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Are You Considering Student Cell Phones?. Liz Kolb, Ph.D. University of Michigan http:// / (presentation) Twitter: lkolb. Liz’s Mobile Business Card Send a new text: 50500 In message: kolb

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    1. Are You Considering Student Cell Phones? Liz Kolb, Ph.D. University of Michigan (presentation) Twitter: lkolb Liz’s Mobile Business Card Send a new text: 50500 In message: kolb

    2. Send a new text message To: 87884 In message: @loca8462 yourmessage What is your biggest question or concern about using cell phones in learning?

    3. Why Are We Reluctant? Is it in our history?

    4. History of Ed Tech The history of educational technology has not been glowing, and it is difficult to point to particular advances in the effectiveness of schools that are related to technology (Cuban, Kilpatrick, & Peck, 2001).

    5. Teacher’s Conference, 1703 “Student’s today can’t prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend on their slates, which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will not be able to write.”

    6. Principal’s Assocation, 1815 “Students today depend upon paper too much. They don’t know how to write on slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?”

    7. 1999 Michael Mowe (1999) wrote in The Montgomery County Heard “The Internet is not a great tool for teaching...People think that children can think of any topic and pull up a wealth of information on it, but that is not the case. The information in the library is what people seem to expect, but nobody has the time to transcribe entire libraries onto computers. There is nothing on the Internet that is incredibly beneficial to education.”

    8. Mayor bloomberg, 2007 “We are not going to allow iPods and BlackBerrys and cell phones and things that are disruptive in the classroom. Classrooms are for learning. Teachers cannot be expected to look under every kid’s desk at what they’re doing.”

    9. “Some of the most crucial steps in mental growth are based not simply on acquiring new skills, but on acquiring new administrative ways to use what one already knows.” -Seymour Papert

    10. BYOT Bring Your Own Technology

    11. "Kids tell us they power down to come to school.”-Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow (2008)

    12. Secretary of Education


    14. How many of your schools use the Internet for learning?

    15. Internet v. Cell • 73% of U.S. household’s have Internet access • 57% have broadband • 43% have dial-up • 30% of U.S. citizens do not use the Internet at all • 63% of people with a household income of <49K have no Internet • 87% of U.S. Citizens own Cell phones. • 13% of U.S. citizens do not own a cell phone • 18% of U.S. Citizens with an income of <50K do not have a cell phone Park Associates and CTIA wireless association, both 2007

    16. Arguments for Using Students’ Cell Phones

    17. Access By the end of 2010 • 90% of secondary students will have their own cell phones • 54% of 8 year olds will have their own cell phone Amoroso, (2006). Tween Market has the potential to double by 2010. Yankee Group Retrieved from

    18. How 21st Century Students learn best… Collaboratively Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace Structured activities Relevancy with real world *They want to do this with the TECHNOLOGY of their generation Millennials Rising (Neil Howe and William Strauss)

    19. WELCOME To The Era of the…Free Agent Learner Technology enabled bottom up learner ANYTIME ANYWHERE ANYPLACE ANY PACE

    20. For Example… 1-800-2chacha

    21. Fundamental Shift in 21st Century Workforce • Technological changes are displacing low-skilled workers and making room for more high-skilled creative and innovative workers. • Employers are calling for schools to integrate new skills into education

    22. 12% of U.S. adult population believe that students are being prepared for the 21st century workforce Partnership for 21st Century Skills

    23. Mobile Job Opportunities for Students

    24. Mobile Coupons SMS & MMS Companies Go Mobile Mobile Advertising • Latest News on Mobile Marketing • SMS & QRcodes & Call Ins •

    25. Search for “cell phone skills” on

    26. Fundamental Shift in Citizenship Practices • 74% of all 18-24 year olds were politically active on the Internet during the 2008 campaign • During the 2008 campaign, 49% of younger voters (18-24) shared information via text message about the campaigns. •

    27. Research says… • "The proportions of textisms that kids used in their sentence translations was positively linked to verbal reasoning; the more textspeak kids used, the higher their test scores” 2) "The younger the age at which the kids had received mobile phones, the better their ability to read words and identify patterns of sound in speech.”

    28. How student’s view their cell phones • “I feel like I don’t have a reason to live.” • 14 year old Molly Tacuda after her cell phone was taken away • NPR: Three Generations' View of Cell Phones •

    29. Where are we going?

    30. Why cell phones should NOT be integrated in learning.

    31. Cheating is a problem… • 26% of teenagers admitted to using their cell phone to store information to look at during a test or a quiz. • 25% have text messaged their friends about answers during a test or quiz. • 20% have searched the Internet via their mobile phone during a test or quiz. • 17% have taken pictures of a test or quiz with the cell phone in order to send the pictures to their friends. Common Sense Media 09

    32. Even MORE of a problem Most students do not envision these activities as cheating. More than half of the students surveyed did not think these acts were serious offenses of cheating, rather they think of it as just “helping out a friend.” Common Sense Media 09

    33. 70% of U.S. schools completely ban cell phones from campus 63% of students admitted to sneaking in cell phones and using them during class anyway. In a seven class a day, five day school week, the average student sends at least three text messages per class. Common Sense Media 09

    34. Life Consequences • Students are sometimes “sexting” “to friends for their entertainment value, as a joke or for fun." • Six teens face child porn (13 to 15) charges after being caught "sexting" each other. Criminal Charge! • IN PA, 3 girls (12, 12, 16) charged with child pornography for sexing. Picture of them in bras. • 15% of teenagers have risque photos of themselves or their friends on their cell phones. • 1 in 5 sext recipients report that they have passed the images along to someone else

    35. "If you take a picture, you can be accused of producing child pornography; if you send it to somebody, you can be accused of distributing child pornography; and if you keep a picture, you can be accused of possessing child pornography. Anywhere along this chain of transmission of the images, you can be charged as a registered sex offender." -Parry Aftab, an Internet privacy and security lawyer.

    36. How do we change?

    37. 2007 Craik Middle School in Canada: Began Using Cell Phones • 8th Grade • 40% have cell phones • Using them for… • Organization/Scheduling • Projects: • Text Messaging Activities • Recording Group Conversations • Sending assignments to the teacher

    38. 2007: Middle School Principal’s Journey “Last year the school ran out of calculators needed for a math exam, So I let a student use the calculator function on his cell phone. The student was excited to use a phone instead of a calculator. I found 19 of my 22 students had phones.” -Kipp Rogers, Principal at Passages Middle School in Virginia

    39. Mary Passage Middle School Cell Phone Policy 1. Students will talk on their cell phone only to complete assignments that are related to the instructional lesson. 2. Students will keep cell phones turned off or left in lockers when they are not being used for instructional purposes in class. 3. Students will only send text- messages, pictures or video- messages to others outside of the classroom with permission and directions from the teacher. 4. Students will not record still or moving images or voices of students or the teacher without permission from the teacher. 5. Students will not post recordings of still or moving images or voice recordings of students or the teacher to online websites without their permission. 6. Students will practice internet safety with online resources. 7. Students will post only appropriate text, audio and visual media to on-line websites. I _____________________ understand that violation of our class acceptable cell phone use policy may result in my not being able to participate in additional class activities that involve using the cell phone. I also understand that I may receive disciplinary consequences for violating school board policies regarding cyber-bullying. I _______________________ have gone over the Cell Phones in Class Acceptable Use Policy with my child and agree to allow my child to participate.

    40. Watch a teacher Change • • EdTech Leaders Online Workshop

    41. 5 Rules for Cell Phones in Schools Set rules based on business regulations for cell phone use (look at business contracts) Social contract with students • Must be on vibrate at all times • Keep them in the front of the room until you are going to use them. • All messages/media sent or published must be related to lesson. • If you are referencing someone else in class, you must have their approval before posting or publishing. • Create a permission form (in addition to the School’s AUP)

    42. Discuss Mobile Safety & Appropriate Use • Part of digital footprint • Your digital dossier that includes Internet activity such as social networking, email, chat rooms, • YOU can’t erase this!!! Permanent record • EVERYTHING you send via text message (pictures, videos, text, audio…etc) is PUBLIC!!! • Example: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick • Mobile “bullying” and “sexting” is public • MTV Special on Sexting and Quiz • Video Voyeurism Prevention Act prohibits the photographing or videotaping of a naked person without his or her permission in a gym, tanning salon, dressing room or anywhere else where one expects a "reasonable expectation of privacy." Violators can expect fines of up to $100,000 and/or up to a year in prison. • Students should know their plans • Bring in their cell phone plan and a bill • Discuss what is charged and how much • Give Students a Survey Learn more specific safety tips at Connectsafely

    43. In Mobile Cyberspace… • Don’t assume anything you send or post is going to remain private. • There is no changing your mind in cyberspace—anything you send or post will never truly go away. • Don’t give in to the pressure to do something that makes you uncomfortable, even in cyberspace. • Consider the recipient’s reaction. • Nothing is truly anonymous. • Nothing is truly deleted

    44. Phone records are not private • Most likely your location can be tracked • GPS • Triangulation from cell phone towers • Wi-Fi local area networks • if you are using a phone provided by your employer, under the current law your employer can use GPS to monitor you during work hours. • 2005: New York judge ruled the government could obtain a phone's tracking data without a warrant, as the user voluntarily chose to carry the phone and so implicitly allowed the transmission of tracking information. • Your phone records may be accessed by law enforcement or the court system under some circumstances. Updates on current court decisions concerning cell phone tracking

    45. DELETE, DELETE • 43% of donated cell phones contained information from which individuals, their organization or specific personal data could be identified creating a significant threat to both the individual and the organization. • The research highlights a lack of awareness amongst businesses about the amount of data that can be retrieved from mobile devices.

    46. Sample Permission Forms