Cell phones are everywhere, but most of us know little about how they really work, the laws that shape how we can use them, or how we can create our own content with them.
Dialed In: A Cell Phone Literacy Toolkit is full of educational tools that break down those issues. The toolkit is a partnership of four organizations and features a product from each:
- What The Cell?, CUP’s youth-created documentary and activity-packed educators guide explores cell phone infrastructure and policy
- VozMob’s educational guide explores cell phones as a medium for storytelling and community action
- Media Literacy Project’s Can You Hear Me Now? includes an introduction to media literacy concepts and provides guided questions to critically analyze how cell phones are marketed to our communities
- People Production House’s Mobile Media Matters is a curriculum of interactive activities investigating how cell phones impact communication and other aspects of cell phone use