© 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
Backchannel
 “a live chat that accompanies a
         live presentation”

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   Password: gtarocks



Classroom Uses
         •Group Notetaking
         •Link Sharing
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         Password: gtarocks



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 A person who watches the backchannel and
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 Moderator
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Vicki
Davis
Teacher
Blogger
Cell Phone General Manager
Cell Phone Concerns

                    Cost?
                    Do Students Have Them?
                    Misuse an...
© 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
Survey Your Students

                 1.     How many of you have a cell phone that will?
                            Ma...
Survey Your Students

                 1.     How much does it cost you to:
                         Make a phone call (p...
Survey Your Students

                 1.     How much does it cost you to:
                         Access the Internet ...
Survey Yourself

                 1.     For this assignment, how much will they:
                            Talk (in mi...
Survey Yourself

                        Consider the Freebies
                        (the items that have NO COST and if...
Cell Phone Use Analysis Spreadsheet
                                                                                      ...
Cell Phone Use Analysis Spreadsheet
                                                                                      ...
Please view data chart
                                                                                             For nu...
ZONE OF COST
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                                          PERMISSIO...
ZONE OF
                  OPTIMAL
                    USE
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POINT OF PERFECTION


                                                                                              Where ...
Cell Phone Use Analysis Spreadsheet
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Cell phone using voice recorder, photography,
                    Video offline (with deact cell phones avail)


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Cell phone using voice recorder, photography,
                    Video offline (with deact cell phones avail)


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Cell phone using voice recorder, photography,
                    Video offline (with deact cell phones avail)


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Cell phone using voice recorder, photography,
                    Video offline (with deact cell phones avail)


         ...
Cell phone using voice recorder, photography,
                    Video offline (with deact cell phones avail)


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Using US National Averages

                 1.     Using cell phones with permission from parents
                       ...
Using US National Averages

                 1.     Using Cell phone airtime (making calls) and Cell
                     ...
Bottom Line

                 1.    Survey your students
                 2.    Survey yourself and your plans
           ...
Suggestion

                    Teach students by letting them make a Google
                     form to take the survey...
Questions?




© 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3...
Resources for This

                  http://celled.wikispaces.com

                  Diigo List

                     ...
Permissions and Legalities

                    Disclaimer: This presentation is not a substitute for
                   ...
Parental Permission

                    Cost
                        How much will it cost?
                        Ho...
Driving While Texting

                    60% of Teens Drive
                     while Texting (DWD)

                 ...
Driving While Texting

                    60% of Teens Drive
                     while Texting (DWD)

                 ...
Driving While Texting

                    Employees, students, and all persons affiliated with
                     the ...
Know about Sexting

                    39 percent of teens are sending or posting sexually
                     suggesti...
Where cell phones (and cameras) should
  not be allowed




   http://www.textually.org/picturephoning/archives/cat_privac...
Signs in the bathroom, locker rooms
                       No cell phones , audio, or picture
                         rec...
Signs in the handbook – Picture policy
                    Students, faculty, and parents are
                     not all...
Let’s Go Exploring

                  Hint: used tabbed browsing

                  http://celled.wikispaces.com




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Cellular telephone workshop given at NECC 2009 in Washington DC by Vicki Davis, classroom teacher and former General Manager for a cellular telephone market.

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  1. 1. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  2. 2. Backchannel “a live chat that accompanies a live presentation” http://tinyurl.com/flatconference Password: coolcat
  3. 3. http://tinyurl.com/3bk8xh Password: gtarocks Classroom Uses •Group Notetaking •Link Sharing •Quick Quiz •Archivable Record •Involvement of quieter students
  4. 4. http://tinyurl.com/3bk8xh Password: gtarocks Google Jockey A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.
  5. 5. http://tinyurl.com/3bk8xh Password: gtarocks Backchannel Moderator
  6. 6. Our Backchannel Today http://tinyurl.com/4qfwsj http://tinyurl.com/3bk8xh Password: gtarocks
  7. 7. Vicki Davis
  8. 8. Teacher
  9. 9. Blogger
  10. 10. Cell Phone General Manager
  11. 11. Cell Phone Concerns  Cost?  Do Students Have Them?  Misuse and Distraction?  Take away from time on content? © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  12. 12. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  13. 13. Survey Your Students 1. How many of you have a cell phone that will?  Make phone calls (assumed 100%)  Send Text Messages  Take Pictures  Take Videos  Send Picture messages  Send Video Messages  Access the Internet © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  14. 14. Survey Your Students 1. How much does it cost you to:  Make a phone call (per minute) Monthly access rate for airtime + Cost for minutes you went over Number of airtime minutes  Send a text message (per message) Monthly access rate for messages+ Cost for messages you went over Number of messages  Send picture messages (per message)  Send Video Message (per message) Note: Video and pics are often same as cost of text message, use same formula © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  15. 15. Survey Your Students 1. How much does it cost you to:  Access the Internet (per megabyte) Monthly access rate data + Cost for megabytes you went over Total number of megabytes used © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  16. 16. Survey Yourself 1. For this assignment, how much will they:  Talk (in minutes) Long Distance (where to, and in minutes)  Text (in messages – received AND sent)  Take Pictures (note this is at NO cost, if you are not sending them on the Internet)  Download or Upload (Note that free apps for a phone may not cost anything but do have a download size that the student will have to PAY for.) © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  17. 17. Survey Yourself Consider the Freebies (the items that have NO COST and if you have a box of deactivated cell phones with these features, you can do them.)  Audio Recording on Cell phone that doesn’t require a phone call  Take pictures (not sent as a message)  Record Video (not sent as a message) © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  18. 18. Cell Phone Use Analysis Spreadsheet Cost Per Assignment % Technology (CPA) in US Dollars Availability Cell phone (voice) Cell phone (text message) Cell phone (picture messaging) Cell phone (digital recorder - offline, old cell phones in use) Cell phone (Taking a picture - offline) Cell phone (taking video - offline) Data Access Fill this in with YOUR DATA. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  19. 19. Cell Phone Use Analysis Spreadsheet Cost Per Assignment % Technology (CPA) in US Dollars Availability Cell phone (voice) 3.02 80.00% Cell phone (text message) 0.20 59.20% Cell phone (picture messaging) 0.20 77.04% Cell phone (digital recorder - offline, old cell phones in use) 0 100% Cell phone (Taking a picture - offline) 0 100% Cell phone (taking video - offline) 0 100% Data Access 3.98 51% NOTE: This is sample data - Teachers should survey THEIR students to determine the CPA and percentage of students who have the technology available. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  20. 20. Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  21. 21. ZONE OF COST PROHIBITION WITHOUT PERMISSION Once assignments start costing more than $1 per assignment and IF I am going to make it an ongoing assignment, I get specific permission for this, otherwise, the blanket permission I use at the beginning of the Please view data chart year covers the use. For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  22. 22. ZONE OF OPTIMAL USE Still requires permission, but a safe bet. Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  23. 23. POINT OF PERFECTION Where zero cost and 100% accessibility (still MUST ask permission if kids using personal cell phones) Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  24. 24. Cell Phone Use Analysis Spreadsheet Cost Per Assignment % Technology (CPA) in US Dollars Availability Cell phone (voice) 3.02 80.00% Cell phone (text message) 0.20 59.20% Cell phone (picture messaging) 0.20 77.04% Cell phone (digital recorder - offline, old cell phones in use) 0 100% Cell phone (Taking a picture - offline) 0 100% Cell phone (taking video - offline) 0 100% Data Access 3.98 51% NOTE: This is sample data - Teachers should survey THEIR students to determine the CPA and percentage of students who have the technology available. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  25. 25. Cell phone using voice recorder, photography, Video offline (with deact cell phones avail) Cell phone (MMS - picture Cell phone (voice) messaging) Cell phone data Cell phone (SMS - text access (accessing messaging) the Internet) Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  26. 26. Cell phone using voice recorder, photography, Video offline (with deact cell phones avail) Cell phone (MMS - picture Cell phone (voice) messaging) Cell phone data Cell phone (SMS - text access (accessing messaging) the Internet) Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  27. 27. Cell phone using voice recorder, photography, Video offline (with deact cell phones avail) Cell phone (MMS - picture Cell phone (voice) messaging) Cell phone data Cell phone (SMS - text access (accessing messaging) the Internet) Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  28. 28. Cell phone using voice recorder, photography, Video offline (with deact cell phones avail) Cell phone (MMS - picture Cell phone (voice) messaging) Cell phone data Cell phone (SMS - text access (accessing messaging) the Internet) Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  29. 29. Cell phone using voice recorder, photography, Video offline (with deact cell phones avail) Cell phone (MMS - picture Cell phone (voice) messaging) Cell phone data Cell phone (SMS - text access (accessing messaging) the Internet) Please view data chart For number sources. You should calculate the CPA Based on prices in your area (or a survey) And percentage of students having On actual surveys of your students. (CPA) In US Dollars © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, CoolCoolTeacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cat Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  30. 30. Using US National Averages 1. Using cell phones with permission from parents and WITH a box of deactivated or old cell phones with these features, audio recordings, photography, and videos are the biggest WIN! 2. Using cell phones with permission and acknowledgement of costs – SMS and Picture and Video Messaging COULD be great uses © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  31. 31. Using US National Averages 1. Using Cell phone airtime (making calls) and Cell phones to access the Internet or download (data)could incur a significant cost for parents if used frequently and you may want to consider asking specific permission for that assignment, however this may change. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  32. 32. Bottom Line 1. Survey your students 2. Survey yourself and your plans 3. Calculate your zone of optimal use © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  33. 33. Suggestion  Teach students by letting them make a Google form to take the survey  Google docs to plot the data (note, I had to take the plot and pull into PowerPoint to type headings AND had problems with the NEW excel properly doing a scatter plot)  Concepts taught: basic math calculations; spreadsheets; x,y coordinates; charting © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  34. 34. Questions? © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  35. 35. Resources for This  http://celled.wikispaces.com  Diigo List  http://www.diigo.com/list/coolcatteacher/ce  Twitter hashtag: #celled © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  36. 36. Permissions and Legalities  Disclaimer: This presentation is not a substitute for personalized advice from a knowledgeable lawyer. You are asked to consult your lawyer or appropriate entity at your school or district about policies discussed in this presentation. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  37. 37. Parental Permission  Cost  How much will it cost?  How often will it be done?  What can they expect?  If your child goes over, it is their responsibility.  You will provide alternatives upon request with advance notice. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  38. 38. Driving While Texting  60% of Teens Drive while Texting (DWD)  http://www.livescience.com/health/090521-dwt.html © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  39. 39. Driving While Texting  60% of Teens Drive while Texting (DWD)  http://www.livescience.com/health/090521-dwt.html © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  40. 40. Driving While Texting  Employees, students, and all persons affiliated with the school are prohibited from using any portable computing devices for work-related matters while driving. We are concerned for your safety and for the safety of other drivers and pedestrians, and texting, checking messages, going online, or otherwise using a portable computing device while driving can lead to accidents.  If you must send or read a school related message while driving, you must wait until you can pull over safely and stop the car before doing so. If a person affiliated with the school accesses any schools services while driving, the school cannot be held responsible. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  41. 41. Know about Sexting  39 percent of teens are sending or posting sexually suggestive messages, and  48 percent reported receiving such messages; http://www.tdtnews.com/story/2009/06/21/58743 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  42. 42. Where cell phones (and cameras) should not be allowed http://www.textually.org/picturephoning/archives/cat_privacy_concerns.htm?p=3 © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  43. 43. Signs in the bathroom, locker rooms No cell phones , audio, or picture recording devices are allowed in bathrooms, changing areas, or lockerooms of this school at any time. If you use a cell phone or recording device in these areas, it will be confiscated. If you are found to have used such a device in these areas, it is considered a major disciplinary offense. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  44. 44. Signs in the handbook – Picture policy Students, faculty, and parents are not allowed to take photographs without the knowledge of those who are being photographed. If you do not want your child photographed at public events, or class parties, you must notify the teacher in advance so proper placement can be made. © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0
  45. 45. Let’s Go Exploring  Hint: used tabbed browsing  http://celled.wikispaces.com © 2009, Victoria A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Share Alike 3.0

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