Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Liz Kolb spent 7 years as a classroom social studies teacher,high school technology coordinator and integration specialist. She is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Madonna University in Michigan as well as finishing her PhD in Learning Technologies at University of Michigan. She teaches courses for both preservice and inservice teachers concerning technology integration in schools. For more information on her background, please see her virtual CV at
“Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools”
This presentation focuses on ways to connect students’ favorite digital toy with classroom learning. Cell phones have the capability to become the “Swiss army knife” for student research and organization. First, we explore using cell phones as data collection tools: audio recorders, digital cameras, and digital camcorders. Additionally, we consider how classroom projects can be developed for cell phones: creating ring tones, text messaging, mobile WebPages, and mobile surveys. Finally, we contemplate the future features of cell phones and how those features play a role in learning.
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mp4 (1:10:00 Run Time; m4v; 176 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mov (1:10:00 Run Time; mov; 298 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Kolb_Cell.mp3 (1:10:00 Run Time; mp3; 81 MB)