The Innovative Educator

Cell phones are the most ubiquitous digital learning device open to today’s students and while I’ve provided several ideas for using cell phones to enrich teaching and learning I have not shared real lessons. This is actually the first of what I am hoping will become some lessons to provide educators with ideas for using mobile phones in education. This lesson can be applied at school if you are teaching within an environment which allows students to use personal learning devices, or beyond college if students are banned from using digital devices. Use Google SMS for students studying neighborhoods throughout the world.

Local: Get business entries, enter what you want to find and include a city and condition, or zip (ex: pizza 10013, Blockbuster boston ma). Brainstorm with your class what type of things would be interesting to look up in your community. They will do this using the Google SMS similuator which is a terrific tool because it allows the instructor to task from his/her laptop and model how to do this work. Students will be asked to analyze another grouped community using Google SMS where they explore these same characteristics.

  • Franchise Fees
  • Something which makes actual sense
  • Blue Mountain College
  • They may set up utility bills in your name
  • Teacher – god informed adam the plan b4 eve
  • Psychology: Human behaviors
  • 7 reasons to review Business Law

Which community they explore, will, of course, be influenced by the teacher’s curricular concentrate. It could be that they are studying the grouped community in which their ancestors originated from, or various towns in a particular state or country of research perhaps. A map of the region could be posted on a bulletinboard with each report pinned (in a format that gets unfolded) onto every part of the map. Post its could be positioned on the plank so others could comment on each statement.

All projects could be posted on the Wikispaces page that celebrated this issue being researched. The discussion tabs could be used on each web page with a thought provoking question to readers and readers could use the tab for questions they might have. Students could record their survey using a Voki and everything the Voki’s could be posted on a site (ie wiki or website).

Students might use the comment feature on Voki to comment one to the other about what they heard. Text your search query to 466453 (‘GOOGLE’ of all devices). Google will text back again results. The demo enables one to view the results of the query on the phone image which shows how it could look by yourself mobile device.

1. Advancement and Creativity – Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative processes and products using technology. 2. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital mass media and conditions to connect and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. 3. Information and Research Fluency – Students apply digital tools to assemble, assess, and use information. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making – Students use critical thinking skills to plan and carry out research, manage projects, solve problems, and make up to date decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. 5. Digital Citizenship – Students understand individual, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice honest and legal behavior.

Explanation of how the use of mobile phones enriches this lesson. The integration of mobile phones into this lesson provides students with resources and the flexibility to find information that is not readily available in classrooms without technology. The usage of this tool allows students to research, explore, compare, and comparison a variety of different topics in a city of interest on demand. This gives at student fingertips, access to information that’s not available in classrooms enabling them to compare, contrast, and make new meaning in ways not previously possible. Contribute your lesson ideas.