Using Mobile Devices with Teaching & Learning


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Strategies for using cellphones, smartphones, and other mobile devices with teaching and learning. Includes Polleverywhere,, MOBL21, Google Voice, Posterous, & QR codes.

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Using Mobile Devices with Teaching & Learning

  1. 1. Using Mobile Devices forTeaching & LearningMichael M. Grant, PhDUnion University|January 24, 2011
  2. 2. Michael M. GrantThe University of Memphis@michaelmgranthttp:/ /
  3. 3. Download the slides & resources from here.
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  5. 5. Temperature Check
  6. 6. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest), how are you doing tonight? Temperature Check
  7. 7. How To Vote via Texting 1.  Standard  tex,ng  rates  only  (worst  case  US  $0.20)  TIPS   2.  We  have  no  access  to  your  phone  number   3.  Capitaliza,on  doesn t  maEer,  but  spaces  and  spelling  do  
  8. 8. How To Vote via Poll4.comTIP   Capitaliza,on  doesn’t  maEer,  but  spaces  and  spelling  do  
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Polls, Phones & Pods
  11. 11. Solve for X
  12. 12. Phonecasting with iPadio http:/ /
  13. 13. Using Google Voice Video from
  14. 14. Managing the Cellphone Classroom Lisa Nielsen
  15. 15. 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:/ /
  16. 16. Using QR Codes
  17. 17. QR codes every day
  18. 18. Android iOSNot one of these? Check your app store/online for a readerfor your phone. BB, I’m told, has one built into the system. To scan, you need a QR code reader.
  19. 19. No smartphone? Try
  20. 20. URL SitesShorteners QRstuff.comTo create, you need a QR code generator.
  21. 21. In
  22. 22. In
  23. 23., & options for encoding, sizes & output
  24. 24., & options for encoding, sizes & output
  25. 25., & options for encoding, sizes & output
  26. 26. ideas for QR codes.from Tom Barrett & Paul Simbeck-Hampson
  27. 27. Posterous
  28. 28. Posterous. Dead simple sharing.
  29. 29. Normal. •  Email post in with •  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.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. Collecting Student Responses & Artifacts in Posterous
  32. 32. 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 Send an email toEmail
  33. 33. Allowing others to post without adding emails. •  Under Settings >> Commenting & Posting •  Set to “Anyone can post, I will moderate.” Ways to post in Posterous.
  34. 34. Allowing others to post without adding emails. •  Under Settings >> Commenting & Posting •  Set to “Anyone can post, I will moderate.” •  Others can email to •  Others can MMS to Ways to post in Posterous.
  35. 35. Bypassing Posterous Limit to One Cell Number •  Directions at http:/ / Google Gmail Posterous Voice Note: Google Voice does not support MMS. Ways to post in Posterous.
  36. 36. “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
  37. 37. Video from
  38. 38. Mobile Apps
  39. 39. Twitter
  40. 40. Tweeting?@michaelmgrant
  41. 41. Location-based Services
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  43. 43. MOBL21
  44. 44. MOBL21 is a lot like a mini-mobile CMS.
  45. 45. Students Teachers•  Download app •  Create content to mobile device. online for•  Log in with email students. & content code. •  Push content to students. 2 ways to use.
  46. 46. Right now. Coming.•  iPhone •  iPad•  iPod Touch•  Desktop with Adobe AIR•  Android & Blackberry Which platforms are supported?
  47. 47. Cybraryman’s Cellphones in Class
  48. 48. Download the slides & resources from here.
  49. 49.    Michael  M.  Grant  2011