Cell Phones as Instructional Tools in the Math Classroom - CAMT 2013


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This presentation varies a bit from the others for the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teachers (CAMT) 2013.

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Cell Phones as Instructional Tools in the Math Classroom - CAMT 2013

  1. 1. Kim Caise, NBCT, M.Ed. CAMT 2013 Cell Phones as Instructional Tools in the Math Classroom Math Classroom
  2. 2. Acceptable User Policy (AUP) • 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!
  3. 3. Why Bother? • These may be simple tools but these tools can jazz up lessons and really motivate students. • Instead of doing something with paper/pencil you can do the same thing with a cell phone and one of the web tools or cell phone apps. • Students tune out and we need them to tune in - cell phones can help engage then with the content in a new, meaningful way.
  4. 4. What does ‘using a cell phones as an instructional tool’ in the classroom look like? phones as an instructional tool’ in the classroom look like?
  5. 5. Tumblr • P
  6. 6. @LocaModa • Sign up for an account at http://wiffiti.locomoda.com • text to 87884 • start your message with @loca81751 • type your response • http://wiffiti.locamoda.com/boards/9610 http://wiffiti.locamoda.com/
  7. 7. http://wiffiti.locamoda.com/boards/9610Example of responses
  8. 8. ipadio.com • Call in and create blog posts using a cell phone to create phonecasts or word problem explanations • Cross post to Blogger or other blogging platforms • Great for foreign language students!
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Dropbox • Save all kinds of files • Share individual 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)
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Mentimeter.com • Multiple choice options only • Class polling option • Immediate responses • No limit of responses • Generates a QR code for each poll • Free!
  14. 14. Do you use polling in your classroom with students? 1. http://vot.rs 2. Enter code 79 38 69 3. Select your answer. A. Yes, sure do! B. No, not able to do. C. No, not yet! D. What is polling? https://www.mentimeter.com/p/48e2189afd38
  15. 15. Example of responses
  16. 16. Qik.com • Instant video recording and sharing • Easy to upload and share videos live or post for others to view later • Have students orally explain how to solve for X, word problem, equation or algorithm • Set up account and start recording!
  17. 17. 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. • CAMT 2013 members feel free to join the Cell using the info on the phone above (I created after the July 10th session)
  18. 18. Remind101.com • Group messaging system • Phone numbers are kept private • Join group using a code after calling phone number • CAMT members feel free to join the Remind101 so we can experience these tools together
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Infuse Learning • Assessment tool that allows you to poll the class and seek responses that are open ended text answers • Translation is available on questions • Students are able to draw responses to quiz questions • May be used on iOS, Android and desktop/laptop computers
  22. 22. 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/
  23. 23. Fake Creators Fake Facebook Page Creator 1 - http://myfakewall.com/ Fake Facebook Page Creator 2 - http://thewallmachine.com/ Fake Facebook Page Creator 3 - http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page Fake Facebook Page Creator 4 - http://faux-fil.es/ Fake Facebook Status Creator - http://www.fakebookstatus.com/ Fake Facebook Conversation Creator - http://fakebookquotes.appspot.com/ Fake iPhone Text Conversation - http://www.fakeiphonetext.com Fake Tweet Builder - http://faketweetbuilder.com  
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. QR Stuff
  26. 26. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward
  27. 27. • Email: kcaise@gmail.com • Blog: http://kimcaise.com • Website: https://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=364 Contact Information
  28. 28. Images • http://freedigitalphotos.net • http://freemake.com