"I think the problem is not so much cell phones as it is students allowing themselves to be distracted, as you alluded to. In some ways, it seems like the "easiest" thing to do is to ban anything that might cause a distraction, but…"
"I haven't had this problem with cell phones with my current group of students, but I've had a similar problem with my middle school students and Google Chat, particularly when they've been given time in class to work on long-term…"
I really enjoy integrating technology into the classroom, although I view it as a tool rather than a end-all or something that should complete replace pens, paper, whiteboards, etc.
In the past, however, I've worked for an…"
I didn't use computers to write and edit papers until I got to high school and, while there are times I prefer editing a printed copy of a paper rather than editing on a computer (and vice versa), I find it challenging to edit…"