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Toys to Tools

Page history last edited by liz kolb 12 years, 1 month ago

Presenter:  Liz Kolb

Website:  http://cellphonesinlearning.com (many more activities here!)

Liz's book:  http://iste.org/bookstore

 

Description of Session: 

Come learn how to turn your student's basic cell phones into tools for life long learning inside and outside of the classroom. Activities will include: turning cell phones into CPS "clickers", podcasting, mobile journalism, student management, polling, fact-checking, and data collection. Bring your cell phone so you can participate in the session activities!

 

 

 

 

Cell Phone Web2.0 Resources

Activity 1:  Podcasting

http://drop.io

 

Login to http://drop.io

Name your Drop 

Click on Drop it 

Add an Admin Password 

Click on Drop Details (Show) to get your phone number and extension. 

Call and make your first Podcast!

 

Activity 2:  Cell Phones as CPS

Interactive Board http://wiffiti.com

Polls/Surveys http://polleverywhere.com

 

Activity 3:  Photo and Video Blogging

Send a picture or video to go@blogger.com

You will get a text message with your blog URL and claim code

All of your pics and videos will automatically be sent to your new blog.

Claim it at:  http://go.blogger.com

 

Activity 4:  Photosharing

http://flickr.com (get a mobile mail address by clicking on uploading tools)

 

Activity 5:  Location Blogging

http://flagr.com

 

Activity 6:  Collaborative Digital Storytelling

http://earfl.com

 

Activity 7:  Text Message Alerts

http://textmarks.com

 

Login to: http://Textmarks.com

Click on GET STARTED

Pick a uniquename (easy one)

Create a welcome message (you can change this later)

Click on CREATE

Create an account

Click on EDIT

Try out your keyword!

Text to: 41411

In Message: KEYWORD

Send

Liz's Keyword Alert!

Send to: 41411

Message: gomobile

Sample Text Message Alerts

Math Homework Help

http://reactee.com/shirt/order/?rtprdk=6585

Obama for Pres

http://www.barackobama.com/mobilev2///////

 

Activity 8:  Notes/Management/Scheduling

http://jott.com

Login to Jott http://jott.com

Create an account

Activate your account

Set up a Jott to Yourself

Call Jott

1-866-568-8123

When Asked..“Who do you want to jott”

Say “myself” or “yourname”

After you finish, make sure Jott says “Got it”

Hang up.

 

How to Schedule with Jott and Google Cal

Set up a Google Calendar (you can import your iCal or Outlook Calendar right in).

Login to http://google.com

Click on CALENDAR

Create an account if you do not have a Google Account. If you do, Sign In.

Click on ADD

CREATE A NEW CALENDAR

Add Details

Click on CREATE CALENDAR

Click on SETTINGS

Click on MOBILE SETUP

ADD a SMS Reminder

Click on SAVE

Log in to http://Jott.com

Click on ADD JOTT LINKS

Click on GOOGLE CALENDAR

Hit SAVE

GRANT ACCESS

ADD YOUR CALENDAR

Hit SAVE

Click on EDIT next to GOOGLE CALENDAR

Pay attention to the link name (change it if you wish).

Hit SAVE

Call Jott

1-866-568-8123

Say “Google”

Say “date, time, and then event”

In about 2-3 minutes it should show up on your calendar.

You should also get a text message (SMS) reminder before the event (since you set this up in the Google Calendar Settings).

Teacher using Jott & Google w/ Students to help them Organize

http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2008/08/kicking-off-school-year-web-20-style-w.html

Elementary School Librarian Using Jott & Google to Organize Library Classes

http://monarchlibrary.wikispaces.com/LibraryCalendar

 

Activity 9:  Listen to any text-based webpage

http://jott.com (Jott Feeds)

login to http://jott.com

Click on Jott Feeds

Click on Add Feed

Click on Add Your Own Feed

Feed Name (anything you can remember such as "Blog")

Feed URL: http://egooar911.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default (right-click or click and hold on the ATOM link in Blogger to get this address)

Say This: "Blog" or whatever you will remember

Call Jott 1-866-568-8123

Who do you want to Jott: Say "jott feeds"

Which feed "Blog"

Now you should hear your feed!

 

Activity 10:  Phone Conference Recording

http://freeconferencepro.com

Call: 712-421-8695

Passcode 351978#

 

Activity 11:  Ringtone Reviews

Login to http://Phonezoo.com

Create an Account

Click on Ringtones

Click on Record from Voice

Select the Ringtone (Private)

Save and Send to Phone

 

Activity 12:  Mobile Books

http://wattpad.com

Information Gathering

http://chacha.com

Call 1-800-224-2242

Ask your question.

You will get a text message back that they are working on it.

You will get another text message with the answer.

 

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