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
What do you now think of using mobile phones in your classroom?
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