Before you are trusted with a virtual smartphone, we need to be sure that you understand some of the essential rules of what to do, and what not to do, with a smartphone. Watch the following videos and complete the Quests so you can earn your mobile computing badge, and your first virtual smartphone.

Take a look at the following Quests and listen for directions from your teacher.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this Thing you will:

  1. know about the dangers of cell phone use, emoticons, and how to create a cell phone app
  2. understand why you need to be careful when texting 
  3. meet international technology standards for Empowered Learner, Digital Citizen and Innovative Designer
  4. have created your own cell phone application

Quest 1: Texting


You might already have a cell phone and you might already be a proficient texter. There are many dangers that come along with cell phone use. In this Quest we will talk about one of them.

I am ready for Quest 1 

Quest 2: Emoticons & Emojis

What are emoticons? What are Emojis? What is the difference and why should you use them? These are questions that you will be able to answer after completing this Quest.

I am ready for Quest 2 

Quest 3: Too much information


Your task is to watch the videos and look at the questions at the end of Quest. You are going to use your reasoning skills to uncover the public service announcements hidden meaning.

I am ready for Quest 3

Quest 4: Creating an App

cell phone

In this Quest, you will create your own cell phone application.

I am ready to design for Quest 4 

Mobile Computing for Gold

Additional Quest Activities will be linked here. Currently there are no optional activities featured.

I have completed the Quests as assigned by my teacher. awardicon
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