Thursday, December 3, 2009

Is your classroom mobile phone free?

I read a blog post this morning on cellphones in education. I am glad that we are moving in the right direction here at BHS as far as accepting new tools that can help us engage students.

Here is a brief glimpse of some of the post from Dan Roberts, a teacher in the UK:

"It has also been quite a big talking point in the states recently; basically my response is WAKE UP! I am pleading with school leaders, union representatives, ministers and even some teachers to really open their eyes and see what is really going on in classrooms all over the world. Teachers and students are embracing the use of mobile phones and using them in really innovative ways."

I encourage you to read the entire post Is your classroom mobile phone free? My concern is always about the students at other schools who are ahead of our students in using some of the available technology that is out there. I know we cannot catch up over night, but I do think we should learn from those who are using new technologies in different ways and see what works for us and our students.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to hear that you're allowing the use of cell phones in your classrooms. I had a great experience having my students use their cell phones in my classroom. Technically, I was going against the school policy, but when I told my principal about it he didn't object. Through the use of their cell phones my Civics students were able to conduct an informal poll of their parents and their community.

    I wrote about it here: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/10/cell-phones-in-my-civics-class-parent.html

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