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Report
Mobile Learning Using The iPod Touch –
In Hindsight
A Panel Discussion @TCEA2011
Suren Ramasubbu
CEO Mobicip.com
HuffPost Blogger
Jennifer Wivagg
Technology
Coordinator
Linda Cross
District Technology
Coordinator
David Hogan
High School –
Maths/Physics
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Agenda
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Overview
Initiation
Budget
Leadership support & approval
Deployment challenges
Acceptable use, security, device management
Loss / damage
Student tasks and projects
Impact on student achievement
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Jump Links
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Title
Agenda
Comal
Jim Ned CISD
Appendix
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Individualized Instruction and Learning
Using The iPod Touch
How ELL Students Use the iPod touch as a Tool to
help with English Language Acquisition
Jennifer Wivagg, Instructional
Media Specialist
• Located between
Austin and San
Antonio
• 600 Square
Miles
• 17,000 students
PreK-12
ELL Student Trends at CISD
April 2009 Reading, Grade
6
Canyon Middle School
Limited English
Church Hill Middle School
Limited English
Mountain Valley Middle School
Limited English
Smithson Valley Middle School
Limited English
Spring Branch Middle School
Limited English
April 2009
Mathematics,
Grade 6
April 2009
Mathematics,
Grade 7
April 2009
Reading, Grade 7
March 2009
Writing, Grade 7
April 2009
Mathematics,
Grade 8
April 2009
Science, Grade 8
April 2009
Reading, Grade 8
90.26%
79.85%
85.17%
85.66%
95.40%
85.30%
88.52%
66.67%
40%
50%
50%
62.50%
87.50%
66.67%
50%
100%
94.96%
91.86%
82.68%
90.91%
94.25%
88.33%
88.89%
62.50%
80%
100%
40%
20%
57.14%
60%
60%
50%
94.14%
81.33%
77.06%
85.71%
92.45%
77.14%
83.41%
52.63%
50%
25%
0%
80%
40% -
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99.23%
93.10%
93.33%
95.56%
97.73%
93.43%
92.73%
66.67%
100%
75%
100%
50%
100%
0%
33.33%
50%
98.80%
86.80%
90.15%
94.70%
99.19%
88.89%
90.62%
100%
50%
100% -
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0%
0% -
• Consistently score lower on standardized tests.
• Often have few learning resources at home.
• Limited exposure to academic English outside of
school.
ELL Program Goals
• Increase English language acquisition and
fluency
• Provide students with anywhere/anytime
learning
• Improve standardized test scores
Proposed Solution
• Provide all ELL middle school students with a
mobile device with the following access:
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Audio Textbook in English
English Music and Videos
Internet Access
Voice Recording Capability
Learning Tools such as translators, dictionaries,
encyclopedias, etc.
• Educational Games
• Students will be able to take home the mobile
device.
32GB
Third Generation
iPod Touch
32GB
Fourth Generation
iPod Touch
Implementation
• Parent Meeting (Required)
– Outline program guidelines
– Permission slip
– Student Responsibility
– Overview of the device
• Teacher Training
– Individual/Group
– In-class with students
– Ongoing
Classroom Equipment
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iPod Touch Cases
Touch Screen Protectors
Classroom Computer For Syncing
Apple iPod Learning Lab
– Bretford Cart
• Connects 40 iPods to Computer
Affordances
• Differentiated/Individualiz
ed instruction
• Anywhere/anytime access
• Meets all levels of ELPS
instruction
• Motivating
• Formal and Informal
Learning
• Situated meaning
“Videos are helpful when a teacher explains a lesson and maybe I don’t get it, the iPod
can show a video clip on how it’s done.”
-Emily, Grade 6
Activities and Outcomes
Voice Recordings
• Students use Voice
Memos and read or
respond to prompts.
• Helps improve fluency
and comprehension.
•Provides instant feedback
•Helps teachers with
progress monitoring.
Activities and Outcomes
Research/Reference Tools
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Dictionary
Thesaurus
Internet (Mobicip)
Glossaries
Maps
Provides
• Instant access to
information
• Student-centered
• Multiple modalities (text,
images, sounds)
JW: Ya'll talked about the dictionary, ya'll used that a lot. If you
didn't know a word last year, when you were at school, what did you
do? How did you find the answer?
Belen: We didn't do anything
Unintelligible talk
Sophia: We asked a person, or a teacher, same thing.
JW: Or did you ever just not do anything?
Several: Yeah
Sophia: We asked a person or did nothing.
Activities and Outcomes
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Audiobooks
Textbooks and novels are
available to students in an
audio format.
ELL students can listen as
they read.
Helps with English
pronunciation and
comprehension.
Provides textbook
support at home.
Activities and Outcomes
Apps
• Educational and Games
reinforce concepts.
• Game apps used as
rewards for meeting
educational goals.
• Individualized
instruction
“I like Word Warp because they give you letters and you discover words with the
letters they give you.”
-Karina, Grade 6
Activities and Outcomes
Videos
• Teachers download
videos that correspond
to topics in their core
classes.
• Provides student with
additional instruction in
a different format.
Activities and Outcomes
Creating Media
• Audio and Video Podcasts
• Students take pictures of
words they need to
identify.
• Students create an video
oral history of their live.
(Interview with family
members)
Sample Activity-Comic Touch
•The teacher assigns a list of
vocabulary words to the
students.
•The students first must find
a picture on the Internet
(Mobicip) that represents
the vocabulary word in
some way.
•The student then uses the
application, Comic Touch, to
create a comic panel that
represents their assigned
vocabulary words.
iMentor Program
Mentoring program
with high school
students and middle
school ELL students
Students use videos
downloaded on the iPods
to facilitate discussion.
Application Task Cards
What the Students Say
What the Students Say
Challenges
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Time
Management
Purchasing apps
Loss/theft of devices
Lack of curriculum integrating the iPod touch
Lack of framework
Training teachers
http://www.comalisd.org/mobile_learning
Contact Information
Jennifer Wivagg, instructional media specialist
[email protected]
http://www.comalisd.org/mobilelearning
BLI
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JNCISD BLI: Bright Light Initiative
Jim Ned CISD
Tuscola, TX
1:1 iPod Touch
Initiative
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JNCISD BLI: Bright Light Initiative
Linda Cross
District Technology Coordinator
[email protected]
David Hogan
High School - Math/Physics
[email protected]
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JNCISD BLI: What Is It?
1:1 at HS
24/7 “mobile”
technology
No “powering
down” at school
Preparing
students for 21st
Century
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JNCISD BLI: Origin
Definitely top down: Supt. Dr. Brant Myers and the board
decided to use stimulus money to implement a 1:1 at the
high school (with 24/7 filtered access and rights to
download their own apps and music)
iPod touch chosen over laptops due to cost, portability
Joint meetings with Apple, Abilene Christian University,
and Region 14 staff showed need to add teacher laptops
Mobicip filter chosen to monitor student use 24/7
StudyWiz chosen to integrate online classwork
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JNCISD BLI: Timeline & Implementation
October 2009
Teachers issued an iPod
touch and a MacBook
November/December 2009
Teachers trained on iPods,
Macs, and StudyWiz
(4 days)
February 2010
All 330 HS students issued iPod touch devices
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JNCISD BLI: Budget Issues & Constraint
Stimulus money purchased iPods and teacher
MacBooks for the 1:1 initiative
Remaining budget allowed for adding 70
classroom MacBooks for student projects
No funds for purchasing apps
No funds to hire extra personnel 2009-2010
(desperately needed for deployment)
Added one full-time tech specialist 2010-2011
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JNCISD BLI: Deployment Challenges
 Anticipating “adequate” wireless coverage
 Teachers need 6 mo. to 1 yr. to learn and prepare before
student devices are issued (esp. if changing OS)
 Charging 350 iPods before issuing them each year
 Initially no volume purchasing of apps (Apple added this)
 Students
o Can’t sync with multiple computers without losing apps
o Didn’t all have accessible email and iTunes accounts
o Didn’t turn in all equipment on due date (more paperwork)
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JNCISD BLI: Deployment Challenges
 Profiles lost if students “reset” their devices (Profiles set types
and age level of apps allowed, disable Safari, etc.)
 How to handle the loss of installation codes when seniors leave
(since apps such as Mobicip are installed by students)
 Teachers would like for students to be able to do more word
processing and printing from the iPod touch
 Need an experienced full-time assistant already on staff for the
daily iPod troubleshooting and to handle devices sent in for
warranty repair as well as arranging for local repairs,
monitoring wireless radios, checking Mobicip reports, repairing
profiles, issuing replacements, etc.
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JNCISD BLI: Daily Management
 Students required to bring iPod touch daily (charged & ready to
go)—some just want to use their phone instead
 No unfiltered browsers (Safari disabled in profiles but returns if
they Reset their devices—against policy)
 Personal devices not allowed (very hard to enforce and we’ve
talked of possibly changing this)
 Most initial problems caused by students syncing with multiple
computers and losing their required apps
 Mobicip reports aid in locating problem users for principal and
assistant principal to deal with
 Experimenting with Find My iPhone app (released Nov. 2010) to
locate lost iPods (if they are connected to a wireless network)
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JNCISD BLI: Security & CIPA
Screenshot of reports available from Mobicip website
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JNCISD BLI: First Year Losses
Item
iPod Touch
Screen Protectors
Ear Buds
Chargers
Cases
Sync cables
Lost or Broken or
Stolen Damaged Description
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5 shattered screens
6 water damaged
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19
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330 iPods issued
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JNCISD BLI: Loss, Damage, Insurance
 We had been told to expect about a 5% loss rate.
 The damages were more than anticipated but some of
the accessory damage was due to the quality of the
issued items. We’ve learned from that.
 Local repair options are cheaper than mailing in
 Students were informed of the availability of a $50
deductible $30 per yr. insurance plan through a link on
our high school homepage
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JNCISD BLI: Learning Environment
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JNCISD BLI: Science Classroom
 Assignment: Use 3D Brain app to label a diagram of the
brain regions. Choose a substructure of the brain to find its
location, function, disorders, and effects of its damage.
Create and share 4-6 slide PowerPoint
Rhonda Wise - HS Science
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JNCISD BLI: Science Classroom
•Listen to science-based podcasts
such as “brainstuff” from
howstuffworks.com
•Give a summation of what they
listened to, using the notes
application on their i-Touch
•A report is then sent to me through
the messaging system of Studywiz.
Chris Holson - HS Science
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JNCISD BLI: UIL Academics
Current Events
… missed 1st place by
1 question
I could not live without them
[iPods] now. Students master the
material faster and retain the
information from the repetition. I
also use them for TAKS –Debbie
Cook, HS Math & UIL Coach
Calculator Application
… missed 1st place by 2 questions
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JNCISD BLI: Math Classroom
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JNCISD BLI: Spanish Classroom
oMake their own vocabulary flash cards with Study
Flash app to study each chapter (front to back or
flip )
oTake notes in the Notepad app. (Notes don’t get
crumpled in the bottom of a backpack and after
summer break their notes are still there for secondyear Spanish.)
oUse studyspanish.com exercises for grammar and
vocabulary
oUse Calendar app to record every Spanish
assignment (organization and responsibility)
Renee Guerra - HS Spanish
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JNCISD BLI: Business, College Prep,
UIL Classroom
o Stocks app to check five stock prices on a daily
basis for two months and Loan Calculator app
to calculate payments and interest for 15- and
30-year mortgages
o SAT vocabulary app.
o UIL students use gFlash app to study
vocabulary, people (astronauts), places, etc. for
their particular event. This has contributed
greatly to UIL success since they are much
easier to carry around.
Kay Whitton, Bus., Accounting, College Prep.
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JNCISD BLI: Social Studies Classroom
o Apps--Google maps & earth, compass,
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currency calculator, historical quotes
United Streaming videos thru Studywiz
Students access podcasts outside of class
and do assessments in Studywiz
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bhs-ap-euro/id291933803
Sociology tests as well as personality and trait exams online
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
I have recorded over a PowerPoint using the MacBook and then
uploaded into Studywiz for use when I had to be out of school that
day—also useful when many students are going to be absent
Coach Hutt - Social Studies
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TAKS website for practice tests 24/7—results emailed to teacher
http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/taks/index.html
(Coach Hutt & Coach Avery)
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JNCISD BLI: Special Education
Classroom
My students:
ouse the “spell check” app for daily editing
oactually type their two-paragraph essays on
iPods and print each week (they seem to have
difficulty with the big computers)
otake online quizzes for math and do a screen
shot of the grade to show me later
Kerri Key, Special Ed.
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JNCISD BLI: English Classroom
o Students memorize quotes
from Julius Caesar and study for tests using uploaded
quotes and notes in Studywiz. After syncing, these
are available offline in eLocker without wifi.
o Use The Complete Works of Shakespeare app—to
read the play without a textbook
o Access folder on eLocker for the
Pre-AP vocabulary words
o Use dictionary.com and an online
thesaurus
RaeNelle Allen - HS English
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JNCISD BLI: Weekly iPod Internet Access
Taken from weekly Mobicip reports
Date
Internet Access Attempts
Blocked
Oct. 5-11, 2010
19,600
115
Dec. 14, 2010
9,850
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Jan. 11, 2011
8,159
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* Itemized on next slide
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JNCISD BLI: Weekly iPod Internet Access
Oct. 5th – Oct. 11th,
2010
This week was one of the highest use
weeks since we issued the iPods: 19,600
accesses
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JNCISD BLI: Resource Links
 www.jimned.esc14.net (District Home Page)
 http://schools.jimned.esc14.net/default.aspx?name=jnhs.hub (BLI
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Resource Hub)
http://www.jimned.esc14.net/default.aspx?name=bli (Bright Light
Initiative)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bhs-ap-euro/id291933803
(podcasts for social studies)
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
(sociology and personality tests online)
TAKS website for practice tests 24/7—results emailed to teacher
http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/taks/index.html
http://fur.ly/4i7c (to access all links on this page, use fur.ly toolbar)
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JNCISD BLI: Apps
Free Apps
Free Apps
3D Brain
Google Earth
Calendar
HowStuffWorks.com
Compass
Loan Calculator
Complete Works of
Shakespeare
Mental Case
Currency Calculator Lite
Mobicip (filtered browser)
Dictionary.com
Notes
eClicker
SAT Vocabulary
eLocker (StudyWiz)
Speller (spell check)
Find My iPhone
Stocks
$1.99 Apps
Historical Quotes ($1.99)
Wolfram Alpha ($1.99)
gFlash+ Flashcards
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BLI: Jim Ned CISD
Jim Ned CISD
Rated An Exemplary District
2010
“Colt McCoy’s High School”
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