Mobile Phones in Education

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  • 1. Mobile Phones in Education Jennifer Coleman LIS 5260 http://www.flickr.com/photos/billselak/3027786224/
  • 2. Using your mobile phone, please find the following…..
    • 1. the general form of a quadratic equation
    • 2. the chemical properties of chlorine
    • 3. an image of the Battle of the Bulge
    • 4. a map of Missouri’s congressional districts
    • 5. the sheet music for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto
  • 3. The Data
      • For every baby born, 30 Android phones are activated.
    • (Google CEO Eric Schmidt – 2011 Mobile World Congress)
    • Internet-capable mobile devices will outnumber PCs by the year 2013 .
    • (Gartner Research)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yum9me/2943167751/sizes/m/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/marklincoln/5255361533/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 4. More Data
    • According to a 2008 study by CTIA and Harris Interactive, 1 in 5 teenagers carry mobile devices. (and that was 3 years ago!)
    • In research conducted by PEW Internet & American Life Project, “the mobile device will be the world’s primary connection tool to the internet in 2020”.
    Photo Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff_kontur/4013998424/
  • 5. How are schools responding to this new technology? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsugden/4777699200/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 6. How are students responding to the restrictions?
    • 65% of cell-owning teens at schools that completely ban phones bring their phones to school every day .
    • 58% of cell-owning teens at schools that ban phones have sent a text message during class .
    • 43% of all teens who take their phones to school say they text in class at least once a day or more.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/machefsky/4463082523/sizes/m/in/photostream/ In a survey conducted by PEW Internet and American Live Project in 2010:
  • 7. Do cell phones have a place in education?
    • What have you or someone you know done to incorporate cell phones into the classroom or library setting?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/304220561/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 8.
    • How can we work together across the curriculum to incorporate this technology into our school so that we can help prepare our students for their future?
    Image Attribution: http:// sghsweb.wikispaces.com /
  • 9. Some Possibilities!
    • eBooks and textbooks online
    • Internet Research
    • Collaboration
    • Math Formulas
    • Taking/
    • Editing Photos
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/urtica/514333583/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 10. More Possibilities!
    • GPS and Mapping Activities
    • Group Questions/Polls
    • Blackboard Access
    • Organizational Tools
    • Podcasting and
    • Geocasting
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthhopper/31608533/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 11. Twitter Discussions
    • Dr. Monica Rankin, History Professor at UT Dallas, started the “Twitter Experiment” with her students to encourage more discussion and participation.
    • “ Overall, I think the twitter experiment was successful primarily because it encouraged students to engage who otherwise would not.” Dr. Rankin
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/3460113739_9177b7370d.jpg
  • 12.
    • Using their phones, students can watch videos like these that support the learning environment…
    • You Tube Video Uploaded by xplanevisualthinking on Sep 14, 2009
    If video does not play, follow this link: http://youtu.be/6ILQrUrEWe8
  • 13. Some Helpful Applications
    • MathFormulary - This application contains most of the math formulas that students would use in high school or college.
    • Algeo - A graphing calculator application for the smart phone.
    • gFlash - This application can help students create flash cards for studying on their phone.
    • Stanza - This application is at the top of the free ebook applications list.
    • Star Walk – helps students identify constellations
    • Sight Read Music Quiz 4 Piano – helps students practice reading music
  • 14. More Helpful Applications
    • iStudiezPro – Helps students stay organized.
    • Evernote - take notes, photos, create voice recordings and more with this app.
    • Gabcast - This easy to use podcasting tool would be great for student projects.
    • World Lens – Language translator using the phone’s camera.
    • Molecules – lets students view and manipulate 3D images.
    • eClicker – teachers can get instant feedback from students!
    • Twitter – for class discussions.
  • 15. Disadvantages
    • Few options in teacher control.
    • Not all students will have access.
    • Districts tend to move slowly with new technology.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvoegtli/5904692931/in/pool-creative_commons-_free_pictures
  • 16. Advantages
    • Mobile devices are less expensive than laptop or desktop computers.
    • Helping students to prepare for future technology.
    • Mobile devices are easier to support than laptop or desktop computers.
    • Student engagement level has the potential to be very high.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/17084757@N00/106512202/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 17. Resources
    • Pew Internet and American Life Project
      • http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1572/teens-cell-phones-text-messages
      • http://www.marketingcharts.com/interactive/cell-phones-key-to-teens-social-lives-47-can-text-with-eyes-closed-6126/
      • www.pewinternet.org
    • Johnson, L., Adams, S., and Haywood, K., (2011). The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition . Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
    • Rankin, Monica. Some general comments on the “Twitter Experiment” . http ://www.utdallas.edu/~mar046000/usweb/twitterconclusions.htm
    • You Tube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8
    • Zwang, Jenna. &quot;10 of the best apps for education | Mobile and Handheld Technologies | eSchoolNews.com.&quot; eSchool News, School Technology News and Resources for Today's K-12 and Higher-Ed Educators . N.p., n.d. Web. 10 July 2011. <http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/01/07/10-of-the-best-apps-for-education/?>.