Using Cell phones in a middle school classroom

I’ve been teaching middle school students how to use technology safely and effectively for three years now. It was a novel experience from the very start and it still continues to keep me on my toes looking for ways to help these young people how to learn all the while respecting each other but encouraging innovative information gathering. Recently I setup a blog for my students to “text” their pictures to. To encourage these young people I promised to pay $5 to each of two winners each week who submitted “winning” pictures. The children’s enthusiasm for the project has been quite encouraging and last week I actually paid out $25 to five winners. Their pictures are improving and this is proving to be a great way to encourage young mobile photographers. You can see their submissions here at our blog site, Enjoy!