How to Use WhatsApp on your Desktop


In order to use WhatsApp Web, follow these steps:

Step 1: On your computer, go to http://web.whatsapp.com
















Step 2: On your phone, go to WhatsApp and then:

- Tap the Menu button, then tap “WhatsApp Web. (Android)

- Tap the Settings tab, then tap “WhatsApp Web. (iOS)

- Tap the Menu button, then tap “WhatsApp Web. (Windows Phone)

- Tap “Chats,” then “Menu,” then “WhatsApp Web. (Blackberry 9 or older)

- Swipe down from the top of the main screen and tap “WhatsApp Web. (Blackberry 10)

- Tap the Menu button, then tap “WhatsApp Web. (Nokia S60)

- Swipe up from the bottom of the main screen and tap “WhatsApp Web. (Nokia S40)

After this step, your app will open a screen with a camera window.


Step 3: Point the camera window at your computer screen, scan the the QR code and your WhatsApp account and contacts will appear in the WhatsApp Web screen on your computer.


Enjoy!

References:
Digital Trends
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-use-whatsapp-on-your-desktop-or-laptop/

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, WhatsApp, WhatsApp Web

Why Cellphones Belong in our Classroom


"As the principal of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan, I know firsthand how cellphones can both help students stay in touch in today’s world and how they can be a valuable teaching and learning tool in the school setting. The New York City Department of Education’s recent decision to lift the cellphone ban in schools—a decision I support—acknowledges and affirms this notion.

At Hudson HSLT, we strive to create an academically rigorous and personalized environment that prepares all of our students to be college- and career-ready. We want our students to be critical thinkers, ones who practice the art of questioning and are able to deconstruct, reconstruct, and communicate information in today’s society.

We believe that the use of technology, including cellphones, when implemented purposefully to support classroom instruction, can help foster these skills.

Hudson HSLT is a digitally-focused and device-agnostic one-to-one computing school; we look at technology as a support for teaching and learning. Day-to-day, our teachers might use mobile devices in class for their daily drop-everything-and-read (DEAR) activity or to let students work on their class blogging assignments.

But we don’t ignore the larger issues surrounding technology’s role in the classroom, and students aren’t expected to navigate through using technology by themselves."

References:

eSchool News
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/03/17/cellphones-classrooms-287/?platform=hootsuite

Keywords:
TechnologyEDUC, EdTech, Technology in Education, Education, Technology for Teachers, Technology for Students, Technology Tools, EdTech Tools, Mobile in Education