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  • 1. Mobile Phones in Classrooms Toni Twiss NZ Ministry of Education eFellow 2008 www.tonitwiss.com/mobile
  • 2. Quick Mobile Facts Worldwide there are 2.5 billion mobile users Over half (59%) are in developing countries In the past 12 months the number of mobile users grew by 500 million Every month in China there are 5-6 million new users 33 Billion text messages are sent each month in China alone
  • 3. It is predicted that mobile phones are going to be the primary device to access the internet: They are cheap and you don't need to read or write to access them or the material on them Estimates are that 80-100 million Chinese mobile phone users log on to the internet via their handset every month Marc Leperrouza – as Quoted on Ewan McIntosh's edu.blogs.com
  • 4. Cost of Mobile Internet in New Zealand
    • Basic 3G phone
      • Vodafone 715
      • $145 on prepay
      • Free on a 24 month contract
  • 5.
    • Data charges with Vodafone
      • Casual Daily Rate - Starts July 28th 2008
      • No monthly access fee, you just pay $1 for the day with a daily allowance of 10MB.
      • Only pay on the days you use it.
      • 10MB allowance for the day
  • 6. My Project
    • Ministry of Ed eFellowship
    • Sponsored by Vodafone
    • Working with two high school classes
      • Senior Media Studies – You Tube, Wiki
      • Junior Social Studies – Inquiry unit, Immigration maps and blogging
    • Key focus: Information Literacy
  • 7. Standard Phone Tools
    • Calendar
    • SMS/MMS
    • Timer
    • Stop Watch
    • Memo generator
    • Camera
    • Video Camera
    • Voice Recorder
    • Measurement Converter
    • Currency Converter
    • World Time
    • Calculator
    • Alarm Clock
    • MP3 Player
    • Bluetooth
  • 8. Using the Calendar
    • Students organise their day
    • Memo – create a list
    • Task – set a reminder
  • 9. Using the Camera
    • Creative writing inspiration
      • 5 frames
    • Field Trips
      • School camp
      • Rocky shore study
      • MyArtSpace http://www.myartspace.org.uk/web/index.php
      • Documenting a process eg. science, maths
    • Turn your whiteboard in to a smartboard!
  • 10. Qipit - www.qipit.com
    • Take a photo of text
    • Send via email or MMS on your phone to
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]
    • To forward to a friend just enter their email address in the body of the message
  • 11. Using the Voice Recorder
    • Creating
      • Podcast – send to computers via bluetooth
      • Record in a quiet space rather than a noisy room
      • Send voice answers to teacher or other students
      • Audio diary or log
      • Gather quick responses to a text or idea or topic
    • Receiving
      • Personal music player – educational recordings
      • Sharing ideas between groups
  • 12. Sharing Files
    • Bluetooth
      • Share podcasts
      • Share photos
      • Share notes
      • Send messages within the classroom
    • QR Codes
      • Disseminate information to whole group
      • Exchange details
      • Send weblinks
      • Download information
  • 13.  
  • 14. QR Code Readers
      • Kaywa Reader
      • Free programme
      • Phone carrier charges download rates
      • Free download - to your computer
      • then bluetooth to phone
      • reader.kaywa.com
  • 15. Why go on the internet on your mobile?
  • 16. Web Browsing
    • News
      • Current events
    • OperaMini
    • You Tube
    • Collaborating
      • Wikis
      • Blogs
  • 17. moblogging
    • Qik www.qik.com
    • Utterz www.utterz.com
    • Jott www.jott.com
  • 18. Turn Your Phone into a Super Tool
    • Applications you can add on to your phone
      • Graphics Calculator
      • Equation Solver
      • Graph2Go
      • Map software – requires ongoing internet
      • Dictionary
      • Thesaurus
      • Encyclopedia
  • 19. Interaction
    • Audience Polling
    • Mobile Quizzes