Don’t Put That Phone Away: Using Mobile Phones in the Classroom John Woodring Johnwoodring.com Twitter.com/teacherbytes
Mobile phone use in class?!
Burn the heretic!
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Pew Internet and American Life 2010 88% of teenagers who own phones are texters Half send 1,500 texts per month One third send 3,000 text per month
Morgan Stanley Report 2010 Based on the current rate of change or adoption, the mobile web will be bigger than desktop Internet use by 2015
Market Research Firm Gartner By 2015 50% of computers purchased for 15 year olds and younger will be touch-screens
Types of Phones Conventional Phones Smart phones
Mobile Phone Features
Basic Uses Text to a blog or microblog Create podcasts Create YouTube videos Exchange emails Classroom response systems Smartphone apps can make these tasks easier.
Pros and cons Uses Downsides Can create audio and visual media Communication and collaboration Research tool Helpful applications Tech tool students already have Poor security and management control Easily lost or stolen Must keep students on task Cost can keep some students from using all functions
Smartphone Applications Programs designed to perform tasks on an mobile OS Usually cheaper than computer programs Wide variety of applications covering many topics
Location-Based Applications that use phone’s GPS function Used to tag a location Games and tours are now location-based.
Augmented Reality Live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery Combines real and virtual worlds Is interactive in real time Is registered in 3D
Augmented Reality Examples
Augmented Reality in Education
Mobile Websites Many websites are enhanced to look and work better on mobile phones Is your websites mobile friendly?
Quick Response or QR Codes A two-dimensional bar code that contains information such as website URL’s, addresses, and other information Need a camera connected to a decoding application
QR Codes used in education
What do you now think of using mobile phones in your classroom?
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