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  • 5 - VOICE, CALL, AND TEXT SERVICES Mobile Learning @ NCSU
  • KOLB; CHAPTER 3This chapter describes services for teachers andadministrators to use for classroom management andother administrative purposesWe teach a variety of students: some will havestandard phones, some will have smart phones, andsome won’t bring a phone (or any mobile device) toclass
  • KOLB; STANDARD TEXT SERVICESThis section focuses on services that require only testmessaging - so only a standard cell phone is required.Read about: Pulse.to Twitter Remind101 basic text messaging and phone calls
  • KOLB; PULSE.TOTeachers setup an account at http://pulse.toCreate groups of all your students, or by classSend a message from your phone, the website to yourgroup or groups
  • KOLB; WHY PULSE.TO?Send your students a reminder about homework,projects, or an upcoming quiz or testPulse.to keeps your own phone number private - themessages are sent from the pulse.to number
  • KOLB; TWITTERTwitter is ususally associated with its app and smartphonesBut, it’s easy to subscribe to a Twitter feed via textmessageTeachers (or administrators) can set up an account
  • KOLB; TWITTER BASICSIn order to sign up for Twitter via text message, go tohttp://twitter.comClick “Use via text message”
  • TWITTER BASICSAll usernames on Twitter begin with an “@” symbolFor example, if your name is Mrs. Johnson, yourTwitter username might be @mrsjohnsonor@mrsjohnsonSHS
  • TWITTER BASICSYour first task as a Twitter user: change your picture(people may assume if your picture is the defaultimage of an egg that you’re a spammer!)Your profile can include 160 words to describe whoyou are: it’s a good idea to include your interests anda link to your school website within your profile
  • TWITTER BASICSMessages you send on Twitter are called TweetsTweets must be less than 140 charactersYou can tag keywords within your tweets with a “#”symbol - doing so allows users to view all tweets withthat hashtagFor example, checkout #mobilencsu
  • TWITTER #PROTIPIf you begin a tweet with someone’s username, onlythat user will see your tweetFor example, if I tweet “@mrsjohnson thank you forthe quiz reminder” only @mrsjohnson will see thattweet - not all my followers,
  • KOLB; REMIND101Remind 101 is a service exclusively for teachers andstudents to share text remindersTeachers create an account and upload syllabi andassignments
  • KOLB; REMIND101Students then search for and subscribe to theirteacher’s accountStudents can personalize what type of text messagesthey receiveFor example, students can sign up only to receive textmessages for quiz and test reminders
  • KOLB; BASIC TEXT MESSAGINGFinally, teachers and students can directly use thebasic text messaging featuresDoing so may require structure: for example, you cantell students you’re available via text between 7:00 -9:00 pm, for homework questionsNot comfortable with giving out your phone number?Read on.
  • KOLB; GOOGLE VOICEGoogle Voice is a free service which issuesyou a unique phone number you can sharewith parents and studentsGoogle Voice has a lot of settings you cancustomize
  • KOLB; GOOGLE VOICEFor example, you can set it so when students textyour Google Voice number, the message is forwardedto your cell phoneThen, you can respond through the Google Voicewebsite, keeping your number private
  • ANOTHER USE FOR GOOGLE VOICEYou can use Google Voice in-class, tooShare the Google Voice number with students, andhave them text message questions during groupprojectsOr, ask students a question, and have them text youtheir response
  • KOLB; CHAPTER 5Read lesson plans 7-14 Image courtesy of Comprujeramey on Flickr
  • KOLB; CHAPTER 5Lesson plans 7-14 include specific services which onlyrequire text messagingThere are lesson plans in foreign langauges, english,social studies, science, math and business andsconomics - try to find one in your subject area, orrepurpose one of these lessons for your curriculum
  • HOW TEENS USE MOBILE DEVICES AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOUThe article by Schamberger discusses trends inmobile device usage and highlights how teens usetheir cell phonesTeens send an average of around 3000 texts/month69% of teens named their mobile device as their mostimportant piece of technology
  • TEENS, SMARTPHONES AND TEXTINGThe report from Pew (2012) describes trends in teentexting75% of teens textAmong those who text, the average number sent on atypical day is 60, compared to 50 in 2009.
  • 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OPEN-ENDED RESPONSEThis article by the non-profit organization Educationdescribes systems that allow students to respond toteachers questionsMany of the text services covered in this section aretypes of open-ended response systems
  • 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OPEN-ENDED RESPONSEAny electronic tool that allows students to respond to teacher’squestions is an open-ended response systemStudents names may or may not appear next to their response,depending on the service selectedThe more “open” the open-ended response system, the higherparticipation you will haveFor example, tools that let students text their responses willsee higher participation than a clicker solely to respond toquestions
  • POLL EVERYWHEREPoll Everywhere is an open-ended response systemthat allows teachers to create an open-endedresponse system through the web-based serviceStudents can respond through text, the PollEverywhere website, and Twitter
  • POLL EVERYWHERE
  • KOLB; CHAPTER 5Read about Dial2Do, Google Voice, and basic text messagingand phone calls
  • KOLB; DIAL2DODial2Do allows users to setup reminders, access e-mail, and connect to various third-party services andto interact with them through a voice call
  • KOLB; DIAL2DOThink of Dial2Do as Siri, but accessed by a standard(or any phone) through a number you dial Image courtesy of http://dial2do.com
  • KOLB; GOOGLE VOICEGoogle Voice works as well with voice as it does withtext messagingTeachers can setup an account and phone numberwith Google Voice and record a voicemail greetingwith a question for students. Students then call thenumber and record their response, which istranscribed to text. Image courtesy of http://voice.google.com
  • KOLB; BASIC VOICE CALLSYou can use your phone to connect directly withstudents are parentsThis is a great use for your Google Voice number
  • KOLB; GOOGLE VOICEYou can setup Google Voice as a voicemail account onwhich students and parentcs can leave you messagesGoogle Voice automatically converts voicemails intotext Image courtesy of http://indirasiew.edublogs.org/
  • KOLB; CHAPTER 5Lesson plans 1-6, and 14 include specific serviceswhich only require text messagingThere are lesson plans in mathematics, social studies,foreign languages, and two services you canrepurpose for your content area
  • KOLB; YODIOUsers setup an account, then call and record a voicemessage which can later be arranged with pictures intoa digital storyThe sample lesson plan is for mathematics - studentscall the provided number when they encounter algebrain their day-to-day livesStudents can later assemble their calls with addedimages to create a Yodio track
  • KOLB; BLOGTALKRADIOTeachers setup an account with BlogTalkRadio tohost a podcast - this could work with a variety ofcontent areasThe teacher or students in charge of the show setupa call-in number, to which guests dial and speak withthe hosts - the host is in charge of a switchboard todetermine who speaks when
  • KOLB; VOKIVoki is a service which lets teachers and students callin to give your avatar - a digital representation - yourown voiceIf students do not have a cell phone they may use theinternal microphone on their laptop, or can attach anexternal microphone to the laptop or computerUseful in foreign-language classes
  • KOLB; IPADIOipadio is a web-based service that allows students to dial anumber, then call in to record and post to a blogipadio integrates with already-existing blogging services toautomatically post without the need to download thenupload an audiofieAn advantage of ipadio is that the recording is posted withinminutes of the call - students can listen to and critique theirrecordingtheir voice
  • KOLB; TUMBLRTumblr is a versatile service that allows students to easily create posts from avariety of sources: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, video Images courtesy of http://tumblr.com
  • KOLB; TUMBLR CONT.Users can setup a blog at Tumblr then dial a call-innumber to post a downloadable file to the blog