Blackberry… or Crackberry?<br />A presentation by <br />Margaret O’Donoghue <br />(@MargsAtQueens)<br />The tamed shrew - ...
The world is currently in the midst of the fifth major technology cycle of the past half a century…<br />Manu_H - flickr<b...
1956The first fully automatic mobile phone system was developed<br />1960The First partly automatic car-phone system was i...
And in 1973…<br />The first handheld phone was invented, it was called <br />The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X <br />kaitlanfoley...
Technology has come very far since then, starting with the introduction of the Smartphone in 1992<br />- flickr<br />
louisvolant – flickr <br />A Smartphone is mobile telephone with computer features that enable it to send e-mails, and acc...
But we rely on our Smartphones for much more than just email and browsing…<br />Creative commons - flickr<br />
niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br />
niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li>  Facebook</li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - f...
  Twitter</li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li>  Facebook
  Twitter
  Foursquare </li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li>  Facebook
  Twitter
  Foursquare </li></ul>And 10.9 billion other apps <br />were downloaded in 2010<br />
This number is estimated to reach76.9 billionin the year 2014.<br />
And we ask ourselves why we’re addicted to our Smartphones…<br />Allard One - flickr<br />
In January to March 2010…<br />314.7 million phones were sold…<br />54.3 million of those being Smartphones <br />
The %of Smartphones sold continues to grow rapidly…<br />
A study by The National Literacy Trust now shows that children are more likely to own a mobile phone than a book.<br />Pin...
It found that 85.5% of pupils had their own mobile phone, compared with 72.6% who had their own books.<br />Mightymarce - ...
But is this all bad news? <br />Jason Krogh, a leader in the field of educational iPhone and iPad applications for prescho...
The touch-screen technology is a natural for toddlers which isn’t a surprise to parents who have watched their children in...
Learning to count and recognizing colours, shapes, sounds and patterns are things that can be done on the Tickle Tap Apps ...
M. Sanders - flickr<br />The apps are also more portable and less cumbersome than books and blocks — perfect for plane and...
Along with the beneficial learning tools children are receiving from various devices, is there anything else to be worried...
9 out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught about mobile phone and internet safety in school <br />– Schools s...
	Along with mobile technology comes the internet, which puts children at risk for cyber bullying. <br />Ima07j - flickr<br />
“Kids today are digital natives. Our research shows that they use their mobile phones to talk, text, take pictures, play g...
Among all these educational and recreational apps, the most common data application on a mobile phone is…<br />A roving ey...
SMS<br />
Amanda.logan1 - flickr<br />In the first three months of 2010, 1.47 trillion messages were sent worldwide. <br />By the en...
Text messaging has become so popular, people no longer phone one another.<br />Carina ice - flickr<br />
catch_22 - flickr<br />“Phone calls are rude.Intrusive. Awkward.”–Pamela Paul, New York Times.<br />
Mobility has changed the way we live…<br />SionFullana – flickr <br />
Mobility has changed the way we live…<br /><ul><li>  At work
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  1. 1. Blackberry… or Crackberry?<br />A presentation by <br />Margaret O’Donoghue <br />(@MargsAtQueens)<br />The tamed shrew - flickr<br />
  2. 2. The world is currently in the midst of the fifth major technology cycle of the past half a century…<br />Manu_H - flickr<br />
  3. 3. 1956The first fully automatic mobile phone system was developed<br />1960The First partly automatic car-phone system was introduced<br />1964Motorola launched the first car phone<br />jemasmith - flickr<br />
  4. 4. And in 1973…<br />The first handheld phone was invented, it was called <br />The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X <br />kaitlanfoley - flickr<br />
  5. 5. Technology has come very far since then, starting with the introduction of the Smartphone in 1992<br />- flickr<br />
  6. 6. louisvolant – flickr <br />A Smartphone is mobile telephone with computer features that enable it to send e-mails, and access the web. - (dictionary.reference.com)<br />
  7. 7. But we rely on our Smartphones for much more than just email and browsing…<br />Creative commons - flickr<br />
  8. 8. niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br />
  9. 9. niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook</li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook
  10. 10. Twitter</li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook
  11. 11. Twitter
  12. 12. Foursquare </li></li></ul><li>niezamsandakan - flickr<br />We rely on our Smartphones for… <br /><ul><li> Facebook
  13. 13. Twitter
  14. 14. Foursquare </li></ul>And 10.9 billion other apps <br />were downloaded in 2010<br />
  15. 15. This number is estimated to reach76.9 billionin the year 2014.<br />
  16. 16. And we ask ourselves why we’re addicted to our Smartphones…<br />Allard One - flickr<br />
  17. 17. In January to March 2010…<br />314.7 million phones were sold…<br />54.3 million of those being Smartphones <br />
  18. 18. The %of Smartphones sold continues to grow rapidly…<br />
  19. 19. A study by The National Literacy Trust now shows that children are more likely to own a mobile phone than a book.<br />Pink Sherbet Photography - flickr<br />
  20. 20. It found that 85.5% of pupils had their own mobile phone, compared with 72.6% who had their own books.<br />Mightymarce - flickr<br />
  21. 21. But is this all bad news? <br />Jason Krogh, a leader in the field of educational iPhone and iPad applications for preschoolers, doesn’t think so.<br />Shane Whitehouse - flickr<br />
  22. 22. The touch-screen technology is a natural for toddlers which isn’t a surprise to parents who have watched their children instinctively reach out to television screens for their favourite cartoon characters. – Rob Fergueson, Toronto Star<br />Tocaboca - flickr<br />
  23. 23. Learning to count and recognizing colours, shapes, sounds and patterns are things that can be done on the Tickle Tap Apps developed by Krogh<br />
  24. 24. M. Sanders - flickr<br />The apps are also more portable and less cumbersome than books and blocks — perfect for plane and car trips.<br />
  25. 25. Along with the beneficial learning tools children are receiving from various devices, is there anything else to be worried about?<br />Pink Sherbet Photography - flickr<br />
  26. 26. 9 out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught about mobile phone and internet safety in school <br />– Schools should teach kids phone safety, Toronto Star.<br />Doublexposure - flickr<br />
  27. 27. Along with mobile technology comes the internet, which puts children at risk for cyber bullying. <br />Ima07j - flickr<br />
  28. 28. “Kids today are digital natives. Our research shows that they use their mobile phones to talk, text, take pictures, play games and check Facebook…<br />A roving eye- flickr<br />…It's important that they understand the importance of recycling mobiles as well as the potential risks, and impact of their own behaviour, when using these devices.”<br />- MobileMustermanager Rose Read, Toronto Star<br />
  29. 29. Among all these educational and recreational apps, the most common data application on a mobile phone is…<br />A roving eye- flickr<br />
  30. 30. SMS<br />
  31. 31. Amanda.logan1 - flickr<br />In the first three months of 2010, 1.47 trillion messages were sent worldwide. <br />By the end of 2010, 6.5 trillion text messages were sent.<br />
  32. 32. Text messaging has become so popular, people no longer phone one another.<br />Carina ice - flickr<br />
  33. 33. catch_22 - flickr<br />“Phone calls are rude.Intrusive. Awkward.”–Pamela Paul, New York Times.<br />
  34. 34. Mobility has changed the way we live…<br />SionFullana – flickr <br />
  35. 35. Mobility has changed the way we live…<br /><ul><li> At work
  36. 36. In school
  37. 37. At play</li></ul>SionFullana – flickr <br />
  38. 38. How will you be using your phone in 5 years?<br />Pink sherbet photography - flickr<br />
  39. 39. Pink sherbet photography - flickr<br />Sources<br />http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1282413<br />http://gigaom.com/2010/04/12/mary-meeker-mobile-internet-will-soon-overtake-fixed-internet/<br />http://newmarketinglabs.com/blog/2010/04/staying-ahead-by-being-mobile/<br />The Growth of Mobile: Stats and figures that will shock youhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aUQLIPdtg8<br />Mobile Technology 2011<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orPYB741sqY&feature=related<br />Children More Likely To Own A Mobile Phone Than A Book <br />http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7763811/Children-more-likely-to-own-a-mobile-phone-than-a-book.html<br />Schools should tech kids phone safety<br />http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety<br /> iPhone Apps A Hit With Preschoolers<br />http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/934673--iphone-apps-a-hit-with-preschoolers<br />Don’t Call Me I Won’t Call You<br />http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/fashion/20Cultural.html?_r=1&src=tptw<br />
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