I subscribe to eSchool News, Tools for Schools, and I found this article from a link in one of the items on the June 18 issue. https://my.cosn.org/mycosn/resources/CoSNIMminireport.pdf It's a report from a series entitled, EdTechNext on "Instant Messaging" and goes along with a post on 2CoolTools from a member of the SLL2.0 team. Very interesting. I am all for trying to use the "tools" the students already have if we can use them effectively and safely, and get them past our IT gurus. It will be interesting to see if we could actually utilize cell phones and IM the way it's being described in these articles.
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