Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Cell Phone as a Teaching Tool

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I reference them on occasion in my writing I am putting those articles
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The Cell Phone as a Teaching Tool

October 1, 2008 – 5:37 pm by Brendan

In my experience a permissive school today is a school that lets their students keep cell phones in their lockers. Here though we have a school that not only seems to allow their students to have cell phones on their person they are allowing them to use them in the classroom.From the inspiration of Darren Draper who seems to think these mini internet machines can actually be used in a positive way in the classroom.

Watch the almost 8 minute video and you will find that cell phones are only one tiny bit of the technology that is being under used in our classrooms today. There are also podcasts, blogs, wikis, GPS, and so much more.

Don’t get me wrong there is a lot of learning that can be done from books. I myself love to sit back and read a good book. On the other hand most people prefer to learn by doing.

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