Can cell phones help parents and educators build a stronger connection that will ultimately benefit students? Yes!
Through cell phones, students, parents and teachers can better communicate with a myriad of free and low-cost resources that Nielsen and Webb list out in this helpful book. Built on the premise that the home-school connection is invaluable for students, readers learn exactly how digital tools can help, including text and voice programs, podcasts, Voki, and translation apps. Cell phones and the enhanced connections they provide can strongly benefit students and their individual learning.
Mobile learning experts Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb are also co-authors of the book, Teaching Generation Text. Nielsen currently works with public school educators and administrators to innovate learning with technology and is best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator: (www.InnovativeEducator.com). Webb, a teacher, administrator, and licensed professional counselor in Colorado has published numerous books and teaches online classes for educators using mobile technology. She is mom to three girls and has developed an innovative alternative high school.
Also available as an ebook.