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  • Loved the discussion and reflection by teachers. The images of students all holding their mobile phones with big grins are absolute treasures. Inspirational.

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  1. 1. TxTme Please have your mobile phone turned ON and on the table
  2. 2. TxTme <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Student participation </li></ul><ul><li>Tools used for project </li></ul><ul><li>Team members share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Questions/discussion </li></ul>NOTE Sound times refer to podcasts on our wiki: txtme07.wikispaces.com
  3. 3. 1. Introduction <ul><li>Initial Survey of NSW AMEP students at one center </li></ul><ul><li>1. Do you own a mobile phone? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Do you use SMS? </li></ul><ul><li>over 80% students responded yes to both </li></ul><ul><li>started an initial trial of SMS with 100 students </li></ul><ul><li>Our Learnscope project widened the trial to include: </li></ul><ul><li>all NSW AMES Sydney centers, </li></ul><ul><li>classroom teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning - OTEN </li></ul><ul><li>rural and remote teachers and students </li></ul>6 mins Stephen
  4. 4. 2. Project AIM - to include our students <ul><li>Project manager </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight of project </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners Week event 84 students using English and exploring their mobile phones. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evaluation of Adult learners’ Week Event <ul><li>Dot, Toni and Louis discuss the 2 m-learning sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>6 mins </li></ul>
  6. 10. Moblogging – what fun!!
  7. 11. 3. Tools used during project <ul><li>telstra sms program </li></ul><ul><li>http://onlinesms.telstra.com </li></ul><ul><li>sms can be sent and read on any computer </li></ul><ul><li>sms can be sent to individual mobiles or bulk sends to many at once </li></ul><ul><li>sms can be sent automatically and include mail merge information </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikispaces.com – free, easy to set up and use </li></ul><ul><li>used for student and teacher collaboration, communication and resources storage and access </li></ul><ul><li>Moblog </li></ul><ul><li>www.tumblr.com </li></ul><ul><li>used to instantly capture excursions, events, procedures, proof of skills </li></ul><ul><li>can be edited and added to </li></ul>
  8. 12. 4. Team members share ideas
  9. 13. Admin team members <ul><li>Started year having never used SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Now updating personal mobile to be able to use with SMS and MMS </li></ul><ul><li>Can see use and potential for SMS for AMEP Admin staff </li></ul><ul><li>Advice: </li></ul><ul><li>Important to plan managing the use of SMS carefully to be effective </li></ul>4 mins
  10. 14. Admin team members <ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>user friendly messages </li></ul><ul><li>short, friendly language </li></ul><ul><li>not threatening demanding language </li></ul><ul><li>need to clearly specify at the top of the message who is sending it </li></ul>2 mins
  11. 15. Distance Learning Team <ul><li>Started year with borrowed mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Project Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>to enhance contact with rural and isolated students </li></ul><ul><li>found that most students have mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>although coverage might be an issue for some </li></ul><ul><li>Next: </li></ul><ul><li>Start to include rural and remote teachers using mobiles and a wiki http://rnr.wikispaces.com for PD, sharing ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Advice: </li></ul><ul><li>keep sms message succinct </li></ul><ul><li>important info should be at beginning of message </li></ul><ul><li>message should fit on one screen - no scrolling </li></ul>4 mins
  12. 16. Distance Learning Team <ul><li>Keen to learn more about moblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>follow up on sms messages sent out </li></ul><ul><li>respond quickly like an email </li></ul>1 min
  13. 17. Distance Learning Team <ul><li>As well as using sms for admin purposes: </li></ul><ul><li>we have run a PD session for our teachers in using both mobile technology and our new wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Next </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage active use of these for PD planning and knowledge and resources sharing </li></ul>
  14. 18. Classroom teachers <ul><li>Very experienced with personal use of SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Project goal was to use SMS with low level students - CSWE 1 and 2 </li></ul><ul><li>23 students in evening class </li></ul><ul><li>age range 20 - 40 </li></ul><ul><li>most working </li></ul><ul><li>all had mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>most had used sms in own languages, 2 hadn't sent sms </li></ul><ul><li>all wanted to participate in this project </li></ul><ul><li>survey and permission note discussed – see handout </li></ul><ul><li>First activity </li></ul><ul><li>students sent a one word sms - 'Bankstown' to sms program </li></ul><ul><li>they all received an instant sms with the address of the center </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>text sms to a collegue to trial it before sending to students </li></ul><ul><li>check that wording says what you want it to say </li></ul><ul><li>make sure sms identifies sender clearly </li></ul>6 mins
  15. 19. Classroom teachers <ul><li>Project goal </li></ul><ul><li>Use sms and wiki with with a range of students </li></ul><ul><li>AMEP Jobseekers </li></ul><ul><li>TAFE ABE and Disabilities students </li></ul>1 min
  16. 20. To Do NOW !!!!! <ul><li>Pls txt or ring </li></ul><ul><li>Dot </li></ul><ul><li>on </li></ul><ul><li>0418640086 </li></ul><ul><li>to meet and discuss </li></ul><ul><li>the project </li></ul>
  17. 21. 5. Questions/discussion <ul><li>You can also write to us on our wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>txtme07.wikispaces.com </li></ul>Stephen