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Toys to Tools Liz Kolb, Ph.D. University of Michigan [email protected] http://cellphonesinlearnin g. com Presentation: http://tiny.cc/Lizcell Liz’s Mobile Business Card Send a new text: 50500 In message: kolb http://contxts.com
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Toys to Tools

Liz Kolb, Ph.D.University of [email protected]


http://tiny.cc/Lizcell Twitter: lkolb

Liz’s Mobile Business Card

Send a new text: 50500

In message: kolb


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Concerns with using cell phones in learning


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EXAMPLE: interactive brainstorming boards


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“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

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BYOT: Bring Your Own technology

What is inYour


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"Kids tell us they power down to come to school.”

-Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow (2008)

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Speak up 2010 Report 100,000+ students

For the first time since 2003, when asked to identify the major obstacle to prevent use of technology in school, students in grades 6–12 said “I cannot use my own cell phone, smart phone or Mp3 player in school.”

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Why Cell Phones?

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Mobile More Accessible Than Computer/Internet

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

94% of U.S. Citizens 18-45 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

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98% of Secondary Students Have Their Own!

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How Student’s Use Cell Phones for Personal Productivity

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By the end of 2010 it is

estimated that…

54% of 8 year olds will have their own cell


Amoroso, (2006). Tween Market has the potential to double by 2010. Yankee Group Retrieved from www.yankeegroup.com/researchdocument.dorid=14058

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Millennials Rising (Neil Howe and William Strauss)

How 21st century students learn best…


Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace

Structured activities

Relevancy with real world

*They want to do this with the TECHNOLOGY of their generation

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1-800-2chachaSend text Query to 368266

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Example: Mobile Note taking and Organization: Speech to Text

http://dial2do.com Create an account

Send Emails



Post to your Google Calendar, get SMS reminders of your events.

Create reminders

Listen to any website or news feed



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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

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Mobile Job Opportunities

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Search for “cell phone skills” on Monster.com

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Fundamental Shift in Citizenship Practices

During the 2008 campaign, 49% of younger voters (18-24) shared information via text message about the campaigns.


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Research on cell phones in learning says…

1) "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.”


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PBS: Ready to Learn Study

Parent’s cell phones loaded with literacy software Parents living at or below poverty

line Findings:

Participants found the intervention to be a positive experience, especially for their children.

They reacted enthusiastically to receiving early literacy content via cell phone.

Most importantly, participants reported that their children enjoyed and benefited from the program.

Child participants, for the most part, were eager and excited to view the letter video clips.

They frequently requested to view the videos.

Some parents reported that each time the phone rang, their children came running, hoping the call was from Elmo.

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Parent’s Say YES to Cell Phones for Learning

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Why Are We Reluctant?

The elephant in the room

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 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

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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

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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

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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 risqué 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

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"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.

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Current Banning Structures are NOT working

Students still “cheating”, “Off-task”, or “inappropriately” using cell phones in schools

Students still bring them to schools and use them when told not to.

Students still do not understand consequences of their social media use

Students have no idea how to use mobile phones or social media in future job force!

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Speak Up 2009

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Case Study: Teacher Change

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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 excitedto 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

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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. 

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What Passages is doing now…

Hear from Kipp: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elikeren/2009/10/22/Middle-School-Principal-Kipp-Rogers-has-Teachers-Using-Cell-Phones-and-Tweeting

•Twitter @PassageMS•iReporting with Blogger.com•Polling with Polleverywhere•Text Google for Information (466453)•Text Alerts•Recording audio with iPadio

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Passages Middle School Cell Phone Book


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Watch Spanish Teacher: Katie Titler


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Katie’s Avatar Project: Spanish Oral Exams

High School Spanish 2 & 3 Students

Developed an Avatar to take oral exams

Used http://voki.com

Focus: Engagement in oral speaking, oral speaking exams, culture representation with images

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Voki’s in elementary

Writing and Fluency

1st and 2nd grade


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Voki’s for epals


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Step 1: Survey students

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Step 2: MOBILE Safety

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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

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

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Step 3: Social Contract

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Tips for Social Contract

The teacher should explain to the students that there should be some rules concerning how their cell phones will be used in the classroom, and students have an opportunity to be part of the rule making process (the goal is to have no more than 5 simple rules to follow and a consequence for non-compliance).

Students should be asked to brainstorm rules. During the brainstorm, students should be encouraged to support their rule with reasons why it should be implemented (such as “cell phones should be on vibrate at all times”, the student should then explain why this is important. If they can’t, ask for other students to help explain it.)

Once there is a workable list of rules, students should be encouraged to narrow the list to about five rules. The teacher may want to do this himself, or to use the analogy of a professional job where one is given a cell phone and a contract. One could ask the students to imagine that they were given a professional contract, hen they could be asked which“rules” they think should be implemented in their classroom. Using this analogy may also help to eliminate some redundant or unnecessary rules.

Once the rules have been selected. The students should be asked to brainstorm consequences for not following the rules. Once again, asking students to decide on the best option.

The teacher should let the students know that she will be adding these rules and consequences to a permission form that will be sent home to have parents and the students sign.

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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)

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Step 4: Permission Form

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are starting a new project this year in our biology course. The students will be taking pictures of different biological species that they encounter in their everyday lives and posting on a private class website. In order to capture the species in the everyday lives of the students, I have given them the option of using their cell phones to take the pictures and send them to the class website. While the students are not required to have a cell phone for the project, they are welcome to use their own if they choose to and if you allow them. In class, we will be discussing issues of mobile safety and etiquette before starting the project. I will be using the ConnectSafely Guidelines for Mobile Safety (http://www.connectsafely.org/safety-tips-and-advice.html ). If you would like to participate in this conversation, please feel free to attend the class sessions on March 5th and 6th during any of the biology class periods:




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In addition, I will be holding an information night about mobile safety and the project on March 3rd at 7:00pm. I will go over the project in detail, show you how it works, and also answer any questions you may have about using cell phones in learning.

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There is some research that supports the need for using student cell phones in learning and teaching students how cell phones can be a productive and important tool for their future professional growth. This will be discussed in detail at the information night as well as during the March 5th and 6th class sessions.

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Finally, you are welcome to participate in this project! We are using a private space in a photo-sharing site called Flickr, where all the photos will be sent and eventually posted to a map at the exact location they were uncovered. You are welcome to take a picture of a biological species that you encounter, send it to [email protected] along with a short text message on what you think the species is and the location of where you took the picture! Feel free to check the website each week to see the learning progress. Login: Kolbbiology Password: Biokid

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I hope to see you in class and/or on the March 3rd information night. In the meantime if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or by phone 777-222-5777.

I give permission for my child to use their cell phone for phone calling for this project:

______________________________________________________. (parent signature)

**They can only use _____ number of calling minutes for this project

I give permission for my child to use their cell phone for text messaging for this project:

______________________________________________________. (parent signature)

**They can only use _____ number of text messages for this project

I give permission for my child to use their cell phone for mobile Internet for this project:

______________________________________________________. (parent signature)

I give permission for my child to use their cell phone for taking and sending pictures and/ or videos (circle one or both) for this project:

______________________________________________________. (parent signature)

**They can only send _____ number of media messages for this project

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Rules agreed upon by students and teacher1. Cell Phones Must Be on Vibrate at All Times2. Cell phones should be placed in the front of the

room at the beginning of class (at the designated table in your numbered slot) and whenever they are not needed for instruction

3. All mobile messages or media sent from your phone during class MUST be related to the lesson or activity

4. If you are referencing someone else in class, you must have their (recorded verbal or written) approval before posting or publishing.

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ConsequencesThe student will be asked to write a letter home to you and explain why they did not follow the rules in class. They will also be asked to come up with better class guidelines around cell phones use in schools so this does not occur again. I will adhere to the classroom rules for cell phone use___________________________________________________. (student signature) Thank youLiz Kolb

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Step 5: Alternatives

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Alternative Ideas

Select an online resource that couples with cell phones, but also has web-based options for uploading or sharing. For example if you use Flickr to send pictures to and from mobile phones to a private place online, students who do not have a cell phone, can still upload to Flickr via the web.

Grouping students. Purposely putting students in groups or pairs where the teacher knows that at least one of the group members has a cell phone that can be used for the project is a simple way to keep the students who do not have cell phones anonymous (because the teacher can say, “someone in each group should take out their cell phone to use for this activity.”)

Allow students to use your own cell phone.

Landlines (many web-based cell phone resources have toll free calling numbers) for phone calling activities.

Center activities for K-8 students where the teacher can use one cell phone with all the students during center time.

Allow students to use hardcopy options that they hand in to you, and you upload the work to the online resource. This is important since a few parents do not want their children using cell phones in any capacity.

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Step 6: Parent Information


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Parent Night Ideas

An overview of why you are using the student cell phones.

Describe the project(s) that will revolve around cell phone use, and any cost associated with the project and student cell phone use.

Alternatives that the students have for completing the project without using cell phones

Any change in school cell phone policy as a result of the project(s).

Rules of the cell phone use during the project and the consequences for the students who do not follow the rules.

Parents should be invited to participate in the activity (within reason).

Provide parents with multiple ways for feedback (email address, a text message number, a voicemail (Google Voice would be great for this), and an online anonymous survey (such as Google Form).

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Data Collection

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EXAMPLE: Mobile Podcasting Project: Field Trips

High School Chemistry Students on a field trip at Cranbrook Science Museum in MI.

Cell Phones pictures documented chemical elements.

Used: Camera on cell phone and sent to drop.io at http://drop.io/CKCHEM4

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Mobile Podcasting Project: Connecting Algebra to Real World

High School Algebra

Used http://yodio.com

Web link:


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Author Study

Middle School 6th-7th Grade

Used: http://gabcast.com

Web link:


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Podcasting and Oral Interviews

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Mobile Podcasting Project: Radio Theater

Elementary School 3rd-6th graders

Used: http://hipcast.com

Web link:


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Podcast Activity: NPR “This I Believe…”

10th Grade English

Wrote their own This I Believe

Recorded for HW via Cell Phone

Submitted BEST to NPR

Focus: Speaking Skills, Persuasive Writing Skills, Editing Skills

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Elementary Spanish

3rd-6th graders use Google Voice to call in oral language assignments


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Text Messaging

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Film/picture on the Fly Projects

http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2009_04_01_archive.html

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Text Message Alerts!

Sending out mass text messages to large or small groups of people.


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Summer Text Program

Norwich Free Academy (Connecticut)

Text of the week! Monday is vocabulary day Tuesday is science facts Wednesday is mathematics Thursday is history Friday covers a variety of

topics including general knowledge and cultural literacy

Each day is a theme

Parents and Students Opt in

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Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chapter review, or short story to “publish” on a cell phone.

Mobile Novels


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Create Your Own Mobile Scavenger Hunt


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SCVNGR Example

High School

History Class

Scavenger Hunt on Constitution


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Mobile Blogging

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Mobile Blogging



Phone call, picture, text or video post directly to blog


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Tumblr Example

School of Performing Arts


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iReporting Resources

http://blogger.com Send pictures, text, and video

directly to blog

http://flickr.com Send pictures and video to private or

public media storage site.


Send video to private or public media storage

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Phone Conference recoding


Record up to 250 people at one time on one call

Host controls

Private storage

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Create your own QRcodes for assignments

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Bar codes for cell phones. Take a picture of a bar code and receive information on your phone.

Need to download a free reader on your phone




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Qrcode 2nd grade trip to zoo

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Qrcode Book Reviews

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Student’s Say…

"The whole having to hide the cell phone is really why so many students are not able to pay attention. If we were allowed our cell phones as we work, we would pay a lot more attention, since we don't have to keep glancing down at the cell phone we are currently hiding under a table. I am able to avoid the whole messaging thing during school, but if they allowed it I have the feeling my grades would go higher, and my learning would improve”

-Thomas, high school student