Monday, August 8, 2011
Mobile Phones in the Classroom: To Ban or To Embrace?
I was just reading Mr D's blog, I Want to Teach Forever when I came across his post about embracing cell phones in the classroom. I consider myself to be a fairly "new school" teacher, embracing technology in the classroom, teaching students with smart boards, and blogging as a teaching and learning tool. But embracing cell phones in the classroom? Really?
Won't students just text each other? Won't they just be on facebook and google+? You tube? Wikipedia? Won't they cheat, text, msn?
And why do I feel like I sound like an "old school" teacher, resistent to change, refusing to embrace new technologies (which frankly, cell phones aren't!), and most importantly - not trusting of the students themselves?
Where do you stand? Do you use cell phones in your classroom? Would you? Could you?
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