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Reasons Why to Connect Student Cell Phones to Education

  1. Bring student culture into the classroom
  2. Connect everyday digital culture with classroom learning
  3. Web 2.0 sites can create innovative learning opportunities when teamed with cell phones
  4. Use the technology that is already present in the classroom
  5. Students learn how to use their cell phones as an instructional and learning tool; plays into the "life-long learner" philosophy
  6. Takes the learning outside the classroom
  7. Students can create their own works with their cell phones (media and prose)
  8. May relay messages to absent students or teacher and extend learning opportunities outside the classroom
  9. Extended and supplemental help for struggling students
  10. Helps to connect to parents and home
  11. May offer homework help when students are not in class

Concerns with Cell Phones in the Classroom

  1. Adhering to school acceptable use policy
  2. Classroom management
  3. Cell phone etiquette
  4. Student access
  5. Financial considerations
  6. Digital divide
  7. Advertising
  8. Getting permission from administrators, parents
  9. Security
  10. Cheating

Reference:
Kolb, L. (2007). Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education. ISTE
(International Society for Technology in Education), OR: Eugene. (Excerpt)

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Ten Eye-Opening Infographics Graphics

Generations and their Gadgets Infographic

Are We Wired for Mobile Learning? Infographic


Articles to Provide Ideas on How to Use Cell Phones in the Classroom

NY Times Education ~ Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School
Fair Cell Phone Use in Schools: The Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in School by Beth Lynne
Cellphones in the Classroom: Distraction or Tool? by Audrey Watters
Project K-Nect - helping at-risk students with math
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources
Wes Fryer's Social Bookmarks for Mobile Learning
Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools by Liz Kolb
Managing the Cell Phone Classroom by Lisa Nielsen
Mobile Learning in K-12 Education: More ways to achieve true 1:1 computing at a lower cost by Jeff Muglia, Public Sector Account Manager,
K-12 Specialist, Sprint

Cell Phone Management







Projector to Project your Cell Phone Screen

(great to teach students to use apps and mobile learning tools, or when there are limited computers in the classroom)

IPEVO Point 2 View Document Camera Web Camera


How to Embed Widgets to your Blog, Wiki, or Moodle Web Page




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Application
Description
Classroom Use
Phonecasting
Create audio podcasts for students
Radio Broadcasts, Interviews, Field Trips, Public
Speaking & Debates, Original Work, Skits,
Role-playing, Virtual Guest Speakers, Brainstorming,
Assessment, Reflecting, Data Collection, Students with
Special Needs (taking advantage of audio input features
if have kinesthetic or visual impairments)
Yodio
Create an enhanced audio podcast with album and track covers
Examples
YouMail
Access to mp3 files of your voice mail messages
The Education Podcast Network
Talk2Group
Easy mobile conferencing

FreeConference
Create a telephone conference free; will need to
upgrade to Pro if you want to save & archive
conference
Five Ways to Use Conferencing in the Classroom
Google Voice or
Google Voice Site 2
Create voicemails or mobile notes to your students; speech to text; get a Google number so students do not know your cell phone number | Help Videos
Let Google Voice Rock the Classroom!
Google Voice in the Spanish Classroom
Google Blogger SMS
Post to a blog using text messages
Blog Examples for Every Classroom
StudyCell
Create flash cards for your mobile phone
Using Flash Cards in Class
VoiceThread
Pictoral threaded discussion where students can use cell phone to comment
Ideas for Using Voicethread in the classroom
ispott
Mobile scavenger hunt
Creating a Scavenger Hunt to Reinforce Classroom Procedures
Quizical Quiz Maker
Create quizzes that can be downloaded to mobile phones; Windows compatible
Mobile Quiz Apps Engage College Students
Jewel of the Valleys Augmented Reality Game
Two of my friends from DTSD created this augmented reality game about the Civil War - Jeff Mummert & Art Titzel
5 Geeky Ways to Learn about the Civil War Sesquicentennial
LookBackMaps
Links historic photographs to their geolocation
33 Awesome Augmented Reality Apps & Games for Android

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Application
Description
Use
Wall Wisher
Online board maker to collect student input
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities
Poll Everywhere
Collect instant feedback/poll
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities, summary
Text the Mob
Collect instant feedback/poll
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities
Wiffiti
Great brainstorming Web 2.0 tool; real-time screen
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities, summary
TextForFree
Students who do not have free texting can still text the teacher free on a computer
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities, critical thinking, deduction, summary
Twitter
Share messages & resource links in a 140 characters or less
Discuss, research, collect data
Reactee
Students create a t-shirt design with a keyword and then other students can text the student using the keyword
Design, problem solving, inspire, constructive assessment
Nuance Talks
Converts text into an audio message
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities, critical thinking, deduction, summary
Evoca
Great for language learning; create audio recordings

CINCH - blogtalkradio
Dial a phone number and record a podcast with an RSS feed
Reflecion
TalkShoe
Create conference calls and broadcast as live podcast
Problem-solving, group work, design collaboration, debate
Pinger
Sends group texts without giving out teacher phone number
Problem-solving, group work, design collaboration, debate
Nozbe
A project management tool
Manage group tasks inside a project
RememberTheMilk
A project management tool
Manage group tasks inside a project
txt2day
Free texting to from a computer to a cell phone; Students who do not have free texting can still text the teacher free on a computer
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities, critical thinking, deduction, summary
mobiode
Mobile polls and surveys
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities, critical thinking, deduction, summary
odigo
Create text to speech; give your content a voice
Observations, notes, test prior knowledge, ticket out the door, introduction activity, brainstorming, KWLs, parent involvement, student safety, group activities, critical thinking, deduction, summary
myclasstalk
Measure your students' participation
Reflection, sharing of understanding, creating and applying concepts learned in a lesson/unit, collaborating with other students for a common task/goal/solution




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My Web Page for Teaching Media Literacy for Student Multimedia Projects

**Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers & Students (fine print)**

There are other resources at the top of the page of my media literacy sight to teach students U.S. Copyright, Fair Use, public domain, and Creative Commons six licenses.

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Application
Description
Use
PhotoBlogger
Students can blog photos
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects and video scavenger hunts
Photobucket
Post pictures to the web
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects and video scavenger hunts
Flickr
Post pictures to the web
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects and video scavenger hunts
YouTube
Publish & find videos
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects and video scavenger hunts
Animoto
Create videos with pictures and music
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition and video scavenger hunts
PhoneZoo
Create audio files using Audacity, or record voice and then upload/publish to PhoneZoo
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions and paraphrase
Pix3fone
Create and upload phone wallpapers and logos
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions, paraphrase, collaborate and share
Voki
Create an avatar and add your own voice
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions, paraphrase, and, safe visual digital representation
PixDrop
Free picture messaging
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions, paraphrase, collaborate, and share
Cellfish
Send pictures, videos, and audio files to your cell phone
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions, paraphrase and video scavenger hunts
Mobilatory
Send and share your media and Office files on your cell phone
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions, paraphrase, collaborate, share and video scavenger hunts
Mobango
Store and share your created works
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions, paraphrase, collaborate, share and video scavenger hunts
Qik
Video recording & hosting
Data collection, documentaries, digital audio-narrated storybooks,
digital image storybooks, clay animation (stop action videos), news
broadcasts, student-run mobile television, public service announcements, geotagging, student activism, art galleries and collages, current events, famous biographies, school events, field trips, extracurricular events, visual literacy, create/construct/produce, multimedia student projects, composition, predictions, paraphrase, collaborate, share and video scavenger hunts









Accessing Photos (and Videos) from a Camera Phone
  • E-mail - Send them to an e-mail address in a multimedia message – this costs money
  • Storage Card – If your phone has a storage card slot, i.e., mini SD, save your pictures to the card and use the card to transfer the images
  • Bluetooth - Use a Bluetooth or an infrared port to send shots to another device, i.e., desktop or laptop computer
  • USB cable - If your phone has USB capability, use a USB cable that connects your mobile phone with your computer. This may require additional software
  • Phone-syncing software – Purchase additional software which will allow you to transfer photos and also sync your calendar, your contacts list and your messages.
  • Bluetooth technology provides entirely wireless connections, using short-range two-way radio signals, for all kinds of communication devices, i.e., headsets, computers, mobile/cell phones, keyboards, PDA’s, etc.
  • How Bluetooth Works from howstuffworks

Reference: Excerpt from http://thinkingmachine.pbworks.com/w/page/22187713/Think%20Mobile%20Phones%20for%20Learning by Karen Montgomery

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Application
Description
Use
Ask a Librarian
Send an instant message (IM) to a reference librarian
Web surfing, web site access,
classroom web sites and educational resources, libraries, calendars, voice recorders, notepads, calculators
Cha Cha
Ask any question;a mobile-based search engine
Research, information gathering and data collection; sharing
Google SMS Search
Text "G-O-O-G-L-E" (466453) - FREE to those with unlimited texting plans
Research, information gathering and data collection; sharing
Google Goggles
Use pictures to search the web
Visual literacy and research; no writing required
Google Calendar SMS
Organize events and due dates by texting
Time management, organization, planning
Google Sky
View constellations
Science and astronomy
Leafsnap
Identify leaves, horticulture; app from Smithsonian NMNH & Columbia University
Database of species; can add to database along with location of find
GraphCalc
A visual and interactive graphic calculator
Handy digital calculator for math, science, technology, and engineering classroom
TypeLink
Organize notes with links
Notetaking, study guides, organization, planning
Dictionary
Dictionary app
Gathering meaning, spelling, and grammar information
Augmented Reality
Turning your phone into an interactive camera for content
Adding addition information layers to multimedia to share knowledge







Cell Phone for Digital Storytelling

Application
Description
Use
TextNovel
Publish stories from cell phone
Publishing poetry, unit reviews and flashcards, concept jingles and raps
Field trips and class activities, KWLs, mobile business campaign,
current events, famous biographies, school events, mobile citizen journalism
CellStories
Create and publish mobile fiction from your cell phone
Turn your classroom into a publishing center — and watch student motivation soar!
Animoto
Create a video with pictures and music
Creating Free Online Slideshows with Animoto in the Classroom

http://www.spartandesign.org/ade/makemobilesites/index.htm
Zinadoo
Create a mobile website
Mobile Sites Made Easy by Mr. Amante New Hartford Senior High
Winksite
Create a mobile website
MobileMedia social bookmarks
Cartoonatic
Create cartoons on your cell phone
Political Cartooning
StoryRobe
Create a digital story
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom by Microsoft with Storyboards, etc.
ZooBurst
Create your own 3D pop-up books; augmented reality
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom by Prairienet Community Network is part of the Community Informatics Initiative, a research center in the
Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Applications

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Application
Description
Use
Google Earth
Create or look up destinations Tutorials
Google Lit Trips
Google Docs
Save to the cloud with office software
Google Docs in Classroom by Tom Barrett
Edmodo
Social network for the classroom
Using Edmodo in the Classroom by Eldon Germann
Evernote
Take notes; get and organized
10 Tips for Teachers using Evernote by Michael Cruz
USA Today
Online newspapers and publications
Some Possibilities for Using On-line Newspapers in the ESL Classroom by Jarek Krajka
Current Events
Flickr
Upload pictures to web
Flickr in the K-12 Classroom by derekeb
JotNot
Scanner
Scan student artwork to place on website, wiki, or Moodle
Ustream
Live broadcasting
Create webcasts of job interviews, presentations, debates, role-playing or group interactions
PresenTimer
A timer to help students pace themselves in a task or for public speaking/presentations
Helps teach time management when speaking publicly or finishing tasks/chunking tasks
Dragon Dictation
Turns voice to text
Helps the students who has difficulty with grammar and conventions
Whiteboard
Interactive collaborative whiteboard that can be sent to another
Have students collaboratively work on math problems together and then embed to website, wiki or Moodle
PS Express
Edit photos (Photoshop Express)
Teaching visual literacy, have students edit their pictures they have taken on their cell phone to enhance the picture and message
Qrafter
QR Code Reader
10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom by Barbara Schroeder
Zapd
Create a mobile website
Five Steps to Creating Successful Web Design Assignments by Building Information Technology Services • Old Library 1106 • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wattpad
eBook community
Technology and Reading eBooks in the ClassroombyDrs.Cavanaugh
Word Lens
Instantly translates signage from one language to another through the camera application; augmented reality; $9.99 for the Spanish to English version but oh so worth it!
Do smartphones mean smart learners? Mobile & English language learning by Neil Ballantyne
Audio Memos
Create audio notes
Creating a Podcast for K-5 Science by WolfWikis -
North Carolina State University
Google Maps
Have any map at the touch of a button
Geo Education - Using Google Maps in the Classroom
Google +
"Real-life sharing re-thought for the web"
Google+ in the Classroom by LearnBoost
Google Books
eBooks
Google Books in the Classroom by Erica Hartman
Google Translate
"translate text between more than 50 languages"
Use Google Translate to Help Parents Understand What is Going On by Mr. Kuroneko
Animoto
Create a video with pictures and music
Animoto in the Classroom by Teach Web 2.0 wiki
Brain Tuner
Exercise your brain!
Brain Exercises Luminosity
Molecules
Interact with three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulate them using your fingers
Excited for Tomorrow: Lesson with Molecules app by Lauren Reusch
Today in History
Lists notable events in history
History, There's an App for That by AHA
Math Ref Free
Providesformulas, figures, tips, and examples
App Review: Math Ref for the iPhone by Leanna Lofte
Miss Spell's Class
Host your own spelling bee
See an example of Mrs. Spell's Class
Math Drills
Learn basic math skills
Math Drills app review - it states there is a $1.99 cost, but I got it for free this week 8/14/2011
iFlashCards
Create flash cards to study for assessments
Flashcards for Higher Level Thinking – Part II by Inside the School ; Part I by Matt Messinger
Voxy
Turns any location into a language classroom
Voxy in the Classroom by Voxy
Units
Unit conversion tool
The 10 Best Apps for EducationbyJonathan Wylie
Language apps
50 iPhone apps help you to learn new language
Special Apps for Special Needs by HPARRIS
Upwardly Mobile: M-Learning and language education by ELT Bakery
Wolfram Physics Course Assistant
Physics is a difficulty course; with Wolfram, it's easier to develop conceptual understanding!
App Review: Wolfram Physics Course Assistant by
$2.99 but SO worth it if students are taking a Physics course!
Clemente's Anatomy Flash Cards
A must for anatomy class - great visuals! I lucked out and downloaded this free by August 14, 2011. It is now $24.99, but remember my tip...on holidays, many apps that cost to download are free on holidays. ;)
Anatomy app reviews by iMedicalapp

Sample Lesson Plans & Best Practices

Using Google SMS to Enrich Social Studies Instruction
Using Google as an Educational Tool Right From Your Phone!
The Innovative Educator's Cell Phone in the Classroom Recommendations
6 Ways to Use Cell Phones to Strengthen the Home-School Connection by Lisa Nielsen
Cell Phones for Educators Livebinder by Curriculum21
Cell Phones as Instructional Tools Livebinderby Rhonda Bruce and Kathy Pryor
Cell Phones in the (Language) Classroom: Recasting the Debate by Peyton Jobe
Using Cell Phones in the Classroom Pearls by drichert
Five Practical Mobile Learning Tipsby Abhijit Kadle
Mobile Phones in the Classroom...again by Steve Dembo
Mobile Learning in the 21st Century by Mobl21: Mobile Learning Made Easy

St. Marys City Schools Mobile Learning Technology site - WHAT A FIND!


Cell Phones in Classroom Online Communities

"Let Students Use Cell Phones to Learn" page on Facebook
The Mobile Learnerby Rob De Lorenzo, B.A., M.Ed.
Mobile Learningby Leonard Low, Online Campus Manager and Educational Technology Strategist at the Canberra Institute of Technology
Mobl21: Mobile Learning Made Easy
K12 Mobile Learning Blog by Johnny Kissko
Go Mobile for Learning Wiki - Connecting Teachers
Six classroom activities with mobile/cell phones by Lindsay Clandfield


Videos ~ Virtual Tech Forum by Tech & Learning

Cellphones in the Classroom: From Banning to Embracing with Willyn Webb & Lisa Nielsen (The Innovative Educator blog)


The Impact of Social Media in Schools: Embracing and Responding to this Powerful Disruptive Technology with David Warlick & David Jakes



Cell Phones in the Classroom : Learning Tools for the 21st Century Video by OnOttButton



Creating QR Codes - Fulfill your students' "on-demand" nature!

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Tim's History Video Podcast on the History of Hershey Chocolate

kaywa QR code generator - this is how you generate a QR code to your content

How do your read a QR code with a smartphone?

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Feed2Mobile - bridging web-based content to mobile platform

Google Voice Audio File


Animoto Example


Cell Phones in the Classroom



Evaluation Survey

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Link to Evaluation Survey

Attribution

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Small iPhone By Iphone_4G.jpg: DanielZanetti derivative work: Saibo (Δ) (Iphone_4G.jpg) [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Mobile Tagging QR Code Reading with Smartphone found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mt_process_english.jpg by MobileTagging 18
Cellphone roadsign found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roadsign_-_Cellphone.svg by IIVQ
Cellphone found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roadsign_-_Cellphone.svg by Hohum
New Mobile Phone found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Mobile_CellPhone_Infos.jpg by Webzoneme
Nokia cellphone found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nokia5233kk.jpg by Kavish555in
Cellphone image found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IPhone_4_-_noscreen.jpg by Kyro