The Use of Mobile Devices in the ClassRoom Created by Claudia Bishop, Jennifer Fields, Ronald Horner, and Cynthia Lee
Mobile devices in the Classroom 21st Century Learners Mobile Devices are everywhere and kids know how to use them. Let’s leverage the technology and find ways to make our teaching and learning more effective, efficient and exciting!
The Reasons Why! • 76% Students will be distracted62% Not all students have the mobile devices33% Concerned that students will cheat using the devices24% Do not know how to effectively use the devices within instruction23% Need curriculum to support the use of mobile devicesYet ONLY 13% of teachers dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning.
Student's HAVE Mobile Devices ACCESS: • 98% of high school students have a cell phone (31% with mobile Internet)83% of middle school students have a cell phone (25% with mobile Internet)43% of 3rd through 5th graders have a cell phone (15% with mobile Internet)28% of K-2nd graders have a cell phone (12% with mobile Internet)
Benefits of Using Mobile Devices in Learning According to PARENTS! 43% Increases student engagement41% Prepares students for world of work38% Extends school day learning37% Provides access to online textbooks35% Improves teacher-parent-student communications32% Students can review class materials31% Personalizes instruction27% Provides way to help struggling students 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes
Procedures for Learning While Using Mobile Devices : • Look up information on Internet • Record or take notes • Work on projects with classmates • Access digital textbooks • Take videos of class presentations or experiments • Play educational games • Communicate with classmates • Receive reminders and alerts • Organize schoolwork • Communicate with teacher • Learn about school activities • Access social networks • Create and share documents/media • Upload assignments and work to portals • Coordinate calendars • Share/edit bookmarks
Mobile Device Ethics & Etiquette • Students should know that they should never give bad news in a text message. ("I heard our soccer coach quit!") • Students should understand that they are responsible for what they text to other people. Teach your child to refrain from gossiping about others, trashing others, and being unkind in general. • This information will be shared through parent and community meetings and the school website.
Consequences of Inappropriate Usage • If found with a cell phone turned on during a test, students receive an automatic two grade deduction from the test scores. Remind everyone to turn their phones off prior to the test. • If found using cell phone during class, automatic deduction from their participation score. Make the deduction appropriately severe to be a deterrent. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYHRmbBhKp0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Cool Apps • 3D Brain • Evernote • Napkin Genius Lite • BrainPOP Featured Movie • ICDL (International Children’s Digital Library) • Portable Math • Math Snacks Video • Pearl Diver • Dragon Dictation • Geocaching • NASA • Nike+iPod • AppBoxLite • Twitter • Skype • iformula
· Students should understand that they are responsible for what they text to other people. Teach your child to refrain from gossiping about others, trashing others, and being unkind in general.
Resources • District Administration: Retrieved 2012, from http://www.districtadministration.com/article/mobile-devices-classroom. • The Chronicle of Higher Education: Retrieved March 2012, from http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/encouraging-distraction-classroom-experiments-with-mobile-media/38454. • Kolb, L. (2008). Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education. Washington, D.C.: International Society for Technology in Education • http://cellphonesintheclass.wikispaces.com