NJPSA/FEA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2011 MOBILE LEARNING - CELL PHONES AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICE Presented by: Sandi Paul Dir...
Agenda <ul><li>Increase in student cell phone ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Type of cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Disruptive...
Usage <ul><li>The numbers showed that cell phone users are significantly more likely to use their phones to take pictures ...
Increase in student ownership <ul><li>Estimate 83% of 17 year olds across the country have a cell phone today by an April ...
David Warlick
Types of cell phones <ul><li>iPhones/Apple </li></ul><ul><li>Google/Android/Droid devices </li></ul><ul><li>RIM devices (B...
Inappropriate usage  <ul><li>Phones disrupting the classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Constant texting in the class <...
Abuse <ul><li>Contact illegal parties outside of school. </li></ul><ul><li>Recording of teachers and other students </li><...
Banning  <ul><li>Saranac Lake School Bans Cell Phones  </li></ul><ul><li>  Only during before, lunch and after school </li...
Appropriate Usage – Group Discussion <ul><li>Why do you have a cell phone? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul></u...
Work versus Personal Cell Phone Usage <ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Productivity tools <ul><li>Personal and professional productivity tools </li></ul><ul><li>Professional ethics in education...
Blogs on cell phones in school <ul><li>Lisa Neilsen – The Innovative Educator  - Let Students Use Cell Phones to Learn </l...
Can’t beat them, join them <ul><li>Blended learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. </li></ul><ul><l...
College Student Scenerio
High School Scenerio
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) <ul><li>The recently released National broadband plan made recommendations to the F...
Marc Prenskey
Embracing  <ul><li>Response Units - Polling Everywhere.com </li></ul><ul><li>Back Channeling - Backchannel  is the practic...
Articles <ul><li>Business Week- Get Cell Phones into Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Msnbc.com –  Some Schools rethink bans on c...
 
Most used apps <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Texting, texting, texting !!!!!!! </...
Student apps
Teacher apps
Administrator apps Classroom WalkThroughs/Observations eg. Ecove, Teachscape, TPS Class, etc. Grades eg. PowerTeacher, Tea...
Cases of cell phones use as an instructional tool <ul><li>K12 Cell Phones as Learning Tools  – Liz Kolb </li></ul><ul><li>...
Cases of cell phones use as an instructional tool <ul><li>In AP Calculus in George Engels classroom- used outside of the c...
New possibilities <ul><li>MLDs – Mobile Learning Devices – GoKnow.com </li></ul><ul><li>Project K-Nect – Qualcomm  </li></...
Pilot Programs – MLearning  <ul><li>Toms River, New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Valley Regional High School in Old T...
Reasons for cell phones in schools by  Vickie Davis <ul><li>Save money </li></ul><ul><li>Students stay organized </li></ul...
MOBILE DEVICE USAGE IN SCHOOLS <ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible 1 to...
Policies <ul><li>Meigs Magnet School  </li></ul><ul><li>Logan City School District </li></ul><ul><li>Crafting a workable c...
 
Policies <ul><li>Involved in cell phone policy development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admini...
<ul><ul><li>Eschool News Article: Schools still conflicted about Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Web 2.0 as a F...
EXAMPLES OF AUPS <ul><ul><li>St. Elizabeth's AUP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bellingham Public School AUP-unacceptable beha...
<ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Gl...
YOU DECIDE!!!
References <ul><li>Davis, Vickie.  Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools.  http://colcatteache...
References <ul><li>Malone, Tara and Black, Lisa. Cell phones increasingly a class act – after years of bans, many schools ...
Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Information:  </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @spaul6414...
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  1. 1. NJPSA/FEA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2011 MOBILE LEARNING - CELL PHONES AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICE Presented by: Sandi Paul Director of Technology Sayreville Public Schools October 12, 2011 Twitter: @spaul6414
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Increase in student cell phone ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Type of cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Disruptive and inappropriate use of cell phone </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. David Warlick
  6. 6. Types of cell phones <ul><li>iPhones/Apple </li></ul><ul><li>Google/Android/Droid devices </li></ul><ul><li>RIM devices (Blackberry) </li></ul>
  7. 7. 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>
  8. 8. Abuse <ul><li>Contact illegal parties outside of school. </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. Appropriate Usage – Group Discussion <ul><li>Why do you have a cell phone? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Work versus Personal Cell Phone Usage <ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Productivity tools <ul><li>Personal and professional productivity tools </li></ul><ul><li>Professional ethics in education </li></ul><ul><li>Technology in school administrative role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Blogs on cell phones in school <ul><li>Lisa Neilsen – The Innovative Educator - Let Students Use Cell Phones to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Ten reasons why cell phone should be allowed in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Vickie Davis – Cool CatTeacher </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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>
  15. 15. College Student Scenerio
  16. 16. High School Scenerio
  17. 17. 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>
  18. 18. Marc Prenskey
  19. 19. Embracing <ul><li>Response Units - Polling Everywhere.com </li></ul><ul><li>Back Channeling - Backchannel is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks. Wiffitti </li></ul><ul><li>Research/Information </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Texting, Yes Texting!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Apps for productivity </li></ul>
  20. 20. Articles <ul><li>Business Week- Get Cell Phones into Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Msnbc.com – Some Schools rethink bans on cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>NY Times – Going Mobile: Debating and using Cellphones in School </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg Times – Some Tampa Bay high schools allow cell phones to be used in class </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Tribune – 10/9/11 – High School Open Doors to Cell Phone use. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Most used apps <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Texting, texting, texting !!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Research </li></ul><ul><li>Recording audio/video - podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational tool-calendar, calculator, etc. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Student apps
  23. 24. Teacher apps
  24. 25. Administrator apps Classroom WalkThroughs/Observations eg. Ecove, Teachscape, TPS Class, etc. Grades eg. PowerTeacher, Teacher Pal, Grades TS Lite, etc. New York Administrative Code – Law code Lynden Student Finder, PrinciPalm- PowerSchool Information System, Archarina –SIS, Checklist, &Planner-Tasks, Documents To Go, Pages, Google Doc, Google Translate, etc. ParentLink – Mobile,
  25. 26. 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>Math Dude videos for algebra – Montgomery Public Schools, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Students in North Port, Fla. </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd graders at Echo Hills Elementary School – web applications </li></ul><ul><li>6 th graders in Boise, ID </li></ul>
  26. 27. Cases of cell phones use as an instructional tool <ul><li>In AP Calculus in George Engels classroom- used outside of the classroom </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 – eduTeacher.net </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>
  27. 28. New possibilities <ul><li>MLDs – Mobile Learning Devices – GoKnow.com </li></ul><ul><li>Project K-Nect – Qualcomm </li></ul><ul><li>Turning Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBoard Mobile Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbook </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil Technologies </li></ul>
  28. 29. 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>
  29. 30. Reasons for cell phones 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>
  30. 31. MOBILE DEVICE USAGE IN SCHOOLS <ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible 1 to 1 initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper usage of cell phones/mobile devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used before classes, during lunch and after school </li></ul></ul>
  31. 32. 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>
  32. 34. Policies <ul><li>Involved in cell phone 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>
  33. 35. <ul><ul><li>Eschool News Article: Schools still conflicted about Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Web 2.0 as a Force for Transforming Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  AUPs in a Web 2.0 world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Executive Director of American Association of School Administrators opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Ed Week: Schools opening doors to student mobile devices </li></ul></ul>Articles/Research of Web 2.0 & mobile devices
  34. 36. EXAMPLES OF AUPS <ul><ul><li>St. Elizabeth's AUP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bellingham Public School AUP-unacceptable behavior in a generic manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Littleton Public School District and Broward County Public Schools - student committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dysert School District - includes microblogging, mobile devices, social networking and staff websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duxbury Public Schools - contains language specific to Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warwick School District - contains a policy on cyberbullying and related matters </li></ul></ul>
  35. 37. <ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Global collaboration and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying (HIB guidelines) </li></ul>Acceptable Use Policy - Suggestions
  36. 38. YOU DECIDE!!!
  37. 39. References <ul><li>Davis, Vickie. Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools. http://colcatteacher.blogspot.com/2009/03/making-case-for-cell-phones-in-schools.html (March, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Neilsen, Lisa. The Innovative Educators: 6 ways to Strengthen the Home-School Connection – http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/08/6-ways-to-use-cell-phones-to-strenghten-home-school-connection.html (August 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Richards, Rebekah. Pros of Cell Phones in Schools-Benefits of Phones for Students: http://www.suite101.com/content/pros-of-cell-phones-in-school---benefits-of-phones-for-students.html (April, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Deubel, Patricia. Mobile Devices: Facing Challenges and Opportunities for Learning: http://thejournal.com/Articles/2009/03/19/Mobile-Devices-Facing-Challenges-and-Opprotunites-For-Learning.html (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. http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100322005998/en (March 2010) </li></ul>
  38. 40. 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>
  39. 41. Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @spaul6414 </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://sspaul.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Work Phone: 732-316-2819 P.Cell: 201-602-5041 </li></ul>

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