Friday, May 27, 2011
Digital Technologies and Cell Phones in Schools
Video: Digital Technology in the Classroom : Watch the Video!
The scale tilts. More and more educators call for cell phones in schools. Recently, the National Education Association endorsed their use; see the article Get Smart!
10 Proven Strategies to Break the Ban and Build Opportunities for Student Learning with Cell Phones enumerates practical and pedagogical reasons for cellphone inclusion.
Though digital technologies like laptops find their way into schools, there's still plenty of bans on cellphones. But what about the schools where laptops and desktops are scarce? How can cellphones close the digital divide?
After checking these sources, what's your position on digital technologies and cellphones in schools? Are the arguments in these sources one-sided?
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