Mobile Learning Using The iPod Touch – In Hindsight. A Panel Discussion @TCEA2011. Suren Ramasubbu CEO Mobicip.com HuffPost Blogger. Linda Cross District Technology Coordinator. Jennifer Wivagg Technology Coordinator. David Hogan High School – Maths /Physics. Agenda. Overview
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A Panel Discussion @TCEA2011
CEO Mobicip.comHuffPost Blogger
District Technology Coordinator
High School – Maths/Physics
How ELL Students Use the iPod touch as a Tool to help with English Language Acquisition
Jennifer Wivagg, Instructional Media Specialist
600 Square Miles
17,000 students PreK-12
“Videos are helpful when a teacher explains a lesson and maybe I don’t get it, the iPod can show a video clip on how it’s done.”
-Emily, Grade 6
JW: Ya\'ll talked about the dictionary, ya\'ll used that a lot. If you didn\'t know a word last year, when you were at school, what did you do? How did you find the answer?
Belen: We didn\'t do anything
Sophia: We asked a person, or a teacher, same thing.
JW: Or did you ever just not do anything?
Sophia: We asked a person or did nothing.
“I like Word Warp because they give you letters and you discover words with the letters they give you.”
-Karina, Grade 6
Mentoring program with high school students and middle school ELL students
Students use videos downloaded on the iPods to facilitate discussion.
1:1 at HS
24/7 “mobile” technology
No “powering down” at school
Preparing students for 21st Century
Definitely top down: Supt. Dr. Brant Myers and the board decided to use stimulus money to implement a 1:1 at the high school (with 24/7 filtered access and rights to download their own apps and music)
iPod touch chosen over laptops due to cost, portability
Joint meetings with Apple, Abilene Christian University, and Region 14 staff showed need to add teacher laptops
Mobicip filter chosen to monitor student use 24/7
StudyWiz chosen to integrate online classwork
October 2009Teachers issued an iPod touch and a MacBook
November/December 2009Teachers trained on iPods,Macs, and StudyWiz (4 days)
February 2010All 330 HS students issued iPod touch devices
Stimulus money purchased iPods and teacher MacBooks for the 1:1 initiative
Remaining budget allowed for adding 70 classroom MacBooks for student projects
No funds for purchasing apps
No funds to hire extra personnel 2009-2010 (desperately needed for deployment)
Added one full-time tech specialist 2010-2011
Screenshot of reports available from Mobicip website
330 iPods issued
Rhonda Wise - HS Science
Listen to science-based podcasts such as “brainstuff” from howstuffworks.com
Give a summation of what they listened to, using the notes application on their i-Touch
A report is then sent to me through the messaging system of Studywiz.
Chris Holson - HS Science
I could not live without them [iPods] now. Students master the material faster and retain the information from the repetition. I also use them for TAKS –Debbie Cook, HS Math & UIL Coach
2nd at state
… missed 1st place by 1 question
3rd at state… missed 1st place by 2 questions
use the “spell check” app for daily editing
actually type their two-paragraph essays on iPods and print each week (they seem to have difficulty with the big computers)
take online quizzes for math and do a screen shot of the grade to show me later
Kerri Key, Special Ed.
Taken from weekly Mobicip reports
* Itemized on next slide
Jim Ned CISD
Rated An Exemplary District
“Colt McCoy’s High School”