In Teaching Generation Text my co-author and I outline the five steps for harnessing the power of cell phones for learning even in districts where they're banned.
The five steps are:
- Step One: Teacher Use of Cell Phones for Professional Purposes
- Step Two: Teacher Models Appropriate Use for Learning
- Step Three: Strengthen the Home-School Connection with Cell Phones
- Step Four: Students Use Cell Phones for Homework
- Step Five: Students Use Cell Phones for Classwork
The below presentation (which is downloadable & customizable) provides a great way to share this process with others.
5 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Mobile Tech on Prezi
For more ideas, resources, and workshops outlining effective ways to use cell phones for learning, including research-based strategies, lessons, and more, check out Teaching Generation Text.
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.
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