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How Will You Handle Phones and Tablets?

Smartphones and tablets are today’s current technology. They light up, make noise, and also happen to be communication devices. Teachers must ask, "Is a smartphone or tablet a distraction or a motivator in my classroom?" If you find yourself having problems managing cell phones, here are a few resources that can offer suggestions to manage as well as how to put one of the most powerful learning devices to use.
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How Will You Handle Phones and Tablets?
  • Mark Weimer says:
    This short video outlines the success of a school district that has completely embraced smart technology, especially at the elementary level. Perhaps an effective means of elementary phone management is to replace the novelty with a school-issued tablet.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    Need help with some material? There's an app for that! This blog article offers suggestions about how to control cell phone use and disruptions by managing their use and putting the phones to work. It emphasizes managing the time they are allowed to be used using them as tools to complement material as well as how the active monitoring can make for better educators.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    You may already have a cell phone policy in your classroom or you may have to comply with a school policy. Regardless of the regulations, this short video poignantly poses the question in the mind of many students every time you take front and center.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    This short blog article articulate the frustrations of many educators dealing with phones in the classroom. It also is an example of what many consider a great gap between the future of education and the status quo.
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    Using Smartphones in the Classroom

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    Mark Weimer says:
    Many teachers have realized that one of the best ways to both teach and limit cell phone distraction is to put them into full service. Not only can their help complement the curriculum, but they can also help manage assignments, assess learning, and make for a more engaging experience.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    It is important that the students understand the classroom policy regarding their smart phone or tablet. This short videos offers suggestions about how to make enforcement of that policy a very minor event instead of a full-fledged student drama.