Hall demonstrated cellphone use in a variety of ways
Polleverywhere - students can text in opinions, answers...
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Liz Kolb author of Toys to Tools from ISTE Liz' wiki
resource to share k12 projects
One project she described:
(Dear Abby – in context of Romeo and Juliet)all assignments have been cellphone based – e.g. students taking on different roles. Students have taken ownership and come up with ideas (take on persona and call in)
The new 3Rs Rethink Rejuvenate Rename
Take the village to the child -
Students studying civics - come in to class – here are the numbers you should have.
e.g. supply the number to the planning commision
Fulfillment and self-actulalization
esteem and status
belong and social needs
safety and security
basic physiological needs
phone can fulfil all these needs (from bottom - order food, call for help, texting friends, ...)
Free speech – we are becoming the press, right to assemble (twitter mobs)
Banned in Iran – to stifle dissent and human rights – what is your school's excuse?
Challenge based learning
- call someone who picked or processed your food
- lets you broadcast live from your cell phone
- can embed in a blog or wiki, and put a place marker on a map
- you can visit qik's from around the world
input and output device
can gather info – go to a database and then send it back
if you hear a song playing and hold up cell phone and get the data – who wrote and the title
changes every 7 days - written in QR code - you need a bar code reader
qr code generator creates bar code - can use a bar code reader to go from site to site
bar code from a quiz
- to generate code: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
just data – so data in has to be as good as data out - but can change the url if you make an error.
bought image recognition company
object recognition software
Vicki Davis -
determining mobile technologies for classroom use - when is it expedient - when should you use other tools (depends on students' mobile plans)
Need to have a good letter and rationale for parents.
cell phones – snow day -a student created a video with his phone - led him to harness the power of the phones in his class.
used phones to speak, create, communicate
create a pathway to success – brainstorm with kids how you want to use the tools in the classroom
- action plan
- then sit with principal -
- parents do a technology survey to find out limits to plan and if they are willing to let the device to be used in the classroom
- Kids are showing how the mobiles can be used in the classroom.
Film on the Fly
- mobile phone video challenge
- writing prompt – send out text message
- make a video – send it to YouTube
Handouts and powerpoint can be downloaded at Discovery Channel