1. The Mystery of Mobile: Using SmartPhones in the Classroom
2. The state of mobile everywhere
The state of mobile in education
exemplary mobile projects
exemplary mobile tools
3. The state of mobile everywhere
4. The state of mobile everywhere
5. The state of mobile everywhere
6. The state of mobile everywhere
7. Smartphone adoption continues to grow in the U.S. with nearly 1 in 4
Americans now owning a smartphone.
8. The state of mobile everywhere
9. The state of mobile everywhere
10. The state of mobile everywhere
11. The state of mobile in education
12. exemplary mobile projects
exemplary mobile tools
The state of mobile in education
13. exemplary mobile projects
- supplemental resource for secondary at-risk students
- focus on increasing math skills using mobile smartphones
14. exemplary mobile projects
• the UK’s, and possibly the world’s, largest and most diverse
implementation of mobile learning
• used for both independent and collaborative learning
• helps improve literacy and numeracy
• help to raise the self-confidence and self-esteem of non-traditional
• take place outside, whilst travelling, in the workplace or in the
• used to capture evidence and for assessment
15. exemplary mobile projects
A resource to share K-12 projects that have
integrated student cell phones
(uses wikispaces and voicethread)
18. Project Tomorrow |Speak Up 2010
Speak Up 2009 data:
* 43% feel cell phone use increases student engagement
* 41% feel cell phone use prepares students for world of work
* 38% feel cell phone use extends school day learning
* 37% feel cell phone use provides access to online textbooks
* 35% feel cell phone use improves teacher-parent-student communications
* 32% feel cell phone use allows students to review class materials
* 31% feel cell phone use personalizes instruction
* 27% feel cell phone use provides a way to help struggling students
text any question to 242242 [chacha] or
call 1800-224-2242 (both free) and get
your answer texted to you.
21. Leave an audio voicemark from your cell phone
in a specific location on a Google map.
22. How to use Geograffiti in the K-12 classroom:
1) Center Time (K-3)
Students can work on fluency, oral presentation skills, reading, creating
an argument, reasoning, inquiry, questioning, by calling in to
2) Homework, Field Trips, Spring Break
Students can work with their parents over spring break or summer break
and leave voicemarks about their experiences, vacations, and what
they learned over the break. Students on a field trip could record their
observations (such as a trip to the zoo or a science museum).
3) Language Study
Students learning a new language can call in voicemarks and practice
their new language skills
23. 4) Social Studies
Students can ask others (friends and family) to call in from different parts
of the country to give their perspective on local, national, and
international social and cultural issues.
5) Oral Histories
Students could document oral or local histories by conducting interviews
that would be placed on the map.
6) Real time Math
Students could call in to Geograffiti when they recognize that they are
doing algebra, geometry or physics in their real life, they could
describe the situation and put it into mathematical terms.
25. Related app (iPhone and Android):
Create geolocalized audioguides
Upload photos via cell phone (as an email
Use for documenting a field trip, travel,
historic sites, etc
Wiffiti publishes real time messages to
screens…in locations from jumbotrons to
jukeboxes, bars to bowling alleys and cafes to
Automatically Integrates Tag-Based Content
Feeds for Photos and Text (e.g. Twitter, Flickr)
You can interact with Wiffiti from your mobile
phone or the web.
30. Text @wif42235 + your message
32. provides output readable by cell phone
(Demo with iPhoney)
33. a mystery….?
34. Text tjcs
M. Ed. in Educational
Technology web site
35. QR Codes
See also AT&T
scanner (go to
mobile for app)
37. How to Read a QR Code
(access via cell phone)
38. QR Codes in the Classroom !
QR Code Gallery - Fill your classroom with pictures, maps, political cartoons,
portraits and works of art, all with tiny QR Codes that point to video, websites,
QR Code Textbook - The teacher or students could create a virtual textbook by
creating content (blogs, websites) or pointing the QR Code to existing content that
would enrich the static material on paper. This has become my project over winter
break. I am going to create a supplemental textbook with the name of the topic and
four QR Codes on each page.
QR Code Homework: Have students submit homework through a QR Code. They
could complete the homework on a google doc, publish the doc and then embed the
URL in the QR Code.
QR Code Test: Questions on a test can be QR Codes, that when scanned point to
questions, that can then be answered on the test. This method could eliminate cheat
39. QR Codes in the Classroom !
• include them in a printed worksheet (for homework or on an exam).
• use small QR code labels in a lab – print them on ready-to-peel labels or tape them
onto basic lab equipment (microscopes, glassware, sensors, binoculars, cabinets or
drawers). The codes would would lead students to teaching videos or amplified safety
• QR codes printed on labels could be applied to bones or preserved specimens to
lead students to further information or investigation.
• Perhaps assign students the project of creating these QR codes for your lab supplies
• Use QR codes in an assessment – they go to the pre-determined site, watch a video
or an animation, then answer questions about it.
• Use them for orienteering in an outdoor education course or on a field trip.
• Maybe have them printed on t-shirts as end of the year prizes? Put them on business
cards, luggage tags or make temporary tatoos out of them!
40. Around the World in 80 Days with QR codes
41. What ideas do you have for using
• See http://murmurtoronto.ca