Using Cell Phones to Enhance Language Learning. Developed by Susan Gaer Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education. Simpsons. Basic Features. Text Messaging Calculator Calendar Photo Video Audio. Is this a useful tool for education?. Handout Activity. Is it polite. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Using Cell Phones to Enhance Language LearningDeveloped by Susan GaerSanta Ana College School of Continuing Education
Is it polite.Class SurveySchool SurveyPoll Graph and or Diagram of resultsCell phone Etiquette LessonHandout Activity
What can you do with a cell phone?Text MessagesText the teacherQuestion of the Day, Week, MonthShort Codes Comparison Shopping (Comparison Shopping: 466453 with the item name that you spot while out shopping (like "Stoneware Muffin Pan and then type "price" after that. Google will then text you back with the price of that item at different stores!)
Texting PracticeText me at (714)287-3475What is your name and what do you like to do in your free time?Search the InternetDial (1-800) GOOG-411. Say where. Say what you're looking for. GOOG-411 will connect you with the business you choose. If you are calling from a mobile device, GOOG-411 can even send you a text message with more details and a map. Simply say "Text message" or "Map it.
Useful Things to do with a cameraRemember where you parked Using the CameraComparison Shopping: 466453 with the item name that you spot while out shopping (like "Stoneware Muffin Pan and then type "price" after that. Google will then text you back with the price of that item at different stores! Learn Students Names and Faces Using the CameraTake a picture of something you dont want to forget Make-up ShadeWine Ingredients before shoppingIntersection in a new cityWhat you packed in your suitcase
Photo SharingActivity: Take a picture with your cell phone .Send me your picture at (714)287-3475
Student WorkIntermediate Level
http://www.susangaer.com/esl2009/favorite_clothes.pdfHow could this be adapted for the Beginning Levels?Note: Lesson plan in handout
Audio Toolhttp://drop.io646-495-9205 x 89840. Tell me your name and the best thing you learned so far today.Contact this drop:http://drop.io/susangaercellphone
Final ThoughtsCell Phones are Mobile, So BE Mobile Go outside of the classroom and take pictures with cell phones. Return to the class and share information with the larger class. If it is structured well, this can be a lot of fun and students could learn a lot from it. The whole point of a cell phone, is to have a communication device with you wherever you go. If students are confined to stay in their seats during an entire class, it limits the potential learning opportunities and uses for these devices.