I believe this article was written by Lisa Nielsen. The following is a direct quote from the article:
Principal Patrick Larkin from Burlington High School in Massachusetts has this advice for administrators who are considering whether to embrace cell phones as a learning tool, “Start now. If you haven’t embraced cell phones as learning tools, you are missing out on a valuable resource to engage students. At the very least you can save money on the response systems that many companies are pushing in schools.”
It is about time we embraced the technology that students use on a daily basis and use it to educate!!
The article does offer some interesting ways on how to use cell phones in education. Also Lisa Nielsen's blog can be found at http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/
She offers even more ideas on how to use them in class.