Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Richard Byrne, high school teacher and tech blogger, returns to the program to talk about the emerging role of cell phones in the classroom. Highlighting his first-hand experience, Byrne shares top resources and brings home the need for further exploration into the mobile learning space.

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Unsolicited Shout-out
This week’s unsolicited shout-out goes to a @whitehouse online petition to forgive a portion of student loan debt

For a breakdown of tweets from the nights back channel, check out this great recap from DeborahEdwards-Onoro.

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  • John

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