Yep...that's right...I said it...and am writing it. I love cell phones. I really love smart phones.
Was trying to teach some basic legal terms - tired of the usual. Broke the students into groups of 3 making sure each had a phone that could take a photo. Not hard, as almost everyone had one.
Then, each group randomly got a term from the text - and then had to figure out how to teach it.
Some emailed me photos, one put two videos on u-tube - a few found photos online and sent them to me.
I then put up the photos/videos/links supplied to me onto the projector and each group gave a definition and an example for their term (templated note sheet had gone out before this).
The results weren't perfect - but it was a first - and it worked far faster than I had imagined. Less than 20 minutes was needed for all of the groups to do their work and when I saw the images from the group working at constructive and direct discrimination I came to the conclusion that computer labs will soon be things of the past.
Don't give me computer labs, give me cell phones.
Post courtesy of Dave Searcy.