Top 6: Using cell phones in school

August 13, 2008

Before you confiscate your students’ phones this year, take a look at these posts to see if you can put those little devices to work in your classroom. Special ed [heart] Jott How to use your cell phone for education: … Continued

Use cell phones to poll your students

July 18, 2008

Can’t get your school district to pony up the cash for an expensive interactive whiteboard with a clicker system? Well, you can take care of the whiteboard part of that set-up here, but how to get the response system? Thanks … Continued

Special ed [heart] Jott

July 15, 2008

You may already know about Jott, a fantastic cell phone service that will convert your voice to text. You may have wondered, “how is this useful for me besides giving me another way to make a shopping or to-do list?” … Continued

Make your cell phone "smarter" with ChaCha

July 15, 2008

Have you ever needed the answer to some pressing question, but found yourself no where near a computer and yielded only a cell phone to get your answer? I know I’ve been there many times, especially when traveling, and while … Continued

Start A Video Conversation with Seesmic

July 11, 2008

The first time I heard someone talk about Seesmic, I thought to myself: “This person has to be saying it wrong. ‘Seismic‘ is a word, and it’s not pronounced ‘seesmic’!” Well, although it is very rare for me to be … Continued

Power up Your Phone with gWhiz

June 26, 2008

Sure, your phone plays music, surfs the Web, sends email, and has GPS capability (and you can, you know, talk to people with it, too). That stuff is cool, don’t get me wrong, but we’ve only scratched the surface of … Continued

Give Your Shaky, Low-Res Videos a Makeover

May 12, 2008

So let’s be honest, most of us can’t afford fancy digital video cameras, and if even we could, we wouldn’t carry them around all the time. That’s why whenever something exciting happens, everyone whips out their trusty cell phone cameras … Continued

Tell Your Story with VoiceThread

May 6, 2008

Let me tell you a story. It’s about standards (like writing, and oral presentation). But it’s also about engagement, and having students create media and image-rich reports. When they get together, well that’s a love story that ends with a … Continued