We are utilzing cell phones in classrooms and are finding that these are wonderful instructional tools.
I am VERY interested in sites and other resources for increasing the use of cell phones for classroom instruction. I truly appreciate any information.
Any specifics on how they are being used would be greatly appreciated. I have considered their use, but not real sure on how and when they would be beneficial. My biggest concern is the control issue and how personal use plays out in the classroom.
There is interactive whiteboard software available that allows broadcasting to mobile devices. It is available on the business side of eBeam's interactive software. I hope that they will add it to the education side.
Although I have had no personal experience in their implementation, smart phones will become important educational tools.
Here's an article from 2004 that shows an increase in student performance with Japanese students:
10 Ways to use cell phones in education:
Here's another blog site with some valuable links:
Apparently, I am late getting to this party: Conversations date back to the year 2002! Where have I been???
The proud owner of a dumb cell phone. Still works!