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Cell Phones in Education : Cell Phones in Education Kim Wesson ED 598 Final Project Spring 2010 Do you know what today’s smart phones can really do? : Do you know what today’s smart phones can really do? Kim Wesson Today’s smart phones are actually small, handheld computing devices. : Today’s smart phones are actually small, handheld computing devices. One of these is really……. one of these. Kim Wesson This doesn’t work now, either. : This doesn’t work now, either. “You’re kidding.” Kim Wesson “Sarah won’t patch us through?” Do you know her? : Do you know her? These days are gone. Can this teacher reach this student? : Can this teacher reach this student? Basically, anything you can do with a computer, you can do with a phone….and then some. : Basically, anything you can do with a computer, you can do with a phone….and then some. Kim Wesson Today’s cell phones are more powerful than the computers used to send the first astronauts to the moon. : Today’s cell phones are more powerful than the computers used to send the first astronauts to the moon. This …………is more powerful than this. Kim Wesson Digital natives, students who have always lived with technology, know all about smart phones. : Digital natives, students who have always lived with technology, know all about smart phones. Kim Wesson Kim Wesson And today’s digital natives use them continually, everywhere except school. : And today’s digital natives use them continually, everywhere except school. Kim Wesson Kim Wesson Smart phones have many uses beside talking….outside of school, that is. : Smart phones have many uses beside talking….outside of school, that is. Kim Wesson Kim Wesson Using a computer to go online is now as simple as picking up a smart phone : Using a computer to go online is now as simple as picking up a smart phone How do your students use the internet? Kim Wesson Cell phones are portable, take-anywhere computers. : Cell phones are portable, take-anywhere computers. They have an ever-expanding number of applications and uses. Kim Wesson The average worker uses this technology daily. In education, it’s discouraged. : The average worker uses this technology daily. In education, it’s discouraged. Smart phones are just another tool in the workplace, except for the classroom. Kim Wesson We keep making rules against cell phones in school. : We keep making rules against cell phones in school. However, the use of cell phones among students continues to increase, not decrease; projected sales of smart phones in the year 2012 is expected to be 70.3 million, and that figure would not include those already on the market. Kim Wesson These rules against cell phone use in school do not appear to be working. : These rules against cell phone use in school do not appear to be working. Kim Wesson Aren’t we really reinforcing the message that this is to be used as a form of recreation? : Aren’t we really reinforcing the message that this is to be used as a form of recreation? Is this preparation for the real world? Kim Wesson “The use of cell phones, particularly smart phones, continues to explode, yet the incorporation of these phones into the school curriculum is generally discouraged.” : “The use of cell phones, particularly smart phones, continues to explode, yet the incorporation of these phones into the school curriculum is generally discouraged.” Kim Wesson Students are already on the informational technology highway. : Students are already on the informational technology highway. But are they in the correct lane? Are they headed in the right direction? Kim Wesson How many students have this? : How many students have this? Kim Wesson How many students have cell phones with smart phone technology stashed in their backpacks? : How many students have cell phones with smart phone technology stashed in their backpacks? Kim Wesson That’s really more like an unused, privately funded computer lab contained in backpacks. : That’s really more like an unused, privately funded computer lab contained in backpacks. How many computer labs does your school have? What does one cost? How many would you like? Kim Wesson In the real world, technology is not packed away. It’s everywhere. : In the real world, technology is not packed away. It’s everywhere. You can’t get away from it. It’s all over. Kim Wesson Studies show that the greatest obstacle to incorporating the use of smart phones into classroom use despite well-researched educational implications for cell phones, is simply teacher resistance to change. (“Cell phones make headway in education,” 2008). : Studies show that the greatest obstacle to incorporating the use of smart phones into classroom use despite well-researched educational implications for cell phones, is simply teacher resistance to change. (“Cell phones make headway in education,” 2008). Things have changed. Kim Wesson “The curriculum in U.S. schools today traces its roots to the 19th century. In 1892, at Harvard College the Committee of Ten promulgated a curriculum that American schools needed to enact in order to prepare students to attend Harvard College. You don’t need 21st century computing technologies to teach a 19th century curriculum.” (Norris et al., 2009 ). : “The curriculum in U.S. schools today traces its roots to the 19th century. In 1892, at Harvard College the Committee of Ten promulgated a curriculum that American schools needed to enact in order to prepare students to attend Harvard College. You don’t need 21st century computing technologies to teach a 19th century curriculum.” (Norris et al., 2009 ). Kim Wesson The problem with this pedagogical philosophy is that it does not prepare 21st century learners; it prepares 19th century learners : The problem with this pedagogical philosophy is that it does not prepare 21st century learners; it prepares 19th century learners Kim Wesson We are preparing students to work in the future, not the past. : We are preparing students to work in the future, not the past. Things that worked then do not work now. Kim Wesson Why not use smart phones in schools in acceptable ways? : Why not use smart phones in schools in acceptable ways? “As cell phones have become more sophisticated and equipped with an ever-growing number of applications, their usefulness for all purposes has increased, including seldom –utilized educational purposes.” Kim Wesson Kim Wesson Did you just say IN SCHOOLS??? : Did you just say IN SCHOOLS??? It sounded like you said something about cell phones-But I know I didn’t hear THAT!!! Kim Wesson DID YOU SAY CELL PHONES IN A SCHOOL?? : DID YOU SAY CELL PHONES IN A SCHOOL?? Kim Wesson They can already do this. : They can already do this. Kim Wesson They need to learn to function here….. : They need to learn to function here….. Kim Wesson by using this. : by using this. Kim Wesson The business world rushed to integrate technology into corporate life to increase productivity. : The business world rushed to integrate technology into corporate life to increase productivity. Smart phones are just one more tool used to share data and use information to remain competitive. Kim Wesson The business world could not function without the use of cell phones and smart phone technology on a daily basis. : The business world could not function without the use of cell phones and smart phone technology on a daily basis. Kim Wesson Kim Wesson Kim Wesson Kim Wesson The “real world” requires employees to know how to use hand-held smart phones to increase productivity. : The “real world” requires employees to know how to use hand-held smart phones to increase productivity. Today’s work environment utilizes technology on every level to conduct daily business. Shouldn’t our schools prepare students to do this? Kim Wesson Today’s hand-held technology allows us to multi-task. : Today’s hand-held technology allows us to multi-task. In almost every other environment except education, this is capitalized upon to increase productivity. Kim Wesson It doesn’t have to be like this. : It doesn’t have to be like this. Unless that’s all they know to do. Kim Wesson This was posted to National Public Radio today 4/20/2010: : This was posted to National Public Radio today 4/20/2010: Kristin Murphy/Deseret News via AP Teen Texting Soars; Will Social Skills Suffer? ()   The number of teenagers who say they text-message daily has shot up to 54 percent from 38 percent in just the past 18 months, a new report finds. The typical American teenager sends 50 texts a day. Teachers worry the texting trend will hurt their students' interpersonal communication skills How many in this photo from today’s news are smart phones? : How many in this photo from today’s news are smart phones? This was NPR, 4/20/2010 Why don’t we try teaching- : Why don’t we try teaching- Less of this……….….and more of this? Kim Wesson Smart phones and hand held computing devices are used to increase productivity in most fields of endeavor. : Smart phones and hand held computing devices are used to increase productivity in most fields of endeavor. Why do we avoid capitalizing on this asset in the educational environment? Kim Wesson You mean like MAKE US USE THEM?? IN SCHOOL???? : You mean like MAKE US USE THEM?? IN SCHOOL???? Kim Wesson BRING MY CELL PHONE TO CLASS? : BRING MY CELL PHONE TO CLASS? YOU MEAN TO DO MY WORK? Kim Wesson Just let me load this here SIDEARM. : Just let me load this here SIDEARM. NOW DID YOU SAY CELL PHONES? Kim Wesson * Students can use them ..To stay organized; remember assignments, test dates and homework; : * Students can use them ..To stay organized; remember assignments, test dates and homework; Cell phones can be used as a day planner by using the calendar and voice recording features to replace the day planner that many special education teachers provide to students at taxpayer expense to use .(Nebraska State Department of Education, 2010). Kim Wesson to replace regular and graphing calculators; : to replace regular and graphing calculators; Kim Wesson To use Microsoft Word; : To use Microsoft Word; To create, edit, transport or share Microsoft Word Documents; Kim Wesson For discussion forums……. : For discussion forums……. Kim Wesson Kim Wesson To make, play or share educational games……. : To make, play or share educational games……. Games AND cell phones, in the same sentence? They really get excited about this. Kim Wesson To create or show Power Points; : To create or show Power Points; Students can create and display Power Points using smart phones equipped with Microsoft software; Kim Wesson To put homework on a phone; : To put homework on a phone; Kim Wesson To use as a whiteboard archive; : To use as a whiteboard archive; Kim Wesson * to conduct research; : * to conduct research; Kim Wesson Kim Wesson * to send and receive emails; : * to send and receive emails; Kim Wesson Kim Wesson Consult with experts in topics of study from other geographic areas; : Consult with experts in topics of study from other geographic areas; Kim Wesson Kim Wesson “You mean talk about school stuff instead of texting my buddies and making crank calls? That sounds like work.” : “You mean talk about school stuff instead of texting my buddies and making crank calls? That sounds like work.” “And store documents? How will we have enough storage memory to store those pictures of that yard we rolled?” Kim Wesson Listen to teacher or student created podcasts; : Listen to teacher or student created podcasts; Kim Wesson Kim Wesson Teachers underutilize their own smart phones for educational purposes. : Teachers underutilize their own smart phones for educational purposes. Which one do you need to be to prepare tomorrow’s workforce? Kim Wesson You can make podcasts…. : You can make podcasts…. Make announcements…..reminders….test notes……easily outside of school. Kim Wesson Use phones To create a call in, talk radio program…… : Use phones To create a call in, talk radio program…… BlogTalkRadio:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Using an ordinary telephone and computer, hosts can create free, live, call-in talk shows with unlimited participants that are automatically archived. You can also use a simplified version of this tool to create a simple podcast and audio file with RSS feed, use http://cinch.blogtalkradio.com/ Kim Wesson Have students listen to educational podcasts with a cell phone….at home or school : Have students listen to educational podcasts with a cell phone….at home or school Podlinez: http://podlinez.com/Podlinez allows you to listen to podcasts via cell phone or landline. Students and parents can create and listen to podcasts (no need for Internet access). You can just type in an RSS feed for a podcast and get an instant phone number.Ex: http://www.podlinez.net/details.php?number=8013493832 (Museum of Modern Art)If your classroom creates a space for regular podcasts, you can then create a feed and number so that your students, parents, or school community can listen to your broadcasts through their phones. Kim Wesson “MY teachers never did that stuff, and I turned out ok.” : “MY teachers never did that stuff, and I turned out ok.” Kim Wesson My teacher never did that and I learnt just fine. : My teacher never did that and I learnt just fine. Will this be your former student in a few years? HAVE STUDENTS MAKE AND TAKE A POLL : HAVE STUDENTS MAKE AND TAKE A POLL Poll Everywhere(http://www.polleverywhere.com/) is text message voting application.People vote by sending text messages to options displayed on-screen. Teachers can use this to replace “clicker” activities in the classroom to engage students interactively and Poll Everywhere can be used for polling or brainstorming activities outside of class. Can share your poll as a link or embed it into a blog or website. Kim Wesson Poll Everywhere, YOU MEAN ASK THEM WHAT THEY THINK about what we have studied? OR VOTE? : Poll Everywhere, YOU MEAN ASK THEM WHAT THEY THINK about what we have studied? OR VOTE? Kim Wesson THAT IS DEFINITELY A DANGEROUS IDEA. : THAT IS DEFINITELY A DANGEROUS IDEA. You’re not from around these parts now are you? You get out that phone and I’m gonna have to take you in. Kim Wesson Create a Voice Thread : Create a Voice Thread VoiceThread(http://voicethread.com/)A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). . Kim Wesson Creating voice threads, continued. : Creating voice threads, continued. Voicethread Examples in Educationhttp://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/Best+PracticesThis wiki collects examples of Voicethreads used in the classroom and includes a slideshow with a collection of several outstanding examples from a variety of grade levels and subject areas. Kim Wesson MAKE A voice WHAT???? : MAKE A voice WHAT???? Kim Wesson Cell Phone Cameras : Cell Phone Cameras Picture on the Fly Challengehttp://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009/04/picture-on-fly-challenge.htmlLiz created a Picture on the Fly challenge so her blog readers could experiment with using cell cameras to capture and share images related to a specific prompt. See the results (http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009/04/picture-on-fly-challenge-results.html) of her “Progress? or Progress!” prompt which was sent via text message to all users who signed up in advance and images were shared through Flickr Mobile on her blog. She also posted a detailed explanation (http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009/05/how-to-create-your-own-picture-on-fly.html) about how she created the challenge in case you would like to replicate this activity with students. Kim Wesson Changing voice to text to send announcements, reminders or notes. : Changing voice to text to send announcements, reminders or notes. Dial-2-Do (http://www.dial2do.com/ )Phone service that converts your voice to text and allows you to send emails, text messages, or reminders to individuals or groups simply by dialing the number and talking your phone. This voice-to-text capability can also improve accessibility for students who struggle to express themselves in writing but excel with oral and auditory tasks.Video tutorial. (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cjXZlcnTz) YES, TEXTS. Kim Wesson SHARING PHOTOS : SHARING PHOTOS Flickr Mobile (http://www.flickr.com/tools/mobile/)Creat a Flickr Mobile account and you will receive a unique address to email content directly into your Flickr account from your cameraphone. You can experiment with this option for photo sharing with your students and you can also link a blog account to flickr for sharing pictures to a blog. With my CELL PHONE? In SCHOOL? : With my CELL PHONE? In SCHOOL? I know. It’s just too much. “ I’m going to need my clip board for this!” That’s shocking. : That’s shocking. . Teachers can use them for : Teachers can use them for whiteboard /blackboard archive; notes to self; handheld scanner; photos for student portfolios; instant blogging; podcasts; wiki contributions; web-based organizers for disorganized students; and the arrangement to receive assignment due notices; data collection Kim Wesson Doesn’t that just sound fun? : Doesn’t that just sound fun? OK, don’t answer out loud. Cell phones to file share… : Cell phones to file share… Drop.io (Phon.io) (http://drop.io/)Use drop.io to privately share your files and collaborate in real time by web, email, phone, mobile, and more. Create each drop in two clicks and share what you want, how you want, with whom you want. Links to itunes and has an RSS feed for participants to subscribe.(created test drop: http://drop.io/etlooli/ ) Kim Wesson Cell phones can also be used as an alternative for classroom response systems (“clickers and buzzers”) by utilizing polleverywhere.com, “which lets anyone post a poll or multiple-choice questionnaire that others can complete using cell phone texting.” : Cell phones can also be used as an alternative for classroom response systems (“clickers and buzzers”) by utilizing polleverywhere.com, “which lets anyone post a poll or multiple-choice questionnaire that others can complete using cell phone texting.” Kim Wesson “Well you know, Andy, sometimes change is good. “ : “Well you know, Andy, sometimes change is good. “ “Those clickers and buzzers cost a whole heap. And those kids already have a bunch of IPhones.” Kim Wesson * To increase the number of computers available in a very cost-effective manner; : * To increase the number of computers available in a very cost-effective manner; . “many educators feel that cell and/or smart phones are the only way to provide one-to-one student-to-computer ratio when schools cannot afford laptops for each student”. Kim Wesson * To increase portable computing devices available at little to no cost to the school; : * To increase portable computing devices available at little to no cost to the school; Kim Wesson Some colleges are passing them out at registration.Will students know how to adjust? : Some colleges are passing them out at registration.Will students know how to adjust? Colleges and universities such as Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, and the University of Michigan. The University of Maryland is creating a mobile portal which students can use to conduct daily university business and stay connected with university services. (Norris, et.al, 2010 ). Kim Wesson Universities increasingly use smart phones and hand-helds to replace huge textbooks in a cost effective manner. : Universities increasingly use smart phones and hand-helds to replace huge textbooks in a cost effective manner. Kim Wesson “American campuses have joined the classes-via-cell-phone trend, including Louisiana Community & Technical College System and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State nursing students began using mobile devices last school year, and downloading course material has literally taken a considerable weight off of students’ shoulders. Brandon Campbell, the nursing school’s lead technology services specialist, said electronic nursing manuals accessed on a mobile device replaced a two-foot stack of reading material that students once lugged around from class to class. Campbell and Kay Hodson-Carlton, coordinator of learning resources and extended education at Ball State’s nursing school, said acceptance of cell phone-based course material was nearly ubiquitous.” (Carter, 2009 ). : “American campuses have joined the classes-via-cell-phone trend, including Louisiana Community & Technical College System and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State nursing students began using mobile devices last school year, and downloading course material has literally taken a considerable weight off of students’ shoulders. Brandon Campbell, the nursing school’s lead technology services specialist, said electronic nursing manuals accessed on a mobile device replaced a two-foot stack of reading material that students once lugged around from class to class. Campbell and Kay Hodson-Carlton, coordinator of learning resources and extended education at Ball State’s nursing school, said acceptance of cell phone-based course material was nearly ubiquitous.” (Carter, 2009 ). Kim Wesson At the Presbyterian Women’s College, Croyden, Australia, international attention was turned to the university when the use of mobile phones for exams was implemented. (Prensky, 2008). : At the Presbyterian Women’s College, Croyden, Australia, international attention was turned to the university when the use of mobile phones for exams was implemented. (Prensky, 2008). Kim Wesson Universities are using this….. : Universities are using this….. To replace this,,,,,,, Kim Wesson This group : This group Has to move from technology for play to technology for pay. The tools we use are changing.When is the last time you wrote one one of these? : The tools we use are changing.When is the last time you wrote one one of these? Kim Wesson Is our instruction changing? : Is our instruction changing? Kim Wesson Cell phones have changed. : Cell phones have changed. From this………………........to this. Kim Wesson And students like them. : And students like them. Kim Wesson “ Well, phones like this one here don’t work right any more. I feel much happier and more relaxed about all this now.” : “ Well, phones like this one here don’t work right any more. I feel much happier and more relaxed about all this now.” Kim Wesson Check it out. : Check it out. Invaluable Resource:Liz Kolb’s Blog and Book:From Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Educationhttp://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/ Kim Wesson References : References Bafile, Cara. (2009). Mobile technology goes to school. Education world. Retrieved from www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech248.shtml. Carter, Dennis. (2009, July 6). Cell phones used to deliver course content. eSchool news. Retrieved from www.eschoolnews.com/2009/07/06/cell-phones-used-to-deliver-course-content .   Van drimmelen, Jeff. (2007, June 6). Eight was to use camera phones in education. Edutechie.com. Retrieved from http://edutechie.com/2007/06/8-ways-to-use-camera-phones-in-education. Kharif. Cell phones make headway in education. (2008, August 28). BusinessWeek special reports. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2008/tc20080827_832352_page_2... Nebraska Department of Education. (2010).Technology integration: educational use of cell phones. Retrieved from http://www.nde.state.ne.us/techcen/EducationalusesforCellPhones.htm. Norris, cathy, and solowa, elliott. (2009). Get cell phones into schools. Businessweek. Retrieved from www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2009/tc20090114_741903. Prensky, Marc. (2008).Using cell phones for exams. Op-ed submission for the Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from www.Marcpresky.com/writing/Presky-using CellPhonesfor Exams-OpEd-Australia.pdf.Australia.pdf. Prensky, Marc. (October 2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. Vol.9 No.5, pp.1-6. Retrieved from http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf. Technology: teen einsteins? (10/1/2007). Junior scholastic.Vol.110, Issues 3, p 5. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com. Lib-proxy.jsu.edu/ehost/delivery?vid=13&hid=6&sid=43de0085. Trotter, Andrew. Students turn their cellphones on for classroom lessons: new academic uses challenge restrictions. (Jan. 2009). Edweek.org, Vol.28, Issue 16, pages 10-11. Retrieved from http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/01/07/16cellphone.h28.html. Uses of cell phones in education. (2010). Classroom2.O. Accessed from http://wiki.classroom20.com/Cell+Phones. Kathy Mitchell Education Specialist Alabama Public Television 800-239-5233 kmitchell@aptv.org Kim Wesson

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