Using cell phones in the classroom is quite controversial, with many schools banning them and not allowing learners to use them for learning activities. In my experience cell phones work in the classroom, where the teacher has discussed the use of and created boundaries around the use of the cell phones. A values discussion should also be had; respect of property, consequences of taking and / or sharing inappropriate information. Values, role in society, should be the basis of what and how we teach. However I do feel they can be wonderful learning tools, and here are some thoughts about cell phones in the classroom.