What it is…. • A mobile phone or mobile (also called cellphone and handphone, as well as cell phone, wireless phone, cellular phone, cell, cellular telephone, mobile telephone or cell telephone) is a long-range, electronic device used for mobile voice or data communication over a network of specialized base stations known as cell sites
The First… First Cell Phone (1973): Motorola Dyna-TacSize: 9 x 5 x 1.75 inchesWeight: 2.5 poundsDisplay: NoneNumber of Circuit Boards: 30Talk time: 35 minutesRecharge Time: 10 hoursFeatures: Talk, listen, dial
What’s next • A cell phone will be more like a PDA, with large address books, calendars and the like. • Internet access ability - DSL on a phone? Broadband through a cell phone is coming. • Cell phones interact with appliances. Forget to start the dishwasher? Set it with your phone. • Store files and documents - your cell phone is now a desktop computer. • And this completes the current history of cell phones. But history is being written daily. Technological advances are going to seem overwhelming. But hang in there! You can participate in the history of cell phones.
10 Ways to Use Cell Phones in Education • Student response polling or pop quizzes (no need to invest in additional devices) • Use sms to find definitions, currency conversion, math equations, translation and more • Use as an internet browser to access endless information • Research • Read news articles and current events • Read books • Download and use education programs such as Google Maps and use as GPS • Use as a digital or video camera to accompany school projects, publishing, etc. • Educate students on appropriate and acceptable social use • Use the voice technology to share engaging lectures or lessons
Your Creative Ideas… • Students call their parents to bring cookies. • Students call their parents to give permission for… • Students call their parents to let them know where to pick up confiscated phone.