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So you think you know your phone

Confession: I love my iPhone and I thought I knew how to use it, until I attended Michelle Luhtala’s latest edWeb webinar.

I couldn’t make the session live, but I am actually kinda glad I watched it first in archived form.  The recording allowed me to pause and take a good look at the features and functions I didn’t know I had or didn’t really know how to exploit.

For instance, I am now convinced that voice texting is the only way to go and I can use my flashlight and alarm clock without unlocking. But that’s only the tip of the iPhone!

Michelle offers a rationale for presenting a session of personal, but not necessarily classroom, relevance:
With the prevalence of smartphone technology, educators can build application fluency in their own productivity and learning so that when the time comes, they will have the skill and expertise to help students and colleagues transition into mobile learning.  edWeb’s Emerging Tech community dedicated this session to apps that will save educators’ time that can be redirected toward better use.

Here are Michelle’s apps in Pearltrees format.

Her slides are available here, but you’ll really benefit from watching the full, hour and 15 minute Webinar 49, sponsored by Follett: There’s an App for That! – The B Side: 50 Productivity Apps that will Prepare You for the Mobile Edu-volution,
Registration is free and well worth the effort.  Thanks again, Michelle!


Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Thank you!!

  2. I’ll second your recommendation to watch this webinar! I attended most of it live, but then spent time working through the recording to get it all at a pace that allowed me to explore the recommendations better. Michelle offered so many tips on ways to take better advantage of my iPhone and apps available, and this is knowledge I will be able to share with my students and teachers.

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