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Mobile Phones in Education

  1. 1. Mobile Phones in Education Jennifer Coleman LIS 5260
  2. 2. Using your mobile phone, please find the following….. <ul><li>1. the general form of a quadratic equation </li></ul><ul><li>2. the chemical properties of chlorine </li></ul><ul><li>3. an image of the Battle of the Bulge </li></ul><ul><li>4. a map of Missouri’s congressional districts </li></ul><ul><li>5. the sheet music for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Data <ul><ul><li>For every baby born, 30 Android phones are activated. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Google CEO Eric Schmidt – 2011 Mobile World Congress) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet-capable mobile devices will outnumber PCs by the year 2013 . </li></ul><ul><li>(Gartner Research) </li></ul>
  4. 4. More Data <ul><li>According to a 2008 study by CTIA and Harris Interactive, 1 in 5 teenagers carry mobile devices. (and that was 3 years ago!) </li></ul><ul><li>In research conducted by PEW Internet & American Life Project, “the mobile device will be the world’s primary connection tool to the internet in 2020”. </li></ul>Photo Attribution:
  5. 5. How are schools responding to this new technology?
  6. 6. How are students responding to the restrictions? <ul><li>65% of cell-owning teens at schools that completely ban phones bring their phones to school every day . </li></ul><ul><li>58% of cell-owning teens at schools that ban phones have sent a text message during class . </li></ul><ul><li>43% of all teens who take their phones to school say they text in class at least once a day or more. </li></ul> In a survey conducted by PEW Internet and American Live Project in 2010:
  7. 7. Do cell phones have a place in education? <ul><li>What have you or someone you know done to incorporate cell phones into the classroom or library setting? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>How can we work together across the curriculum to incorporate this technology into our school so that we can help prepare our students for their future? </li></ul>Image Attribution: http:// /
  9. 9. Some Possibilities! <ul><li>eBooks and textbooks online </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Research </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Math Formulas </li></ul><ul><li>Taking/ </li></ul><ul><li>Editing Photos </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Possibilities! <ul><li>GPS and Mapping Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Group Questions/Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard Access </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting and </li></ul><ul><li>Geocasting </li></ul>
  11. 11. Twitter Discussions <ul><li>Dr. Monica Rankin, History Professor at UT Dallas, started the “Twitter Experiment” with her students to encourage more discussion and participation. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Overall, I think the twitter experiment was successful primarily because it encouraged students to engage who otherwise would not.” Dr. Rankin </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Using their phones, students can watch videos like these that support the learning environment… </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube Video Uploaded by xplanevisualthinking on Sep 14, 2009 </li></ul>If video does not play, follow this link:
  13. 13. Some Helpful Applications <ul><li>MathFormulary - This application contains most of the math formulas that students would use in high school or college. </li></ul><ul><li>Algeo - A graphing calculator application for the smart phone. </li></ul><ul><li>gFlash - This application can help students create flash cards for studying on their phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Stanza - This application is at the top of the free ebook applications list. </li></ul><ul><li>Star Walk – helps students identify constellations </li></ul><ul><li>Sight Read Music Quiz 4 Piano – helps students practice reading music </li></ul>
  14. 14. More Helpful Applications <ul><li>iStudiezPro – Helps students stay organized. </li></ul><ul><li>Evernote - take notes, photos, create voice recordings and more with this app. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabcast - This easy to use podcasting tool would be great for student projects. </li></ul><ul><li>World Lens – Language translator using the phone’s camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Molecules – lets students view and manipulate 3D images. </li></ul><ul><li>eClicker – teachers can get instant feedback from students! </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – for class discussions. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Disadvantages <ul><li>Few options in teacher control. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all students will have access. </li></ul><ul><li>Districts tend to move slowly with new technology. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Advantages <ul><li>Mobile devices are less expensive than laptop or desktop computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping students to prepare for future technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile devices are easier to support than laptop or desktop computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Student engagement level has the potential to be very high. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Resources <ul><li>Pew Internet and American Life Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Johnson, L., Adams, S., and Haywood, K., (2011). The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition . Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. </li></ul><ul><li>Rankin, Monica. Some general comments on the “Twitter Experiment” . http :// </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube Video: </li></ul><ul><li>Zwang, Jenna. &quot;10 of the best apps for education | Mobile and Handheld Technologies |; eSchool News, School Technology News and Resources for Today's K-12 and Higher-Ed Educators . N.p., n.d. Web. 10 July 2011. <>. </li></ul>