Know County Schools Relaxing Policy on Cell Phones.

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10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone

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The post 10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone appeared first on Float. From tracking calories to monitoring babies to sniffing out terrorists, we take a look at 10 unusual but innovative ways to use your mobile device. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices infrared cameras mHealth Tango

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

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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%). Transsion, a little-known Chinese handset manufacturer, now sells more phones than any other company in Africa. Many of the feature phone models have messaging apps.

Parent's thoughts on Cell Phones in Learning

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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.

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. Second, it includes many practical lessons plans to integrate student cell phones (any kind!) There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally!

Knox County Schools Relaxing Policy on Cell Phones.

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Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

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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.

Great Introduction to Cell Phones in Schools

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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

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. Mobile phones are becoming ubiquitous and, in line with this trend, children’s use of mobile phones has increased to the point where mobile phones are becoming commodities for them." Details are taken from interviews and data from Japan, Korea, China, India and Mexico. There is a lot we all can learn from such global initiatives.

Creativity With Cell Phones and Ringtones

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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. I hope through this series of blog posts to provide practical ways teachers and students can use cell phones to help kids learn as a way to challenge the standard bias that cell phones are a useless distraction in the classroom. That is to use a cell phone for personal productivity. Cell phones, however, are different.

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

Selling your Straight Talk mobile phone

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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?

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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Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

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Connecting back to a previous blog post where I was musing on the difference between Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning , we can see that today’s cell phones are adding more functionality and are designed with the spirit of Universal Design in mind. Let’s take the voice dialing feature on most cell phones as an example. Another example is a voice note feature found on some of today’s smart phones.

TextClues.A Scavenger Hunt for Cell Phones

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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

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

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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.

Create an Email address for your phone!

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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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Phone Calling & Texting Poll With Excitem

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The free version allows you to create a poll and then accept responses via text message, phone call, Twitter or Facebook. This allows even more access for using students with to conduct polls and responses, as some do not have texting on their phone or even a cell phone (they could use a landline since Excitem does not use shortcodes, rather real phone numbers!). I came across a new free polling website that is similar to Polleverywhere and SMSpoll.

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mLearning-World.com: XM on Mobile Phones

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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. As if this wasnt good enough, Alltel jumps ahead of the competition again offering XM on mobile phones. ► 07/04 - 07/11 (3) eLearning Kindle eBook From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak U.

Persuasive Video on Cell Phones and Schools

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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.

Saving money with Straight Talk cell phone family plans

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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.

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

Cell Phones in Education Part 3: Capturing the Moment

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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.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

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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). Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR. In SCVNGR you can participate in or create your own mobile scavenger hunts.

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. Second, it includes many practical lessons plans to integrate student cell phones (any kind!) There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally!

Which phones are my students using?

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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). The one technology that we seem to be endlessly tweaking is Java for phones (J2ME), because despite the good-karma that surrounds java's "runs on any device" ethos, the harsh reality is that each phone

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Saving money with Straight Talk using coupons for cell phones

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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.

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Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

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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.

Peripheral Vision Turns Mobile Phone Cameras Into Watchdogs

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Museum Mobile Tours and Cell Phones

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Museums have started to take advantage of the growing number of people with cell phones, by providing self-paced tours on cell phones. Museum patrons can dial a number and instantly get an audio tour (some even have image and video options for cell phones that can handle those types of media). Additionally, schools can access information or tours from a specific museum by going to MuseumPods to download free podcasts for cell phones and iPhones.

Cell Phones for PreSchool?

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Journal had an article recently about a research study being conducted with cell phones and preschoolers! PBS teamed up with Sprint to create "software" for parent's cell phones. While immediately I was shocked by this, I realized that all toddlers love playing with button devices (such as cell phones and remote controls). It seems this research study has successfully shown that cell phones can aid in young children learning their abc's T.H.E.

Cell Phones for PreSchool?

Cell Phones in Learning

Journal had an article recently about a research study being conducted with cell phones and preschoolers! PBS teamed up with Sprint to create "software" for parent's cell phones. While immediately I was shocked by this, I realized that all toddlers love playing with button devices (such as cell phones and remote controls). It seems this research study has successfully shown that cell phones can aid in young children learning their abc's T.H.E.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

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CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education.

Cell Phone Documentary

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I missed it when it was first published on April 3rd, but was pleased to see the excellent Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) documentary on cell phones posted on the web (thanks, Tami). Having lived in Canada for 10 years and seeing the quality of the CBC documentaries, I was excited to see this full documentary. It is nearly 42 minutes, but covers the history, today and tomorrow, mostly life style changes.

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.

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. 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.

Mobile Phones vs. Computers

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Some articles argue in favour of computers while others argue in favour of mobile phones. The articles that argue in favour of computers seem to focus on the fact that even low end computers have computational and media capabilities that far surpass mobile phones, especially the older and limited capability models that are found in underdeveloped countries. Even basic phones have very useful communication capabilities as well as basic productivity tools.

Cell Phone Video Production

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One of the latest cell phone options is video recording. while the videos recorded on cell phones today are fairly short (usually 30 seconds to a minute) and the quality is not nearly as decent as a good digital camcorder, I believe this is changing. In the next year or so, we will have much better quality camcorders in cell phones. Therefore we should consider options on using cell phone as camcorders for learning.

Cell Phone Video Production

Cell Phones in Learning

One of the latest cell phone options is video recording. while the videos recorded on cell phones today are fairly short (usually 30 seconds to a minute) and the quality is not nearly as decent as a good digital camcorder, I believe this is changing. In the next year or so, we will have much better quality camcorders in cell phones. Therefore we should consider options on using cell phone as camcorders for learning.

Cell Phones = School Safety?

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NPR has a nice "all things considered" broadcast concerning cell phones in schools. While this broadcast is from 2002, I believe it is extremely relevant for today's controversies over cell phones in schools. The broadcast focuses on the administrative benefits of students bringing their cell phones to school by citing both student and parent "safety" concerns. Since students have their cell phones with them at all times, they can easily be located in case of an emergency.

Cell Phones = School Safety?

Cell Phones in Learning

NPR has a nice "all things considered" broadcast concerning cell phones in schools. While this broadcast is from 2002, I believe it is extremely relevant for today's controversies over cell phones in schools. The broadcast focuses on the administrative benefits of students bringing their cell phones to school by citing both student and parent "safety" concerns. Since students have their cell phones with them at all times, they can easily be located in case of an emergency.