Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

Thanks to Andy Mann for pointing me to this TED video called Our Cell Phones, Ourselves. The presenter Jan Chipchase (a Nokia researcher) really connects cell phones with global survival and mobile identity. 4 take away ideas from this presentation concerning the rise of cell phone culture in the world:
1) Immediacy of Ideas: Speed at which ideas go around the world, all ideas and people matter
2) Immediacy of Objects: Move quickly around world, adoption speed more rapid
3) Figure out ways to innovate: Innovate things in ways that we cannot anticipate. Inform and Infuse who and how we design.
4) The direction of the conversation: All people want to be part of the conversation. Embrace it. Learn to listen.

Connection to the K-12 Classroom:
I see this presentation as a reason for cell phone integration. There are many examples of cell phones being used globally for education, communication, collaboration, and even survival. Therefore if students want to be competitive in the 21st Century world, they need to learn how to use their cell phone as a global communication and professional tool.

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