I know that the students have them. I know that they use them. They are so quick and talented at texting I am sure they can do it in their pocket in the 2 seconds that I am looking the other direction. Why fight it? I saw this article today: http://historytech.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/cell-phones-in-the-classroom/ I absolutely love the ideas in it. As a math teacher I could post extra credit questions if Wiffiti and they could answer by text. I could use Polleverywhere and incorporate into my lessons. I would obviously give students without phones an opportunity to answer by paper or verbally. I would also okay everything with my building principal in advance. Plus I would have them take something home for their parents to sign. What do you think? What are ways to protect against things going awry? Is this more trouble then it is worth? Could I post the questions and then ask them to answer outside of class?