Banning or Embracing of Mobile Technology


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  • Definition: describes the trend of new information technology to emerge first in the consumer market and then spread into business organizations, resulting in the convergence of the IT and consumer industries. Tech savvy employees moving into a global workforce, at the same time personal devices and mobile data networks increasingly accessible, affordable and easy to use. Add social networking such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter become apart of the business tools. The office extends to the hotel, homes, conferences centers, airports, etc.
  • – complete banning of the cell phones Complete banning of usage during school Use during lunch and between classes
  • – no cell phone cell phones banded – cell phones in the classroom
  • –Soloway Http:// – george engel While districts try to find additional funding for technology integration in the classroom, students are walking into the room with devices that are capable of providing a technology rich experience that is guided by the curriculum in the district. Ubiquitous computing ( ubicomp ) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. In the course of ordinary activities, someone "using" ubiquitous computing engages many computational devices and systems simultaneously, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so.
  • Jason- 19 year old college freshman, woke Friday morning to download this week’s US History podcast to his iPod the got in his car and listened to his professor’s test review session. Before exiting his car, he receives a text on his smartphone from classmate and student partner. Person had questions and wanted to meet in the library before the test. By the time he got to library his friend had their laptop open and was looking at the review notes and needed the answer for question 3. Then Jason IM the professor, then the professor replied for them to call him. Professor then told them to look in the western Expansion, to find the answer for question 3. They hang up and review the section of notes to find the answer.
  • Senior John Cram pulled out his phone during a lab experiment in his material science class this fall. He wanted to measure the porosity of a cupcake. Using the cell phone camera, he took a picture, emailed to himself and imported into Photoshop where he could precisely measure each air pocket to calculate the cupcake porosity.
  • “ What we ask on our tests when students come in with Google in their pockets? Will they be better questions than we ask today?”
  • Marc Prensky “ Digital natives are raised in a ubiquitous technology environment that they twitch-speed, multitask, random access, graphics first, active, connected, fun, fantasy, quick payoff world of video games, MTV and the Internet”.
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  • Boise, ID: Ultimately the technology helped his prior year’s classes “achieve some of the highest Idaho State Achievement Test Scores in the state: 100 in reading , 95 in math and 95 in language arts. North Port, Fla: help increase the reading fluency of students involved with intensive reading classes. Listening to audio books.
  • St Mary’s City (Ohio) School District – Dave Janosz at Northern Valley Regional High School “When you think of the options it might open up…it would be silly not to thee the discussion”. Watkins Glen video 1:24 – 4:35
  • Additional advantages: enhanced student-centered learning, support differentiated of student learning needs and personalized learning Facilitate collaboration through synchronous and asynchoronous communication
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  • Banning or Embracing of Mobile Technology

    1. 1. PETE & C CONFERENCE 2012 BANNING OR EMBRACING MOBILE DEVICES? Presented by: Sandi Paul Director of Technology Sayreville Public Schools February 14, 2012 Twitter: @spaul6414
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Increase in the use of mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Disruptive and inappropriate use of mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Banning </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t beat them join them </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing </li></ul><ul><li>An instructional tool </li></ul><ul><li>District and School policies </li></ul>
    3. 3. Usage <ul><li>The numbers showed that cell phone users are significantly more likely to use their phones to take pictures (66 percent to now 76 percent), send or receive text messages (65 percent to now 72 percent), play games (27 percent to now 35 percent), send or receive e-mail (25 percent to now 34 percent), access the Internet (25 percent to now 38 percent), and record video (19 percent to now 34 percent). Pew Internet Report </li></ul>
    4. 4. Increase in student ownership <ul><li>Estimate 83% of 17 year olds across the country have a cell phone today by an April Pew Internet and American Life Project. </li></ul><ul><li>Among high school students 75%. </li></ul><ul><li>Among 12 year olds 58% up from 18% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>42% of teenagers said they could text message blindfolded. </li></ul><ul><li>57% of Smartphone users and 29% of regular cell phone users said they carry their cell phone because it is how they stay connected to their &quot;world&quot;. </li></ul>
    5. 5. We are sold! <ul><li>Dec 2011, Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads. </li></ul><ul><li>As of March 2011, Apple sold over 60 million iPod touchs. </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 2011, 73.5 million iPhones sold. </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 2011, Amazon reported they sold over 1 million devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Nov 2011, Tablet devices including Samsung, HP, Motorola, Acer, HTC, etc. 1.2 million sold. </li></ul><ul><li>IDC reports in Nov 2011, by the Q3 115 million smartphones were sold. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Consumerization <ul><li>New technologies emerge in the consumer market </li></ul><ul><li>The increase of consumer devices with the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Lines between work and personal life begin to blur </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: increase productivity, business agility, higher rates of talent retention, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile worker and definition of “the office” has changed. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Trend Micro –Report, Consumerization of IT </li></ul>
    7. 7. Consumerization Facts <ul><li>56% of users prefer personal devices because easier to use, more convenient and allow users to mix personal and work. </li></ul><ul><li>US – 75%, Japan 36%, Germany around 59%. </li></ul><ul><li>Most consumerized industries Education 80%, Health Care 69%, Business Services 67%. </li></ul><ul><li>31% of mobile devices connected to a corporate network are owned by the employees 66% are laptops, 25% smartphones, 9% tablets. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Wikipedia – Consumerization Facts </li></ul>
    8. 8. Abuse <ul><li>Contact illegal parties outside of school. </li></ul><ul><li>Disruption in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating on assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Recording of teachers and other students </li></ul><ul><li>Used for gang communication </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up drug deals in a school </li></ul><ul><li>Calling a bomb scare </li></ul>
    9. 9. Banning <ul><li>Saranac Lake School Bans Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Only during before, lunch and after school </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee Public Schools Ban Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>House Bill 363 in Pa to ban use of beepers, celll phones, and portable deice that record, play audio or video material from school grounds. </li></ul><ul><li>The trend at most New Zealand schools is to ban mobile phones from the classroom and global studies show that New Zealand is not alone in this stance Mark Prensky (USA, 2004) and Mike Sharples (UK, 2005). </li></ul>
    10. 10. Inappropriate usage <ul><li>Phones disrupting the classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Constant texting in the class </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating on tests/exams </li></ul><ul><li>Sexting issues in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul>
    11. 11. Can’t beat them, join them <ul><li>Blended learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous Technology/Computing </li></ul>
    12. 12. College Student Scenerio
    13. 13. High School Scenerio
    14. 14. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) <ul><li>The recently released National broadband plan made recommendations to the FCC to improve education in the US by supporting and promoting online learning through the expansion of broadband technology. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Digital Content <ul><li>President Obama challenges schools to embrace digital textbooks in 5 years (Huffington post 2/1/12) </li></ul><ul><li>Apple announces e-Textbooks (Wired News 1/19/12) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational apps </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 apps for education </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Flipped Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Global Collaboration </li></ul>
    16. 16. David Warlick
    17. 17. Marc Prenskey
    18. 18. Embracing <ul><li>Response Units - Polling </li></ul><ul><li>Back Channeling Wiffitti </li></ul><ul><li>Research/Information </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Oovo </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Texting, Yes Texting!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul>
    19. 19. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.
    20. 20. Apps <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Global Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Texting, texting, texting !!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Recording audio/video - podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational tool-calendar, calculator, etc. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Cases of cell phones use as an instructional tool <ul><li>K12 Cell Phones as Learning Tools – Liz Kolb </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of using a cell phone in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Newcombe’s Blog on Mobile Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Principal’s opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Neilsen – The Innovative Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Scheninger – New Milford High School Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Bello – </li></ul><ul><li>Used in science to archive field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Blended learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom </li></ul>
    22. 22. Cases of iPads use as an instructional tool <ul><li>Weston Middle School iPads a Success </li></ul><ul><li>Forreston, Ill seeing success with iPads </li></ul><ul><li>Shorewoord iPad program a Success </li></ul><ul><li>iPads changing learning culture in Colorado schools </li></ul><ul><li>iPads used for Differentiated Instruction in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>iPads for Special Education </li></ul><ul><li>Monroe Township High School provides iPads to all HS students </li></ul>
    23. 23. Pilot Programs – MLearning <ul><li>Toms River, New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Valley, Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Clarkstown Central Schools, New York </li></ul><ul><li>St. Mary’s City (Ohio) School District </li></ul><ul><li>Southgate Community Schools, Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Watkins Glen Middle School, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Katy Independent School District, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Notre Dane High School, Sheffield, England </li></ul>
    24. 24. Reasons for mobile devices in schools by Vickie Davis <ul><li>Save money </li></ul><ul><li>Students stay organized </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching students how to be digitally responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Safety for students </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Faster information retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>No strain on network or on IT </li></ul><ul><li>Model for effective change and innovation </li></ul>
    25. 25. Policies <ul><li>Meigs Magnet School </li></ul><ul><li>Logan City School District </li></ul><ul><li>Crafting a workable cell phone policy </li></ul><ul><li>St. Mary’s City Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Pagers and Cell Phones on School Property </li></ul>
    26. 26. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.
    27. 27. Policies <ul><li>Involved in Acceptable Use/Responsible Use Policy development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. YOU DECIDE!!!
    29. 29. References <ul><li>Davis, Vickie. Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools. (March, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Neilsen, Lisa. The Innovative Educators: 6 ways to Strengthen the Home-School Connection – (August 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Richards, Rebekah. Pros of Cell Phones in Schools-Benefits of Phones for Students: (April, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Deubel, Patricia. Mobile Devices: Facing Challenges and Opportunities for Learning: (March, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Abel, David. On iPod use, schools are calling the tune-Some hail benefits of such devices: (September 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard and Sprint Team up to bring mobile learning to students at no additional costs to schools. (March 2010) </li></ul>
    30. 30. References <ul><li>Malone, Tara and Black, Lisa. Cell phones increasingly a class act – after years of bans, many schools are allowing the devices to be used as academic tools. (October, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Nobile, Jeremy. Stow third grade to try out mobile learning devices. (October 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Twiss, Toni. Mobile Phones in Classroom-Education Review Article (August, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Corbeil, Joseph and Corbeil, Maria. Are you ready for mobile learning? Frequent use of mobile devices does not mean that students or instructors are ready for mobile learning and teaching. ( </li></ul><ul><li>Quillen, Ian.: Schools Open Doors to Students’ Mobile Devices- More schools are doing an about-face as they change policies to allow the use of student-owned mobile devices in class. (October, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Alex, Patrick. Cell phone ban in school doesn’t stop teens form texting in class. (October 2010) </li></ul>
    31. 31. Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @spaul6414 </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Work Phone: 732-316-2819 Cell: 908-433-7076 </li></ul>