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  • YouTube video found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJy-ZzinMnk
  • Sexting: Another reason not to have cell phones in school.Electronic distribution of sexually explicit photos of underage children (under 18) is child pornography. Distribution of child pornography is a felony. High school students could commit a felony sitting in class by pressing the send button. (Taylor, 2009)A recent survey, Sex and Tech, reports that 20% of teens surveyed said they have sent/posted nude pictures or video of themselves. (National Campaign 2008) Sexting refers to electronically distributing sexually explicit photos via a cell phone. Unfortunately, many tech savvy teens view the Internet as anonymous and prefer to do their seemingly innocent flirting by sending sexually explicit photos via their cell phones. In most cases, the photos are sent to a boyfriend or girlfriend as private messages. However, they often end up being distributed to others. (Taylor, 2009)It is a felony to distribute sexually explicit photos of children under the age of 18. The distribution of these photos is child pornography. As most high school students are under the age of 18, this is a concern because students do not feel as though they are doing anything wrong or even illegal. Sadly, innocence and ignorance can result in life altering events such as not being admitted to college, becoming a registered sex offender, the inability to find employment, and even jail time. (Taylor, 2009)The fact that a student could commit a felony in the classroom by simply pressing a send button should be reason enough for rethinking the use of cell phones in the classroom especially at the high school level.A recent survey was conducted by TRU for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com. The survey was conducted online in September and October of 2008 and had 1,280 respondents. They defined teens as those between the ages of 13 and 19. The results of the survey reported that almost 40% of teen had sent sexually suggestive messages and 20% of teens had sent nude or semi-nude photos or video of themselves.Photo from: http://www.gadgetell.com/tech/comment/sexting-can-label-your-teen-a-sex-offender/
  • Cyber Bullying with Texting: Another reason not to allow cell phones in school.Cyber bullying is the use of the Internet, interactive and digital technologies, or cell phones to harass, humiliate or threaten someone. ("What is Cyber Bullying," 2005)Using a cell phone to harass or threaten someone is another reason why cell phones should not be allowed in schools. It only takes a matter of a few seconds to create and sent a message that could enrage, humiliate or torment. My own experience of teaching at the high school level has shown that when students send hurtful or harmful messages they do not consider the emotional consequences. This is because they cannot see the other person’s face or the immediate emotional effect of the words they have written. The implied anonymity of electronic communication often relieves the student from the responsibility of reflecting upon the result their message could produce. 43% of youth report that they have experienced some form of cyber bullying in the last year. The incidence of cyber bullying is most prevalent among 15- and 16-year-olds, particularly among girls (Harris Interactive, "Teens and Cyber bullying." Research conducted for the National Crime Prevention Council, February 2007). One in four teens in a relationship (25%) say they have been called names, harassed, or put down by their partner through cell phones and texting (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2007). 30% of teens say they are text messaged ten, twenty, even thirty times an hour by a partner inquiring where they are, what they're doing, or who they're with (Teen Research Unlimited, 2007). Video: http://www.youtube.com/GiveItaPonder#p/a/u/2/b942LDlaIc8 (GiveItaPonder & LG Electronics, 2009)
  • Text Speak: Another reason not to allow cell phones in school.Kate Ross (Ross, 2007)Text speak is one way students communicate on their cell phones. Due to our low Michigan Merit Exam scores in writing, our high school has had to implement a school-wide writing guide that strictly prohibits text speak in classroom writing assignments. Even after reviewing the guidelines with my students, I still have text speak (u, r, i) showing up in their online journal writing. It has become so prevalent that I have established a classroom policy of giving a zero on any journal assignment that contains text speak. Text speak which is fostered from cell phone use is seriously affecting our students ability to write thoughtful, cohesive, and grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs. (Ross, 2007)
  • SOURCE CITATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING CLIPS:“RUDE” U. Oklahoma (2003)“COVERT” Fulton (2008)“STUDENT APPEAL” Scaccia (2006)“ADVICE” U. Oklahoma (2003)
  • Source Citations:“PERFECT WORLD” Raging Roy (2009)“REAL WORLD” Lane (2006)
  • “Tech savvy teachers are asking students to use their phones to record foreign language assignments, take photographs for projects and do mini-Internet searches if they have a Web browser. “Teachers begin using cell phones for class lessons By CHRISTINE ARMARIO (AP) http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hT7Utckxs6W53Os_kjVcmSKE6VKwD9C82FEO3
  • How many teachers are “Tech Savvy” How do we define tech savvy? Most teachers couldn’t turn off a student’s cell phone if they took it away from them ringing nonstop. How many of you have tried to work a phone you were not familiar with? Most teachers do not have training in the use of cell phones in their lessons. They grew up using this phone. And another point is : What will the students be taking pictures of? Maybe inappropriate things, What will they be searching on the internet? My students watch horrible movies and go on myspace or bebo on the internet. What will they be recording? Maybe you , the teacher when you loose your cool. Students also use the devices to cheat: In one poll, more than 35 percent of teens admitted cheating with a cell phone. Teachers begin using cell phones for class lessons By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press Writer - Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:55PM EST http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20091127/ap_on_hi_te/us_schools_cell_phones
  • Where will teachers learn about the many different kinds of cell phones? Will they need to have the knowledge of a cell phone sales person?Technology will always be advancing. It will only be a few more weeks until the next best device is released.”Cell Phones and the Classroom November 28th, 2009 Michelle Mason Department of Journalism Mass Communication online News MagazineTeachers are not ready for this. How can they be? Look up cell phone lessons. You get teachers comparing phone plans for math problem solving lessons. How is that really integrating technology. You could compare the price of bus tickets or apples.The Current Events in Education Blog has a teacher named Andrew Pass quoted saying “Cell Phone Lesson Plans! I have now spent nearly two hours trying to find high quality lessons in which students use cell phones to complete learning objectives. I have not found very many. I guess I'm going to have to develop some of my own.“ How many teachers are really going to take time to search for these lesson Plans let alone create them?
  • Acording to Amy Bowlian from Bowllan’s Blog http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/620000062/post/1900032790.html “ tons of knowledge through your cell phone? "My first reaction was, okay teachers, real innovation is forthcoming. Cell phones as a teaching tool! Whoohoo! Just what we need. Another little, pesky device for our technology integration tool chest.” She put out a call for all teachers to use and respond to her lesson plan. She did not get one response.The 13-year-old's teacher said she couldn't understand a word of what the girl had written.Her essay started:"Mysmmrholswr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."Just in case you can't read all of it, it says:"My summer holidays were a complete waste of time. Before, we used to go to New York to see my brother, his girlfriend and their three screaming kids face to face. I love New York. It's a great place."Now some teachers are saying again that text messages are ruining kids' English and stopping them from writing properly. According to the bbc http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/world/newsid_2813000/2813955.stm
  • As you have seen, there are many issues remaining with the use of cell phones in school. Cheating, cyber bullying, sexting, lack of accessibility, the distraction of the phones, text speak, and the lack of teacher resources are reasons why the cell phone is not a good technology to bring into the classroom. Keep the cell phones out of the schools, and at home!
  • Group 3 Mobile Learning Presentation

    1. 1. Mobile Learning: Is technology always better?<br />Group 3:<br />Trish Carlson, Julie Howe, Heather Mayernik, Craig McMichael, <br />John Phillips<br />CEP 810-733 <br />
    2. 2. A cell phone is a telecommunication device that emits a signal through…<br /><ul><li>Vibrations
    3. 3. An audible signal
    4. 4. A visual display of a message (Aldine 2007)</li></ul>What is a Cell Phone?<br />
    5. 5. According to recent survey by US News and World Report, a whopping one-third of teens use a cell phone to cheat in school (2009). <br />So, how are students able to use a cell phone to cheat?<br />By taking/sending pictures of exam questions or answers<br />By sending and accessing text and SMS messaging<br />By accessing websites and URL’s<br />Cell Phones: A Tool for Cheating<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Sexting<br /><ul><li>Sending sexually explicit photos is distribution of child pornography and it is a felony.</li></li></ul><li>Cyber Bullying with Texting<br /><ul><li>Cyber bullying via the cell phone.
    8. 8. A tech savvy teen could send a flaming text message to someone across the room or building in a matter of seconds and the teacher would never know what happened.</li></li></ul><li>im not lol r u<br />“The text message writing style aims at getting as much said with as few words as possible… The shorthand style is not suitable in formal or classroom writing, and the fact that it is becoming students' primary form of writing is a serious problem.”<br />Text Speak<br />
    9. 9. Not all students own a cell phone<br />A study by Pew Research showed that 85% of married households have multiple cell phones, though only 57% of children in these families owned a cell phone.<br />Socio-economic factors also contribute to students not having cell phones. <br />Cell Phone Accessibility<br />
    10. 10. Another study suggests that 75% of teenagers have a cell phone, but what about the other 25%?<br />Lack of cell phones can lead to jealousy, and an increased theft rate.<br />Cell Phone Accessibility (cont.)<br />
    11. 11. All cell phones are not created equally.<br />Many bloggers who have posted on the topic of cell phone use have suggested applications that require students to have a more advanced phone.<br />Cell Phone Accessibility (cont.)<br />
    12. 12. Cell Phones: <br />A Distraction in the Classroom <br />Types of Distractions<br />The “rude” distraction <br />The “covert” distraction<br />Student Appeal<br />One Student’s Advice<br />
    13. 13. Solution<br />2) The “real world” solution<br />1) The “perfect world” solution<br />
    14. 14. What About the Teachers <br />Do they know enough?<br />
    15. 15. “Tech savvy teachers are asking students to use their phones to record foreign language assignments, take photographs for projects and do mini-Internet searches if they have a Web browser.”<br />What is wrong with this?<br />
    16. 16. Most Teachers Today Grew Up Using This Phone.<br />Ring Ring<br />
    17. 17. Every phone is different. Where will teachers learn about the many different kinds of cell phones? <br />Technology will always be advancing. <br />Teachers are not ready for this. <br />Cell Phone Lesson Plans! <br />
    18. 18. There is too much of a divide between what a student wants<br /> to do and what the teacher needs to teach. <br />"My smmrholswr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."<br />
    19. 19. Do teachers really have to learn this foreign texting language to teach with cell phones. <br />Cell Phones are not worth it.<br />
    20. 20. Cell phones are not a useful technology to use in the classroom.<br />Too many issues still arise such as:<br />Cheating<br />Cyber Bullying<br />Sexting<br />Accessibility<br />The Distraction of a phone<br />Text Speak<br />Lack of teacher resources<br />Keep the cell phones at home! <br />Conclusion<br />

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