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  1. 1. Mobile Phones in Classrooms Toni Twiss NZ Ministry of Education eFellow 2008 www.tonitwiss.com/mobile
  2. 2. Quick Mobile Facts Worldwide there are 2.5 billion mobile users Over half (59%) are in developing countries In the past 12 months the number of mobile users grew by 500 million Every month in China there are 5-6 million new users 33 Billion text messages are sent each month in China alone
  3. 3. It is predicted that mobile phones are going to be the primary device to access the internet: They are cheap and you don't need to read or write to access them or the material on them Estimates are that 80-100 million Chinese mobile phone users log on to the internet via their handset every month Marc Leperrouza – as Quoted on Ewan McIntosh's edu.blogs.com
  4. 4. Cost of Mobile Internet in New Zealand <ul><li>Basic 3G phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vodafone 715 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$145 on prepay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free on a 24 month contract </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Data charges with Vodafone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Casual Daily Rate - Starts July 28th 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No monthly access fee, you just pay $1 for the day with a daily allowance of 10MB. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only pay on the days you use it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10MB allowance for the day </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. My Project <ul><li>Ministry of Ed eFellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Vodafone </li></ul><ul><li>Working with two high school classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Media Studies – You Tube, Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Junior Social Studies – Inquiry unit, Immigration maps and blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key focus: Information Literacy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Standard Phone Tools <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>SMS/MMS </li></ul><ul><li>Timer </li></ul><ul><li>Stop Watch </li></ul><ul><li>Memo generator </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement Converter </li></ul><ul><li>Currency Converter </li></ul><ul><li>World Time </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm Clock </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 Player </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul>
  8. 8. Using the Calendar <ul><li>Students organise their day </li></ul><ul><li>Memo – create a list </li></ul><ul><li>Task – set a reminder </li></ul>
  9. 9. Using the Camera <ul><li>Creative writing inspiration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 frames </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rocky shore study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MyArtSpace http://www.myartspace.org.uk/web/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documenting a process eg. science, maths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn your whiteboard in to a smartboard! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Qipit - www.qipit.com <ul><li>Take a photo of text </li></ul><ul><li>Send via email or MMS on your phone to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To forward to a friend just enter their email address in the body of the message </li></ul>
  11. 11. Using the Voice Recorder <ul><li>Creating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast – send to computers via bluetooth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record in a quiet space rather than a noisy room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send voice answers to teacher or other students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio diary or log </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather quick responses to a text or idea or topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Receiving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal music player – educational recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing ideas between groups </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Sharing Files <ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send messages within the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>QR Codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disseminate information to whole group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send weblinks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download information </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. QR Code Readers <ul><ul><li>Kaywa Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone carrier charges download rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free download - to your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>then bluetooth to phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reader.kaywa.com </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Why go on the internet on your mobile?
  15. 16. Web Browsing <ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OperaMini </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. moblogging <ul><li>Qik www.qik.com </li></ul><ul><li>Utterz www.utterz.com </li></ul><ul><li>Jott www.jott.com </li></ul>
  17. 18. Turn Your Phone into a Super Tool <ul><li>Applications you can add on to your phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics Calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equation Solver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graph2Go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map software – requires ongoing internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Interaction <ul><li>Audience Polling </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Quizzes </li></ul>

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