I just wrote a post at our group blog, In Practice, called Cellphones in Class.
There have been quite a few recent posts in the education blogosphere pushing for schools to incorporate cellphones more in classroom instruction. Though I’m trying to keep an open mind, at this point I disagree and support the decision by our inner-city high school to ban cellphones (and iPods).
I’d love to get feedback to the post. You might also be interested in reading other posts I’ve written for the group blog, which is run by a group of us who teach in lower-income communities. Many of my posts tend to be a little skeptical about how technology is often used in schools.