No offense Regina...but I really like going to Roller Doll matches to watch the textthemob screen. Its great! The premise is the the audience can text messages that appear on a huge screen in the arena. Most nights some unsuspecting dude stands in front of the screen while people send messages about him.
I walked into first block on Monday -- 7:15 AM.
"Everyone take out your cell phones or go sit by someone who has one"
Odd glances went across the room as they TIMIDLY pulled out their devices that were previously banned!
"Tell me what you know about the Design Cycle"
I had them post their thoughts by texting them to the specified address.
It was a great success! I had students who are typically quiet respond to the question. While I only had three responses. They really enjoyed it!
I can see that if they had a couple of more times to practice more people would have been more successful, they would have been quicker and I believe they would start responding to one another!
They were really engaged .... I can see this as a great opportunity for secondary teachers!