Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The good, the bad, and the ugly

My entry here is related to this post. Cell phones: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Here's a look at the issues:

Malware migrates to cell phones

Students call on new video skills: BU students produce movies via cell phones for new company-sponsored class

Viewpoint: 'No-cell-phone' rules for students are out of touch

Parents sue NYC schools over cell-phone ban

Colleges go cellular to contact students

Schools dial up new communication plans: Campus landlines are disappearing

Teacher-proof ring tone latest 'teen buzz'

Youths use cell phones as mini-PCs

Coaches woo students with text messages

1 comment:

Donna said...

You raise a lot of issues around the use of cell phones. I work in a large (not quite as large as DC) city and our parents want their children to carry cell phones to and from school so they can contact each other. I like to think there is a good compromise, but I haven't figured it out yet. Our school allows them, but they are to be off in the building and stored in their lockers. I had to take one last week when a flash picture was in the middle of small group work. It is hard to ignore the flash. I have told many students to take there phone outside and then turn it on, but it is really hard to do that when they are staying for an after school activity and once they leave the building they aren't allowed back it. Anyone have a good answer?

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