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technology teaching cell phones

started by Mary Sue Claborne on 10 Mar 09
  • Melinda Tilley
     
    I would be interested in your results! I brought up cell phones in the classroom at a recent workshop and it was like saying a dirty word!


    Mary Sue Claborne wrote:
    > In an effort to use the tools available in a low socioeconomic neighborhood for teaching writing, I am looking for any information regarding cell phone use in the schools. Ideas on laying out the guidelines, rules, possible consequences. Does it work? Can it work? Thanks for your help if you know of anything along these lines.
  • Morgan the Fay
     
    Hi Mary Sue,

    You can contact my colleague Marty Nostrala at viggenjakt@gmail.com. He is on diigo too. He has been using cell phones in his classes. I believe he has been the first teacher on earth to administer tests with cell phones!! We both teach in companies but I don't see why you can't take advantage of cell phones as tools with younger students. Best of luck!

    Mary Sue Claborne wrote:
    > In an effort to use the tools available in a low socioeconomic neighborhood for teaching writing, I am looking for any information regarding cell phone use in the schools. Ideas on laying out the guidelines, rules, possible consequences. Does it work? Can it work? Thanks for your help if you know of anything along these lines.
  • Jim Brinling
     
    Hi Mary Sue,

    I have used cell phones. If you are interested in podcasting, the podcast manager GCast can be useful. I used GCast in class to have my students respond to certain prompts via cell phone. It's an 800 number, and the process is a lot like leaving a message on an answering machine. It automatically converts the file to mp3 format for further editing or downloading.

    Good luck

    Jim

    Mary Sue Claborne wrote:
    > In an effort to use the tools available in a low socioeconomic neighborhood for teaching writing, I am looking for any information regarding cell phone use in the schools. Ideas on laying out the guidelines, rules, possible consequences. Does it work? Can it work? Thanks for your help if you know of anything along these lines.
  • Mary Sue Claborne
     
    Check out my bookmark "Cool cat teacher blog; making the case for cell phone use in schools" it give lots of info and useful stuff.
    Melinda Tilley wrote:
    > I would be interested in your results! I brought up cell phones in the classroom at a recent workshop and it was like saying a dirty word!
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    > Mary Sue Claborne wrote:
    > > In an effort to use the tools available in a low socioeconomic neighborhood for teaching writing, I am looking for any information regarding cell phone use in the schools. Ideas on laying out the guidelines, rules, possible consequences. Does it work? Can it work? Thanks for your help if you know of anything along these lines.
  • Chris Ludwig
     
    Another free resource that will have your kids texting away on their phones is PollEverywhere. I put a link in my tiny (so far) list of bookmarks. I have used Polleverywhere a few times in class and students responded really well. I recommend collecting responses and putting them into Wordle to show visually all the different responses to a poll. Cool stuff!

    Mary Sue Claborne wrote:
    > Thanks for this, I will be using the cell phone/internet interface more and more. This will be helpful.
    > Jim Brinling wrote:
    > > Hi Mary Sue,
    > >
    > > I have used cell phones. If you are interested in podcasting, the podcast manager GCast can be useful. I used GCast in class to have my students respond to certain prompts via cell phone. It's an 800 number, and the process is a lot like leaving a message on an answering machine. It automatically converts the file to mp3 format for further editing or downloading.
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    > > Good luck
    > >
    > > Jim
    > >
    > > Mary Sue Claborne wrote:
    > > > In an effort to use the tools available in a low socioeconomic neighborhood for teaching writing, I am looking for any information regarding cell phone use in the schools. Ideas on laying out the guidelines, rules, possible consequences. Does it work? Can it work? Thanks for your help if you know of anything along these lines.

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