EDIM 514 Cell Phone Digital Story

Well, that was an interesting experience. I’m intrigued about the possibilities of incorporating cell phones into instructional activities but I can’t say I’m sold on the idea of creating digital stories with phones that can only make calls. In order to make it the least bit interesting, I would have had to use several other tools, and while I realize it would have been okay to do that, that wasn’t really keeping with the point and the purpose of the assignment. For my money – (and with the phone I currently have) – it would have been a better exercise to use the phone in class – sending messages to students, having students text responses, etc.

I used drop.io to create my story. Drop.io is an online storage center that also offers collaboration tools. In addition to being able to upload files, you can also send voice messages. I had a song playing in the background and tried to adjust the volume so that the music played louder when I wasn’t talking. It didn’t really work. The audio is very faint even though I had the volume raised on both my phone and on the laptop that played the music. I re-recorded it three times and still couldn’t get better audio. If I wasn’t paying .25 a minute with my pay-as-you-go phone, I would have kept trying. It’s a great tool but I’m not sure I can recommend it for podcasting.

In any case, here’s the story:

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