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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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  • State of mobile ownership and use

  • Mobile technology with higher education students

  • Mobile technology with younger students

Classpager groupme
ClassPager & GroupMe

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

    • Opt in by texting a unique phone [email protected]

    • Can DM individual students

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)

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!

  • FACT services

    • Upcoming PD offerings

    • Resources to watch for

  • Contact us!


    • Jeremy Riel, [email protected]

    • KamillaBrodonowiska, [email protected]