Join the second Twitter chat - Going Mobile EdChat: Student Created Content on November 5, 2013, 8 p.m. ET
Having students leverage mobile technology to create content-related resources encourages them to feel ownership of what they are learning and influences their level of engagement. Our presenters Alexia Forhan, Eric Langhorst, and Mark Snyder agree that there are innovative ways to use mobile technology to help teachers teach and students learn. So, it is a bit perplexing as to why cell phones, for example, are still banned in many classrooms.
Many great suggestions on the use of video and audio recordings are included within the introduction videos found Going #MobileEdChat.
I read a blog recently from WeAreTeachers that has some good ideas for using cell phones in the classroom--The Teacher Report: 5 Ways to Make BYOD Work For You. The blogger mentions ideas like using cell phones for clickers, having students take photos on a scavenger hunt, creating a literary paraphrase in texting language, and using a new app in a group to problem solve.
I would enjoy reading more strategies for utilizing cell phones in the classroom.