GREAT FOR INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS! Use these cell phones to pair your students up with a partner. At the beginning of the year each student gets a cell phone. Allow a few minutes for students to set up their partners for each speed dial number. Students will list their classmates' name next to the speed dial number.
The teacher calls out a speed dial number. Whoever the student has listed beside that number is the partner he/she works with. This gives students ownership in their choice of partners and eliminates the complaining that may take place throughout the year.