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.


Adrienne said...

This resource called Cellfish is so remarkable. It's amazing that everything from ringtones to educational videos can be uploaded to a phone with a click of a button and access to the Internet. However, my only question is how many megabytes or gigabtyes of memory can a cell phone hold? I can see how ring tones would be a practical way of incorporating education and music, but how about uploading an entire television program? Would this be feasible? How about the price that cell phone carriers charge per megabyte of space? It could potentially get pricey.

Liz Kolb, Ph.D. said...

I agree about the storage issue...although I recently purchased a new cell phone and noticed that they have a lot more storage than they used to. Also, this site seems to limit the size of files transferred to the cell phone, which may help.

Unknown said...

CellFish is a really cool website, but since the "facelift" it's a lot more difficult to figure out where to go. You have to search for a few minutes to find where you can download stuff. Besides that, I do like the site.
Phil M.

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