Monday, October 1, 2007

Reference Software for Cell Phones

Using Mobile Query, teachers and students can load free reference software onto any cell phone. The software options include spell check, a dictionary, a thesaurus, email, highway traffic information, and even stock market quotes. By loading this software onto students' cell phones, their mobile devices immediately become a reference tool for driving, English language skills, and even business. An immediate application of this software would be for a business class where students have "bought" stocks and are following them on the market. They can receive immediate updates via cell phone with the Mobile Query stock quote software. Additionally, students who are learning to drive, can learn how to use the highway traffic information to stay safe on the road (of course they should check the information BEFORE driving and not while driving!).

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