Cell Phones

Cell phones have been banned in many schools as an unnecessary distraction, but in reality, most students have them.  Cell phones today allow users to do many things other than merely placing a call.  They can be used for text messaging, taking photos, capturing video, calculating, and accessing the Internet.  If the power of the cell phone could be harnessed for educational purposes, it could be a great tool for learning. The links below may furnish teachers with some food for thought.


Websites on Teaching with Cell Phones:

Cell Phones in the Classroom

http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/cell-phones-in-the-classroom

21st Century Connections:  Scissors and Cell Phones

http://21centuryconnections.com/node/262

Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=152

8 Ways to Use Camera Phones in Education

http://www.edutechie.com/2007/06/8-ways-to-use-camera-phones-in-education/

Video about Cell Phones as Learning Tools

http://clifsnotes.wordpress.com/2008/02/20/cell-phones-as-learning-tools/

K12 Cell Phones as Learning Tools Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8oD8IlzZD8

Thinking Machine: Think Mobile Phones for Learning

http://thinkingmachine.pbwiki.com/Think%20Mobile%20Phones%20for%20Learning



  
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