Mobiles and NetGen Norms

Title - Evolution of the Phone
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Author - Shelby K. United States 2009
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Evolution of the Phone

Title - Mobile Phones
Video Number - A. APM.1
Author - Tara, HPC, Australia 2009
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Mobiles in Schools


Mobiles are changing the world in today's society. Years ago mobiles were phones that didn't have to be used with a wire, it was a regular cell phone. In the past 10 to 15 years they used to be a brick and you could only call people on them, and the buttons on them were so big world_700.jpgyou had to press really hard. [Innovation] According to a poll 4 billion people have a cell phone, and 40% ,say they cannot live without it. Cell phones are used for many reasons such as, making calls, text messaging, accessing the internet, Global Positioning System, camera, video cameras, and music. You can also watch movies and television episodes. [Entertainment] Instead of having all of these devices, they are all put in to one device. "Mobiles are very useful to collect data when you are in the field." [1] Other mobile devices that you would usually find on a teen today consist of an iTouch, digital camera, or a laptop. ITouches have all of the capabilities of an iPhone except the phone or camera, and it can also sense motion. These devices are becoming forever smaller and more advanced and capable of doing more and more things.
Mobiles also allow you to personalize all of your devices. Phones come in a variety of colors, and laptops have thousands of different colors and skins. [Customization] The Net Generation is taking things one step further with speed, because we need constant satisfaction. Net Geners use texting because email became too slow for us to get an instant reply. The theory of "just-in-time-learning" has a great tie in with mobiles. While this generation's kids are sitting in class supposedly learning, all that is going through their heads is what they are going to do after school: motorbiking, snowboarding, swimming, and socializing. Just-in-time-learning explains that we want to learn on our own time. By reading notes off of our iTouches, while waiting to play a tennis match is the perfect style for the new age learning. [1] [Speed] Before long, these devices will make it possible to hold our whole lives in the palm of our hands, bridging the gap between technology and people - regardless of what generation they belong to.

Current Technology

Teachers can send homework assignments over text messaging on cell phones. Some of the students can do their homework on the road if they had a Blackberry or an iPhone because they could use Microsoft Word or other word processors. This will not only help in educating kids outside of school, but also kids get to use their social skills to interact with other students and teachers. Students would future-of-learning_id2728501_size390.jpgrather see an assignment on the computer or on their cell phone, than having them written down on paper.
For the students whose teachers are not involving them in the mobile education world, they can use different resources from home. Such as, Raybook uses the internet to let you download different flashcards on different subjects to your IPod. Also, if you have a Biology exam and you need to study things that aren't in your book, or defined clearly in your book then download SparkChartsto your IPod. It is on the same interface as SparkNotes, however it has small charts on anything that you would study in Biology such as Anatomyor Evolution.
Another type of mobile that is used currently today are Smartphones. Smartphones are mobile phones that act like a miniature computer. Other people define it as a phone that runs operating system software providing a standardized interface and platform for application developers. Others define it as an advance cellphone with the use of email and internet. The T-Mobile Dash is an example of a smartphone. The T-mobile Dash (also known as HTC Excalibur) is a slim Smartphone. It has a lean exterior and offers many of the features users are looking for in a smartphone. It has Wi-Fi, and with Wi-Fi connection students would be able to interact with other students/teachers in anyplace they are at. What's also unique about the T-Mobile Dash is that it fits comfortably in the pocket and sits easily in your hand.

This Technology and the NetGen Generation

Team A.1 Freedom (Choice) and Mobiles

The Freedom (Choice) and Mobiles involves using mobiles for education in many ways to engage students.

Team A.2 Customization and Mobiles

The Net Generation love to customize their own things. They like being able to decide what color their iPod is or what their other accessories look like.

Team A.3 Scrutiny (Transparency) and Mobiles

NetGeners should be able to scrutinize textbooks, teachers, and schools using mobile devices.

Team A.4 Integrity (Digital Citizenship) and Mobiles

Team A.5 Collaboration and Mobiles

Mobiles make it much easier for people to collaborate with each other.

Team A.6 Entertainment and Mobiles

The idea of using mobiles for entertainment only is coming a long way, as older generations are learning of ways to use them in the classroom.

Team A.7 Speed and Mobiles

NetGeners are too busy to work with a slow device. One of the reasons teens text more is because e-mail is too slow. It takes time to respond, and teens don't like having to wait.

Team A.8 Innovation and Mobiles

The Net Generation expect innovation and improvement of the efficiency of organizations "they are constantly looking for innovative ways to collaborate, entertain themselves, learn, and work."


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Project Manager - Shelby K. (WHS)- Georgia, USA
Assistant Project Manager Tara A (HPC) - Hawkesdale, Australia

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Jay P. (WHS)- Georgia, USA
Lauren (nshs) Ashland, USA
Yimi (SHS) Superior,USA

Team A.2

BridgetFS (MHS) - Vermont, USA
Jay K. (WA) - Massachusetts, USA
Winetta (PA) - Pennsylvania, USA
Shannon M (HHS) - Hopkinton, Massachusetts USA
Ashlee- (RSC) - Melbourne, Australia

Team A.3

Crystal T. - (SPA) - USA
Ryan N. - (CHS) - Cordova, Alaska
Jay C.C - (JCBTHS) - Sydney, Australia

Team A.4

Billie-Paige (HPC) - Hawkesdale, Australia
Nils C. (WA)- Worcester MA (USA).
Momo Nukariya (SIS)- Bangalore, India
Yovany (NSHS) Pennsylvania, USA

Team A.5

Ben G (HPC) - Hawkesdale, Australia
Chris B (rsc) - ringwood, Australia

Team A.6

Alex (SHS)- Montana, USA
Sophie (HHS) - Massachusetts, USA
Jakob (KS) - Auckland, NZ; Vienna, Austria

Team A.7

Joy J (WHS)- Georgia, USA
Seth_chs (CHS)- Alaska, USA
Divya N- RSC Australia
Zachary-(HHS)-Massachusetts, USA

Team A.8

Sami (SHS) - Montana, USA
Glenn M (HPC) - Hawkesdale, Australia
Michael S (KS) - Auckland, New Zealand

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    Please see information on the citations on our help wiki.
    1. ^ Arina , Teemu . "Learning Zeitgeist: The Future of Education is Just-in-Time, Multidisciplinary, Experimental, Emergent." [Weblog Robin Good's Master New Media ] 2/13/2008. 7 Apr 2009.