Are mobile technologies safe and educationally sound for use within our classrooms ?“ The iOS family pile” by blakespot March 22, 2012, ( CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/35448539@N00/6860486028
What mobile device do students have and what can they do?
“3GS and HTC (mytouch)” By dailylife of mojo “iPad” by Rego February 6, 2010 (CC BY-SA 2.0) “iPod Touch Theme” by Declan TM (CC BY 2.0)“Amazon Kindle 3 3G by Bert Kaufmann, December 2, 2009 (CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/36234195@N04/4334 http://www.flickr.com/photos/36006949@N00/30November 5, 2010 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/24652987@N0 862666 30154105(http://www.flickr.com/photos/83584488@N00/5171246269 2/4153529090 Find answers at point of need Sharing information Cokk Collaboration W h a t ca n t h ey b e u sed for ? Synchronising Texting questions documents across and answers devices Marking Text book access Note taking Record video or sound tasks Peer to peer sharing Access learning objects and games Edit and create documents Access and create Access and send primary source extra readings or documents information
How are mobile devices being used in other people’s classes? • Questioning by text messaging at point of need and to avoid ridicule • Can assist behaviour and concentration In class • Allows immediate feedback • Homework completed at a convenient time for student • Synchronise home PC with documents created at school • Create a truly global community- access to classmates, teachers and At home the rest of the world, • Group work with allocation of roles is possible • Recording of data in a variety of formats. • Finding answers to questions which arise at point of need.In the field • Ability to link tasks to real life situations
Advantages for students Learn at their own speed, not bound by confines of the classroom. Take responsibility for their own learning and prepare for their future. Learning and Have truly differentiated curriculum: aimed at the collaboration: students needs and strengths Students can- Shape their own meaning using technology they understand and have available.“stop following me” by screenpunk August 11, 2009 (CC BY-NC 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/23286095@N05/3814061348“essential you” by howard hall(CC) BY-NC-SA 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/28167759@N00/4413095364“New, Improved *Semantic* Web by dullhunk March 12, 2003 (CC BY 2.0)http://www.flickr.com/photos/14829735@N00/303503677
Advantages for teachers • Network with other teachers both locally and globally • Model what it means to be part of a team Professional • Free up teachers time to work at point of need with smaller groups of students. • Work from any location with access to students, theirOrganisational work and their benchmarks. • Synchronise documents between locations • Engage and extend students in a differentiated Student curriculum • Prepare students for the working world they will enter learning • Improve student outcomes • Improve students enquiry skills
Advantages for schools. Reduce need to access computer labs Ensure that more Large servers no often than not the longer needed technology works Ability for teachers to embed No cost outlay to technology into purchase equipment lessons without a great deal of support from IT departments Limited amount of infrastructure needed“Data centre” by pallatron May 10, 2008 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)http://www.flickr.com/photos/52725445@N00/2479541331
Disadvantages and barriers to use within our classrooms. Lack of education Device concerning limitations Organisation appropriate Feelings of inadequacy use Pedagogy Fear of losing control Fear Lack of policy and procedure Out of date documents Uncharted scope and territory sequence“Laptop Compubody Sock: by Bekathwia April 14, 2008 (CC BY-SA 2.0) documentshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/23243094@N00/2414194397
Ethical and equity considerations Ethical Equity Decrease students ability for Not all students own independent thought mobile devices Limit higher order thinking The one-on-one model maybe flawed May increase or decrease attention to task Should parents foot Little research done the bill? on long term effects“Nw Hob” by Vanderlin March 7, 2006 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)http://www.flickr.com/photos/99141439@N00/110113189
Support and monitoring of devices?“ The Sorcerer, 2012: Dawn of a New Age “ by Keoni Cabral May 11, 2011 ( CC BY 2.0 ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/52193570@N04/5712118730
Where to from here?“ Look before you leap “ by ectaticist July 10, 2008 ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/2688582584/
What questions we should ask?A. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using student owned mobile devices in our classroom?B. Do they fit our pedagogy for teaching in the Primary Years Program?C. How would the use of these devices impact on our classrooms and would this benefit our students?What Readings we should do?1. Ash, K. (2010, March 18th). Teachers Testing Mobile Methods. Education Week, 29(26), 26-27. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/ehost/detail?sid=b106587a-0bbf-4bf1-a398- 9b5553f49959%40sessionmgr115&vid=3&hid=112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=e hh&AN=48817229 This reading looks at the advantages and disadvantages of mobile device use in the class room and gives practical examples of how they can and are used.2. McCaffrey, M. (2011, February). Why Mobile is a Must. THE Journal, 38(2), 21-22. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/ehost/detail?sid=1841e453-ccf5-4474-b40b- d30aa59622b5%40sessionmgr104&vid=1&hid=112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ii h&AN=58523891 McCaffrey examines how the use of mobile devises in the classroom can impart on student learning.3. Morgan, H. (2010). Using handheld wireless technologies in school: advantageous and disadvantageous? Childhood Education, 87(2), 139-147. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA245884637&v=2.1&u=csu_au&it=r& p=EAIM&sw=w This article looks at the pros and cons of presenting learning material for students on mobile devices.