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Teaching Generation Text - Cell Phones Can Enhance Learning

Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint; October 2011; $22.95/Paper/ Also available in e-book; ISBN: 978-1-1180-7687-3) shows how teachers can turn cell phones into an educational opportunity instead of an annoying distraction. With a host of innovative ideas, activities, lessons, and strategies, Nielsen and Webb offer a unique way to use students' preferred method of communication in the classroom. Cell phones can remind students to study, serve as a way to take notes, provide instant, on-demand answers and research, be a great vehicle for home-school connection, and record and capture oral reports or responses to polls and quizzes, all of which can be used to enhance lesson plans and increase motivation.  

  • Offers tactics for teachers to help their students integrate digital technology with their studies
  • Filled with research-based ideas and strategies for using a cell phone to enhance learning
  • Provides methods for incorporating cell phones into instruction with a unit planning guide and lesson plan ideas

This innovative new book is filled with new ideas for engaging learners in fun, free, and easy ways using nothing more than a basic, text-enabled cell phone.