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Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING

Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING
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Photography as a Performance | Holm Volume 9, No. 2, Art. 38 – May 2008 Photography as a Performance Gunilla Holm with Fang Huang, Hong Yan Cui, Fatma Ayyad, Shawn Bultsma, Maxine Gilling, Hang Hwa Hong, John Hoye, Robert Kagumba, Julien Kouame, Michael Nokes, Brandy Skjold, Hong Zhong, and Curtis Warren Abstract: This is a study of photography as performance and as an ethnographic research and dissemination method. Key words: photography, performance, visual research methods, visual language Table of Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 4.1 Performing being stressed 4.2 Teaching and learning to use visual methods 5. Note References Author Citation 1. Our cultures are becoming more visual as well as visually sophisticated due to increasingly advanced technology. Performance in this context is seen as both a form of investigation and a form of representation. 2. Photographs are also commonly used to elicit information in interviews. So far, the most common types of photographs have been the ones taken by the researchers. 3. 4. Photograph 1: Filed 5.

Lift the Cell Phone Ban Cell phones could become the next big learning tool in the classroom. So why have schools been so slow to embrace them? Without a doubt, cell phones can cause serious disruption in the classroom. From urgent text messages flying across the room to lessons interrupted by rap-song ringtones, these gadgets are responsible for nationwide frustration among educators. And, in extreme cases, students have used their cell phones to cheat on tests and harass other students, even during class time. Cell Phone Solution between the alarms, calls, and text-messaging, it’s easy to see why some classrooms have implemented a no-cell phone policy. Craik’s program started with a discussion in the staff room between the school’s principal, Gord Taylor, and teacher Carla Dolman. Testing the Watersinitially, only about 40 percent of the class had cell phones, but kids who had them were willing to share. Principal Taylor agrees. Taylor’s colleagues have been more enthusiastic.

Do Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom? Mobile devices are ubiquitous in American high schools, and their use is harder to regulate than old-fashioned note passing. But here's why teachers should be paying closer attention. Two U.S. high school students compete in the LG Mobile Worldcup Texting Championship. According to a Pew study, American teenage girls send an average of 100 messages a day. (Reuters) If you were to drop in on most any American high school these days, what would you see? Most schools allow students to have cell phones for safety -- a reaction to the Littleton, Colorado, high school shooting incident of 1999. At a time when middle-class homes are filled with computers and mobile devices, schools are grappling with the question of how much technology to bring into the classroom. But whatever a school's approach to technology, cell phones seem to be nearly ubiquitous. In some cases, schools have actually embraced cell phones and incorporated them into their teaching. So what's the solution?

Using Smartphones in the Classroom By Edward Graham Found in: Advice and Support Ken Halla knows a thing or two about using technology in the classroom. For the past 5 years, the 22-year teaching veteran has worked to transition his ninth-grade World History and AP Government classrooms into a mobile device-friendly environment where students can incorporate the latest technology into the learning process. “Not every classroom can get a laptop every day, so [devices like smartphones], even if you have to pair up, become something useful for teachers,” Halla says. “The number of kids with phones has just been blown out of the water the last couple of years,” he adds. According to data compiled by the research firm Nielsen, 58 percent of American children from 13- to 17-years-old owned a smartphone as of July 2012—an increase of more than 60 percent over the previous year. Here are Halla’s top tips for using mobile devices effectively in the classroom. Ensuring it stays academic Apps for the social sciences

Reading Skills and Strategies for Students One of the things students soon realize about college is that they must learn most things on their own, and often, this requires them to locate resources outside the classroom. This is not a foreign idea for those accustomed to finding a tutor in working math problems or writing essays; but, when it comes to asking for help in reading and comprehending a textbook, students are sometimes hesitant to reveal any difficulties they may be experiencing. We all know how to read, right? It’s just a matter of concentrating and re-reading until we get it, right? Wrong. Becoming acquainted with the academic resources of a campus is vital to one’s success, and self-study is key. The following links can get you started, but the more you learn, the more you will want to know. Study Guides and Strategies: This site, available in 39 languages, provides extensive coverage of all things related to student success. Pre-reading Strategies: Learn more about what to do just before you read. Active vs.

30 Futuristic Phones We Wish Were Real Mobile phone business is one of the most rapid growing industries. Not so long ago, the popular check phone was Nokia 3310 with mere basic functions: call, text messaging and the only bearable game, snake. However, significant improvement has been made since then. We now have so many variety of phones that surpasses the basic function, smart phones for example allows you to connect to social media conveniently, GPS, video conferencing etc. What will be next? What we can expect from the next generation of handsets that will be available in the next 10 year? In this article we want to show you a list of creative and interesting futuristic phone concepts. Kyocera’s Flexible, Folding Phone ConceptKyocera’s EOS folding concept phone incorporates a flexible OLED screen, changing its form from a clamshell into something resembling a wallet or clutch-purse. Multimedia Concept PhoneDesigner Jakub Lekeš tries to push the limits of phone designing with his concept.

N.J. schools go BYOD: Students get green light to use cellphones in class Come September, High Point Regional High School is going BYOD. Short for Bring Your Own Device, BYOD is a fast-growing business trend quickly taking root in schools. Just as businesses allow employees to use their own mobile devices, school officials are giving students the opportunity to use their phones, tablets or laptops in class. "We’re changing the way we teach," said Robert Zywicki, director of curriculum, instruction and technology at the Sussex County district. "It’s about getting the kids access to the tools they need to compete in our global society." High Point Regional is one of the state’s newest members of a growing BYOD club. It’s a dramatic departure from the previous approach that banished student smartphones to lockers and backpacks. But it comes with some tricky issues. School is the perfect place for these lessons, proponents say. "We are teaching digital citizenship. "To ignore (the devices) seems almost silly," he said.

Cyberbullying Facts - Cyberbullying Research Center Cyberbullying Facts Summarizing What is Currently Known Over the last decade, we have surveyed nearly 15,000 middle and high school students in ten different studies from over 97 different schools throughout the United States. The first two studies were online exploratory samples used to obtain a general understanding of the problem, so the numbers obtained are higher than average and not representative because they only include online teens who volunteered to participate. Our eight most recent studies, however, have all been random samples of known populations in schools so we can be fairly confident in the reliability and validity of the data obtained (click here for more information about the methodology). Other Published Research This past summer, we reviewed all of the published research we could find that included prevalence rates for cyberbullying. Cyberbullying Victimization Cyberbullying Offending Cyberbullying Trends Snapshot of Some Recent Data References Floros, G.D., Simos, K.

How To Give a Constructive Critique in Street Photography (Above image copyrighted by Fred Herzog) To become better in street photography (or anything in life), it is essential to get honest and constructive criticism. However the problem with the internet nowadays is that our attention spans are short, and the majority of the comments/feedback we get on our Facebook/Flickr streams include phrases such as, “Nice shot!”, “I love the light!”, or my personal favorite “What camera/lens do you use?” For this article I will try to give some suggestions and guidelines on how to give a constructive critique. I also included inspirational images from Fred Herzog for this article, one of my favorite color street photographers at the moment. What is a critique? Before we can delve into how to give a constructive critique, let us first start off with having a baseline understanding of what “critique” actually means. Critique is a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Let us break down two points: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1.

Innovative Ideas for Using Cell Phones to Summarize and Take Notes Editor's note: This is part two in series of posts focused on the nine instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas from the book Classroom Instruction That Works by Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock. Summarizing and note taking promote greater comprehension by asking students to analyze a subject and determine what is most important and share that information in a new way that makes sense given the task at hand. According to research, this requires substituting, deleting, and keeping some information while having an awareness of the basic structure of the information presented. To do this students must be able to analyze information at a deep level. Here are some ideas for ways that strategies to summarize and take notes can be enriched with cell phones. Classroom Practice in Summarizing: The "Rule-Based" Strategy Classroom Practice in Summarizing: Summary Frames Classroom Practice in Note Taking

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