Saturday, January 17, 2009

Teacher Using Mobile Blogging with Students

Australian Teacher Steve Collis has been mobile blogging with his students for the past year!! His students have been using an international resource called Utterli (used to be Utterz) for their mobile blogging. Utterli works in over 25 different countries. Utterli allows mobile posting of audio, image, text, or video from any basic cell phone. The posts can automatically show up on just about any blog site or in an Utterli account.

Steve has helped to conduct two projects with his students. The first project, grade 11 students creating mobile audio reflections on Wordsworth, where the students would go out "into nature" and reflect on Wordsworth's poetry.

The second project, grade 9 students documented Australians geographical and biological environment. The students went outside and using their cell phones took pictures of plants, animals, or landscape in Australia.

Before the projects began Steve sent home permission forms for the parents to let them know what was happening with the project and cell phones. Steve has also created some tutorials on "how to" do these mobile postings in Utterli on his blog.


Anonymous said...

fascinating post on cellphones. excellent use of these technology toys to create fun classroom assignments. this teacher should be given an award. your new design looks fine. M

Daniel Rezac said...

I like the open feel with the new design. I've never really payed attention so much to the design of your previous site because I really liked the content, and I feel you're a good professional, always responding to tweets and really being a good community blogger.



Sherry said...

Great use of the cell phones. Is it at the point now where every kid has one? The teacher doesn't even have to worry about the kids who don't have one? I'm curious.

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