Welcome to episode six of the Technology Shopping Cart podcast where educational innovation thrives on the food of creative ideas! This week Karen Montgomery and Wesley Fryer discuss the important but controversial subject of using cell phones and other mobile devices for learning in K-12 as well as university classrooms. This podcast is the first of three parts, our next episode will focus specifically on iPhones and web applications for the iPhone which are relevant for classroom learning. In this episode we address the reasons it is important to utilize cell phones for learning, including helping students learn digital etiquette with cell phones (part of digital citizenship.) Mobile devices like cell phones can be used in various ways to blend learning and extend learning beyond the traditional boundaries of the bell. Refer to our podcast shownotes for links to the resources and websites we discuss in this show.


Show Notes:

  1. Follow Karen Montgomery on Twitter
  2. Follow Wesley Fryer on Twitter
  3. Jott.com – Speech to digital text translation (mobile phone to your to-do lists!)
  4. Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools – Liz Kolb’s K12Online07 Presentation
  5. Highway 40 Twitter Group (St Louis area construction updates via Jott.com to Twitter)
  6. Think Mobile Phones for Learning – Karen Montgomery’s wiki for cell phone use in education
  7. Cell Phones for Learning – Wesley Fryer’s wiki for cell phone use in education
  8. Digital Etiquette from Kansas State Digital Citizenship Project
  9. Teens Take Advantage of Online Privacy Tools – NPR report from 3 April 2008
  10. NPR Technology Podcast
  11. Tips for avoiding identity theft
  12. Mogreet The Vote (Send a personal video message to the US Presidential candidates – Warning: Look a the terms and be aware of commercial charges!)
  13. Project K-Nect by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  14. Gabcast – Record by phone straight to the web and a podcast channel
  15. Gcast – Record by phone straight to the web and a podcast channel
  16. The Story of Richard Ivie (Celebrate Oklahoma Voices digital story recorded in part with Gcast)
  17. Echo360 – scalable coursecasting solution
  18. Podcast Producer (publish audio podcasts, video podcasts, screencasts, or upload files to Mac OS X server and “publish at will” within a subscribable web feed)
  19. Speaking of History: Eric Langhorst’s blog and podcast (US History teacher and 2008 Missouri state teacher of the year, Eric models use of “studycasts” for students)
  20. Kevin Honeycutt’s website and blog
  21. VoiceThread commenting via a phone call
  22. PollEverywhere – SMS text message polling
  23. .mobi article on WikiPedia (domain name for mobile compatible websites)
  24. Winksite: Build a website compatible with mobile devices / mobile phones
  25. Vanderbilt website for iPhone
  26. Rave Wireless Campus – applications for university students, faculty and administrors for mobile phones
  27. Mobile Learning website from Abilene Christian University (includes link to their movie, “Connected”)
  28. Convergence and the 21st-Century Classroom (from Abilene Christian University)
  29. Mobile Campus – opt-in features for university students

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