Chapter 5 of 5

The cell phone is a powerful expression and communication tool that is often overlooked or underrated by teachers and learners alike.  The majority of KPU students own one which, from the point of view of accessibility, makes it an ideal tool to include within your classroom activities. 

In this workshop we will explore 8 great ways to enhance and incorporate your smartphone within your teaching practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage with some of the latest smartphone accessories and the Kaltura MediaSapce smartphone app. 

Smartphone Pedagogy Introductory Video – watch me please 🙂

ADD A MICROPHONE TO YOUR SMARTPHONE

The first and best thing you can do to enhance teaching and learning with smartphones is to purchase a microphone for your smartphone. This video will explain everything you need to know about smartphone microphones.

ADD A GIMBAL TO YOUR SMARTPHONE

A gimbal is a powerful and inexpensive tool you can use to create smooth and professional looking footage. They are a must-have for any faculty member who plans to incorporate more video into their curricula.

ATTACH AN EXTERNAL STORAGE DRIVE TO YOUR SMARTPHONE

You can add external storage to your phone so that you don’t use your phone’s internal memory. This is a perfect way to extend your phone’s capabilities!

CREATING CONTENT USING YOUR SMARTPHONE

Now that we have explored some great ways to enhance and incorporate your smartphone within your teaching practice, it is time to think about composition, layout and production.

In this video I show you how to use the Kaltura Media Space Go (KMS Go) app to upload images and videos captured on your smartphone to Kaltura. From there you can access Kaltura through Moodle and add these videos to your curricula.

In this video I show you how to use the Kaltura Media Space app to upload audio recordings from your smartphone to Kaltura.

MORE OF GORDON’S PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY RESOURCES!

There are a number of other blog posts that I have created for KPU faculty exploring photography, videography, composition and production. You can hear more about them in this video and find the links here:
https://wordpress.kpu.ca/drcobb/lights-camera-reflection-photography-and-videography-for-faculty-and-curricula/
https://wordpress.kpu.ca/drcobb/ed-tech-resources-for-faculty/dslr-cameras-in-the-classroom/
https://wordpress.kpu.ca/drcobb/ed-tech-resources-for-faculty/the-language-of-videography/https://wordpress.kpu.ca/drcobb/applied-video-in-the-classroom/

These blog posts also include classroom exercises and quizzes which make them ideal learning activities you can incorporate into your own classroom curricula.

Now, grab your phone, get out into the world, and work those 21st Century literacies!  Thanks for spending this time with me learning to become the best teacher you can be! 

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