[Technology 994] Re: M-learning through cell phones

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David J. Rosen djrosen at comcast.net
Wed May 9 09:15:57 EDT 2007


Perhaps we could try that on this list. Could you prepare the
instructions and pick a day that we all would post, perhaps next
Monday. Perhaps we could all capture images of "literacies" (signs,
posters, billboards, icons, people engaged in reading and writing
outside the classroom, etc.) The result might be a "literacies"
collage of pictures.

On flickr, can you caption your photo? If so, that might make it
even more interesting.


David J. Rosen
djrosen at comcast.net

On May 8, 2007, at 6:49 PM, Bakin, Barry wrote:

> Perhaps you all have encountered this before but this is a first

> for me. Looking out the window of my office in downtown L.A. one

> has a great view of the billowing clouds of smoke coming from a

> fire that broke out in the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles a few

> hours ago. Wanting to get more information about the fire and in

> particular about how it might be affecting freeway traffic for my

> commute home, I googled "fire in griffith park" and in addition to

> some news reports, found a link to a local weblog that said "People

> are putting up photos all over Flickr. The tag is here." Clicking

> on the link brought me to http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=griffith

> +park+fire&s=rec which indeed claims to have some 300+ photos

> posted already.


> I got to wondering about how this could all be used in a teaching

> context, especially in light of recent discussions in this forum

> and others about incorporating mobile technologies into adult

> education. What if teachers worldwide, communicating through email,

> set up a common assignment such as "Sometime today, post pictures

> to flickr (or some other website that allows photos to be posted

> directly from cellphones)of a family doing something together and

> tag the photos with the same descriptor which is "Family Activity

> ESL" or something very specific." Students would then be sent out

> to capture images on their cellphones as homework and they would

> send them directly to the flickr. The next day, all of the students

> could type in the search term to see the images that were posted

> from all over the world and use them as the basis for discussion or

> writing assignments in their own classes or between classes or

> individuals worldwide...


> Just thinking outloud here...


> Barry Bakin


> Pacoima Skills Center



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