Teaching Generation Text : Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-18
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Mobilizing the power of cell phones to maximize students' learning power  Teaching Generation Text 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 student's 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.

Author Biography

Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb are experts in the use of cell-phone in education. They speak to audiences around the globe at conferences, via webinars, on radio programs, and through online classes. Lisa Nielsen works with schools in New York City to Innovate learning with technology. Her blog The Innovative Educator was named a top 20 education, blog by Discovery Education. Willyn Webb has over 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator, She is also a licensed professional counselor and has written four books.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
The Texting Teacherp. 15
The Texting Learnerp. 35
Supporting Research-Based Instructional Strategies Using Cell Phonesp. 67
The Six Building Blocks for Success with Cell Phones in Educationp. 113
Cell Phone-Enriched Lessons to Engage Learnersp. 147
The Texting School Communityp. 185
How to Use Teaching Generation Text for Professional Developmentp. 205
Appendix Breaking the Ban with a Six-Part Planp. 237
Referencesp. 263
Indexp. 267
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