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The Mystery of Mobile: Using SmartPhones in the Classroom


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  • 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 learners •  take place outside, whilst travelling, in the workplace or in the classroom •  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)
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  • 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
  • 19. exemplary mobile tools •  ChaCha •  Geograffitti •  Woices •  Noah •  Daily Booth •  Wiffiti •  Poll Everywhere •  Survey Gizmo + a mystery tool !
  • 20. 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 Geograffiti. 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.
  • 24. Examples: • •
  • 25. Related app (iPhone and Android): Create geolocalized audioguides
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  • 27. DAILYBOOTH Upload photos via cell phone (as an email attachment) Use for documenting a field trip, travel, historic sites, etc
  • 28. Wiffiti publishes real time messages to screens…in locations from jumbotrons to jukeboxes, bars to bowling alleys and cafes to colleges. 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.
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  • 30. Text @wif42235 + your message to 87884
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  • 32. provides output readable by cell phone (Demo with iPhoney)
  • 33. a mystery….?
  • 34. Text tjcs Call Cheryl M. Ed. in Educational Technology web site
  • 35. QR Codes See also AT&T scanner (go to on mobile for app)
  • 36. Kaywa
  • 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, speeches... 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 information. •  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 and equipment? •  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 QR codes? •  See
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