iPod/ iPhones/iPads in Education


Items to Reference:

1. K-12 Horizon Report- Mobiles

"What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world …”
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship

Tony Vincent Resources

Apple Website

Wes Fryer's Thoughts

iEducation Wiki

Educators look at using cell phones as teaching tools


A graph of Everett Rogers Technology Adoption Lifecycle model


Created by Eric Sailers http://www.slideshare.net/egolfer6

(From Web 2.0 Guru Site http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Mobile+Learners)

Who Are Mobile Learners?

21st Century Learners are Mobile - most of today's teens own cell phones. They are connecting and using cell phone devices to communicate and share. They can also begin using these devices to learn. There are pioneers using this technology in education, but they are not yet in the United States.

What is Mobility in Education?
Cell Phones, Palm Pilots, iPods or other MP3 Players. All of these rescources are readily available to most of today's teenagers. So why not begin tapping into them and utilizing them as effective learning tools? Cell Phone use is rising around the world and schools are the only place where students can not use them. Educational reform initiatives need to consider these devices and useful tools for learning and sharing knowledge. Like anything new, we must prepare for the worst case senario before we adopt a cell phone usage policy in schools. Do we ban them all together or do we establish clear and concise guidlines and acceptable use policies for students, parents and teachers so that such an diffusion of inovation can occur naturally and beneficial to all. I encourage you to read some articles about cell phones and the pros and cons of use in schools. Is it really about the cell phone or the fear of the unknown if integrated into learning environments.

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Uses of Cell Phones in the Classroom
Send messages to students and parents with online Web 2.0 tools.
  • Abbyme- create a free account and send voice messages to phone #'s and groups of people.
  • Sendible- send text messages from the internet to cell phones
  • Cellphedia- an online encyclopedia that's created by cell phone uses
  • Moblr and Qik- stream live media from your cell phone to the internet
  • Poll Everywhere - vote on issues and take polls with cell phones as well as Polldaddy and MobcastGabcast
  • GcastGabcast - call and record audio for podcasts
  • Quipit- take a snapshot of your notes and create a pdf to print out.
  • Pollanywhere- create polls for kids to vote via cell phone.
  • Dial2do - post to blogs, twitter, email and more right from your phone. Voice to speech!! Simple and really works.
  • Text Marks - blog from your cell phone and broadcast text messages to your subscribers
  • Soshiku - keep track of your assignments