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The numbers showed that cell phone users are significantly more likely to use their phones to take pictures (66 percent to now 76 percent), send or receive text messages (65 percent to now 72 percent), play games (27 percent to now 35 percent), send or receive e-mail (25 percent to now 34 percent), access the Internet (25 percent to now 38 percent), and record video (19 percent to now 34 percent). Pew Internet Report
House Bill 363 in Pa to ban use of beepers, celll phones, and portable deice that record, play audio or video material from school grounds.
The trend at most New Zealand schools is to ban mobile phones from the classroom and global studies show that New Zealand is not alone in this stance Mark Prensky (USA, 2004) and Mike Sharples (UK, 2005).
Davis, Vickie. Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools. http://colcatteacher.blogspot.com/2009/03/making-case-for-cell-phones-in-schools.html (March, 2009)
Neilsen, Lisa. The Innovative Educators: 6 ways to Strengthen the Home-School Connection – http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/08/6-ways-to-use-cell-phones-to-strenghten-home-school-connection.html (August 2010)
Richards, Rebekah. Pros of Cell Phones in Schools-Benefits of Phones for Students: http://www.suite101.com/content/pros-of-cell-phones-in-school---benefits-of-phones-for-students.html (April, 2004)
Deubel, Patricia. Mobile Devices: Facing Challenges and Opportunities for Learning: http://thejournal.com/Articles/2009/03/19/Mobile-Devices-Facing-Challenges-and-Opprotunites-For-Learning.html (March, 2009)
Abel, David. On iPod use, schools are calling the tune-Some hail benefits of such devices: (September 2010)
Blackboard and Sprint Team up to bring mobile learning to students at no additional costs to schools. http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100322005998/en (March 2010)