Regarding your article Nov. 1, "Tweeting is like firing a gun in the air," it must be noted that simply teaching students to responsibly use cell phones in school is a lot easier said than done. While the thought of being able to use the phones to help better education is nice, there will be no ultimate way to keep the phones from becoming a distraction.
There is no way to completely monitor students while allowing them to have their phones out. I understand that the idea is to teach them how to have their phones out and refrain from texting, but how would we even begin to teach that while they're currently distracted? It would all be a vicious cycle.
Also, what about the students who don't have a phone that can use the Internet or download apps to help them in school? The thought of being able to help everyone is a great idea, but not everyone has a phone.