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    1. 1. Using Cell Phones in Instruction Developed by Susan Gaer Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
    2. 2. Basic Features <ul><li>Text Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Photo </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul>Is this a useful tool for education?
    3. 3. Is it polite…. <ul><li>Class Survey </li></ul><ul><li>School Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Poll </li></ul><ul><li>Graph and or Diagram of results </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone Etiquette Lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Quia Quiz 1 ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Quia Quiz 2 ( </li></ul>
    4. 4. Student Stories (Low Intermediate) <ul><li>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&quot; because I awoke. I told him, &quot; It is time to sleep.&quot; but, he kept using his cell phone.I took his cell phone, turned it off, and I told him,&quot; &quot;Next time the cell phone will be thrown away.&quot; 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. </li></ul>
    5. 5. What did you learn? <ul><li>Small Group Discussion </li></ul>
    6. 6. Texting Classroom Applications <ul><li>Question of the Day/week/month </li></ul><ul><li>Homework summary </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary of the day/week/month </li></ul>See Handout for Sample Questions
    7. 7. Whole Class Texting Practice <ul><li>Text Short Code 87884 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body of text should be @wif43897 type your message. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: @wif43897 My name is Susan Gaer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To view the screen, go to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Idea: </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Photo Sharing <ul><li>Survey: How many of you can send pictures with your phone for no charge? </li></ul><ul><li>Messages (sample price plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Messages - unlimited $20/month. </li></ul><ul><li>Messages - 1000 $10/month. </li></ul><ul><li>Messages - 300 $5/month. </li></ul><ul><li>Send a picture to (714)287-3475 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Small Group Discussion <ul><li>What could you do with a cell phone camera? </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Photos from Students </li></ul>
    10. 10. How do you download photos from your phone to the computer? <ul><li>Discussion Activity </li></ul>What could you do with those photos?
    11. 11. Poll Everywhere Results at :
    12. 12. Audio with Google Voice <ul><li>What is Google Voice? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Use Google Voice? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Call my Google voice (530) 539-4237 </li></ul>
    13. 13. Sample from Vincent Nunez ’s Blog (low beginning) <ul><li>The first student had left a Moment of Truth message ( ) to say that he was going to ask the question   ”How much are the pants?” Trouble was, he was calling from a Home Depot and had meant to ask “How much are the PAINTS?” </li></ul><ul><li>The second student, in contrast, called before buying a t-shirt ( ) and now she is the owner of a fine new t-shirt. </li></ul>Read Vincent ’s Blog at :
    14. 14. And other things for a part 2 <ul><li>Voki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> docid=0AfL8_mMf2TzyZGM3OWI3ZmpfODRkbW1nazNmdg&hl=en </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook (mobile uploads) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Final Thoughts <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    16. 16. What Questions do you have?