Ready to surrender and embrace cell phones in the classroom? Watch this video to see how one teacher uses texting to assess student understanding and learning. If cell phones are going to be prevalent in classrooms, we ever-adaptable teachers should find ways to use them in positive ways to maximize student learning.
This article provides some research details into the effects of cell phone use in classrooms,as well as some strategies for teachers. I believe, as the article states, that having a clearly defined policy is key.
So you've contemplated the pros and cons and now need some practical advice on how to deal with cells in your classroom. This article points out the inevitability of the presence of cell phones . It may be increasingly difficult to outlaw them altogether so teachers need to develop policies around how to manage the use of phones at school. There are some great, practical things to consider listed here.
This article explores the issue of how commonplace cell phones are now. Kids of all ages have them, as the article points out, and people of all ages are glued to them. What place, if any, do they have in the classroom? Read the article to gain insight into some of the positives and some of the dangers as well.