Wednesday, October 26, 2011

US News & World Report Spreads the Word About Empowering Students to Use Cell Phones

US News & World Report is helping empower students with the freedom to learn with the tools they love with a story this week called Teachers Use Cell Phones in the Classroom.  In it they feature the story of why Teaching Generation Text co author Willyn Webb isn't telling her high school students to put away their cell phones, even though they are technically banned in her district and why I support this practice.  

The reporter shares ways we are both using mobile devices to support learning.  He also shares my mantra:
"School should be preparing students for real life—and in real life, people use cell phones. If you're making an artificial world inside the school, you're not preparing them for the real world."
You can read the full article here.  

For ideas about effective ways to use cell phones for learning, including research-based strategies, lessons, and more, order your copy of Teaching Generation Text

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