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Resources for Educators Interested in Enhancing Education with Cell Phones

  1. Read this article about What Can You Learn From A Cell Phone? - Almost Anything! - How to use the 1.5 billion computers already in our students' and trainees' pockets to increase learning, at home and around the world by Marc Prensky
  2. Visit From Toy to Tool – Cell Phones in Learning a blog dedicated to conversing on methods for integrating cell phones into classroom learning by Liz Kolb.
  3. Access to a camera phone? Check out 8 Ways to use Camera Phones in Education by Jeff VanDrimmelen of
  4. Check out this PowerPoint by Sharon Tonner about Mobile Phones In Education - Constructive Not Deconstructive!
  5. Read the paper Using mobile phones in education by Thornton, P. Houser, C. (Kinjo Gakuin Univ., Japan)
  6. Read about a class that is using cell phones Texting 101:Craik students using cellphones in classroom
  7. Read Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning
  8. Take a look at the Emerging Technologies: Messaging, Gaming, Peer-to-Peer Sharing Language Learning Strategies & Tools for the Millennial Generation Journal article by Robert Godwin-Jones; Language, Learning & Technology, Vol. 9, 2005
  9. Visit the Using Cell phones to Teach article in School Library Journal (January 2006) by Amy Bowlan
  10. Empirical Evidence: Handheld Use Leads to Increased Achievement
    GoKnow Learning released scientifically-based research (SBR) that demonstrates handheld computer use in K-12 classrooms leads to student achievement gains. The landmark research will help schools nationwide secure grant money to introduce GoKnow’s proven technology and improve test scores. Learn More...
  11. Through a common and popular technology – mobile smartphones. Ninth graders in several public schools in the State of North Carolina will receive smartphones to access supplemental math content aligned with their teachers’ lesson plans and course objectives. Students also will have the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with each other and access tutors outside of the school day to help them master math skills and knowledge. The smartphones and service will be free of charge to the students and their schools due to a grant provided by Qualcomm, as part of its Wireless Reach™ initiative.
  12. Mobile Strategies for Schools, Colleges and Universities
    (July 3, 2008) Mobile computing and mobility have, for many people, meant laptop computers and dedicated wireless networks. Increasingly though, to the upcoming generation, mobile computing is literally in their hip pocket. This paper examines the evolving landscape of mobility with particular attention to the intersection with learning and education.
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  13. See if your school district offers classes like we do at the NYC DOE.
  14. In case it comes up know about this recent Study confirming TXT SPK doesn't hurt kids' language skills