Connecting Student Cell Phones to Classroom Instruction Liz Kolb University of Michigan & Madonna University firstname.lastname@example.org http://cellphonesinlearning.com Twitter: lkolb Get Liz’s Business Card: Send a New Text: 50500 In Message: Kolb Using http://contxts.com
Taught 7th-12th Grade Social Studies in Cincinnati, Ohio
Taught High School Technology Courses in Columbus, OH.
Former High School Technology Coordinator and Integration Specialist in Columbus OH.
Currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at Madonna University-Teaches Ed Tech Courses to in-service Teachers in the Master’s program.
Currently Finishing Doctorate at University of Michigan. Teaches Ed Tech Courses to preservice teachers.
Author: “Toy to Tool: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education”
Why students’ own cell phones?
The Research Text messaging may help children fight off obesity (UNC, USA) Concern over texting lingo has been greatly exaggerated; less than 10 percent of words in text messages are abbreviated (Gr8 Db8) Texting linked positively with literacy achievements (Coventry University, UK) Texting helps shy teenagers communicate (Plymouth Univ) Anonymity in texting leads to greater participation and knowledge growth (Univ. of Cape Town)
Why Cell Phones? Accessibility 72.4% of Canadian households have at least one Cell Phone Low Cost End of 2012 education technology spending will reach 56.2 billion dollars. (USA) How Students’ View Cell Phones 3 Generations of Cell Phone Users (NPR) 4th graders preferred form of communication is a cell phone (Canadian) How Students View Learning Free Agent Learners Anywhere, anytime, any place at any pace 1-800-2chacha (text chacha) MyMiaMia (1-416-800-0879) Google 411 The 21st Century Professional World Future jobs require mobile skill World ranking of cell phone ownership and Canadians?
By 2010 it is estimated … Over 90% of 9-12th 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
Companies Go Mobile Mobile Coupons SMS & MMS http://mobileposse.com Mobile Advertising
Latest News on Mobile Marketing
SMS & QRcodes & Call Ins
Search for “cell phone skills” on Monster.com
Text message one reason why cell phones should NOT be integrated in learning.
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 inCanadaUsing Cell Phones in Middle School 8th Grade 40% have cell phones Using them for…
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 Give Students a Survey
What can students do with a basic cell phone? Phone Call Send a Text Message (SMS) Take a Picture Ringtones Wallpaper
12 Project Samples: Basic Cell Phones Become Learning Tools Podcasting/Live Radio Cell phone Avatars CPS-Brainstorming-Polling Phonelogging Mobile Note Taking/Organization Instant Media Sharing and Mobile Blogging Text Message Alert Projects Phonevites (oral quiz) Phonecasting Review Ringtones Mobile eBooks Voicemail Greetings
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
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 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: Spanish Poetry High School Foreign Language Students Used http://gcast.com Web link: http://outoftheordinarywithrosemary.blogspot.com/
#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
Podcast Activity: NPR “This I Believe…” 10th 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… Find a Partner Create a 1 minute “This I Believe…” Podcast Podcast should begin & end with “This I believe…” Topic of your choice Can be humorous, sad, inquisitive Call in to our Drop # Record your podcast (hang up when done)
#2 Classroom Performance Systems (CPS) Using a cell phone to post text or take polls where results are instantly reported on a website.
#2 Mobile Poll or Survey: American Literature Survey 10th grade American Literature reading Catcher in the Rye Created polls to start each class connecting reading to students’ everyday lives Used: http://polleverywhere.com Web link: http://leclaire6english2008.blogspot.com/2008/11/quiet-desperation-or-barbaric-yawping.html
Polling Project: Together we will create a poll for “This I Believe…” http://polleverywhere.com
#3 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
#4 Phone Logging http://www.ipadio.com/
#5 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!
#4 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
#4 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://jott.com http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2008/08/kicking-off-school-year-web-20-style-w.html
Scheduling Project: Google Cal to Cell Phone via Dial2do How to…
Step 1: Set up a Google Calendar (you can import your iCal or Outlook Calendar right in). Login to http://google.com Click on CALENDAR Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Create an account if you do not have a Google Account. If you do, Sign In. Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Click on ADD CREATE A NEW CALENDAR Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Add Details Click on CREATE CALENDAR Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Click on SETTINGS Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Click on MOBILE SETUP Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
ADD a SMS Reminder Click on SAVE Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Log in to Dial2do.com Click on DO MORE Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Click on ORGANIZE Click on MORE next to Calendar Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Change provider to GOOGLE Click on SAVE Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
Grant Access to your Google account Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
TRY IT: Cal Dial2do 1-213-325-2615 and say “Calendar” then schedule something! You can also “Listen to Calendar” Liz Kolb http://cellphonesinlearning.com
#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 Take a Picture or Video Send it to email@example.com 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: Mathematical images Mathematics teacher has students connect learning to real world images (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/apcalc06/ ) Web link: http://adifference.blogspot.com/2006/12/flickring-mind-maps-making-learning.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. Web link: Protected in Facebook
#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. Used: http://Utterli.com Web link: http://vceoes.wordpress.com/pictures/
#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 9th Grade Geography students in Australia Used: http://Utterli.com Web link: http://australianenvironment.wordpress.com/
#5 Photoblogging Project: iReporting Mobile Citizen Journalism firstname.lastname@example.org
#5 Photoblogging Project: iReporting Mobile Journalism High School Students Document Inauguration Tools: Flickr, Twitter, YouTube http://wainauguration.org/
Biology Project with Flickr Step 1: Create an account in Flickr.com Step 2: Login to Flickr 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).
#5 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 Canadian Election http://atomiq.org/archives/2004/04/the_youth_text_2004_challenge.html
#7 Alerts Project: Film on the Fly http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly
#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
#7 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.
#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
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 Shakespeare As You Like It
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:
#8 Mobile Oral Quiz! 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. http://phonevite.com
#8 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!
Listen to Any Podcast or RSS Feed Via Phone http://podlinez.com/ Get a phone number for ANY Internet podcast
Call and Listen to MOMA’s latest galleries 1 (801) 349-3832
#9 Create your own Mobile Review! Create ringtones, which can be used for reviews of content.
#10 Create your own Periodic Table Ringtone Your Assignment: Create a "rap" or "song" about a chemical element Call our Drop.io # and Record your song Login to our Drop 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 Open it up Save As-- Sound on your phone Now it can be a ringtone!
#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.
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)
Follow A Teachers Journey http://www.cellularlearning.org
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) http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cQenX0eio
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) http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=22248&title=Flagr_tutorial&ref=elikeren
Video Tutorials Wiffiti Tutorial http://www.screenjelly.com/watch/2VnbOOYBnYg Google Voice Tutorial http://screenjel.ly/jaHY84F46v8 Blaster Tutorial http://screenjel.ly/JmsN9MnbdG8