Percentage of teens who text while driving. This is a concern and one that you should alleviate.
Online content is being accessed on a weekly basis from their cell phone.
Over 90% of adult cell phone users have a camera with 45.9% of them using their cell phone at least once a week!
Summary of research study about teenagers and cell phone use.
Recent Study on teenagers and their cell phone habits.
Research shows that cell phones are a vital part of student identities with four out of five students having a cell phone. Now, nearly half of kids aged 8-12 years own cell phones. Most kids get their first cell phone between 10 and 11.
20% of Teens participate in sexting or sending nude pictures via text message.
Congressional hearing on the rising cost of text messaging will be next Tuesday.
The majority of teenagers who access the Internet via mobile phone have no parental or software based restrictions on what they can view. 19% go online via their cell phone.
How you can use SMS from your cell phone. Additionally, those who do not have cell phones can use the cell phone simulator to practice these terms: define, etc.
Setting cell phone reminders from your computer.
You can upload videos from your cell phone.
How to set up multiple twitter accounts. This is appropriate for teachers who need a personal twitter account and want to have one for their classroom.
How to make your twitter account private, which is very appropriate for students and your classroom twitter account.
Website for sharing pictures on twitter.
Tons of free content for your cell phone including ringtones.
Interesting cell phone tricks which I’ll have to learn – the universal emergency number is 112 — really, I think this is important to teach and share.
If you have a mini-phonetree (25 people you need to send one voice message per day) – dial my calls will send messages to 25 people a day. If you have a group of people to brief. The messages must be 30 seconds in length or less.
This old post on making a ringtone from an mp3 is something that I’m going to learn how to do.
Juicecaster lets you post videos and photos from your cell phone.
This is the best information I’ve seen on QR Codes readers including links and instructions for how to do this.
This is information on QR codes for Marketing but in this there is potential for schools – particularly ubiquitous “hardlinks” between educational experiences like museums.
This software turns your webcam into a QR code reader. From Mr. Robbo the PE Geek.
Dennis Richards shared this in our workshop and it is so true – these are the stages that we all go through when looking at any technology.
It is important to understand that as people connectin the world, that sometimes it takes time for people to accept change and research bears this out. This research shows the phases of change that all people go through based upon research by Hall & Loucks, 1979
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