Cellphones in the Classroom: Distraction or Learning Tool?

-By Megan Tomasic, Educational Technology Student Worker

We all know that students bring their cellphones to class no matter how many times they are asked not to. Well why not have them use their cellphones for their education rather than recreational use? With the invention of Smartphones, students now have access to the Internet and educational apps. Cellphone use can lead to flipping your classroom, submitting materials and handing out documents, and it allows students to have an instant response system for surveys. Not only will cellphone use in the classroom help students, but it will allow teachers to be able to view submitted assignments through apps like Dropbox and Evernote. To solve the controversy and concerns surrounding cellphones in the classroom, have students work in groups or start out by having them use phones for homework use. To read more, visit http://bit.ly/1lsiUJE.

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