Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class. Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Erin Scott By Jennifer Carey A good rule of thumb for any classroom use of cellphones: the lesson/activity must be engaging as well as productive.
You don’t want technology for the sake of technology (and students aren’t going to be intrinsically fascinated with a device they use routinely when they’re outside of school). If the students don’t enjoy what they’re doing, they will be more tempted to use their phones inappropriately. Here are some ideas: IN-CLASS POLLING/QUIZZING. IN-CLASS BACK-CHANNELING: Backchanneling refers to the use of networks & social media to maintain an online, real-time conversation alongside spoken remarks. Backchanneling can be a great way to give quiet students a voice, to introduce additional facts and insights during a lesson, or simply to encourage “conversation” during lecture or group readings when you don’t want to actually interrupt the presentation. Poll Everywhere can also be used for this purpose. ORGANIZING RESEARCH. Teachers Guide on The Use of Mobile Devices in The Classroom. Edutopia has recently featured a great guide on the use of mobile gadgets to improve learning in the classroom.
This is basically a 10- page PDF downloadable for free and that can help you learn more about how mobile technology devices such as tablets, smartphones, and e-readers are transforming education and how you can use them to create a healthy interactive environment inside your classroom and get your students engaged on multiple levels. Let me quote for you an abstract from the guide : " CELL PHONES IN THE CL A SSROOM: A BOON OR BLIGHT? It’s a question many educators are facing these days. The Common Core State Standards call for students to develop digital media and technology skills. Click here to Download the guide for free. 10 Sites to use with Mobile Phones in Education.
The use of mobile technology has opened up a whole new world in education.
Terms like BYOD (bring your own device) is a common place occurrence. These devices has allowed educators and students to learn, teach, and study in a whole new way. Learning is no longer limited to the classroom and can occur in real-time almost anywhere. I've decided to list my favorite sites that can be used w/ mobile phones for educational purposes. This list is in alphabetical order. 10 Sites to use w/ Mobile Phones in EducationAudioboo - A great site w/ mobile apps for all platforms, for recording one's voice and then embedding it into a site/blog. JISC RSC South West eLearning Gems. Effective Mobile Learning.pdf - Powered by Google Docs. How To Control Keynote Presentations on Your iPad From Your iPhone — Apple News, Tips and Reviews. Mobile Mouse Pro 2.0 Demo. Martial demonstrating using an ipad with RSS feeds.
iPodsibilities. Optimize the Cisco Unified Wireless Network to Support Wi-Fi Enabled Phones and Tablets [Unified Communications over WLAN. LearnTech Bits. Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation. Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.
You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives. Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it ... or leave it collecting dust on the shelf. Planning needs to consider both infrastructure needs and the educational applications of the new technology. Without the proper preparation, technology initiatives are liable to become expensive failures. Campus Infrastructure Considerations Signal Strength: If you’re using wifi iPads then you’ll need a strong and reliable connection to the web.
Pedagogical Considerations: Pedagogical Models:Have you discussed how the use of iPads will be integrated into your educational processes? Your iPad implementation plan requires careful thought and preparation. Home. Guardian Teacher Network.