“ What we ask on our tests when students come in with Google in their pockets? Will they be better questions than we ask today?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2MZ0GG8qVU&feature=related – no cell phone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXt_de2-HBE- cell phones banded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ636tJhWCQ&feature=related – cell phones in the classroom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcPKk_Re9D4&feature=fvw – complete banning of the cell phones Complete banning of usage during school Use during lunch and between classes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdf5UosbR0&feature=related –Soloway Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRTNnpV_79Y&feature=related – george engel While districts try to find additional funding for technology integration in the classroom, students are walking into the room with devices that are capable of providing a technology rich experience that is guided by the curriculum in the district. Ubiquitous computing ( ubicomp ) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. In the course of ordinary activities, someone &quot;using&quot; ubiquitous computing engages many computational devices and systems simultaneously, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so.
Jason- 19 year old college freshman, woke Friday morning to download this week’s US History podcast to his iPod the got in his car and listened to his professor’s test review session. Before exiting his car, he receives a text on his smartphone from classmate and student partner. Person had questions and wanted to meet in the library before the test. By the time he got to library his friend had their laptop open and was looking at the review notes and needed the answer for question 3. Then Jason IM the professor, then the professor replied for them to call him. Professor then told them to look in the western Expansion, to find the answer for question 3. They hang up and review the section of notes to find the answer.
Senior John Cram pulled out his phone during a lab experiment in his material science class this fall. He wanted to measure the porosity of a cupcake. Using the cell phone camera, he took a picture, emailed to himself and imported into Photoshop where he could precisely measure each air pocket to calculate the cupcake porosity.
Marc Prensky “ Digital natives are raised in a ubiquitous technology environment that they twitch-speed, multitask, random access, graphics first, active, connected, fun, fantasy, quick payoff world of video games, MTV and the Internet”.
Many of the apps are free from Apple and the Droid Market place. These apps could be used for differentiated instruction in learning centers, flash cards to reinforce lesson in class or for advance students a mode to move forward with their learn process. The devices are in the students pocket therefore can be done in school or at home.
Boise, ID: Ultimately the technology helped his prior year’s classes “achieve some of the highest Idaho State Achievement Test Scores in the state: 100 in reading , 95 in math and 95 in language arts. North Port, Fla: help increase the reading fluency of students involved with intensive reading classes. Listening to audio books.
GoKnow: Project K-Nect: NC schools for at-risk 9 th graders to increase math achievement in algebra BlackBoard Mobile Learn: Blackboard web-based system Toolbook: on iPhone and Android will benefit the blind, dyslexic, struggling readers, learners of a second language and learning disabled. Kurzweil: cell phone reads out loud in several languages and displays on screen what it is reading.
St Mary’s City (Ohio) School District – Dave Janosz at Northern Valley Regional High School “When you think of the options it might open up…it would be silly not to thee the discussion”. Watkins Glen video 1:24 – 4:35 http://www.trschools.com/newsnotes/stories/2010-2011/nn_10082010a.asp
Additional advantages: enhanced student-centered learning, support differentiated of student learning needs and personalized learning Facilitate collaboration through synchronous and asynchoronous communication
NJPSA/FEA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2011 MOBILE LEARNING - CELL PHONES AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICE Presented by: Sandi Paul Director of Technology Sayreville Public Schools October 12, 2011 Twitter: @spaul6414
The numbers showed that cell phone users are significantly more likely to use their phones to take pictures (66 percent to now 76 percent), send or receive text messages (65 percent to now 72 percent), play games (27 percent to now 35 percent), send or receive e-mail (25 percent to now 34 percent), access the Internet (25 percent to now 38 percent), and record video (19 percent to now 34 percent). Pew Internet Report
House Bill 363 in Pa to ban use of beepers, celll phones, and portable deice that record, play audio or video material from school grounds.
The trend at most New Zealand schools is to ban mobile phones from the classroom and global studies show that New Zealand is not alone in this stance Mark Prensky (USA, 2004) and Mike Sharples (UK, 2005).
Administrator apps Classroom WalkThroughs/Observations eg. Ecove, Teachscape, TPS Class, etc. Grades eg. PowerTeacher, Teacher Pal, Grades TS Lite, etc. New York Administrative Code – Law code Lynden Student Finder, PrinciPalm- PowerSchool Information System, Archarina –SIS, Checklist, &Planner-Tasks, Documents To Go, Pages, Google Doc, Google Translate, etc. ParentLink – Mobile,
Cases of cell phones use as an instructional tool
K12 Cell Phones as Learning Tools – Liz Kolb
Demonstration of using a cell phone in the classroom
Math Dude videos for algebra – Montgomery Public Schools, Maryland
Students in North Port, Fla.
3 rd graders at Echo Hills Elementary School – web applications
6 th graders in Boise, ID
Cases of cell phones use as an instructional tool
In AP Calculus in George Engels classroom- used outside of the classroom
Lisa Neilsen – The Innovative Educator
Eric Scheninger – New Milford High School Principal
Adam Bello – eduTeacher.net
Used in science to archive field trips
Blended learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom
Davis, Vickie. Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools. http://colcatteacher.blogspot.com/2009/03/making-case-for-cell-phones-in-schools.html (March, 2009)
Neilsen, Lisa. The Innovative Educators: 6 ways to Strengthen the Home-School Connection – http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/08/6-ways-to-use-cell-phones-to-strenghten-home-school-connection.html (August 2010)
Richards, Rebekah. Pros of Cell Phones in Schools-Benefits of Phones for Students: http://www.suite101.com/content/pros-of-cell-phones-in-school---benefits-of-phones-for-students.html (April, 2004)
Deubel, Patricia. Mobile Devices: Facing Challenges and Opportunities for Learning: http://thejournal.com/Articles/2009/03/19/Mobile-Devices-Facing-Challenges-and-Opprotunites-For-Learning.html (March, 2009)
Abel, David. On iPod use, schools are calling the tune-Some hail benefits of such devices: (September 2010)
Blackboard and Sprint Team up to bring mobile learning to students at no additional costs to schools. http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100322005998/en (March 2010)