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Making Teaching & Learning Mobile

  1. 1. Making Teaching & Learning Mobile<br />Michael M. Grant, PhD<br />Midsouth Technology Conference |December 8, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Michael M. Grant<br />The University of Memphis<br />@michaelmgrant<br /><br />
  3. 3. Tweeting?<br />Please use #MSTC10.<br />@michaelmgrant<br />
  4. 4.<br />Download the slides & resources from here.<br />
  5. 5. Using QR Codes<br />
  6. 6. QR codes every day<br />
  7. 7. QR codes every day<br />
  8. 8. To scan, you need a QR code reader.<br />Android<br />iOS<br />Not one of these? Check your app store/online for a reader for your phone. BB, I’m told, has one built into the system. <br />
  9. 9. No smartphone? Try<br />
  10. 10. To create, you need a QR code generator.<br />URLShorteners<br />Sites<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  11. 11. In<br />
  12. 12. In<br />
  13. 13., &<br />options for encoding, sizes & output<br />
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  15. 15., &<br />options for encoding, sizes & output<br />
  16. 16. Fantastic ideas for QR codes.<br /><br />from Tom Barrett & Paul Simbeck-Hampson<br />
  17. 17. Collecting Student Responses & Artifacts in Posterous<br />
  18. 18. Posterous. Dead simple sharing.<br />
  19. 19. Make a statement (text, photo, video) about mobile teaching & learning. <br />Put your name in the Subject Line.<br />SMS<br />Send a text to xxx-xxx-xxxx<br />MMS<br />Send an email to<br />Email<br />Send an email to<br />
  20. 20. Normal.<br />Email post in with<br />Posterous recognizes the address & posts it to your site.<br />Other email addresses can be added as contributors. Posterous will recognize these addresses then post automatically.<br />Ways to post in Posterous.<br />
  21. 21. Normal.<br />A singlecellphone number can be entered to post.<br />SMS to 41411<br />Format: POST Message.<br />Posterous does not accept MMS. (It will accept MMS with an email.)<br />Ways to post in Posterous.<br />
  22. 22. Allowing others to post without adding emails.<br />Under Settings >> Commenting & Posting<br />Set to “Anyone can post, I will moderate.” <br />Ways to post in Posterous.<br />
  23. 23. Allowing others to post without adding emails.<br />Under Settings >> Commenting & Posting<br />Set to “Anyone can post, I will moderate.”<br />Others can email to<br />Others can MMS to<br />Ways to post in Posterous.<br />
  24. 24. Bypassing Posterous' Limit to One Cell Number<br />Directions at<br />Note: Google Voice does not support MMS. <br />Ways to post in Posterous.<br />Posterous<br />Google Voice<br />Gmail<br />
  25. 25. “Anyone can post.”<br />I don’t recommend keeping this setting 24/7.<br />Just for security & piece of mind.<br />Consider a private site.<br />I have not tried these posting options with a private site. Please let me know what works.<br />Consider a Posterous site as an add-on.<br />Recommendations<br />
  26. 26. Deploying Mobile Learningwith MOBL21<br />
  27. 27. 2 ways to use.<br />Students<br />Teachers<br /><ul><li>Download app to mobile device.
  28. 28. Log in with email & content code.
  29. 29. Create content online for students.
  30. 30. Push content to students.</li></li></ul><li>Which platforms are supported?<br />Right now.<br />Coming.<br /><ul><li>iPhone
  31. 31. iPod Touch
  32. 32. Desktop with Adobe AIR
  33. 33. Android & Blackberry
  34. 34. iPad</li></li></ul><li>Use the “For Workshop Only” cards to log in.<br />
  35. 35. MOBL21 is a lot like a mobile CMS.<br />
  36. 36. Content is organized hierarchically.<br />
  37. 37. Another way to think about it.<br />Categories >>> Chapters<br />Stacks >>> Lessons<br />Content >>> Pieces of a lesson<br />
  38. 38. Groups are made up of users.<br />For differentiation, put users in different groups.<br />Categories are pushed to groups under Share.<br />
  39. 39. Media.<br />Audio/video: 20 MB max<br />All images must be uploaded.<br />No streaming. No embedding.<br />gif, jpg, jpeg, png, m4v, mp4, mov, aac, aiff, mp3<br />Content.<br />Only 1 study guide per Stack.<br />There are limits.<br />
  40. 40. Begin with learning in mind.<br />Be selective on what goes mobile.<br />Determine which lessons would benefit from mobile/more access.<br />Begin with the learner in mind.<br />Which learners would benefit from increased access to content (e.g., practice, additional content)?<br />Think pedagogically.<br />
  41. 41. Remember your mobile toolbox.<br />This doesn’t have to be the only mobile tool you employ. Consider others we’ve touched on today, as well as combining with other social media.<br />Think pedagogically.<br />
  42. 42.<br />Download the slides & resources from here.<br />@michaelmgrant<br />
  43. 43. Michael M. Grant 2010<br />