Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cellphones in the Classroom

Some of you may be thinking, "Cellphones in the classroom?! What?!" and some of you may be thinking, "Cellphones in the classroom?! Yay!!" Now your view may depend on whether or not you are a 16 year-old high school student or a 32 year-old teacher, but either way cell phone use in the classroom is upon us!

The question is, should cell phones be allowed in the classroom? Will they help our students, or hinder them? One thing is for sure, regardless of any policy, students more than likely will have their cell phone with them. The fact is that more and more people have cell phones, including children. Studies show that 78% of all teens own a cell phone now and 47% of them can text with their eyes closed. Because they have this technology so young, they are digital natives and can usually use this technology better than most adults. So why not embrace this change and incorportate it into the classroom.

What do you think?

Articles to Check Out:
Should We Ban Cell Phones in the Classroom?
Do Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom?
Cell Phones in the Classroom, What's Your Policy?

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