Cell Phone Use in the Classroom

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Did you know that the FCPS cell phone policy has been updated to allow students to use cell phones in the classroom for instructional purposes?

How can we put these phones to good use? Check out the various tools and apps that can be used simultaneously with school computers.

Cell Phone Use in the Classroom Parent Communication Forms:


Edmodo:  A free, secure social network for classroom use and teacher professional development.  - http://fcps.edmodo.com/


Evernote: A great tool for teachers and students to capture notes, save research, collaborate on projects, snap photos of whiteboards, record audio and more. - http://evernote.com/


Dropbox:  A secure online storage site with up to 2GB of free storage space that allows for easy sharing and collaboration of folders and files.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar:  Use Google Calendar as a teacher plan book. - https://www.google.com/calendar


OWA - Outlook Web App:  Use the Calendar as a Teacher Plan Book - https://mail.fcps.org/owa

OWA Handouts - http://techservices.fcps.org/owa2010

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere: Gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, etc using a cellphone or computer. - http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Poll Everywhere Introduction (YouTube Video) 


Quizlet: A flash card and study games website with over 12 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. - http://quizlet.com/


Remind101: A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. - https://www.remind101.com/



Twitter: Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. - https://twitter.com/