Statistics show that 4 out of 5 teens carry a cell phone. What effect can cell phones have when being used in the classroom?
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
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
What websites support cell phone technology?
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.
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.
Other Supported Websites
This websites uses cell phone to collect results from teacher-generated polls.
Gabcast gives students the opportunity to record podcasts using their cell phone.
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.
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