Saturday, November 10, 2007
Cellfish...Easy Uploading to Cell Phone from Web
I came across a resource called Cellfish, where you can easily upload just about any file type (.mov, .jpg, .wmv...etc) to your cell phone! This is a really easy way to upload unique ring tones to cell phones. Learning connection ideas...
1) Students can create content-based ringtones such as a rap about elements in the periodic table for Chemistry or a jingle about a math concept (such as fractions) using Audacity or Garageband. They can then upload them to their cell phones using Cellfish. They can share their ringtones with each other so that they can program different ringtones for different cell phone actions (such as a rap about Calcium can be a ring tone for one friend and a rap about sodium can be a ring tone for another friend). Thus every time their cell phone rings they have an instant review!
2) Students can upload their video projects (exported from iMovie or MovieMaker as .mov or .wmv files) to their parents' cell phones so they can instantly view the projects (especially if they do not have internet access at home).
3) Teachers can assign videos to watch for homework (such as a PBS or NBC special) rather than taking class time to watch a video by having students upload the videos to their cell phones to watch. While not all videos are in QuickTime formate, more and more are being compressed for the ipod or QuickTime.
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