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David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome
Associates
Boston, MA
ABE, ASE, ESL/ESOL
intermediate level English reading and above
Short Stories
Delivery of uncopyrighted short stories in small chunks via cell phone
http://winksite.com/site/
site_profile.cfm?susid=30095
Destiny Long
ABLE Distance Learning Project (TIU 11) PA
ABE/GED
high intermediate ABE and above
Using text messages to contact distance learners
Google Voice to send text messages to learners from computer
http://www.google.com/voice
Susan Gaer
susangaer@gmail.com
Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Santa Ana, CA
ABE or ESL/ESOL
All levels of ESL/ABE
Taking pictures and sending them by text message to develop writing projects
http://www.susangaer.com/esl2009 (Your favorite clothes)
Picasa (http://picasaweb.google.com)
Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) (http://docs.google.com)
List of youtube video
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=fN9_hjfLGjg
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=e56ftTc1ZmM
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=OXRI7s1ufMw
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=lysJ10r2aNQ
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=lZ3ovSzdghw
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=wbAPCfpScuI
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=SuO8f-B7WxY
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=rjkPXcQGl0w
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=cwzdtJy_0Ug
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=jCH03qBfmTY
World Education
Boston, MA
ABE, ASE, ESL/ESOL
intermediate English reading and above
Short Poems
Delivery of uncopyrighted short poems via cell phone:
The Road Not Taken - includes brief pre-teaching of vocabulary
http://winksite.com/site/
site_profile.cfm?susid=30339
David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
ABE, ESL/ESOL
beginning,
intermediate,
and advanced
English
5 Tips for using Text Messaging to Teach ESL
source: http://www.ehow.com/how_4995209_use-text-messaging-teach-esl.html

1. Create your own word-of-the-day service. Send your students one new word every day. Make the word meaningful, not random. Relate the words to the current lesson plan. For example, if the current lesson is about weather, send weather-related words or phrases.

2. Text message grammar tips. Have your students text you back about their day using that grammar tip.

3. Text message conversational tips. For example, if your students work in restaurants, text message them phrases that they can use at work.

4. Have your students text you messages using the word-for-the-day. Texting is a good way to encourage students to begin writing.

5. Introduce text messaging casually. It is just one tool for teaching. Make it meaningful and you and your students will learn and have fun.

David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
ABE or ESL/ESOL

Email-to-text gateway
Phone service providers such as Verizon, ATT, and TMobile have an email-to-text gateway. As a teacher you can send short assignments or materials for distribution to your students that they will receive by text message or email.
Based on
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Q5XunrdTS-C-V6fHMlkVoXGaoGXzLAe-PXcAFUUirs/edit
David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
ESL/ESOL
beginning,
intermediate,
advanced
levels of
English
Using English Outside Class
To increase students' use of spoken and written English outside class, recruit and train a group of Mobile phone English conversation and writing volunteers and match these cellphone chat coaches with students who want one. Each matched pair could set up the expectation of one 10-minute conversation or text message a day, or whatever works for them; however, a regular schedule is needed.
• A group of cellphone chat coaches who are trained (by you?) and who have copies of the "chat dialogues" the students will use
• If you can connect your mobile phone to an external speaker, you can demo the first chats in your classroom.
• One-page telephone dialogues, "Chat scripts" for getting started and/or for beginning level language learners. (Anyone know a good list of these already prepared and on the web?)
Susan Gaer,
Marian Thacher and
Steve Quann
See above
ESL/ESOL
All ?
Ideas for Using a Cell phone Camera
http://mlearninginadulted.wikispaces.com/Camera+Ideas
David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
All
All
Organize classroom or online learning for students on how to use their own mobile phones.
This may be a challenge with so many different kinds of phones, but there are features (text messaging, taking and emailing a photo, etc.) that may be common to many of them. For some students this might be highly engaging because they will learn more about their own cell phone.
Getting the Most from your Mobile!, a six-week course about mobile phones for literacies learners http://www.aloscotland.com/alo/viewresource.htm?id=2099

"The course is aimed at engaging adult literacies learners in reading and writing tasks through exploring various aspects of mobile phone technology. It is assumed that learners will develop their own learning goals through an Individual Learning Plan, that they will have access to a mobile phone, and that tutors will develop additional learning activities around the resources in this pack in line with the needs of individual learners."
Carla Arena
carlaarena@gmail.com
Casa Thomas Jefferson,
Brasilia,
Brazil
EFL
All
Using cell phones to post photos to Flickr and comment on them.
Using cell phones as answer prompts to a classroom question. Using cell phones in presentations as a survey tool.
iPhone
Flickr
David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
All
Intermediate
Survey your students
Create a student cell phone poll or survey, AKA Student Response Survey (SRS)
http://www.polleverywhere.com/ Free for audience of 30 or fewer.
David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
All
Intermediate to advanced
Teaching how to summarize
Teach students strategies for summarizing (e.g. who, where, what), ask them to read a text and to summarize it in 1-3 text messages. Compile summaries and ask class to choose the best one(s).

David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
All
Intermediate to advanced
A lesson in how to buy a mobile phone
http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/tech/frameworks/hs/cellphone.doc
David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates
Boston, MA
All
Intermediate to advanced
Cell Phone Use Survey
http://tinyurl.com/yjzqxy6
David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com
Newsome Associates Boston, MA
All
Intermediate to advanced
E-tudes
Examples of problems to SMS txt to students.

1. Writing E-tude
What's wrong with the sentence below? Can you improve it? (Hint: break it up into at least two sentences.)
Beyoncé is my favorite singer and I think the recording of her was faked because every time she hits the high notes the camera jumps to a far away wide shot spotlighting the audience so that's kind of suspicious and I think the fake recording simply pitch-shifts at random.

2. Math E-tude
Take six toothpicks or straws and make four equilateral triangles. (The learner text messages the answer back to the teacher.)

David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com (Courtesy of Eunice Snay)
Newsome Associates Boston, MA
All
All
Broadcast Text Messaging from a Computer email account
eHow: How to Text Message to Cell Phones from your Computer Email
http://www.ehow.com/how_5140350_text-cell-phone-computer.html
Branka Marceta,
Posted 7.29.11 to the
The Adult Literacy Professional Development Discussion List <professionaldevelopment@lincs.ed.gov>
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List of youtube video
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=fN9_hjfLGjg
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=e56ftTc1ZmM
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=OXRI7s1ufMw
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=lysJ10r2aNQ
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=lZ3ovSzdghw
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=wbAPCfpScuI
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=SuO8f-B7WxY
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=rjkPXcQGl0w
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=cwzdtJy_0Ug
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=jCH03qBfmTY
http://timac.wikispaces.com/Cell+Phones+in+the+Classroom













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