A common theme explored on this site is the fact that nearly all college students have mobile devices, and that increasingly those “phones” are smart phones. Why then, are we not taking full advantage of this fact to more effectively connect student learning to the community?
The post, Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices! 15+ Free Apps for IOS/Android, from Teacher Reboot Camp, gives a pretty good overview of a category of mobile apps that people aggregating ideas in a community might find very useful.
Good stuff from journalist Neal Augenstein.
I assume this data from Pew refers to uses in addition to making and receiving voice calls.
Source: Tatango Mass Text Messaging
If you are working with young adults and want to communicate timely information, here is one word of advise – TEXT.
According to Experian, U.S. smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831. Read more at businessinsider.com
Crowdshout is a free social activism phone app configured with a set of action tools to help promote causes. You choose your cause and it points you to information and ways to act like emailing or calling elected officials, or sharing information with your networks via social media.
Crowdshout from Board Studios on Vimeo.