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Using cellphones in classroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Grey May 11, 2012. 25 Replies

Students are not allowed to use cellphones in schools in my country. I have just read this article: "Four Ways to Use Cell Phones in the Classroom" on this link:…Continue

 

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Mary Grey replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"I believe using smartphones is a wise strategy as long as thier use is connected to education... I know several apps especially designed for learning institutions, but if I had to choose one of them I'd definitely choose Nearpod, I think you…"
May 11, 2012
Jon Barilone liked Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
May 10, 2012
Jon Barilone replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"I'm reminded of a DMLcentral.net post back in January by South Central L.A. teacher Antero Garcia: "youth interest in mobile use runs almost completely counter to adult provisional use of mobile devices." i.e. students are only…"
May 10, 2012
Clarita Thomas replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Maria, I see your point-of-view but it is worth the try."
May 8, 2012
Clarita Thomas replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Lisa, I am in agreement with you."
May 8, 2012
Lisa Nielsen replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Teachers everywhere are using cell phones in education and they have principles in place and consequences regarding behavior, not tools. "
May 8, 2012
Lisa Nielsen replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"You can monitor what students on doing on cell phones the same way you can if they are using any other technology...including paper / pencil."
May 8, 2012
Lisa Nielsen replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"What works well is bringing students into the conversation of appropriate use. Many teachers also empower students to be responsible for consequences.   As far as students texting or playing games, that can be addressed via appropriate use and…"
May 8, 2012
Jedd Thomas Sherman replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Clarita, We are moving to a 1:1 laptop initiative in our high school for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. It is a major undertaking for our high school and district.  Interestingly, with every student having a laptop being used during the…"
May 7, 2012
Clarita Thomas replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Julie, Quite an interesting way to break long lectures. As educators we need to get with the time because technology brings the world to our finger tips."
May 7, 2012
Clarita Thomas replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Hi Ellen, Thanks for your response. I believe that the parents would have no problems with their children using cellphones in school since they would be using it for educational purposes."
May 7, 2012
Clarita Thomas replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Hi Tim, Thanks for your suggestions. I will be checking out the link that you sent me."
May 7, 2012
Ellen Maust replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"I, too, have been exploring different uses of cell phones in classes.  I went to a technology professional development last year for educational leaders.  The whole day was devoted to using different applications in class, including…"
May 6, 2012
Tim replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Clarita, See this information released by the Speak Up survey to start making your case with the powers that be.  Skim the page, click on the infographic, or check out the pdf for more detailed findings.  The survey results can help…"
May 6, 2012
Julie Heintz replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"I have no problem allowing students to use their cell phones.  I think (just like anything else) that they need to be taught when and how cell phones are appropriate.  It may be a similar phenomenon like when students first started using…"
May 5, 2012
Clarita Thomas replied to Clarita Thomas's discussion Using cellphones in classroom
"Sharon, I am happy that you are willing to try our the cell phone in the classroom. I can see your point of the oral discussion becoming extinct but it doesn't have to disappear. Since we are creative educators we can include it in our lessons."
Apr 24, 2012

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I am a Home Economics teacher, specializing in Clothing & Textilesand have been in the teaching profession for almost 24 years. The effective Integration of ICT in the classroom is of great interest to me with special interest in but not limited too its application to Clothing & Textiles. My husband and I have one daughter. Good gospel music is of great interest to me. I love teaching.

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