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Mobile phones & learning!


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Introduction to mobile phones and learning

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Mobile phones & learning!

  1. 1. <ul><li>EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES </li></ul>Mobile phones & Learning!
  2. 2. Scope! <ul><li>In reality this is a thesis topic so this session can only be a snapshot; </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to raise awareness; </li></ul><ul><li>To begin using some more of the simple mobile phone functions in our teaching and learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Checkout what others are doing; </li></ul><ul><li>Explore what’s available on our mobile phones; </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm some possible learning activities; </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas. </li></ul>What’s planned
  4. 4. <ul><li>Let look at several innovations and applications which are available. </li></ul>What other’s are doing!
  5. 5. New York – Million Project <ul><li>Video play 1 st 2 mins </li></ul>
  6. 6. Poll everywhere! <ul><li>Poll everywhere is a polling service – free(ish) for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>How well do you know your mobile phone? Please note it costs 30c on a Vodafone prepaid to vote. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Math4mobile <ul><li>Another cool tool is math4mobile .  This site has 5 very sophisticated graphing programmes that you can download and run on most mobile phones.  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Podcasts <ul><li>It’s just a recording. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own and make them available on Blackboard! </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio books e.g. Wellington City Libraries' Downloadable Media for audio books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio NZ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>In groups of 3 or 4 people have a look at your own mobile phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of functions that the mobiles can be used for. </li></ul>Explore what’s available?
  10. 10. Combine the lists of functions
  11. 11. <ul><li>Quiz’s etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Learner created content </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes, study notes and flash cards can be transferred to mobile phones e.g. Be coming a parent </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile blogging (Utterli) – Wordsworth . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Museum audio tours, students learn about artifacts, create an authentic tool for the museum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual audio walking tours e.g. scientific species in an area, guides for visitors etc </li></ul></ul>How are mobiles being used in learning
  12. 12. <ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Key Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for using mobiles in learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider both subject students and learning group </li></ul><ul><li>Try to get at least one idea for each key competency </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Using language, symbols and text </li></ul><ul><li>Managing self </li></ul><ul><li>Relating to others </li></ul><ul><li>Participating and contributing. </li></ul>Using mobile phones in learning
  13. 13. Share ideas
  14. 14. Ideas from Year 5 students <ul><li>Special network for children? Maybe one that doesn’t cost so much? </li></ul><ul><li>Taking pictures of spelling words, check in dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to stuff on the radio in class time. </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering dates on calendars. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>PE Timer with the stopwatch. </li></ul><ul><li>Maths games. </li></ul><ul><li>Google. </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling games. </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Recording. </li></ul><ul><li>Calculators. </li></ul><ul><li>To do lists to keep projects organised. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a ring tone to get our attention in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Record interviews with people. </li></ul><ul><li>Can text to the teacher to ask a question if you don’t want to ask in front of the whole class. </li></ul>