The Great Prohibition: Using Cell Phones Outside the Ban

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International Society for Technology Educators
January 29, 2011 at 2:30
Philadelphia, PA

Tinyurl for this page: http://tinyurl.com/GreatProhibition

Presenters
Lisa Nielsen, Creator - The Innovative Educator Blog | Supports NYC Schools in incorporating innovative practices | Co-author-Teaching Generation Text
George Engel, Teacher and blogger that uses cell phones as a learning tool. Read George's blog at http://blogs.cellularlearning.org

On Twitter
George - @gbengel
Lisa - @innovativeedu
Please use the tag - #breaktheban

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Let Students Use Cell Phones to Learn

Agenda

TIME
ACTIVITY
00:00
Welcome, Introductions, objectives
Participants will
  • Understand the issues surrounding school bans and how to appropriately use mobile technology in those situations.
  • Discover free and easy mobile learning activities that will engage students outside of the classroom.
    (1) Using cell phones as part of an embedded student response system for collaborative discussion and reflection
    (2) Creating and publishing podcasts/audiocasts relevant to curricula
    (3) Using photo sharing sites to develop and present work
    (4) Strengthening the home-school connection with Twitter
  • Workshop participants will collaboratively design mobile learning activities that they will share with the group and be able to begin implementing in their schools.
  • Collaboratively design mobile learning activities that can be used even in schools where cell phones are banned.
  • Share these activities with the group.
00:05
Introduce Yourself
Subject: Name / Title
Body: Why are you interested in using cells outside the ban
Email photo to: any06child@photos.flickr.com

Are Cells Banned Where You Teach?
Poll Everywhere: Text 22333
Poll Everywhere

00:10
Articles about the Great Prohibition on Cell Phones
00:15
Free and easy mobile learning activities to engage students.
(1) Student response with Poll Everywhere for collaborative discussion and reflection
(2) Student response with Wiffiti for collaborative discussion and reflection
(3) Use photo sharing sites to develop and present work
(4) Strengthening the home-school connection with Twitter*
(5) Create and publish audiocasts or Phone Casts
00:40
Participants break into groups and design activity based on technology selected.
00:60
Groups share activities which are displayed below.

00:80
Questions / Answers
00:90
Adjourn