Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's not a question of if, but when your school will allow cell phones for learning

Mobile Device Learning GuideIf you work in a district like New York City, then you are banned from harnessing the power of cell phones in education...today. However, when we have magazines like District Administrator offering guides and advice on using mobile devices, and the Secretary of Education calling for educators to harness the power of cell phones to support learning, you know it's only a matter of time before more an more schools lift the ban, and enable students to use the tools most all of them have access to anyway.

If you haven't seen the edition of District Administrator you can check out the stories here:

Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Phones, netbooks and iPods are finding a place in the curriculum and expanding student access to technology.

At a Glance: Mobile Devices

Learn the various mobile tools.

Is It Safe to Allow Cell Phones in School?

If you can't say no to cell phones, start beefing up your emergency crisis plans.

From Cell Phone Skeptic to Evangelist

Liz Kolb, former teacher and founder of www.cellphonesinlearning.com, speaks out.

Why Teachers Must Go Mobile

A former teacher turned mobile phone expert encourages teachers to use cell phones in lessons.

If you haven't seen our education secretary discuss his support of cells in education, you can listen to him at the below photolink.

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Linked article: Learning? There’s an App for That!

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