Across Africa the Feature Phone is Not Dead – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

Quartz Africa reports that last year feature phones took back market share from smartphones in Africa. The market share of smartphones fell to 39% in 2017 (from 45%), while feature phones rose to 61% (from 55%). Many of the feature phone models have messaging apps.

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Selling your Straight Talk mobile phone

Mobile Learning Edge

If you’re using promo codes for straight talk , you will not have your phone replaced. A huge number of old cellular telephones mope in cabinets and drawers over the UK, and there are many sites that will offer you money for old handsets – however would you say you are getting a decent arrangement?

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Children and Mobile Phones

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Thanks to BECTA in the UK for pointing out a report entitled Children’s Use of Mobile Phones — An International Comparison February 2009. Included in the report is a section on mobile phone literacy as well as an appendix with examples of use of mobile phones by children in target countries.

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.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. smart phone device market and the outright. phone and tablet revolution and have been retrofitted.

Saving money with Straight Talk cell phone family plans

Mobile Learning Edge

While the mobile phone industry will let you know that a monthly bill is about $47 starting 2012, numerous individuals are paying more than that – and relying upon their requirements, it might be excessively. There are a couple moves that you can make to spare cash on your mobile phone arrange today. Once you’ve settled on Verizon, head over to our gathering of The Best Verizon Phones to pick the right gadget for you.

Knox County Schools Relaxing Policy on Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

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Straight Talk only? Owning more than 1 cell phone

Mobile Learning Edge

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. Ninety percent of American grown-ups have a cellphone, and 58% own a cell phone, as indicated by the Pew Research Center.

Saving money with Straight Talk using coupons for cell phones

Mobile Learning Edge

Using a cell phone while shopping through coupons can spare you a considerable measure of cash, however it can likewise take a great deal of vitality. The capacity to transfer, “clasp,” and output coupons straightforwardly on your cell phone can make the procedure significantly more proficient. In the event that you write “coupon” into your cell phone’s application store, you’re certain to get many returns.

mLearning-World.com: XM on Mobile Phones

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, August 11, 2006 XM on Mobile Phones The other day, I mentioned that Alltel had made a huge leap by providing podcasting service for mobile phones.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Finally!

Parent's thoughts on Cell Phones in Learning

Cell Phones in Learning

This year the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates, released Living and Learning with Mobile Devices , which looks at how parents feel about children''s cell phone ownership and use. In schools where cell phones were permitted and used for learning, the parents were more positive about cell phones as learning tools compared to those parents whose kids were in schools that did not allow cell phones on campus.

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Of course, teacher may be very uncomfortable sharing their phone number with students and this is a very legitimate concern. More about this service can be found in my blog post Polling by Cell Phone – Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers? Therefore, everyday tools such as cell phones and text messaging can be utilized to gain that precious feedback required to ensure that students are learning.

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

The Mobile Learner

Disclaimer : While this post presumes the use of a smart phone, and while it is true that not all students own a smart phone, with the current shift toward smart phones, soon, smart phones will be as prevalent as cell phones are today. This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills.

Phone Calling & Texting Poll With Excitem

Cell Phones in Learning

The free version allows you to create a poll and then accept responses via text message, phone call, Twitter or Facebook. I came across a new free polling website that is similar to Polleverywhere and SMSpoll. The one addition that is nice is that you can call in votes too!

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Which phones are my students using?

moblearn

We build applications for all sorts of different phones, and despite the hype, many of the development tools and platforms we use are fairly stable: (MMS, SMS, Flash, Flash Lite, C for PPC etc).

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A New Series: Cell Phones in Education

The Mobile Learner

That device is the cell phone. Firstly, using cell phones in schools is a highly controversial political issue in today’s climate. Secondly, unlike the iPod, cell phones range widely in type, form, and functionality. Tags: tools mobilelearning Mobilelearner cell phones differentiatedinstruction digital culture cell_phone Cell Phones in Education education

Creativity With Cell Phones and Ringtones

The Mobile Learner

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New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Finally!

Text Messages are the Best Way to Drive Phone Calls to Legislators

Mobile Commons

Political activists know that phone calls to Congress are the best way to influence legislators. But what’s the best way to actually get your organization’s supporters to pick up the phone and make those calls? Mobile Research Mobile Strategy & Tips Phone Calls Use Cases

Key Mobile Milestone: Smartphone Sales Exceeded Feature Phones for the First Time [#mLearing]

mLearning Revolution

A new report by Gartner, which came out today, shows that for the first time, smartphone worldwide sales exceeded those of feature phones in the second quarter of 2013.

Cell phone software created for visually impaired learning.

Cell Phones in Learning

A new software has been developed for cell phones by K-NFB Reading Technology and the National Federation of the Blind, in order to help visually impaired people "see". It allows you to take a picture of an item and then your cell phone will read the item and it's label information to you.

CBC’s Spark: Interview on Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

The Mobile Learner

Click the link below to listen to the March 17, 2010 episode of CBC’s Spark where Nora Young interviews Marie Bjerede on how several North Carolina schools are working to incorporate cell phones into daily classroom instruction to increase student engagement and collaboration: Link to the episode on CBC’s Spark website: [link]. Direct link to the audio file: Full Interview: Marie Bjerede on cell phones in the classroom.

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

Mobile Commons

But with that deluge, do the phone calls actually matter? Long answer: The article runs through the history of phones in Washington, starting with Rutherford B. Hayes on the White House’s first phone. It’s a great piece if you’re interested in phone call activism.

Great Introduction to Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I found this video on Youtube, I do not know who created the video, but it is a nice introduction to the complexities and current state of cell phones in schools. The creator put together a montage of video clips from TV shows to news broadcasts about using mobile devices in school

Everytown for Gun Safety Finds that Text Messages Are 3x More Effective than Emails for Driving Advocacy Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

Last July, Everytown and Moms Demand Action drove almost 200,000 phone calls around the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in. SMS Is the Most Effective Way to Drive Advocacy Phone Calls When they want to rally their members to speak up, Everytown reaches out across all their platforms.

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NPR: Capturing Cell Phone Culture

Cell Phones in Learning

NPR has a program called Cell Phones: Talking, Texting. This program examines cell phone culture around the world. One very interesting recent broadcast was titled Three Generations' Views on Cell Phones. and Tuning In?

NPR: Capturing Cell Phone Culture

Cell Phones in Learning

NPR has a program called Cell Phones: Talking, Texting. This program examines cell phone culture around the world. One very interesting recent broadcast was titled Three Generations' Views on Cell Phones. and Tuning In?

Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

The goal is to give a perspective of educational history and technology, where common technology tools (such as a chalkboard or pen or even Internet) were once banned and labeled "harmful" as we are doing with cell phones. I created this video for my presentation at the MACUL conference tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MI. I would love some feedback on it.

Phone Calls Are the Best Way to Influence Legislators. Here’s How to Set Up Your Own Call-In Campaign

Mobile Commons

A phone call from a constituent can, indeed, hold more weight than an email, and far outweighs a Facebook post or a tweet,” writes the Times. You can ask your constituents to either text in a keyword or to dial a phone number.

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.

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.

Cell Phones in Education Part 3: Capturing the Moment

The Mobile Learner

Even today’s basic cell phones come with cameras and voice recorders with some models even having decent video recorders. Students can use the multimedia tools already built into today’s cell phone to gather a variety of evidence in a variety of forms for their school work. If a student doesn’t have a cell phone or doesn’t want to use it, that’s OK. Today’s cell phones are no longer just talk and text devices. Just imagine it.

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. Right now it costs 14.99

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

Cell Phones in Learning

Thanks to Andy Mann for pointing me to this TED video called Our Cell Phones, Ourselves. The presenter Jan Chipchase (a Nokia researcher) really connects cell phones with global survival and mobile identity. Connection to the K-12 Classroom: I see this presentation as a reason for cell phone integration. There are many examples of cell phones being used globally for education, communication, collaboration, and even survival.

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

Cell Phones in Learning

Thanks to Andy Mann for pointing me to this TED video called Our Cell Phones, Ourselves. The presenter Jan Chipchase (a Nokia researcher) really connects cell phones with global survival and mobile identity. Connection to the K-12 Classroom: I see this presentation as a reason for cell phone integration. There are many examples of cell phones being used globally for education, communication, collaboration, and even survival.

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. There is an interesting web2.0

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mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa

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I have blogged about m-uBuntu before – a growing family of schools in South Africa who are using “cell phones” to transform how they teach. We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA!

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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!

Every time a cell phone rings, a student gets an instant unit review!

Cell Phones in Learning

One way that cell phones can be utilized without having them inside of the classroom, is by developing projects for the cell phone. One project could be to have students' create unique ringtones for their own phone or to share with others.