Innovation Showcase

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Innovation Showcase

  1. 1. Rethinking How Students, Parents & Teachers Communicate Jarrod Robinson
  2. 3. Who Am I? <ul><li>Second Year PE & Outdoor Ed Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching at Boort Secondary College In North Western Vic </li></ul><ul><li>Massive Interest in incorporating technology into the curriculum to improve learning & engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Currently Blog about how to do this at http://mrrobbo.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  3. 4. Coming Up... <ul><li>Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phones </li></ul><ul><li>SMS or Short Message Service </li></ul><ul><li>MMS or Multimedia Messaging Service </li></ul>
  4. 6. Feedback
  5. 7. How to post feedback
  6. 8. &quot;One-and-one half billion people, all over the world, are walking around with powerful computers in their pockets and purses. The fact is they often don’t realize it, because they call it something else. But today’s high-end cell phones have the computing power of a mid-1990’s PC (while consuming only one one-hundredth of the energy, by the way). Even the simplest, voice-only phones have more complex and powerful chips than the 1969 on-board computer that landed a spaceship on the moon!&quot; Marc Prensky One-and-one half billion people, all over the world, are walking around with powerful computers in their pockets and purses. The fact is they often don’t realize it, because they call it something else. But today’s high-end cell phones have the computing power of a mid-1990’s PC (while consuming only one one-hundredth of the energy, by the way). Even the simplest, voice-only phones have more complex and powerful chips than the 1969 on-board computer that landed a spaceship on the moon!&quot; Marc Prensky
  7. 9. SMS . Short Messaging Service
  8. 10. Put Your Hand Up <ul><li>If you have heard of SMS </li></ul><ul><li>- Keep it up if you have sent an SMS before </li></ul><ul><li>- Keep it up if you have sent an SMS in the last 24hrs </li></ul><ul><li>- Keep it up if you have sent one in the last hour </li></ul><ul><li>- Keep it up if you have sent one in the last 15mins </li></ul><ul><li>-Keep your hand up if you are sending one right now </li></ul>
  9. 11. 1 - Who was the first person to enter space? 2 - Which two teams played off in the 2009 Superbowl earlier this year? 3- What is the largest Island in the world? 4- Name the 4 th longest river in the world? The Power Of SMS
  10. 12. <ul><li>- Signed up for a promotional mailing list at a nightclub that required a mobile number </li></ul><ul><li>- Received a weekly SMS message explaining what was happening at that Nightclub, directly to my pocket to read when I wanted </li></ul><ul><li>- Noticed that you couldn't reply to the message </li></ul><ul><li>Thought it was genius and wanted to find a way to use it with my students </li></ul>The Idea of SMS to Communicate
  11. 17. Pricing
  12. 18. How could you use it.... <ul><li>With Your Students </li></ul><ul><li>Homework reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering class content </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of camps & excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Sending of results from assessment pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Links to further information or reading </li></ul><ul><li>Spur of the moment or last minute information </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  13. 19. How could you use it.... <ul><li>With the parents </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of camps & excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Whole school reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/Teacher Night info </li></ul><ul><li>Student results </li></ul><ul><li>Canteen rosters </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  14. 20. How could you use it.... <ul><li>With your other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Yard duty timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Out of hours communication </li></ul><ul><li>Important school event reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Due dates </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  15. 22. Two Way SMS
  16. 24. Some Examples
  17. 25. SMS to communicate globally
  18. 26. Automatic SMS Reminders <ul><li>Easily use Google Calendar to send automatic SMS reminders to staff/students/parents for FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Yard Duty </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Teacher interview night </li></ul><ul><li>TV Shows </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  19. 29. MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
  20. 30. SMS Global
  21. 31. Pictures
  22. 32. Videos
  23. 33. Audio <ul><li>Use MMS to send small MP3 audio files </li></ul><ul><li>Famous speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher created podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Student notes </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  24. 34. Documents <ul><li>Send Word and PDF files via MMS </li></ul><ul><li>Unit outline </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  25. 35. Prices
  26. 36. SMS Mailing List http://tinyurl.com/ctwvda
  27. 37. What do my students think ?
  28. 38. Feedback
  29. 39. Answers
  30. 40. 1 – Who was the 1 st man in space?
  31. 42. 2 – Which two teams played off in the 2009 Superbowl?
  32. 43. Pittsburgh Steelers Arizona Cardinals
  33. 44. 3 - What is the largest island in the world?
  34. 46. 4 – Name the 4 th longest river in the world?
  35. 47. Mississippi River
  36. 48. Feedback
  37. 49. Contact Me Email [email_address] Twitter www.twitter.com/mrrobbo Website www.mrrobbo.com Blog http://mrrobbo.wordpress.com Ph – Boort Secondary College - 03 5455 2201

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