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    1. 1. Cell Phones With Class HISD Mathematics Department Chair Meeting February 2010 This presentation uses ideas from J. Lamb’s slideshare . See the original here. http://www.slideshare.net/misterlamb/cell-phones-in-education-presentation
    2. 2. Do you have a cell phone with you now?
    3. 3. Do you keep track of appointments and meetings on your phone?
    4. 4. What would you do if you were told you couldn’t have your cell phone at work?
    5. 5. Should students be allowed to use cell phones in school for educational purposes? Send a Text to 99503 18807 for yes or 18808 for no
    6. 6. Poll Everywhere
    7. 7. The Problems <ul><li>Socializing </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate Use </li></ul><ul><li>Unfiltered Access to the Internet </li></ul>
    8. 8. Socializing <ul><li>Priority in High School </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Talking in Class </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Tasking </li></ul><ul><li>This is their world </li></ul>
    9. 9. Cheating <ul><li>Texts between classes </li></ul><ul><li>Texting in pocket </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Same old story updated for the 21 st century </li></ul>
    10. 10. Distractions <ul><li>Texting during class </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Ringing Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Grab their attention </li></ul>
    11. 11. Inappropriate Use <ul><li>Record a fight </li></ul><ul><li>Take pictures </li></ul><ul><li>If they are banned, do the issues disappear? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Unfiltered Access to the Internet <ul><li>The big issue </li></ul><ul><li>3G/WiFi </li></ul><ul><li>A bigger issue if we don’t teach acceptable use </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Teachers who use technology in the classroom are: flexible, willing to take risks and try new things, not afraid of failing, able to learn from their students, adaptable, and comfortable with the fact that they are not the smartest person in the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Cofino http:// tr.im/ Cofino / </li></ul>
    14. 14. Relevant Reading
    15. 15. Slide Rules vs. Calculators <ul><li>Using a calculator was so appealing to students that it felt like cheating. </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Elgan </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3747069&FullBreadCrumb=%3Ca </li></ul>
    16. 16. Unplugged vs. Plugged <ul><li>The personal computer has revolutionized our lives, in many ways for the better. But it also threatens to take over our lives. At least for some purposes, unplugging may still be the best response. </li></ul><ul><li>David Cole </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3747069&FullBreadCrumb=%3Ca </li></ul>
    17. 17. Ban vs. Educate
    18. 19. Classroom Expectations <ul><li>Cell phones on vibrate </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones on top of desk in plain site until time for use </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones only used in class for academic/learning purposes </li></ul>
    19. 20. Classroom Expectations <ul><li>Activity on cell phones in class cannot be published without permission of teacher and/or students involved in the text/ image/ video/ audio file (e.g. no publishing a photo of a class project on MySpace page without permissions) </li></ul>
    20. 21. Classroom Expectations <ul><li>Students use appropriate cell phone etiquette by respecting the privacy of other's phone numbers and using appropriate language with their mobile communication. </li></ul>
    21. 22. Yodio <ul><li>http://www.yodio.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Quadratic Equations </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.yodio.com/yo.aspx?cardId=LvAhgDUPZd6UbBgsTMN2aC </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded in Class Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http:// mrlambmath.wikispaces.com /quadratics </li></ul>
    22. 23. Poll Everywhere <ul><li>http://houstonmath.wikispaces.com/PLC+February+2010 </li></ul>
    23. 24. Wiffiti <ul><li>http://wiffiti.com/screens/16588 </li></ul>
    24. 25. Phonezoo <ul><li>http:// phonezoo.com / </li></ul>Create a ringtone rap with Audacity, upload it to Phonezoo and send it to your cell phone
    25. 26. Drop.io <ul><li>http://drop.io/ </li></ul>Send audio, links, pics, files to a shared drop.
    26. 27. To Begin <ul><li>DO NOT attempt to change school and/or district policy </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Students on Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who has one? What is their plan? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preference for Communication? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Talk with students about cell phone safety & etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Create a contract for phone use for school assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Start with OPTIONAL homework/EC projects outside of classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Start with what YOU are comfortable with (such as phone call resources like Drop.io) </li></ul>