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


21st Century Connections:  Scissors and Cell Phones


Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools

8 Ways to Use Camera Phones in Education


Video about Cell Phones as Learning Tools


K12 Cell Phones as Learning Tools Video


Thinking Machine: Think Mobile Phones for Learning


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