PCHS students get high-tech introduction to Morse Code

Polk County High School students in Cindi Rhodes’ class recently found a new use for their cell phones.

Using a flashlight app, students learned about Morse Code, the method of transmitting text as a series of dots and dashes. With the mobile app, students were able to practice sending messages in Morse Code.

Class members also learned about the origin of Morse Code and discussed present-day situations in which Morse Code could be useful and potentially save lives.