Technology News: Mosquito Ringtones

Mosquito Ringtones – The Ultrasonic Ring tone ADULTS CAN’T HEAR!!!!

In a recent Masters course of mine we debated on whether or not cell phones should be allowed into the classroom. At one point in the debate, someone in the group put forth the statement, “There will be students who will bring them into the classroom, whether we allow them in or not.” This led to the question: how could students receive information on their phones covertly without us knowing?

Enter Mosquito Ringtones, which lists the ability of adults to hear sound pulses by age. On the downside, this is a site that will emphasize how old we are. On the upside, this site arms us with knowledge if we need to enforce a no-cell phone policy.

INTEGRATE:

  • A truly inventive teacher could create some kind of educational lesson or lab experiment around this topic, such as: How does human hearing abilities compare to that of other species? If you need to create an audio warning system, how do you make sure that the maximum number of people will be able to actually hear it?

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