Stephen Downes of the National Research Council of Canada says that the number one sign of good technology is that it is always available. Scheduling the computer lab for class use can be a teacher nightmare. You can not count on the lap top carts if you teach more than one period in a row, the batteries just can’t handle it. Which is Downes’ number 6 rule for good technology- doesn’t require parts, and then take reason number 3- always connected.
This is the purpose for my presentation. PDA’s, iPods, and cell phones provide a one to one ratio of technology to student. "That is necessary for true technological innovation in education,” says Darrell Walery. (Tech director of Consolidated High School District 230 . Chicago, Illinois)
Mobile devices in the classroom To allow them, or not to allow them..... That is the question. I have the answer... or at least some answers.
Traditional teaching methods will not work with our multi-tasking, social media savvy, tech-literate students. Construct lessons that glow, make noise, provide immediate responses. Utilize the media you never had as a student.
Keep in mind, that other mobile devices can be used-- IPods, PDA's, Netbooks, IPads
video: Cell phones in the Classroom: U ploaded by alslonski on Jun 17, 2009 retrieved 7/29/11 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MGRvtS-2ao&feature=related Informational credits: From toy to Tool Kolb, Liz: copyright 2006: abstract retrieved from ITSE (International Society for Technology in Education) retrieved 7/14/11 from: http://www.iste.org/Store/Product.aspx?ID=976 Toys to Tools, Connecting Student Cellphones in Education Kolb, Liz: copyright 2007: ITSE: Excerpt from the book retrieved 7/14/11 from: http://www.iste.org/images/excerpts/TOYTUL-excerpt.pdf Webinar: Communicatie, Collaborate, and Create: Building Dynamic Classroom Projects Presented by STEM Academy: (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) speaker: Demian, Jannita July 19, 2011 "Handhelds in the Classroom" Brown, Mary Daniels: 2001 Education World retrieved 7/8/11 from: http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech083.shtml www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech083.shtml -- ADDITIONAL SITES TO VISIT!!!!!