22 Ways to Use Mobile Phones in Your Classroom

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March 24, 2014
While sifting through the resources Tom Barrett embedded in his wonderful Interesting Ways series I cam across this presentation entitled " 22 Interesting Ways to Use Mobile Phones in The Classroom." If you are planning to integrate mobile phones in your classroom instruction and teach students how to use their smart devices for educational purposes, the ideas, tips and apps included in this presentation are a good start for you you.

Here is a brief round-up of the 22 ways mentioned in this slideshow, check out the presentation for more details on each of these tips. If you have more ideas to add, go ahead and share your contributions. This is a crowdsourced work and anybody can edit and add to it.

  1. Learn a new language
  2. Use Calculator
  3. Camera Phone+ One Note or Evernote= instant searchable notes
  4. Use it as a Digital storytelling tool
  5. Use it for Physics video analysis
  6. E-reader or text book option
  7. Dictionary or word play pal
  8. Time feature
  9. Send SMS reminders
  10. Receive SMS from students
  11. Free text wall
  12. SMS based chat room
  13. Calendar
  14. Use Posterous as a class blog for language students
  15. Use StudyBoost to review/study
  16. Use Google SMS
  17. Phone blogging
  18. Create a mobile group
  19. Vote/poll using a QRcode and a smartphone
  20. Unit converter
  21. Class video projects
  22. develop language skills with cell phones

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