Ideas for using Google text messaging as an educational tool.

As some of you may know, you can access a lot of information using Google text messaging right from your phone. I want to provide teachers with ideas of how they can use Google SMS (466453) to enhance teaching and learning and I’d love your thoughts. You can read about the service (FREE of course) here http://www.google.com/mobile/default/sms.html.

Here's what you can access using GOOGLE text messaging.

Search Feature
Sample Query

Local
sushi 94040

Weather
weather boston

Glossary
define zenith

Sports **
score red sox

Movies
movies 94110

Stocks
stock tgt

Zip Codes
zip code 72202

Directions
directions pasadena ca to 94043

Maps
map 5th avenue new york

Flights ***
flight aa 2111

Area Codes
area code 650

Products
price ipod player 40gb

Q&A
abraham lincoln birthday

Airlines
united airlines

Translation
translate hello in french

Web Snippets
web hubble telescope

Calculator
1 us pint in liters

Currency Conversion
8 usd in yen

Airports ***
sfo airport

METAR****
metar khio

Help
help local

Any ideas of projects, lessons, etc. using this feature is much appreciated.

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Also see this solution that is teacher controlled.

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