Cell Phone Survey Says....
One of our health teachers just the other day did a tech survey with his new kids (health is a semester course and we are just starting second semester) and asked them what they could use cell phones for in his class. Here are their responses:
-use the calculator
-access the Web
More survey information: 50 kids taking the survey, 45 had cell phones, 30 of those had photo capability.
It won't be long before some of our teachers will be having kids use their cell phones to podcast using Evoca, which enables users to call in a voice recording and post it to the Web. We also have a fairly big digital storytelling program that I envision taking steps towards creating DST movies specifically with cell phone imagery.
However, they'll probably have to do these things outside of school...we ban cell phones during the day.
A telling quote from the discussion board of the same teacher's class from a student who gets it:
"Everyone always says that we are the future, well why keep future technology from the people who will be in the future."