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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.

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

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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. Tags: Cell Phones in Education edushifts mlearning mobilelearning tools mobile learning 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.

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). You can try out some of the sample quizzes here - they can be done online to give you an idea of how the quizzes provide feedback, or you can install the sample quizzes to your mobile phone for the full m-learning experience.

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Straight Talk only? Owning more than 1 cell phone

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Numerous individuals utilize a second cell phone to keep photographs and instant messages private. Straight Talk wireless says that most of their customers have one phone only. 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.

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.

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.

Scavenger Hunt with Cell Phones!

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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. As a result I have come up with an idea for "Cell Phone" scavenger hunt.

Successful Education: Wave of the Future: Cellphones as Instructional Tools

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 Wave of the Future: Cellphones as Instructional Tools While scanning over the July 15, 2009 Education Week,an education newspaper,notice for an upcoming webinar sponsored by Sprint caught my eye. The topic: Cellphones as Instructional Tools intrigued me. 1 week ago Followers Blog Archive ▼ 2009 (12) ▼ July (9) Wave of the Future: Cellphones as Instructional To.

Blog Talk Radio.EASY cell phone Podcasting

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Thanks to a twitter forward from Adam Sutcliffe , I have been playing with a new cell phone podcasting tool called (CINCH) Blog Talk Radio. You do not even have to create an account before doing a podcast from your cell phone! The Negative It is not a toll free call, so students could use a landline if they do not have a cell phone, but they would have to pay for it (students with cell phones should not have a problem).

PowerPoint for Cell phones!

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A really neat idea created by Doug Belshaw is to convert your PowerPoint to a mobile Ready device such as a cell phone. 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 could also use this concept to create charts and graphs to be read on cell phones. Then they could export the graph/chart as a jpg from PowerPoint and upload it to their cell phone.

Cell Phone Remote Control with Voicethread

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Besides commenting via phone, you can also use your cell phone as a remote control with Voicethread and navigate through the slides. So you can be on a landline or cell phone to call in your comments and it does not cost you anything!

On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

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The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I Uncategorized mlearning mobile learning mobile phones mobile phones mlearning teacher development teachers yozaBelow is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa.

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

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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. cellphone positive article

Would you like to play a Cell Phone review game?

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One simple solution to this is the cell phone. On the mLearning-world.com blog , they suggest using cell phones as game "buzzers" and using Microsoft applications to help collect and store data.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

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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.

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

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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. Cellphones mogreet vlogging

Debate.Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Schools?

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On the America's Debate website , they are contemplating both sides of whether Cell Phones should be allowed in schools. 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.

The Murmur Project: Cell Phone Oral Histories

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In Canada an interesting project is being conducted on capturing "instant" oral histories using cell phones, called the Murmur Project. And a very smart way to use cell phones as data collection tools! And they get to use their favorite tool--the cell phone

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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The Revolution No One Noticed: Mobile Phones and Multimobile Services in Higher Education. Cell Phones in Learning. Squidoo Cellphone Learning. Mobile Phones as a Challenge for Learning. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across.

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.

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

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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. 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.

Location Blogging for Free without Software!

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application that couples with cell phones for location blogging. And Flagr works with just about any basic cell phone (no smartphones needed), and no need to download software! So it would look like this on your cell phone. Finally!

Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile phone translates English to Japanese 5 09 2006 Here’s a cool bit of software for (Japanese) language teachers, reported by Slashphone. Mediaseek just announced a mobile phone application called “Camera Dictionary&# (Kamera Jiten), which uses a cellphone’s built-in camera to scan and translate words into Japanese.

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.

Mobile Student Organization and Management Tools

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Since we know that over 73% of high school students have a cell phone ( Speak Up 2006 K-12 Report , 2006) with them at all times, learning to use their cell phone as an organizational tool may be more beneficial for life-long structure than a paper assignment notebook.

The Innovative Educator: Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them Last week I had the opportunity to speak with colleagues interested in using cell phones to enhance teaching and learning in schools with a 21st century education focus.

Literacy, gender and mobiles

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From Yoza Cellphone Stories , and also other mliteracy projects, we know that the romance genre is very popular. Content that develops the skills of readers supports the recommendation from the UNESCO Mobile Phone Literacy – Empowering Women and Girls project: “The particular needs of the targeted women and girls must be addressed and life-skills and empowerment opportunities offered.”. At the 2015 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, I sat on a panel about literacy.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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The report identified a sizeable gender gap in mobile phone ownership in low- and middle-income countries: there are 300 million fewer female subscribers than male subscribers in these countries. Across all countries a woman is 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a man.

John 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.

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.

Eyespot=Instant video blogging!

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Like Youtube, Eyepsot also allows you to upload videos from any cell phone directly into a private Eyespot account. But in Eyespot, you can also post directly on a blog from your cell phone by simply changing the settings in your Eyespot account! eyespot cellphones youtube

Mobile Active.A mobile world

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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. In addition there are great resources that teachers could take advantage of and use with their students such as using a piece of software to track greenhouse gases with their mobile phone.

How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone. However, a majority of Sierra Leone’s population – 69 percent – owns a cell phone.

Principals Trying out Cell Phones

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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.

WNYC Doubles Its Mobile Donations Using “Text to Donate”

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Donors text a keyword to a number, and a small donation – $5 or $10 – is automatically added to their cell phone bills. Instead of docking the small gift from the donor’s cellphone bill, WNYC responds with a “Thank you” and a link to the pledge form.

So what has, and has not, changed in 6 years of mLiteracy?

Steve Vosloo

It’s great … for me it really hard to pick up a book to start reading but i don’t mind reading on my phone” dotty1. Aha moment: “Mobiles phones are a viable distribution platform for longer form content and for enabling user participation — in South Africa” (not just in Japan).

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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What better solution than to ban cellphones altogether? But while mobile phones have been blamed for an increase in exam cheating , SMS has been praised for helping students learn to spell.

It's about reading, not paper vs pixels

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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!

Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List

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10) Are Cellphones the Next Paper and Pencil – a user forum where educators and other interested parties discuss the implications and the future of cell phones in learning. Tags: Cell Phones in Education edushifts iPod in Education mobilelearning mobile learning Mobilelearner Here is a follow-up to the first two mobile learning reading lists: The first one is here and the second one is here.