Using Mobile Devices forTeaching & LearningMichael M. Grant, PhDUnion University|January 24, 2011
Michael M. GrantThe University of Memphis@michaelmgranthttp:/ /viral-notebook.com
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Poll Everywhere Presenter TipsExplain what s going on • Now I m going to ask for your opinion. Y ll use your phones to respond just like on American Idol. ou So please take out your cell phones, but remember to leave them on silent. • Y ll participate by sending a text message. If you don t know how to do that, just ask your kids! Or ou have your neighbor help you figure it out.Address their concerns • This is a just standard rate text message, so it may be free for you, or up to twenty cents on some carriers if you do not have a text messaging plan. • The service we are using is serious about privacy. We cannot see your phone numbers, and you ll never receive follow-up text messages outside this presentation. There s only one thing worse than email spam – and that s text message spam because you have to pay to receive it!Use a demo or practice poll • For example, a Free T Poll like Let s Practice: T in your first name! ext extAlways test your polls in your presentation before your event using the computer that will be projecting your presentation, especially if that computer is not the one you re currently using.
Using Google Voice Video from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7PoWsFlsKU&feature=player_embedded
Managing the Cellphone Classroomhttp://www.techlearning.com/blogs/35840by Lisa Nielsen
1. Upon entry and departure of class, please ensure cell phones are turned off and stored in your backpack.2. On days when we are using cell phones for learning, please ensure they are set to silent.3. Only use phones for learning purposes related to classwork.4. When phones are not in use on a day we are using cells for learning place them face down on the upper right side of your desk.5. If you notice someone in the class using their cell phone inappropriately, remind them to use proper cell phone etiquette.6. If at any time your teacher feels you are not using your cell phone for class work you will be asked to place your phone in the bin in the front of the room with a post-it indicating your name and class. • After the first infraction each month you can collect your phone at the end of class. • After the second infraction you can collect your phone at the end of the day. • After the third infraction your parent or guardian will be asked to retrieve your phone. If you use the phone inappropriately again during the month your parent or guardian will be required to retrieve your phone. • At the beginning of each month, you have a clean slate. Classroom Management From Lisa Nielsen at http:/ /www.techlearning.com/blogs/35840
Normal. • Email post in with firstname.lastname@example.org • Posterous recognizes the address & posts it to your site. • Other email addresses can be added as contributors. Posterous will recognize these addresses then post automatically. Ways to post in Posterous.
Normal. • A single cellphone number can be entered to post. • SMS to 41411 • Format: POST Message. • Posterous does not accept MMS. (It will accept MMS with an email.) Ways to post in Posterous.
Collecting Student Responses & Artifacts in Posterous
Make a statement (text, photo, video) about mobile teaching & learning. Put your name in the Subject Line.SMS Send a text to XXX Send an email toMMS email@example.com Send an email toEmail firstname.lastname@example.org
Allowing others to post without adding emails. • Under Settings >> Commenting & Posting • Set to “Anyone can post, I will moderate.” Ways to post in Posterous.
Allowing others to post without adding emails. • Under Settings >> Commenting & Posting • Set to “Anyone can post, I will moderate.” • Others can email to email@example.com • Others can MMS to firstname.lastname@example.org Ways to post in Posterous.
Bypassing Posterous Limit to One Cell Number • Directions at http:/ /bit.ly/mobileteach Google Gmail Posterous Voice Note: Google Voice does not support MMS. Ways to post in Posterous.
“Anyone can post.” • I don’t recommend keeping this setting 24/7. • Just for security & piece of mind.Consider a private site. • I have not tried these posting options with a private site. Please let me know what works.Consider a Posterous site as an add-on. Recommendations
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