"# What’s the impact of messages related to classwork when they’re part of a large stream of messages students receive from friends, family, horoscope advice, sports scores and so on? # What sort of learning happens best (or is reinforced best, perhaps) via SMS? # How can these sorts of messages be adapted to students’ progress and how can they be sequenced and scaffolded over time? # How many students are able and willing to participate in these sorts of educational activities via their mobile phone? Can students afford the texting fees? Do they want to use their text-messaging allocations for this purpose? # Can we subsidize this sort of SMS traffic for student populations? # If these sorts of messages between home and school become more common, will there be a way to include parents and parents’ phones in the loop? # Can these quizzes be sent to parents’ phones so that they can have the opportunity to pose a question to their children? "
"Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. written by Veronica Boix Mansilla and Anthony Jackson is now available for free here. This is a great resource for educators who want to incorporate Global Competence into their classrooms and schools."