From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Blog http://cellphonesinlearning.blogspot.com/ From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Blog
A conversation about integrating student cell phones into classroom curricula.
Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/25253/four-smart-ways-to-use-cell-phones-in-class Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class
A good rule of thumb for any classroom use of cellphones: the lesson/activity must be engaging as well as productive.
You don’t want technology for the sake of technology (and students aren’t going to be intrinsically fascinated with a device they use routinely when they’re outside of school). If the students don’t enjoy what they’re doing, they will be more tempted to use their phones inappropriately.
Apple’s Free iOS 6 Guide for iPhone5 [iBook format] https://bit.ly/Ssai8P Apple’s Free iOS 6 Guide for iPhone5 [iBook format]
Do Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom? https://bit.ly/OCxakm Do Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom?
If you were to drop in on most any American high school these days, what would you see? Cell phones. Lots of them. Virtually all students have one, and it's typical to see them tapping away or listening to music through their ear buds -- not just in the hallways during the five minutes between classes, but also in the classroom, at every opportunity the teacher gives them.
The Insanity of Allowing Phones in Class https://bit.ly/PwfpPE The Insanity of Allowing Phones in Class "I was chatting to a scout leader a few days ago. He told me of the measures they had to take on camping trips or at troop meetings to deal with mobile phones. They collected them in and held onto them until it was time for the scouts to go home."
How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools http://www.teachhub.com/how-use-cell-phones-learning-tools How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools
Regardless of your school’s cell phone policy, the reality in most schools is that students have phones in their pockets, purses, or hoodies. Why not get these tools out in plain sight and use them for good and not evil?
Here are some easy to use strategies to use cell phones in the classrooms.
A plan with students to use cell phones for learning https://bit.ly/wU2GMo Creating a plan with students to use cell phones for learning
Want to integrate cell phones into learning? You can involve your students with this planning lesson where students will focus on cell phones as learning tools. With an overview of the educational uses of cell phones (the Gr8 8, below), students will determine how they will choose to use their cell phones for educational purposes. Contracts for tools will be developed by students and the result will be a plan for educational uses of cell phones.
How the World Is Using Cellphones [INFOGRAPHIC] https://mashable.com/2010/12/03/cell-phone-mobile-infographic/ How the World Is Using Cellphones [INFOGRAPHIC]
The infographic illustrates, among other things, the number of cellphones per capita in various countries, the rate of cellphone adoption in the U.S. during the past decade and the acceptability of certain behaviors regarding cellphone use.
Cell Phones in Education : Workshop for Parents https://bit.ly/cPpAPd Cell Phones in Education : Workshop for Parents
Parents can stop fighting and start embracing cell phones and the many benefits they have to offer. With proper boundaries and example, families can enjoy closer relationships, better communication, and provide educational support. The following workshop is designed to empower parents with a means for establishing a structure and providing guidance, so cell phones are an enhancement to their family.
Harnessing the Power of Cell Phones in Educ https://bit.ly/cAveQH Teaching Generation Text: Harnessing the Power of Cell Phones in Educ : Lisa Nielsen
Archive of one of the weekly Classroom 2.0 Saturday webinar series .. to be recommended
Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools https://bit.ly/aPW1BX Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools
How the iPhone Can Help You Be a Better Teacher https://bit.ly/b0y5iE How the iPhone Can Help You Be a Better Teacher
A teacher equipped with an iPhone and the right applications is an educational force to be reckoned with.
The Importance Of Mobile Phones In Education https://bit.ly/bEGx05 The Importance Of Mobile Phones In Education
From listening to music, to taking and editing pictures of teachers, the young community have found various ways to misuse the new technology being made available to them in such small and compact mobile phones.
Obviously, anything that can disrupt learning, or teaching, cannot be accepted in a classroom environment and should be dealt with accordingly.
It is my opinion that as technology advances at such a blistering pace, policies such as ‘mobile phones should be switched off and in your bag’, can be modified to benefit not only students, but teachers and schools alike.
By Terry Freedman
Google App Inventor http://mashable.com/2010/07/12/google-app-inventor/ Google App Inventor: Now Anyone Can Create an Android App
Google tool that lets anyone create an app for Android phone.
Google App Inventor claims to enable non-coders to develop complete, working Android apps by connecting a series of “blocks.”
How Teens Use Cellphones [INFOGRAPHIC] https://bit.ly/bLxfVy How Teens Use Cellphones [INFOGRAPHIC]
Flowtown has posted an infographic illustrating cellphone use among teenagers. The data, which is sourced from Pew Internet Research, visually underscores something we’ve known for a long time: Teens love to text.
Appolicious http://www.appolicious.com/ Appolicious
Appolicious Inc. was founded in 2009 with the goal of making it easy for you to find mobile applications you'll use and love. We've combined social networking, journalism and technology to help you discover the best of the tens of thousands of apps available today. Appolicious is not affiliated with any mobile device maker or carrier, and the Appolicious Advisor reporters are independent journalists without ties to the mobile industry.
Using the iPod Touch/IPhone in Administration http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=467 Using the iPod Touch/IPhone in Administration
This presentation will show you apps and success stories from administrators in the field that are using the iPod Touch/iPhone for data collection, organization, creating a mobile office, and personal professional development.
Cell Phones in Learning ... Blog http://cellphonesinlearning.blogspot.com/ Cell Phones in Learning ... Blog from Liz Kolb
From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning
An adjunct Professor at Madonna University and a former high school teacher and technology coordinator.
Top 10 iPhone Apps for Students (Mashable List) http://mashable.com/2009/08/25/back-to-school-iphone/ Back to School: Top 10 iPhone Apps for Students
In this list we’ve assembled ten of the must-have iPhone applications for students heading back to school. These apps will help you stay organized, take notes, and study better. What other iPhone applications are helpful to you at school? Please add your favorites in the comments.
AppVee http://www.appvee.com/ AppVee ... source for iPhone application reviews! We bring you the best that the App Store has to offer...
AppVee.com is the largest and most extensive resource for professional, high-quality reviews of iPhone applications, with a major focus on video. Every newly released app is evaluated against a number of criteria. If the application is worthwhile, AppVee goes to work developing a comprehensive video review, a written review, posting screenshots, providing additional app information and opening up user reviews. We bring you reviews every day of the week, 365 days a year.
Cell phone cameras in the K-12 classroom http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2008/03/cell-phone-came.html Cell phone cameras in the K-12 classroom: Punishable offenses or student-citizen journalism?
Take a look at the YouTube videos on this page, all taken by student cell phone cameras in classrooms.
Do we want students bringing to public attention these types of classroom incidents? Should students be punished or applauded for filming and posting these?
Create Geotagged Slideshows of Your Outings https://mashable.com/2008/10/01/everytrail/ Create Geotagged Slideshows of Your Outings with "EveryTrail" for iPhone "EveryTrail is an iPhone app that lets you record your journey with geotagged photos that are automatically added to a slideshow at their website. These trips can be hikes, runs, bike rides, walks or whatever you want.
The app’s interface is simple and extremely informative. It’s like a virtual stop watch with the built-in camera of course. Once you click the start button to begin your trip, several points of data start getting captured such as the distanced traveled, the elapsed time, and your speed."
Please switch on your mobiles (UK May08) https://www.theguardian.com/education/2007/sep/18/link.link17 Please switch on your mobiles
No longer a distraction in class, colleges and universities are exploiting mobile technology as portable learning tools. Stephen Hoare reports (Guardian)
They were banned as a distraction in lectures and seminars, but now colleges and universities are exploiting them as learning platforms. Mobiles that double up as internet platforms and iPods and MP3 players that can download hefty video or audio files mean students own what is in effect a portable learning tool.
Principals trying out cell phones http://ideasandthoughts.org/2008/01/21/principals-trying-out-cell-phones/ Principals trying out cell phones
I’m sure we are not going insane, but some would probably disagree. Carla and I tried something new and, well a little bit rebellious today. We invited the grade 8/9 ELA class/students to bring their cell phones into class (if they didn’t have one we used mysask for text). Our goal, using cell phones for learning.
Our objectives, appropriate use of cell phones (manners and ethics), using the calendar/scheduling, using text to discuss literature (lit circles), tracking progress and assignments/projects, and engaging the new learner.
Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools http://ideasandthoughts.org/2008/02/05/exploring-cellphones-as-learning-tools/ Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools
I had the great privilege of being invited to spend some time in a learning experiment in one of the local schools that I work with. The principal, let’s call him Gord (that’s actually his real name) emailed me about some interesting idea he and his grade 8/9 teacher had. The class was studying the novel The Wave. The book is about an experiment itself so it seemed perfect to their teacher, Carla to try out an experiment of their own.
Bullying by mobile phone and cell phone https://www.bullyonline.org/ Bullying by mobile phone and cell phone
Abusive text messages and bullying by text messaging
Mobile phones have become the new weapon of choice for bullies. With three-quarters of children now owning a mobile phone, the anonymity, sluggishness of telecommunications service providers, and the weakness of law provide bullies with the perfect means of taunting their target with little fear of being caught. Text messages provide complete anonymity.