Canadian Valley Professional Development Network

Today's session will introduce you to some practical ways to utilize smart phones in your classroom. The links below will provide you with all of the resources you need for the session...other than your own phone, of course.

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1. Paper Slide Videos

*ACTIVITY: With a partner create a paper slide video explaining how to find the product of 12 and 14.

2. QR Codes
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Several free QR code readers for smart phones exist. 
Your presenter uses i-nigma (Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone)

Click here for some uses for QR codes in education.

*ACTIVITY: Use a free QR-code reader to read the signs in this room and learn more about QR codes.

3. Phonecasting
(Available for iPhone, Android, and Nokia phone)
Free app
Use your phone to create audio messages and post to the web

*ACTIVITY: Make a recording explaining one way you might use Audioboo in the classroom, and then post it to our Audioboo account.

(Available for iPhone and Android)
Call iPadio from your phone and broadcast to the internet
Advantage is conference call can record both ends of phone interview

4. Student Response System

Multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions
Can view reports online as Google spreadsheet or
have emailed Excel files for reporting

Infuse Learning No app to download. Site is optimized for mobile devices. Also allows for drawn answers.
*Activity: Login to and answer the questions asked by your presenter.

5. Quick Edit Video
You upload the videos, Magisto does the rest!


Takes your still photos and turns them into a video
Animoto takes care of all the animations, transitions, etc.

6. Collaboration
Virtual sticky board
Collect responses from the whole class
Everyone can easily view all of the responses

Safe social networking
Looks very much like Facebook
Can have conversations, but also post assignments, polls, quizzes, links to resources

7. Safe Group Text Messaging

You sign up for a class and receive a unique code.
Students (and parents) sign up for your class using that code.
They then receive all of your texts to the Remind 101 group.
You don't have their cell numbers, they don't have yours.