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    • Cathy
Brandt,
St.
Mary’s
College
of
Maryland
 Lin
Y.
Muilenburg,
St.
Mary’s
College
of
Maryland

    • Why
use
cell
phones
in
school?
   Most
students
have
them.
Project
Tomorrow
(2009)
 estimates
that
78%
of
high
school
students
have
cell
 phones.
   Students
are
always
connected
via
their
cell
phones
 and
enjoy
using
this
familiar
technology
(Kolb,
2008).
   Using
cell
phones
for
academic
assignments
increases
 student
interest,
motivation,
and
participation

 (Milne,
2008;
Thomson,
2009).

    • SMCM
MAT
mLearning
Projects
   Texting
–
polleverywhere.com,
blogging,
quizzes
   Audio
–


   voice
mail
(oral
quizzes,
foreign
language
practice)
   Recordings
(sound‐wave
analysis,
plays,
student
writing)

   phone
conferences
(debates,
Dead
Psychologist
Symposium)
   Photos
–
posting
photos
to
blog,
mapping,
hunts
   Video
–
plays,
news,
observations
 Implementation
in
the
schools
has
been
more
difficult
 than
anticipated.

    • Cell
Phone
Policies
and
mLearning
   One
local
school
system
does
allow
student
cell
phones.
   Parent
permission
needed
because
students
may
incur
 cell
phone
charges.
   However,
most
area
school
system
would
not
allow
cell
 phone
projects.
One
would
not
allow
any
type
of
audio
 or
video
recordings.
Not
even
using
a
cassette
recorder!
   Even
if
cell
phones
are
not
allowed
in
school,
it
was
 sometimes
possible
to
use
cell
phones
for
homework
 assignments.

    • Internet
Policies
and
mLearning
   Most
Web
2.0
sites
we
wanted
to
use
for
mLearning
 projects
were
blocked
by
the
school
system.
   There
was
a
lengthy
process
in
place
to
request
 unblocking,
and
they
often
denied
such
requests.
   We
looked
for
alternative
sites
that
were
not
blocked
 (e.g.
replacing
You
Tube
with
Teacher
Tube
or
School
 Tube)
   Inside
track
was
most
effective:
my
TA
knew
an
IT
 guy
in
the
local
schools
and
got
some
sites
unblocked
 very
quickly.

    • A>tudes
toward
mLearning
   Some
mentor
teachers
and
administrators
were
 adamantly
against
educational
use
of
cell
phones.
   Elementary
teachers
and
interns
were
least
interested.
 Many
felt
it
would
be
too
time‐consuming
or
would
 require
too
much
adult
help
to
implement.
   In
spite
of
the
challenges,
this
year
1/6
of
the
MAT
 interns
attempted
mLearning
lessons
for
their
 technology
implementation
project.

    • Ecosystem
Scavenger
Hunt
   Students
use
cell
phones
to
take
photos
of
 echinoderms
found
in
their
daily
lives.

   Students
send
their
photos
to
the
class
Flickr
account
 by
SMS
or
email.

   On
Flickr,
students
map
the
location
at
which
each
 photo
was
taken.
   The
class
views
and
discusses
all
of
the
photos.
 See
the
Flickr
account
with
echinoderm
photos.

    • Planned
follow‐up
acEviEes
 A
goal
of
this
unit
was
to
increase
students’
 understanding
and
appreciation
of
ecosystems.
 Unfortunately
the
intern
was
transferred
to
a
different
 school
in
the
middle
of
her
project.
 Planned
follow‐up
activities
included:
   Research
more
about
your
favorite
echinoderm
   Construct
a
food
chain
   Write
a
short
story
or
poetry
about
echinoderms

    • References
   Kolb,
L.

(2008).

Toys
to
tools:
Connecting
student
cell
phones
to
education.

 Washington
DC:
International
Society
for
Technology
in
Education.
   Milne,
J.
(2008).
What
have
we
got
to
be
scared
of?
The
Times
Educational
 Supplement,
p.20.
Retrieved
October
12,
2009
from
LexisNexis
Academic.
   Project
Tomorrow.

(2009).

Selected
national
findings:
Speak
up
2008
for
 students,
teachers,
parents
and
administrators.

Retrieved
from:
 http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_reports.html
   Thomson,
A.
(2009).
Lecturers
see
the
benefits
of
mobiles
in
classrooms.
The
 Times
Educational
Supplement,
4832,7.
Retrieved
October
12,
2009
from
 LexisNexis
Academic.