher)
  • 74. 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)
  • 75. Modeling with preservice Education
    Polling and Wiffiti boards
    Textmarks Text Alert
    Class Alert
    Mobile Twitter
    Class discussions (mobile discussions)
    Store data that is collected in student teaching setting
    Collect research data for projects
    Qrcode (with Kaywa)
    Syllabus and some assignments
    Mobile Blogging with Blogger
    Maintain a year long blog (optional mobile image and video posts)
    Audio posts via iPadio
    Class calendar with Google SMS
    Weekly radio podcast with Blogtalkradio
    Google Voice
    Audio-based assignments such as reflections on homework readings