Using MOBILE PHONES for Language Teaching and Learning

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This presentation was created by Evan Rubin of LARC to deliver on August 25, 2012 to a group of language teachers in the Escondido Union High School District, CA

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Using MOBILE PHONES for Language Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Using MOBILE PHONES for Teaching and Learning Languages Language EVAN RUBIN MORE INFO Acquisition erubin@projects.sdsu.edu Director of Instructional Resource Twitter: @erubin Design & Technology Twitter LARC: @LARC_SDSU Center Web: larc.sdsu.edu
  2. 2. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Key Findings on MOBILE PHONES Pew Research Center, May 2011 • 83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone • Cell phones are useful for quick information retrieval (51%) • Cell phones are an important tool in emergency situations (40%) • Cell phones can help stave off boredom (42%) • Cell phones can help prevent unwanted personal interactions (13%) • 73% of Americans use their mobile phones for text messaging and picture taking REFERENCE Source: The Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project, April 26 – May 22, 2011 Spring Tracking Survey. n=2,277 adult internet users ages 18 and older, including 755 cell phone interviews. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. Attribution: Ann Marie Holtzknecht
  3. 3. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Key Findings on MOBILE PHONES Pew Research Center, May 2011 TEENS • 70% use their cells phone for entertainment when they were bored. • 64% have used their phone to quickly retrieve information they needed • Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month. REFERENCE Source: The Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project, April 26 – May 22, 2011 Spring Tracking Survey. n=2,277 adult internet users ages 18 and older, including 755 cell phone interviews. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. Attribution: Ann Marie Holtzknecht
  4. 4. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities MOBILE PHONE use by race/ethnicity Attribution: Ann Marie Holtzknecht
  5. 5. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities MOBILE PHONES around the world mbaonline.com
  6. 6. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities MOBILE PHONES and Language Teaching Standards / Pedagogy Connection Culture Comparisons Communication Communities Student Backwards Centered DesignACTFL standards describe the "what" (content) of world languages learning andform the core of standards-based instruction in the world languages classroom. http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3392
  7. 7. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities MOBILE PHONES - Learn and Practice Inside/Outside of the Classroom
  8. 8. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Anti MOBILE PHONE school policy
  9. 9. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons CommunitiesAlternative MOBILE PHONE school policy
  10. 10. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Why MOBILE PHONES for Teaching and Learning Languages? REVIEWModern / Ubiquitous Ability to Align with Learn/Practice Communication Language Teaching In/Outside of Class Tool Standards/Pedagogy
  11. 11. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities HOW MOBILE PHONES for Teaching and Learning Languages?Simple Practice InternetClassroom And EnhancementsUse Examples
  12. 12. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities SIMPLE USE • Making and receiving calls • Leaving messages • Texting • Taking pictures and videos
  13. 13. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities SIMPLE USE • Making and receiving calls • Leaving messages Homework • Texting Phone Call Reminders • Taking pictures and videos Practice Word(s) of Take a Picture The Day Bring to Class
  14. 14. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities INTERNET ENHANCEMENTS • Text Alerts • Email to Text • Text Polling • Email to Blog Post • Google Voice
  15. 15. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities TEXT ALERTS • http://alerts.4info.com/ • Many categories • http://www.nbcsandiego.com/mobile/alerts/ • San Diego News • http://proxy.espn.go.com/mobile/alerts/signup • Sports • http://www.weather.com/mobile/textmessaging.html • Weather LA Lakers 101 San Diego Weather Miami Heat 92 Sunny and Warm
  16. 16. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities EMAIL to TEXT INSTRUCTIONS 1. Open your email program. Enter the 10 digit cellular 4. Send 2. Service phone number of the person you want to text. Provider (includes area code) 1. Phone # 2. Add the service provider of the person you are texting after the phone number: AT&T- "@txt.att.net” Verizon - "@vtext.com” Sprint - "@messaging.sprintpcs.com” 3. Text Message T-Mobile- "@tmomail.net” For other carriers: Google the company to find its ending 3. Compose your message. Keep it to 160 characters or less. 4. Send.Word of the Day, Activity, Reminders, Schedule Changes, Emergency, Connect, Communication, Life Skills
  17. 17. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Text Polling http://www.polleverywhere.com INSTRUCTIONS 1. Standard texting rates only (worst case US $0.20) 2. We have no access to your phone number 3. Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
  18. 18. Poll: What is going to happen next?http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choi ce_polls/LTE1NjgzMzYyMzU
  19. 19. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Text Polling Example INSTRUCTIONS 1. Watch the video Full Video 2. Answer the poll questions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4Q_N6J4xQ
  20. 20. Poll: How does this video represent why someone should learn another language http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choi ce_polls/LTE1NjgzMzYyMzUPoll: How does this video represent why someon...
  21. 21. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Email to Blog Post INSTRUCTIONS 1. Smart Phones Only 2. If you do not have a Smart Phone find a partner 3. Take a picture of something in the room (not a person) 4. Email the picture to (below) 5. Write a few words describing the picture evanrubin79.ltpd@blogger.com http://languageteacherpd.blogspot.com/Class photo / video blog, Individual Blog, Project Blog, Share, Comment, Connect, Culture
  22. 22. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Google Voice INSTRUCTIONS 1. Go to https://www.google.com/voice 2. Create and account / Log in 3. Go to settings 1. Call (619) 800-8162 2. Listen to the message 4. Connect to a phone 3. Leave a voice mail 5. Create a voicemail message 6. Give out your new number Call and leave a message, oral test, pronunciation, export mp3, feedback
  23. 23. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities More MOBILE PHONE Activities • Question of the day • Chats • Citizenship interview • ESL: EL Civics Calling a Doctor • CNA: Homework reminder/Schedule conflicts/Clinical Support • Dictation questions for Citizenship test • Personal Stories with pictures • Weekly questions related to material covered in class • Team response/Team test Attribution: Ann Marie Holtzknecht
  24. 24. Communication Culture Connection Comparisons Communities Using MOBILE PHONES for Teaching and Learning Languages Questions Comments Ideas Language EVAN RUBIN MORE INFO Acquisition erubin@projects.sdsu.edu Director of Instructional Resource Twitter: @erubin Design & Technology Twitter LARC: @LARC_SDSU Center Web: larc.sdsu.edu

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