Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cell Phones In The Classroom

If students and their cell phones go together like hand and glove then Dial2Do might help students to use their cell phones more responsibly in the classroom. Dial2Do is a really cool voice to text service that allows users to send e-mails, text messages, and make Twitter posts right from your cell phone. Registered users can also phone in events to Google calendar, record reminders and post to Blogger. Yesterday my Digital Archiving students created Dial2Do accounts and used the service to mark themselves present in Twitter and to send direct e-mails.

As cell phones get smarter and more affordable, it's only a matter of time before our classrooms will have even more students using the voice recorder, camera and bluetooth features of their phones to record assignments, lectures and presentations.

H Songhai

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