Friday, October 2, 2009

Cell Phones in the Classroom

I excerpted a portioned of a podcast from Public Radio International: The World, Technology podcast and included it in this post. I thought folks may enjoy this interview with a teacher, Greg Kulowiec, from Plymouth, MA that has found some ways to use cell phones in the classroom. I enjoyed how he used what technology was available. Most of his students already had them, so he tapped into that and utilized them in the classroom, first with something simple then progressed to more interesting uses. I think he has some innovative uses that radically reframes how students learn the basics, such as gathering and organizing data for research reports. Give it a listen and see what you think. I think you will enjoy getting some ideas about how cell phones might be incorporated into learning, if schools would ever lift the ban on their use in the classroom that is.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for the mention of the interview and the encouraging words. The interview was a great experience and I get a kick out of seeing the ideas spread.

    Greg Kulowiec