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Teachers use cell phones in the classroom


You won’t find Willyn Webb telling her high school students to put away their cell phones, even though they are technically banned in her Colorado district, U.S. News reports. She’s been using cell phones to augment her lessons at Delta County Opportunity School for years. It all started when she forgot a stopwatch to time a student’s speech, and another student whipped out a cell phone and used its built-in timer. From there, Webb kept finding new uses for basic text-enabled cell phones. She now uses phones to poll students in class and send homework reminder text messages to students and parents. Students also use a Google text-messaging service that allows them to look up a variety of facts…

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