Not necessarily a "teaching" tool for the classroom, but a "teaching" tool for life. Free Safe Text is an app that is currently available for Android phones (iPhone app is currently in development) that helps users resist the urge to text while driving. The App works by opening the App before you start driving. Any text message you receive, the sender will get an automatic reply that lets them know you are driving and provides a link to information about the App.
When a person comes to a stop and is no longer driving (not just at a red light) you can place the App in Parking mode and the user will be able to receive text messages again. During the month of December to encourage the use of the App, they were giving away $25.00 a week based on the number of times the automated message was sent from your phone AND the number of referrals to sign up to use the Free Safe Text App.
To sign up for information about when the iPhone release will be available, click here.
For more information, see the video below to learn more.
To learn more about the statistics related to texting while driving, see the video below.