10 ways to use cell phones in learning


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10 ways to use cell phones in learning

  1. 1. My Cell phone just became my data collection tool! 10 Engaging Ideas for Cell Phones in Learning presentation at Eastern Michigan University February 15th, 2008 Liz Kolb [email_address] http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/
  2. 2. Would you use cell phones for learning activities in your classroom? http://www. polleverywhere .com/polls/LTUwMTk5OTU5Mw If your answer is… YES Send to: 41411 In Message: CAST 1032 NO Send to: 41411 In Message: CAST 1033 Maybe Send to: 41411 In Message: CAST 1035
  3. 3. 10 ways cell phones become learning tools <ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Projects, radio broadcasts, interviewing, debates, conference call recording </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CPS-Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell phones become the clicker for the interactive whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note-taking/Organization tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync with web-based calendars, write a blog, jott notes to yourself or for a group project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instant Photoblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile citizen journalism! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photosharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant post artifacts as images to private or public webspace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instant Videoblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More mobile citizen journalism! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Instant Location Blogging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send pictures and descriptions to Map locations to an interactive online map. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Text Message Alert Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create “Alert” words that people can text message to get more information on a topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recording Conference Calls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference with people all over the world and get a record of the conference. Mock debates and mock conventions as homework assignments. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10. CPS--Polls/Surveys </li></ul>
  5. 5. The What ifs…
  6. 6. What if I need a smart phone to do some projects You can do all of these projects with a basic cell phone! Which over 80% of all 12-18 year old students already own!
  7. 7. What if my students do not have a cell phone? <ul><li>Landlines work with many projects. </li></ul><ul><li>All projects are web-based so they could use the Internet instead of a cell phone. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also use one cell phone with the entire class for many of the projects. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What if my school does not allow cell phones on campus? <ul><li>All of these projects can be done for homework, on a field trip, or over spring break! </li></ul><ul><li>No need to bring cell phones into the school in order to use them as learning tools! </li></ul>
  9. 9. What if it costs money to do some of these projects? <ul><li>All of these resources are 100% free! </li></ul><ul><li>For a couple resources, text messaging charges may apply to students who do not have unlimited text messaging (although many seem to have unlimited text messaging). </li></ul><ul><li>For most resources it is a basic phone call. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What if I have students with special needs such as visually impaired, dyslexic, delayed motor skills, or hearing impaired? <ul><li>For VI students: Many of these projects are universal or inclusive activities since they rely on voice and speech rather than visual skills or kinesthetic. </li></ul><ul><li>For Hearing Impaired students: Cell phones can be function with Speech to Text translation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Projects!
  12. 12. #1 Podcasting <ul><li>http://www.gabcast.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dial: 1-800-749-0632 </li></ul><ul><li>Channel number: 11764 </li></ul><ul><li>Channel password: 504 </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me why you would or would not use a cell phone in school learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Hit the # sign </li></ul><ul><li>Hang up! </li></ul>
  13. 13. #1 Podcasting Projects <ul><li>Elementary School 3rd-5th graders </li></ul><ul><li>Radio theater </li></ul><ul><li>http://stjosephschooltrenton.com/blog/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. #1 Podcasting Projects <ul><li>Middle School 6th-7th Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Author Study </li></ul><ul><li>http://541sparkes. blogspot .com/2007/07/author- blog -6.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. #1 Podcasting Projects <ul><li>Elementary School 3rd Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Slam </li></ul><ul><li>http://edu6260mrsparsons.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. #1 Podcasting Projects <ul><li>High School Science </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry Questions (start of unit) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// mrsleeswebblog . blogspot .com/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. #1 Podcasting Projects <ul><li>High School History </li></ul><ul><li>1980’s Audioblog Memoirs </li></ul><ul><li>http://80saudio.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. #2 Brainstorming http://wiffiti.com What is the most important issue to you, in the 2008 presidential election? Send to: 25622 Message: @KOLB07 put your issue http://www. wiffiti .com/e/5DDgz1
  19. 19. #2 Brainstorming Project <ul><li>Middle School Science </li></ul><ul><li>“ What do you know about elements, compounds, and mixtures?” </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiffiti.com/screen/?id=eb633c3a-5c10-4f91-805c-7eb986e68934 </li></ul>
  20. 20. #3 Note taking and Organization <ul><li>http://jott.com </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-5688-123 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who do you want to jott” </li></ul>
  21. 21. #3 Note taking and Organization Example <ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Call Jott </li></ul><ul><li>Say “google” </li></ul><ul><li>Say “date and then event” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/calendar/render?pli=1&gsessionid=M0qGrJP47cw </li></ul>
  22. 22. #4 Photoblogging <ul><li>Take a Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Send it to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>You will receive a message with your URL of your blog! </li></ul>
  23. 23. #4 Photoblogging Project <ul><li>My Art Space </li></ul><ul><li>Send/share images from museum field trips </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myartspace.org.uk/web/index.php </li></ul>
  24. 24. #5 PhotoSharing <ul><li>http://flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Take a picture </li></ul><ul><li>Send it to: [email_address] </li></ul>
  25. 25. #5 Photosharing Project <ul><li>Clean Up New York! Citizen Activism </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.peoples311.com/ </li></ul>
  26. 26. #6 Location Blogging <ul><li>http://flagr.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ Where were you born?” </li></ul><ul><li>Send name of location to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Message: [email_address] , Michigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. flagr .com/maps/3506 </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. #6 Location Blogging Project <ul><li>Murmer Project </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Histories </li></ul><ul><li>http://murmurtoronto.ca/ </li></ul>
  28. 28. #7 Video Blogging <ul><li>http://eyespot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Send videos from cell too post directly on blog. </li></ul>
  29. 29. #7 Video Blogging Project <ul><li>Mobile Citizen Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Choose or Lose Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1576844/20071219/id_0.jhtml </li></ul>
  30. 30. #8 Text Message Alerts! <ul><li>Text gomobile to 41411 </li></ul><ul><li>Send to: 41411 </li></ul><ul><li>Message: gomobile </li></ul>
  31. 31. #8 Text Message Projects <ul><li>Twittories ( http://twitter.com ) (Also use Jott + Twitter to speak stories) </li></ul><ul><li>http://twittories.wikispaces.com/Twittory+1+registration </li></ul>
  32. 32. #8 Text Message Projects <ul><li>Homework Help! </li></ul><ul><li>http://reactee.com/shirt/order/?rtprdk=6585 </li></ul>
  33. 33. #8 Text Message Projects <ul><li>Get Political! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.barackobama.com/mobilev2/ </li></ul>
  34. 34. #9 Phone Conferencing and Recording <ul><li>http://TalkShoe.com </li></ul><ul><li>Give me your feedback on this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Number: (724) 444-7444 </li></ul><ul><li>Call ID: 35968 </li></ul><ul><li>Join the conference </li></ul>
  35. 35. #10 Polling/Surveys http://www.polleverywhere.com/polls/LTE4NDMxNTUwNQ
  36. 36. #10 Polling/Surveys <ul><li>http://polleverywhere.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.polleverywhere.com/polls/LTUwMTk5OTU5Mw </li></ul>