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Mobile PD. Objectives. State of mobile ownership and use Mobile technology with higher education students Mobile technology with younger students. Mobile is in!. Txt: The ubiquitous app!. ClassPager & GroupMe.

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Mobile pd

Mobile PD



  • State of mobile ownership and use

  • Mobile technology with higher education students

  • Mobile technology with younger students

Mobile is in

Mobile is in!

Txt the ubiquitous app

Txt: The ubiquitous app!

Classpager groupme

ClassPager & GroupMe

  • – have opt-in, unidirectional text/SMS communications with students

    • Opt in by texting a unique phone number/@name

    • Can DM individual students

College students gadget ownership

College Students’ Gadget Ownership

Phone usage

Phone Usage

Teen gadget ownership

Teen Gadget Ownership

Demographics of teen cell phone users

Demographics of Teen Cell Phone Users

Why are we not leveraging this

Why are we not leveraging this?

  • Students are using these tools, but these tools don’t make their way into the classroom very often…why not?

  • What are some of the challenges of having students bring in their own devices? (or aka…BYOD)

Raw possibilities affordances

Raw Possibilities & Affordances

Common affordances of most phones (& iPods)

Level 1

  • Camera

  • Audio

  • Texting

    Level 2

  • Video

  • Internet connectivity (email, browsing, geo-location services, real time synching)

Polling ask them a question

Polling – ask them a question

  • For your class,

Poll everywhere free for up to 40

Poll Everywhere (free for up to 40)

  • Create polls, quizzes, formative assessment tools

  • Free service for audiences of up to 40

  • Responses can be tracked overtime

Twitter twitter polling

Twitter & Twitter Polling

Create GroupTweets:

  • Spur discussions

  • Polling/formative assessment

    Backchanneling (online commentary during presentations)

  • Use #hashtags to create instant networks

  • Students can “think-aloud” and generate ideas, gives quiet students a voice

Backchanneling with today s meet

Backchanneling with Today’s Meet

  • Create private, temporary rooms to host backchannel discussions


Audio recording sharing

Audio Recording & Sharing

  • Interview experts

  • Provide reflections or reports on projects

  • Create podcast shows

    • Audioboo – podcasting service linked with Facebook, Twitter, etc.

    • Pictures, descriptions, and geo-tagging for each recording

Capturing the value of the camera

Capturing the value of the camera

  • Photo sharing

  • QR codes

Passing the torch

Passing the Torch


Two-year old conducting an iPhone tutorial

Take away points

Take Away Points

  • See the opportunities the mobile medium offers and leverage them:

    • Endless possibilities to consume, create, communicate

      • Camera, voice, keyboard, motion sensor, location, and a growing number of free apps

  • Focus should be on the learning, not on the device

Thank you for coming

Thank you for coming!

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