Effective Integration of Handheld Devices into the Classroom


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My presentation to the Saskatchewan IT Summit in May 2011. Covers the integration of handheld devices into the classroom.

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Effective Integration of Handheld Devices into the Classroom

  1. 1. THE EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF HANDHELD DEVICES INTO THE CLASSROOM<br />Joanna Sanders Bobiash<br />http://adventurousedtech.blogspot.com/<br />Saskatchewan IT Summit 2011<br />
  2. 2. http://adventurousedtech.blogspot.com/<br />
  3. 3. Session Outline<br />Why use handheld devices<br />How I use handheld devices<br />Ideas for future use<br />Resources<br />Sharing<br />
  4. 4. The evolution of educational tools in the classroom<br />Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2006/09/what-if.html Karl Fisch inspired by the writings of David Thornburg<br />
  5. 5. Students today can’t prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend on their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!<br />Teacher’s Conference, 1703<br />
  6. 6. Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?<br />Principal’s Association, 1815<br />
  7. 7. Students today depend on these expensive fountain pens. They can no longer write with a straight pen and nib. We parents must not allow them to wallow in such luxury to the detriment of learning how to cope in the real business world which is not so extravagant.<br />PTA Gazette, 1941<br />
  8. 8. We can’t let them use calculators in middle school. If we do, they’ll forget how to do long division or how to multiply three digit numbers by three digit numbers. What will they do when they don’t have access to a calculator?<br />Middle School Math Teacher, 1989<br />
  9. 9. Why would you ever want the Internet for student use? It’s just the latest fad – have them use the library.<br />Centennial Colorado School District Employee, 1995<br />
  10. 10. Turn off and put away all <br />Cell Phones, iPods, and <br />Electronic Devices during class!<br />Signs posted around Fisch's High School, 2006<br />
  11. 11. WHAT IF WE HAD LISTENED?<br />Karl Fisch's question to his staff, 2006<br />
  12. 12. http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/08/25/pkg.feyerick.text.to.learn.cnn<br />
  13. 13. Best Buy“Best in Class Fund” Winner 2009<br />École Wilfrid Walker School<br />Grade 7 French Immersion<br />December 2009<br />
  14. 14. What we ended up buying…<br />
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  16. 16. How we keep things organized<br />Earphones<br />Microphones<br />USB Adaptors <br />for Charging<br />iPods and Cords are numbered<br />
  17. 17. What we do with our iPods<br />
  18. 18. Sonic Pics for Podcasting<br />Examples of our <br />Sonic Pic creations:<br />http://youtu.be/ExU6v8hfwcc<br />http://youtu.be/APpGWqnx5gE<br />http://www.sonicpics.com/public/index.php<br />
  19. 19. iPro Recorder for Audio Recordings<br />
  20. 20. iPro Recorder for Audio Recordings<br />How we’ve used it:<br />Recorded each other or ourselves reading for fluency and comprehension.<br />Conducted interviews with each other.<br />Recorded audio for videos.<br />Recorded scientific observations.<br />Recorded brainstorming or group work.<br />
  21. 21. How we can record with our iPods<br />
  22. 22. Educational Games<br />http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/10/physics-of-angry-birds/<br />
  23. 23. Explore Earth and Space<br />
  24. 24. Literacy and Numeracy Games<br />
  25. 25. Tools<br />
  26. 26. eClicker Response System<br />
  27. 27. Easy Access to the Internet<br />Do research online.<br />Access links from our website.<br />Complete Google Forms.<br />Email completed creations, notes and photos.<br />Enable wireless sharing between devices.<br />
  28. 28. TIPS<br />Number your iPods and give them names.<br />Set-up a sign-out system. <br />Give each iPod an email address.<br />Sync iPods to one computer.<br />Do not give anyone your iTunes password. <br />Update apps from your computer, not iPod.<br />Try to keep your apps organized into folders.<br />Designate a student helper to keep iPods organized. <br />eBay is a great place to buy cases and accessories.<br />
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  30. 30. http://youtu.be/7DHrHMsT7KQ<br />
  31. 31. http://youtu.be/ayW032sKtj8<br />
  32. 32. QR CODES<br />QR Code Generator:<br />http://qrcode.good-survey.com/<br />
  33. 33. RESOURCES<br />Tony Vincent<br />http://learninginhand.com/<br />IEAR.ORG (app reviews)<br />http://www.iear.org/<br />Shelly Terrell’s Live Binder for mobile devices:<br />http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=103234#<br />Tom Barrett’s Document: 30 Interesting Ways to Use the iPod Touch in the Classroom: <br />http://bit.ly/mG77B4<br />Lists of resources on my blog:<br />http://bit.ly/mQlNIc<br />http://bit.ly/jZo2Ce<br />
  34. 34. DISCUSS…<br />THEN VISIT…<br />http://bit.ly/ja7uPa<br />