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1 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 1 Cathleen Norris, PhD GoKnow Co-Founder Regents Professor, University of North Texas Elliot Soloway, PhD GoKnow Co-Founder Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan Educating the Mobile Generation: Use Mobile Learning!

2 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2 Today’s Story How do we educate… mobile generation? Cellphone Computers: Inevitable And …who sells cellphone computers? Success stories

3 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 3 World HAS Changed Work force“Kids these days” Digital  MobileIndustrial  Knowledge-work

4 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 4 “I’m learning my way” Pencil and Paper is BORING!!! Educating the Mobile Generation “Outside of school, technology is essential to their lives.” Julie Evans, Speak Up Day

5 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED st Century Skills To teach 21 st century skills & content… …..Need 21 st century tools 1:1

6 6 Missing Pieces: NOT Integrated !! 1. Educational Software 2. Professional Development 3. Sustainable 1:1 Laptops: Learn from U.S. Failures

7 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED st Century Skills To teach 21 st century skills & content… …..Need 21 st century tools 1:1 Mobile

8 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Cellphone Computer Netbooks Mobile Technologies

9 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED st Century Skills To teach 21 st century skills & content… …..Need 21 st century tools 1:1 Mobile Essential - Not Add-on

10 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 10 Computers are an Add-on

11 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Trinity Meadows Intermediate, Keller, TX The cellphone computer at the hub of activity ESSENTIAL for Learning

12 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 12 Educational Software GoKnow’s Mobile Learning Environment Multiple Media, Multiple Entry Points Differentiated Instruction Manage Devices, Lessons, & Artifacts

13 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MLE Example

14 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. GoManage Example

15 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 15 Educational Software GoKnow’s Mobile Learning Environment Multiple Media, Multiple Entry Points Differentiated Instruction Manage Devices, Lessons, & Artifacts

16 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. St Marys, OH The cellphone computer at the hub of activity:

17 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. St Marys, OH The cellphone computer at the hub of activity: collaboration

18 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 18 Curriculum Strategies: To transform pencil-and-paper lessons into complete & comprehensive mobile-computer-based, engaging lessons Professional Development Integrate Tech into Existing Curriculum

19 ©2009 GoKnow! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Impressive Results: St Mary’s Ohio St Mary’s OH, 4 th Grade Pencil- paper With Cellphone Reading15% 46% Math42% 71%

20 20 Step by Step Sales Process Selling Verizon Dataplans & Smartphones into K-12 Dr. Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Learning, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI John Horton & Melissa Zajacz, Verizon Wireless Step 1: Paint the Vision - Future is NOW !!! URGENCY: Be a Leader; Don’t be left behind Show video of Keller TX, Leave key documents behind Call Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Step 2: Make the Vision Concrete - Plan a Pilot GoKnow Webinar & Pilot Plan Step 3: Close the Deal

21 21 Technology Solution Economically Sustainable Verizon Wireless provides the network connectivity & devices Students connected 24/7 both in school & at home Safe – Verizon provides free filtering Students use cellphone computers - smartphones with keyboards – or cellular netbooks Affordable & Sustainable for 1:1

22 Norris & Soloway Estimates of Costs: Pilot Option AOption B Verizon Handset (Cellphone Computer, Windows Mobile, External Keyboard) $0 Cellular Connectivity $ 350 /school year Cellular Connectivity (50 month $ 260/school year GoKnow MLE$30/year Total School Year$380$ Connected Devices + MLE $ 57,000 $ 43,500 GoKnow Prof Development $ 6,000 RedFly (qty 5) by Celio Corp $ 1,000 $ 64,000 $ 49,500

23 23 Step by Step Sales Process Selling Verizon Dataplans & Smartphones into K-12 Dr. Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Learning, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI John Horton & Melissa Zajacz, Verizon Wireless Step 1: Paint the Vision - Future is NOW !!! URGENCY: Be a Leader; Don’t be left behind Show video of Keller TX, Leave key documents behind Call Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Step 2: Make the Vision Concrete - Plan a Pilot GoKnow Webinar & Pilot Plan Step 3: Close the Deal

24 Norris & Soloway “Ed Sec says yes to cell phones in class” Point #3: Sustainable… At Last

25 25 Mobile Learning For the Mobile Generation Opportunity is NOW Solution is NOW Verizon Wireless + GoKnow Sustainable … At Last


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