- Encourage "anywhere, anytime" learning
- Reach underserved children
- Improve 21st-century social interactions
- Fit with learning environments
- Enable a personal learning experience
This week Education Week also highlighted trends in education where cellphones are a resource and not a source of contention. One new resource is pollanywhere.com which allows teachers to set up quizzes or questions that students can respond to by texting with their cellphones.
A recent survey of about 100 BHS students found the following results:
- 100% use Facebook
- Just under 100% send or receive at least 3 text messages in school
- 85% send or receive more than 15 texts
- 45% send or receive more than 50 texts per day (including out of school)
- 35% send or receive more than 125 texts per day (including out of school)
The question surely is not if we will change our stance on cellphones in school, but when?