SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

Cell Phones in Learning

Most of the scavenger hunt type applications online only use smartphones, so it is fantastic to come across one that is more accessible (since over 60% of cell phone users still have basic phones). It is very easy to create your own SMS scavenger hunts.

ClassPager for SMS and Polling Students!

Cell Phones in Learning

It also allows you to set up sms polls (they can be free text polls). In addition it DOES NOT use shortcodes (it uses real phone numbers) so it will work with just about any cell phone (YAY for Metro PCS!). I am really enjoying using a new resource called ClassPager.

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Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series. That is to use a cell phone for personal productivity. Cell phones, however, are different.

Breaking Down the FAFSA with SMS Drives Higher Enrollment

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90% of teenagers own a cell phone, and the average teen texts 181 times per day. So for high school seniors who are overwhelmed by confusing paperwork, SMS may be the best way to break the fear barrier. For many high school seniors, paperwork like the FAFSA can seem impossible.

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How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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The SMS alerts remind people showing symptoms to seek treatment early, avoid physical contact with others, and cooperate with community health workers. However, a majority of Sierra Leone’s population – 69 percent – owns a cell phone. Other applications of SMS in epidemics.

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Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

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Since younger generations are glued to their phones, the program brings a double threat to bullying because of its ability to provide immediacy and anonymity within student’s most trusted comfort zone – their cell phones.

TextClues.A Scavenger Hunt for Cell Phones

Cell Phones in Learning

It is a very simple way to create SMS text message scavenger hunts for any cell phone. I have been reviewing a new resource called TextClues. What I like about the resource is that it is much less complicated than a SCVNGR type resource and the teacher can preset the hunt and then the students can text into a simple keyword code to begin their hunt. Simple, simple! My only negative: it is not free. I wish they had an educator version with some free options.

ClassPager for SMS and Polling Students!

Cell Phones in Learning

It also allows you to set up sms polls (they can be free text polls). In addition it DOES NOT use shortcodes (it uses real phone numbers) so it will work with just about any cell phone (YAY for Metro PCS!). This also allows people who don't have cell phones but do have iPod iTouches to participate with Free Texting Apps (because they give you a free phone number or you could use Google Voice).

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New Research on Teens and Cell Phones and What it Means for BYOD Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

PEW has just released a new study about teenagers (13-17 year olds) and their cell phone use and ownership. This is important for BYOD schools keep in mind that about 30% cannot access the Internet through their phone, so plan lessons accordingly!

Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

Cell Phones in Learning

Most of the scavenger hunt type applications online only use smartphones, so it is fantastic to come across one that is more accessible (since over 60% of cell phone users still have basic phones). It is very easy to create your own SMS scavenger hunts.

John Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

Mobile Commons

The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women.

Facebook Classroom Management & Projects with Student Cell Phones

Cell Phones in Learning

His students can use their cell phones to take pictures or videos and send them to his Facebook page. Why I am talking about a social networking site on a cell phones in learning blog?

Facebook Classroom Management & Projects with Student Cell Phones

Cell Phones in Learning

His students can use their cell phones to take pictures or videos and send them to his Facebook page. Why I am talking about a social networking site on a cell phones in learning blog?

Australian Teacher Impresses with Cell Phones in Learning

Cell Phones in Learning

Geek) has been doing some very impressive activities with cell phones in his instruction. The students will be working in pairs using their mobile phones and their QR code reading software. The third activity has a focus on using cell phones in exams.

Australian Teacher Impresses with Cell Phones in Learning

Cell Phones in Learning

Geek) has been doing some very impressive activities with cell phones in his instruction. The students will be working in pairs using their mobile phones and their QR code reading software. The third activity has a focus on using cell phones in exams.

Using Cell Phones & Google Voice in Foreign Language

Cell Phones in Learning

Here are a few Key Takeaways from the article: To pursue a paradigm shift in education with limited finances, schools should consider taking advantage of ubiquitous cell phone technology for pedagogical purposes that square with best practices within appropriate disciplines. Cell phones give faculty access to students both in and out of the classroom, providing greater power to instruct, persuade, cajole, encourage, motivate, and engage.

Using Cell Phones & Google Voice in Foriegn Language

Cell Phones in Learning

Here are a few Key Takeaways from the article: To pursue a paradigm shift in education with limited finances, schools should consider taking advantage of ubiquitous cell phone technology for pedagogical purposes that square with best practices within appropriate disciplines. Cell phones give faculty access to students both in and out of the classroom, providing greater power to instruct, persuade, cajole, encourage, motivate, and engage.

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

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Most of us love our phones, so much so that 89% of people report using their phone in a social setting. And yet, a reported 82% of adults say that using a cell phone in front of other people can hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the gathering.

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Cell Phones in Learning Radio Show: Wed May 20th: Interview with California Educator Joe Wood

Cell Phones in Learning

Paul R Wood says to (00:40:33): Hey Jeff Jeff Stanzler says to (00:40:55): Hi, Paul Jeff Stanzler says to (00:41:00): [link] Peggy_G says to (00:41:26): always exciting to hear from teachers who are using cell phones in their classrooms :-) Peggy_G says to (00:42:10): can we follow Joe on Twitter? Liz Kolb says (01:03:00): @peggy there is a mobile quiz (that is SMS) I cannot remember the name though Paul R Wood says to (01:03:35): Liz are you in Detroit?

Cell Phones in Learning Radio Show: Wed May 20th: Interview with California Educator Joe Wood

Cell Phones in Learning

Paul R Wood says to (00:40:33): Hey Jeff Jeff Stanzler says to (00:40:55): Hi, Paul Jeff Stanzler says to (00:41:00): [link] Peggy_G says to (00:41:26): always exciting to hear from teachers who are using cell phones in their classrooms :-) Peggy_G says to (00:42:10): can we follow Joe on Twitter? Liz Kolb says (01:03:00): @peggy there is a mobile quiz (that is SMS) I cannot remember the name though Paul R Wood says to (01:03:35): Liz are you in Detroit?

Text Messaging for Successful Clinical Trial Recruitment

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Because 91% of the population has a cell phone, advertising your clinical trial with a mobile call to action can recruit more people than any other channel. You can also have patients confirm or reschedule upcoming appointments over SMS.

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Create an Email address for your phone!

Cell Phones in Learning

site called Mailbliss , which allows anyone to create an email address for their phone. Well, once you create an email address for your phone, anyone can use that email address to send you a text message! The email turns into an sms message that you receive on your phone. I can envision many teachers using this (especially those who do not want to give away their cell phone number) to text message with parents and students. mailbliss sms textmessaging

Addressing Some More Critiques of Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

Many argue that mobile devices are far too distracting as students focus using their devices for sending SMS messages or surfing the internet during lessons rather than pay attention to lessons. Tags: Cell Phones in Education edushifts mobilelearning rants tools mlearning

Is SMS the Quintessential User Interface Design?

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Here are the top three reasons why SMS is the ideal user interface. Imagine that you don’t need to learn how to use it; that in fact, your phone comes pre-installed with the capability. Indeed, texting is already the most used data application across all cell phones.

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6 Degrees of Flickr Mobile

Cell Phones in Learning

You will be given an email address where you (or your students) can send mobile pictures (using any basic cell phone SMS service) to your private or public (you decide) Flickr photo account. This means that for homework students can start a project with Flickr mobile (such as a digital storybook), where they create and take the pictures with their cell phone at home, in the park, or at any other location. Have you tried your Flickr mobile account yet?

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

Mobile Commons

Most of us love our phones, so much so that 89% of people report using their phone in a social setting. And yet, a reported 82% of adults say that using a cell phone in front of other people can hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the gathering.

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Using SMS Texting for Reference Help with Udefn

Cell Phones in Learning

Many educators have posted about the benefits of using Google SMS to help students with reference needs such as translation, weather, local information, stocks, currency exchange rates, and more. Recently Lisa Nielsen wrote a wonderful post about what Google SMS can do and how the tool could be useful in education. My only issue with Google SMS is that the "keyword" is set up by Google, and thus you have to remember a vast number of "keywords" to use the service.

Using SMS Texting for Reference Help with Udefn

Cell Phones in Learning

Many educators have posted about the benefits of using Google SMS to help students with reference needs such as translation, weather, local information, stocks, currency exchange rates, and more. Recently Lisa Nielsen wrote a wonderful post about what Google SMS can do and how the tool could be useful in education. My only issue with Google SMS is that the "keyword" is set up by Google, and thus you have to remember a vast number of "keywords" to use the service.

Benefits of Text Messaging vs. Mobile Messaging Apps

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is already on every phone. Text messaging, on the other hand, comes preinstalled on every cell phone. It’s so easy to text that people use their phones for texting more than they do for making phone calls!

Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations

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According to a report by the Pew Institute, 86% of adults with an annual income below $30,000 own a cell phone. 83% of adults with less than a high school education owned a cell phone as of May 2013.

The Key to Multichannel Engagement: Text Messaging

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Text messaging, or SMS marketing (for “short message service” marketing), gives consumers the opportunity to decide for themselves which channels they’ll use to connect with your brand. Texting also works seamlessly across all mobile phones, regardless of make, model, or carrier.

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New Study Shows that Text Messages Drive Voter Turnout

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The report analyzed four SMS studies with over 300,000 participants, and discovered that text messages increased turnout by an average of 0.74 Established GOTV methods like canvassing, mailings, and phone calls were all well-researched.

Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

Cell Phones in Learning

While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web. You also (unlike Polleverywhere) can get the results of the poll on your mobile phone! A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. SMSpoll is similiar to the fantastic Polleverywhere (which I believe is US only right now).

Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

Cell Phones in Learning

While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web. You also (unlike Polleverywhere) can get the results of the poll on your mobile phone! A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. SMSpoll is similiar to the fantastic Polleverywhere (which I believe is US only right now).

Buffalo’s Young Preservations Use SMS to Preserve Local History

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A new SMS campaign from Buffalo’s Young Preservationists lets members of the Buffalo community text in images of local buildings to target them for preservation.

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5 Questions to Consider Before Launching Your First Nonprofit SMS Campaign

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Since 90% of Americans have a cell phone these days, text messaging is really for everybody – but there are certain demographics, often untapped, that text messaging is especially useful for.

Obama Tech Team Turns to SMS to Help Inauguration Attendees Navigate the National Mall

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Check your cell phone. The Obama administration uses SMS technology to tackle some of the largest and most important issues in today’s society. Sometimes, SMS is best used for plain and simple logistics.

FEC Allows Text Donations to Political Campaigns

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With Americans using their cell phones for everything from ordering lunch to calling their representatives, allowing text donations will make sure that every citizen can play a part in the campaign process. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research mobile donations SMS donations text to donateBig news for political fundraising. The FEC just ruled to allow text donations to political campaigns.

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