Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Product Evolution...The Nokia Cell Phone

For my DS106 video assignment, I was thinking about my focal theme and how I can tie this assignment into my theme.  I searched 'technology' within the audio assignments and two popped up. I was immediately drawn to the first one and thought it would be so fun to look back at the evolution of cell phones (this was a much taller order than I originally thought, who knew there were so many of them?).  Most kids these days have cell phones so it relates to my focal theme of technology in the classroom.

When I was a kid, my teachers didn't need to worry about students having phones because they weren't around.  As I went through middle and high school, the only thing teachers needed to worry about was phones ringing or some kids playing snake (best game ever!!). A few friends of mine were lucky enough to get to text but not me!  Anyway, now phones in the classroom are an ongoing battle that most 3-12 grade teachers need to deal with (sometimes I miss the simpler days).

I chose to focus on Nokia because they were the first phones I had. The Nokia 252 was my first cell phone and man did I think I was cool when I changed the face...have I mentioned snake??

Here is the history of Nokia phones:

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All images were taken from Google...the final image can be seen larger here.

3 comments:

  1. It is amazing to see how technology can change so rapidly in a relatively short period of time. My first cell phone was also a Nokia (can't remember the model) but it had Tetris on it! Interesting how dated technology can give you a true sense of time/place...memories and experiences. What is your perspective on cell phone use in the classroom? Yay or nay? If yay, how?

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  2. I teach 3rd grade so I do not allow phones in my classroom! Honestly, I think they are a distraction because I think of when I was in class with my phone, I was NOT listening :) But if used for research or formative assessment for older kids...then maybe.

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  3. I teach 3rd grade so I do not allow phones in my classroom! Honestly, I think they are a distraction because I think of when I was in class with my phone, I was NOT listening :) But if used for research or formative assessment for older kids...then maybe.

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