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Class, turn your cell phones - - on!  Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students’ learning, and your teaching.

One month course, Ryan Moore, instructor 

Course Outline

Unit One 
Trends: Cell Phones in the 21st Century – The Research
-Texting a central means for communication
-Demographics of the Texting Generation
-Cell Phones: What they are capable of and how they are used?

Unit Two
Benefits of a mobile classroom
-Current issues and concerns
-Paradigm shift:  Importance of transitioning from a social to educational and professional use.
-Discover the power of cell phone technology in the 21st century.

Unit Three
Implementing Social Media in the classroom
-What is Edmodo?
-Making your classroom a community: by connecting with students, parents, and other professionals.
-Edmodo Mobile Apps:  store and access course work on a virtual library, vote on polls, post assignments, notes, quizzes, grade student work and post grades in a virtual grade book.

Unit Four
Resources for Integrating cell phones in the 21st century classroom.
-Cell Phones:  Lesson Plan Integrations for all disciplines.
-Classroom projects and Research Tools: Web 2.0, Audio and Video resources.
-There is an App for that!  Evernote, Dropbox, Google Voice, polleverywhere, Remind101, Wiffiti and other free resources.

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):
-Next session coming soon-


$145 USD

Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor

Ryan Moore is a K-12 teacher with the Marshfield, Wisconsin, public school system.  He has been using cell phones in his classroom for several years now.

Course Objectives
  • Provide teachers with information necessary to transition from social to educational cell phone use.
  • Assist teachers with the information needed to develop a plan to implement and manage the use of cell phone technology in their classroom.
  • To provide teachers with an overview of online resources and tools to assist with classroom planning and instruction.
  • To assist teachers’ with the information necessary to employ cell phones, social media and other technological resources for a variety of subjects and classroom settings, whether face-to-face or online.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will:
  • Have a stronger understanding of the benefits of using cell phone in the classroom.
  • Enhance your ability to incorporate the use of cell phones, social media, and other web resources in your own classroom planning and instruction.
  • Be able to utilize cell phone technology to implement instructional strategies in your lesson plans that engage students and enhance learning.
Completion Requirements