Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Published on October 19, 2008

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Slide 1: Cynthia DeWitte Educ. 8823 Computer Technology and Multimedia CELL PHONES IN THE CLASSROOM Slide 2: OMG! U R JKng. No JK. Why incorporate cell phones into the classroom? : Why incorporate cell phones into the classroom? Top Ten Reasons 17 million teens in the U.S. have a cell phone. Parents want their children to have them. Messaging Capability Multiple Built-in Features News Source RSS Feeds Resource Podcasting Videocasting Students with Disabilities Teens and Cell Phones : Teens and Cell Phones 17 million U.S. teens have a cell phone 4 out 5 teens or 79% (CTIA, 2008) Spend an average of 20 minutes a day sending and receiving text messages. (Duke Center for Instructional Technology, 2008) 66% of teens wish their cell phones would be used to present education anywhere in the world. (CTIA, 2008) Facing the Parents : Facing the Parents Parents want to be in touch with their kids. 95% of parents would rather they remain in control of their child's cellular-phone use, rather than have the school set the rules, citing safety and scheduling concerns (techweb, 2006) 96% of kids communicate with a parent on a daily basis via a cell phone. (PR Newswire) Messaging Capability : Messaging Capability 3.3 billion active cell phones. 850 million PCs. 1 billion text messages are sent everyday. The average SMS is read in 15 minutes and responded to within 60 minutes. (Davidson, 2008) How can teachers use this tool to enhance learning? Features : Features Calendar: Daily assignment reminder Alerts: Bring lunch money, club dues, return library book. Calculator Notepad Drawing Pad Stopwatch All with one tool in the palm of your hand. News Source : News Source NPR – 1-202-609-7549 http://www.npr.org/services/mobile.html Rocketron.com Call 1-408-907-2323 Skip news you don’t want Replay news stories No repeats Learns what you like Disadvantage (robotic voice) What are the benefits for teachers and students? Resources : Resources Google (466453) Chacha – Call 1-800-Cha-Cha or text ChaCha (242242) Sample text: What is the chemical symbol for Iron? Chacha response (32 seconds): Iron’s chemical symbol is Fe. Its atomic number is 26; its atomic mass is 55.845 amu. Use of Resources : Use of Resources Presbytarian Ladies College, Sydney Australia Internet, Cell Phones, Call-a-Friend during exams. Memory based assessment is irrelevant. Nature of 21st Century Learning Do you consider this cheating or being resourceful? (eschoolnews.com, 2008) Podcasting Capability : Podcasting Capability Gabcast.com Set up an account Dial 1.888.887.3127 Enter your password and login Record your podcast. Blog integration and Automatic RSS Feeds. Gcast.com Works the same as Gabcast. 1-888-65-GCAST Videocasting : Videocasting Qik.com Livecast.com PocketCaster.com Allows users to stream video live from their cell phone to the web: blogs, Twitter, or web sites Phone needs to have a data plan. Assistive Technologies : Assistive Technologies Jott.com 1-866-JOTT-123 Speech to Text Translation Jott Feeds: Listen to text-based web pages Text4deaf.com :2-way text messaging, text from computer to cell phone – unlimited for $2. 95 per month or $19.95 per year. Dial2do.com: free service- send emails, text messages, reminders from your cell phone YouMail.com: sends your voice mail to you in an email or a text message. The service is free. Do you see a use for these services in your classroom? So, should we continue to ban them in our schools? : So, should we continue to ban them in our schools? As with all emerging technologies, weighing the benefits against the possible disadvantages is critical. Revise Acceptable Use Policy to include cell phones. References : References Allen, J. & Kolb. L. (Dec./Jan. 2007/2008). Should cell phones be banned from classrooms. Learning and Leading with Technology. 8-9. CTIA (Sept. 12, 2008). National study reveals how teens are shaping & reshaping their wireless world. Study sheds new light on teens’ cell phone habits, expectations & dream phone wishes. Retrieved October 12, 2008 from http://www.ctia.org/media/press/body.cfm/prid/1774 Davidson, H. (July 1, 2008). It’s in your pocket: Teaching spectacularly with cell phones. Presented at the National Educators Computing Conference, San Antonio, TX.   Devaney, L. (Sept. 2008). Open book exam 21st century-style: Educators begin to ponder if students should be allowed to use digital devices to take tests. Retreived October 11, 2008 from http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=55284 Duke Center for Instructional Technology (March, 2008). Mobile devices in education. Retrieved September 21, 2008 http://cit.duke.edu/tools/mobile/index.html   Fryer, W. (Jan. 30, 2008). Opening minds about cell phones for learning. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2008/01/30/opening-minds-about-cell-phones-for-learning/ References Continued… : References Continued… Fryer, W. (2008) Teach digital: Cell phones for learning/iPhones in the classroom. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/cellphones. Kolb,L. (2008). From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com Libero, F., Ramos, A., Ranga, A., Trinona, J., & Lambert, D. (Aug. 2007). Uses of the cell phone for education in the Philippines and Mongolia. Distance Education, (28)2. 231-244. Prensky, M. (Jan. 2006). Using cell phones in school for learning. Retrieved September 21, 2008 from http://www.marcprensky.com/blog/archives/000043.html

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