Graham Wegner from Australia
has recently produced a great post on using mobile phones in the classroom. In
his post Graham talks about some of his ideas to use mobile
phones in the classroom and has even had his students make posters of potential
mobile phone use. Alex Hayes then used this idea to make a short video of the different functions of a phone. The video is imbedded
into Grahams post.
Also in the post there is another short bit of video which shows Alex out on the street interviewing Australian youngsters on how often they use their phones. I have posted my favourite poster below.
I think this would be a great idea or activity to complete with students to help them understand how their phones could be used as powerful learning tools. Could it be built into a study skills workshop?
We are considering a mobile phone trial in Musselburgh. I have been slow to get things into place, mainly because we have recently experienced a couple of instances where students have used their phones inappropriately in school. Perhaps its time to re-visit project. I know Ewan is keen to drive this forward.