Mobile technology for the 21st Century Adult Educator Developed by Susan Gaer Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
How it was…..
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Who has Cellphones in class?
128 respondents so far
22 Low Beginning students (Copeland)
31 from CLC class (Knipp)
20 Computer Apps class (East coast)
19 High Beginning ESL (Wisconsin Kane)
15 Inverness ESL (not sure from where)
18 Beginning one (Lopez)
Results so far….
83 % have a cellphone
58 % use text messaging
69 % know how to use their cellphone camera
45 % send photos to family and friends with phones
81 % pay monthly
Is this a useful tool for education?
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Cell phone Etiquette Lesson (see handout)
Student Stories (Low Intermediate)
I was sleeping in bed. It was very late at midnight. My husband couldn't sleep and he was working on his cell phone. I woke up when I heard noise from his cell phone. He was typing and looking for new orders for his business. I was tired. It was a long day for me. I felt upset" because I awoke. I told him, " It is time to sleep." but, he kept using his cell phone.I took his cell phone, turned it off, and I told him," "Next time the cell phone will be thrown away." Many times before, my husband used to use his cell phone, when it was very late.People need to share time for work and family, especially when they have business at home.
A: I’m fine. What are you planning on doing this weekend?
B: I am going to XXXXXX. How about you?
A: I am going to XXXXX
Cell Phones are Mobile, So BE Mobile An exercise Go outside of the classroom and take pictures with cell phones. Return to the class and share information with the larger class. If it is structured well, this can be a lot of fun and students could learn a lot from it. The whole point of a cell phone, is have a communication device with you wherever you go. If students are confined to stay in their seats during an entire class, it limits the potential learning opportunities and uses for these devices.
What Questions do you have? Sign up for a refresher class at OTAN Cellphone Activities using your Camera and voice. Next class: November 4 from 9:30-11:00 Register here: http://bit.ly/qqKSjH