As more and more teenagers own cell phones, a small number of schools are making the most of the devices' popularity by finding legitimate educational and instructional uses for them.

Twenty-five schools in New Hampshire are encouraging their students who own web-enabled cell phones to use them to access homework, class assignments, and other content.

"It allows cell phones to be viewed more as educational tools than simply for recreational use," said Nick Rago, director of, a homework-management web site that recently began allowing students to access its content via web-enabled cell phones


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