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I've been trying to find a way to get cell phones into my classroom for feedback, polling and, question and answer activities as an interesting and engaging way to approach the content. I am trying to set it up so that I can have a Twitter feed behind me while I teach and students can use their cell phones to tweet questions or answers to problems. I've worked around the issue of off topic conversations and inappropriate content being tweeted (tidytweet.com) but I'm still working on making sure that the phones are being used strictly for educational purposes and that students aren't just texting or IMing their friends during class. Until I can be sure that the students are engaging the content instead of trying to take advantage of the situation, it's hard to allow them to be used.