Cell Phone Tricks and Treats - DEN Fall Virtual Conference


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  • Today we are going to look at where we were, where we are and where we are going when it comes to technology in the classroom as well some of the tricks and treats that can be used in the classroom using cell phones.
    As we begin we need to come to the realization that EVERYONE is going mobile and schools are no different
    Schools however have a number of challenges in front of the them when it comes to staying up with the technology advancements, and we will take a look at some of thos challenges today.
    Finally we will take a look at some of the tools that are available and can be used in the classroom that will further increase student participation and improve the students “success”
  • Today we are going to look at where we were, where we are and where we are going when it comes to technology in the classroom.
    As we begin we need to come to the realization that EVERYONE is going mobile and schools are no different
    Schools however have a number of challenges in front of the them when it comes to staying up with the technology advancements, and we will take a look at some of thos challenges today.
    Finally we will take a look at some of the tools that are available and can be used in the classroom that will further increase student participation and improve the students “success”
    When we look at how technology has evolved 10 years ago the technology was centered around computer labs and library systems and due to the newness of wireless technologies, schools didn’t have the knowledge or funding to introduce mobile technology except in smaller initiatives.
    5 years later, the technology became more of a standard, teacher laptops were introduced as a focused 1 to 1 initiative. Additionally, older desktops in laps were distributed to the classrooms and replaced with wireless computer labs. These COWS provided students improved access to technology and provided schools with more classroom space to keep the student teacher ratio acceptable.
    Over the last 2 years, we have seen the COWS go through a remodel in the form of tablets and smaller mobile devices. Laptops that were once in the COW are not replacing the bulky classroom desktops and being distributed to students in one to one initiatives.
  • With the move to Mobile Technologies, has uncovered a number of challenges schools are facing.
    Availability and cost – Technology is more available now than it has been, but the challenge is centered more around a BYOD initiative. Not all students have access to a mobile device and providing mobile devices is not always an option for schools with limited funding.
    Curriculum – Introducing the mobile technology tools into the classroom curriculum has not been adapted to state and federal education standards. As a result, curriculum specialist and teachers are focusing their attention on tools that are directly related.
    Technical Support – Schools and District IT Support teams are so focused on CIPA compliancy and data resource availability, that supporting mobile devices outside the infrastructure becomes a major challenge. BYOD initiatives are met with security scrutiny and managing cell phone or tablet technology from both a hardware and network standpoint puts Support teams in a difficult position to maintain the devices and protect them from online attacks and physical loss or damage.
    When you look at all of these factors administrators, directors and principals are very hesitant to consider these types of new initiatives. Adjusting the AUP also become a challenge because school technology usage procedures can be different based on the focus areas of the schools (vocational, magnet/ focused arts, technology programs, etc)
  • Share research data not to convince to use cell phones but to arm you with data to inform stakeholders and admins to revise AUPs to allow cell phones to be used as instructional tools in the classroom
  • Cell Phone Tricks and Treats - DEN Fall Virtual Conference

    1. 1. Cell Phone Tricks and Kim Caise, NBCT, Treats M.Ed. kcaise@gmail.com
    2. 2. Cell Phone Tricks and Where we were. Treats Where we are . Where we are going. Everyone is going mobile. Schools have moved as well Challenges of going mobile in the classroom. How do we move forward The Toolbox A look at some of the online resources kcaise@gmail.com
    3. 3. Mobile device trends School distribution of technology devices kcaise@gmail.com
    4. 4. Challenges of Going Mobile Availability Cost Curriculum Technical Support Administrative Resistance kcaise@gmail.com
    5. 5. How are students using cell phones? •65% use social networks •55% share photos •30% share personal creations •26% post comments on sites and blogs •15% have personal websites •15% are constant remixers •14% blog
    6. 6. They also use cell phones to… •Seek validation (Am I Pretty?) •Show off •Damage reputation •Post damaging pictures •Bully/threaten/Harass •Pull pranks
    7. 7. Research Results •The proportions of textisms that kids used in their sentence translations was positively linked to verbal reasoning; the more textspeak kids used, the higher their test scores. •The younger the age at which the kids had received mobile phones, the better their ability to read words and identify patterns of sound in speech. - Presentation by Liz Kolb http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/14 kcaise@gmail.com
    8. 8. Acceptable Use Policy The Good, the bad, and the ugly • Be certain that your campus/district’s AUP allows for the use of mobile device including cell phones. • If not, let these ideas and lessons open the doors and serve as models lessons for your principal, district officials, IT personnel, etc. • Be BRAVE and an advocate for your students when necessary and possible! kcaise@gmail.com
    9. 9. We know advantage of stringent AUPs and other they have them… Businesses are taking administrative resistance kcaise@gmail.com
    10. 10. Why Bother? The fear of introducing new technologies • These tools are very simple to use and can jazz up lessons and your students enthusiasm and motivation. • Instead of the “old standard” of paper and pencil, you can do the same thing with a mobile device. • Instead of tuning out let’s make students tune IN, by using cell phones and tablets to engage the students with a new way to deliver content in an exciting way. kcaise@gmail.com
    11. 11. We know about these… Some of the more popular sites • Many schools are active participants. • School District IT departments block these sites. • Most infected web sites on the Internet. • Many sites are blocked thinking the district is complying with CIPA. kcaise@gmail.com
    12. 12. QR Codes • Scan or generate codes associated with any URL • Showcase student work, announce campus events, or share classroom/school newsletters • I-nigma for qr code http://www.i-nigma.com • Microsoft tags http://gettag.com/mobi
    13. 13. QR Stuff
    14. 14. What do Mobile Devices Look Like In the Classroom? Get out your phones… Time to Play and Discover some Tricks and Treats! kcaise@gmail.com
    15. 15. Mentimeter.com • Multiple choice options only • Class polling option • Immediate responses • No limit of responses • Generates a QR code for each poll • Free!
    16. 16. Do you use polling in your classroom with students? A. Yes, sure do! B. No, not yet! C. What is polling? 1. http://vot.rs 2. Enter code 79 38 69 3. Select your answer. https://www.mentimeter.com /p/48e2189afd38
    17. 17. audioBoo •Record, save and share audio files •Accessible on many mobile devices •Free account is limited to 3 minutes per Boo •Follow and subscribe to other audioBoo-ers’ channels •Link your Boo to many online platforms kcaise@gmail.com
    18. 18. Thinglink •Add music, video clips, sound clips, text, etc. to different points on an image •Share images via facebook, blogs, or other social media sites •Follow channels and tell stories with your images •Store an unlimited number of images with a teacher account •Students need an email address and there are some limitations to several students editing the same image kcaise@gmail.com
    19. 19. Evernote •Use any type of device including web browsers to access Evernote •Store notes and search notes using keywords •Store pictures, documents, emails, etc. and send/share to your Evernote account via an Evernote email address •There is so much more to explore using Evernote including apps from the ‘trunk’ for free to enhance using Evernote kcaise@gmail.com
    20. 20. Dropbox •Save any type of file (documents, images, video) •Share files or folders and access from cell phones •Upload and download items at will •Create class folders and share and post to the class folders •Free to use! •(Right now Glide is offering 50GB of space) kcaise@gmail.com
    21. 21. BuzzMob • App is about connecting with others • Educationally great for connecting on a field trip or field experience • Activity where everyone is spread out helps guide someone to you if lost • Turn off Mob when not using app or out in field
    22. 22. Cel.ly • Group texting that is secure and private • You can poll your groups with no member limit • No downloads, free and students can take notes and quickly send to a group • Join groups based on topics, hashtags, keywords, etc.
    23. 23. Remind101.com • Group messaging system • Phone numbers are kept private • Join group using a code after calling phone number • Send messages from teacher only
    24. 24. Animoto • Create musical slideshows using uploaded photos from a computer or cell phone. • Videos can be viewed on a cell phone. • Teachers’ account can create unlimited videos, no time limit and download the videos for offline use for free • Add your own images demonstrating how to solve a problem or narrate how to find ‘X’. Example: http://animoto.com/play/E0NE4RAspiJ1dkVVOKQA0Q
    25. 25. Socrative • Runs on tablets, smartphones and computers • Teachers login and select an activity • Students login and interact with the content • Import and share quizzes with other teachers • Limited to 50 users per activity
    26. 26. Infuse Learning • Assessment tool that allows you to poll the class and seek responses that are open ended text answers • Some language translation is available on questions • Students are able to draw responses to quiz questions • Compatible with iOS, Android and desktop and laptop computers
    27. 27. Voicethread • Free personal account or $79/year or $15/month for 50 student accounts • Comment using computer microphone, cell phone or typed text • Take and upload images using cell phone of a math process • Example: https://ed.voicethread.com/share/4660162/
    28. 28. Fake Creators • Fake Facebook Page Creator 1- http://thewallmachine.com/ • Fake Facebook Page Creator 2 http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page • Fake Facebook Conversation Creator http://fakebookquotes.appspot.com/ • Fake iPhone Text Conversation http://www.fakeiphonetext.com • Fake Tweet Builder - http://faketweetbuilder.com
    29. 29. •DEN Student Board Builder • • • • Access from most mobile devices Students login and create a Student Board with images, videos, text or clip art as directed by the teacher. Themes and decorative items can be used to personalize content used Assignment created in Teacher Center dashboard
    30. 30. Google Lit Trips/ Geocaching • Google Earth, Trip It, History Pin, or Mapquest to tell a story locating places on a map featured in story • Variety of map apps for all types of mobile devices to tell story and indicate route featured in a novel study or historical event • Use GPS feature to locate geocaches or describe locations featured on a map
    31. 31. Aurasma • Layer items called ‘auras’ and link them using the Aurasma app • The app is also used to view the the auras and may be used with Android or iOS devices • Link videos, webpages, images to an image by placing a marker on an image and viewing the ‘aura’ created with the Aurasma app • Sounds complex but is easy to create!
    32. 32. Aurasma
    33. 33. Aurasma
    34. 34. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward
    35. 35. Contact Information • E-mail: kcaise@gmail.com • Blog: http://www.kimcaise.com • Livebinder: http://tinyurl.com/cellphoneskcaise