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  • 1. Cell Phones in Schools Kathryn Shortuse
  • 2.
    • Statistics show that 4 out of 5 teens carry a cell phone.  What effect can cell phones have when being used in the classroom?
  • 3. Negative Effects
      • Cell phones may become distracting to students
        • Phones may ring during class
        • Students may communicate via text messages
      • Cheating may occur through text messages
      • Inappropriate pictures may be taken and shared with others
  • 4. Positive Effects
      • Cell phones can be used for in-class, technology-based assignments 
      • Students are able to use cell phones to stay organized
      • Parents are able to stay in contact with students throughout the day
      • Phones can be used in an emergency
  • 5. What websites support cell phone technology?
  • 6. Voice Thread
    • Voice Thread allows users to collaborate using video, voice, and text.  Students are able to record feedback or commentate on a posted "thread" using their cell phone. Click here to view this site.
  • 7. Dial 2 Do
    • Users who subscribe to Dial 2 Do are able to record e-mails, set up reminders, and many other items.  Dial 2 Do is a great tool to help students stay organized on classroom activities and upcoming assignments.  Click here to view this site.
  • 8. Other Supported Websites
      • Poll Everywhere
        • This websites uses cell phone to collect results from teacher-generated polls.
      • Gabcast
        • Gabcast gives students the opportunity to record podcasts using their cell phone.
      • Qipit  
        • Qipit makes saving classroom notes easy!  Students are able to take pictures of their notes and retrieve them on their phones at a later date.
  • 9. Resources
    • Banks, Jen. (2007). Kiwanja San Francisco. Retrieved September 26, 2010, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwanja/3169449583/in/photostream/. Davis, Vicki. ( 2009, March 9). Making the Case of Cell Phones in Schools. [Web Content]. Retreieved from http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2009/03/making-case-for-cell-phones-in-schools.html. Gibbons, Esther. (2006) My Phone Lightens My Load. Retrieved September 26, 2010, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gibbons/343384475/in/photostream/.  Kelly, Anthony. (2009). Thumbs Up. Retrieved September 26, 2010, http://www.flickr.com/photos/62337512@N00/3958637561/#/.  Kris, Kros. (2006). Let Me Dream of an Apple. Retrieved September 26,2010, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kros/259803598/.  Zawezome. (2009) I Don't Dig Texting. Retrieved September 26, 2010, http://www.flickr.com/photos/_lovenothing/3772984885/.

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