Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cellphones now teach phonics and animation and more

USA Today carries this AP news report: "Smart phones now have hundreds of applications meant to educate kids — from graphic calculators to animation programs that teach spelling and phonics. And while most public schools don't allow the devices because they're considered distractions — and sometimes portable cheating tools — some school districts have started to put the technology to use." Are cellphones the next pencil and paper? You can post a comment on Teacher Magazine's website.

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