Yoza Cellphone Stories wins NetExplo Award

Steve Vosloo

Yoza Cellphone Stories won a Netexplo Award in Paris. Me receiving the NetExplo Award for Yoza Cellphone Stories. More information about the award and the presentation I gave is on the Yoza Project site. Uncategorized award yoza

Teens and their cellphones

Steve Vosloo

Over the last few months I’ve interviewed a few South African and Zambian high schoolers about their cellphones, mobile IM and school. Download the video: WMV (37MB) or Flash (17MB).

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Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools

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Dean Shareski blogged a case study for the use of mobile phones in school teaching, with some good insights into the proportion of grade 8/9 children with cellphones at school, how they used their cellphones, and how learners without cellphones were considered.

TVO’s Search Engine Podcast Episode: “Class, Turn on Your Cellphones”

The Mobile Learner

The link below will take you to the September 28th, 2010 podcast episode from TVO’s Search engine where host Jesse Brown interview’s Royan Lee, a teacher with the York District School Board in Ontario, Canada. The discussion is around a project that Lee has participated in where students in his class use their cell phones and other mobile devices for learning. Click here to begin playing the audio podcast. Link to the episode on TVO’s website.

Create free quizzes for cellphones/ Facebook/ Moodle

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Here’s today’s awesome m-learning find: a website where anyone can create a multiple choice quiz which is compatible with the vast majority of current mobile phones (it runs as a Java application, which most of today’s cellphones support).

Mobile Student Organization and Management Tools

Cell Phones in Learning

Lately I have come across a lot of free mobile applications that could be used for student organization and management. I notice that many of these applications couple with Jott (see earlier post for tutorial) so that you can call in your reminders and have them post to a calendar or "to do" list.

Create Enhanced Podcast Movies for a Cell Phone with PowerPoint

Cell Phones in Learning

Recently I posted about putting PowerPoint slides on Cell phones (see Doug Belshaw's blog , he created a wonderful tutorial). Since then I have been "playing" with the idea and have developed a way to create PowerPoint Enhanced Podcast movies for cell phones.

mLearning-World.com: Jozi college goes mobile- mLearning & Learning 2.0 w/ MobilED

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w/ MobilED IOL: Jozi college goes mobile By Sholain Govender While cellphone use is banned in most South African schools, a Centurion college has decided to embrace the technology and use it to educate pupils.

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It's about reading, not paper vs pixels

Steve Vosloo

What our youth do have, however, are cellphones. The project that I lead, called m4Lit (mobiles for literacy), takes this book-poor/cellphone-rich context of South Africa — indeed of most of Africa — as a point of departure. Viva the cellphone!

Social Studies! Next Assignment.send a video message to presidential candidates cell phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

Cellphones mogreet vloggingAfter reading about this opportunity on PicturePhoning , I thought this would be a great assignment for any social studies class studying current events, following the 2008 election campaigns.

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Cell Phone Remote Control with Voicethread

Cell Phones in Learning

cellphone social studies voicethread mathI am a big fan of Voicethread for use in education. Not just because Voicethread gives educators free accounts, but because now they have added a "telephone" option for commenting and controlling the Voicethread presentation.

Eyespot=Instant video blogging!

Cell Phones in Learning

eyespot cellphones youtubeI have been using the Eyespot website for the last 2 years. I love the online video editor, so that my students can edit videos from anywhere at anytime on any computer. They do not have to worry about storage. Eyespot is a nice alternative to iMovie and Moviemaker.

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Blog Talk Radio.EASY cell phone Podcasting

Cell Phones in Learning

Thanks to a twitter forward from Adam Sutcliffe , I have been playing with a new cell phone podcasting tool called (CINCH) Blog Talk Radio. This is probably the easiest podcasting tool that I have ever used. You do not even have to create an account before doing a podcast from your cell phone! You simply call the international number of 1-646-200-0000 (so easy to remember), and you just say your podcast after the tone.

Mobile Active.A mobile world

Cell Phones in Learning

One of my favorite blogs is called Mobile Active. The site is devoted to topical issues concerning ways that social organizations and citizens are using their cell phones globally to advocate for a cause. I believe this is a great example of a site that believes cell phones can have a large impact on society for the good.

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Straight Talk only? Owning more than 1 cell phone

Mobile Learning Edge

When he worked at a Southern California law office, Luke Cocalis had one cellphone, a Samsung Galaxy. With work and home lives more interweaved than any time in recent memory, a few individuals are attempting to keep up a reasonable line between the two via conveying two cellphones. The double gadget propensity comes as cellphones have turned into a point of convergence of every day life.

2 articles.one conclusion.reasons to include cell phones in learning

Cell Phones in Learning

cellphone positive articleI just want to send a big "Bravo" to Craik High School principal Gord Taylor, Grades 8-9 teacher Carla Dolman, and Dean Shareski who are true trailblazers by taking a risk and integrating cell phones into learning! The article Phoning It In , describes how one school in Canada decided to "embrace" their students excitement and interest in cell phone use outside of school and bring it into the classroom.

Yet Another Global K-12 Success Story

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Elliot Soloway and Cathie Norris recently blogged Hong Kong School Leads the World in Cellphone Computer Use after visiting Pui Ching Middle School in Hong Kong.

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Cell Phone Remote Control with Voicethread

Cell Phones in Learning

I am a big fan of Voicethread for use in education. Not just because Voicethread gives educators free accounts, but because now they have added a "telephone" option for commenting and controlling the Voicethread presentation. It is so easy, see the tutorial here.

Location Blogging for Free without Software!

Cell Phones in Learning

Finally! After much research I have found a great and free web2.0 application that couples with cell phones for location blogging. It is called Flagr. Flagr allows anyone to create an account.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough!

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Create a numeric mobile address for any webpage!

Cell Phones in Learning

DigitURL is a new easy and free resource that will allow anyone to convert a URL address of a website into a mobile address for cell phones. The best part of DigitURL is that it makes the mobile address numeric, no letters.

Mobile Citizen Activism.How about student activism?

Cell Phones in Learning

There has been some discussion in the local papers about mobile citizen journalism, where everyday people capture breaking news stories with their cell phones.

Create Speech to Text blogs/Calendars from your cell with Jott!

Cell Phones in Learning

Jott is fast becoming one of my favorite organizational tools for cell phones! I think there are strong connections for student and teacher organization as well.

Uploading movies to Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

While there are many sites that allow you to download images and video from your cell phone, such as YouTube, Eyespot, Flickr, Facebook, or MySpace, less commonly known are websites that allow you to upload images, sound, and video into your cell phone.

Would you like to play a Cell Phone review game?

Cell Phones in Learning

One of the most popular ways to reveiw material in classrooms today is to use a jeoprady type game. When I started teaching I would use an overhead and have student's raise their hands when they knew the answer. There was always some confusion over who had their hand up first.

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Scavenger Hunt with Cell Phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

So I have been thinking about Classroom Performance Systems (often called the "blue clickers" by my student teachers), and wondering if a cell phone can do a similar function. Since the CPS systems often cost a good deal of money, many school districts cannot take advantage of them.

Eyespot=Instant video blogging!

Cell Phones in Learning

I have been using the Eyespot website for the last 2 years. I love the online video editor, so that my students can edit videos from anywhere at anytime on any computer. They do not have to worry about storage. Eyespot is a nice alternative to iMovie and Moviemaker.

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The Mobile Learner » Two Steps Foward, One Step Back…

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Australian uni goes mobile!

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Text-message course helping newcomers learn English

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Text-message course helping newcomers learn English A pen and paper aren't necessary in an Edmonton classroom where students are learning English with a new tool — text messages on their cellphones. Student Fadieh Al-Kaloti said cellphone learning works well for her. "

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Social Studies! Next Assignment.send a video message to presidential candidates cell phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

After reading about this opportunity on PicturePhoning , I thought this would be a great assignment for any social studies class studying current events, following the 2008 election campaigns. Students could research an issue of their own interest (such as stem cell research, the best way to get out of the current "recession", healthcare, global warming.etc), and send a video message through Mogreet the Vote to any of the presidential candidates personal cell phones.

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Utterz.All-In-One mobile blogging! Free! Finally!

Cell Phones in Learning

While there are some fantastic mobile blogging resources on the web, such as Gabcast , Gcast, Eyespot , Radar , Flickr , Jott , and Go@blogger.com , none of them allow you to post video, audio, text, and photos directly to a blog from their account. For example, Gabcast only posts audio, and Eyepsot posts video, while Flickr only will post images.

2 articles.one conclusion.reasons to include cell phones in learning

Cell Phones in Learning

I just want to send a big "Bravo" to Craik High School principal Gord Taylor, Grades 8-9 teacher Carla Dolman, and Dean Shareski who are true trailblazers by taking a risk and integrating cell phones into learning! The article Phoning It In , describes how one school in Canada decided to "embrace" their students excitement and interest in cell phone use outside of school and bring it into the classroom.

MTV Generation, Mobile Journalism, and Election 2008

Cell Phones in Learning

I just read on PicturePhoning that MTV's Choose or Lose campaign to get younger voters involved in politics has started a mobile journalism campaign. MTV has selected 51 student reporters (one for each state) to report on election coverage in their state and send updates to young voters tailed specifically for mobile devices.

Location Moblogging.Resources? I've exhausted my search.

Cell Phones in Learning

From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!), I got the idea to start researching "loco mobloging" or location mobile blogging, where you can use your cell phone to immediately pinpoint your location on a map and post to the internet. I think location moblogging could be a very useful resource for social studies teachers who are doing local history projects or science teachers studying geographical distances and features.

PowerPoint for Cell phones!

Cell Phones in Learning

A really neat idea created by Doug Belshaw is to convert your PowerPoint to a mobile Ready device such as a cell phone. Doug has posted a really easy tutorial on his blog. I would only extend the tutorial by saying that once you convert the slides, you can use an easy free uploading site such as cellfish to send them to your cell phone. You can also use this tutorial to convert your slides to iPod-ready format for itunes.

The Murmur Project: Cell Phone Oral Histories

Cell Phones in Learning

In Canada an interesting project is being conducted on capturing "instant" oral histories using cell phones, called the Murmur Project. Basically people call in to Murmur from different geographic locations and walk around to recite recollections or more formal oral histories about their own experiences (or others that they interview, sometimes in real time at the location) in that particular geographic location.

Debate.Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Schools?

Cell Phones in Learning

On the America's Debate website , they are contemplating both sides of whether Cell Phones should be allowed in schools. It is a great way to read about all different perspectives on this issue. Probably one of the most cited reasons for allowing cell phones in schools is "student safety" and not for learning. I think this may be because many are unaware of potential learning opportunities that can occur from coupling cell phones with classroom content.

Hurray! For Gcast Podcasting.

Cell Phones in Learning

I want to share an article about one of my former Master's students. Pat Sattler is an innovative and very creative technology teacher in Southeastern Michigan. She works at a Catholic K-8 school where she wanted to do podcasting, but did not have lots of cash for equipment. She turned to the cell phone coupled with Gcast so that her students could podcast and create Radio Theaters.

Go Mobile! The mlearning summit kicks off in Zambia at mLearning Africa

Steve Vosloo

Depending on the number of cellphones available, you can run class projects (1 phone per class), group projects (1 phone per class group) and inidividual projects (each learner has their own phone). Today a 3-day leadership summit — titled Go Mobile!