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Using Smartphones in the Classroom. By Edward Graham Found in: Advice and Support Ken Halla knows a thing or two about using technology in the classroom.

Using Smartphones in the Classroom

For the past 5 years, the 22-year teaching veteran has worked to transition his ninth-grade World History and AP Government classrooms into a mobile device-friendly environment where students can incorporate the latest technology into the learning process. Along the way, Halla created three of the most used education blogs in the country—“World History Teachers Blog,” “US Government Teachers Blog,” and “US History Teachers Blog”—to help fellow humanities teachers incorporate more technology and more device-based learning into their own classrooms.

“Not every classroom can get a laptop every day, so [devices like smartphones], even if you have to pair up, become something useful for teachers,” Halla says. “The number of kids with phones has just been blown out of the water the last couple of years,” he adds. Ensuring it stays academic Apps for the social sciences. How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools. Does your staff need Educational Technology training?

How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools

The K-12 Teachers Alliance can help you plan your in-service professional development at no additional cost. Regardless of your school’s cell phone policy, the reality in most schools is that students have phones in their pockets, purses, or hoodies. Why not get these tools out in plain sight and use them for good and not evil? Here are some easy to use strategies to use cell phones in the classrooms. 7 things to know about the teaching profession before becoming an educator. Classroom management tips & ideas to help you squeeze in your teacher workouts. Use these technology in the classroom websites... We examine if teachers are given the same fictional treatment as other trusted... Classroom management ideas for a quick snack when you are on the go. Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education/Technology/Pros and Cons. What are the pros and cons of technology in the classroom?

Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education/Technology/Pros and Cons

Imagine it is your daughter’s first day of work after her high school graduation. She is working at a local company doing secretarial work to pay her way through college. Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students. A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Change inStudent andTeacherRoles When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast.

The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons. Lsri report. Using Technology as a Learning Tool, Not Just the Cool New Thing. Ben McNeely North Carolina State University © Ben McNeely I fully realized the digital age when I first spoke to my grandparents over the "talk" feature on AOL Instant Messenger.

Using Technology as a Learning Tool, Not Just the Cool New Thing

How cool is it, I thought, to have grandparents that not only have a computer, but know how to use it? What was more striking was that my grandfather, a man who never had much formal technical education, built not one, but two, computers from parts—motherboard, disk drives, hard drives, and so forth—with the help of my cousin. He has high-speed Internet access, sends and receives e-mail, burns CDs, and chats online using IM. Smartphones as Learning Tools – UW Bothell Learning Technologies Blog. Last Spring, we posted an article about using cell phones in the classroom.

Smartphones as Learning Tools – UW Bothell Learning Technologies Blog

Nearly every student, staff and faculty member has one, and in the past years there’s been a push to harness the technology for educational enhancement. But now an even more advanced mobile technology is becoming ubiquitous–smartphones. There are now 91.4 million smartphones in the United States, and many students are the proud owners of these devices. In addition to standard cell phone features of calling and texting, smartphones make it easy to browse the web, play games, check the news, study for a test, and much more all thanks to different applications that can be installed on the phone. With technology constantly advancing, it may be only a matter of time until cell phones are replaced completely by smartphones. Smartphone as Tools for Education: Getting Smart With Smartphone. Should We Allow Cell Phones in School? Benefits of Smartphones. Are cellphones in the classroom a good idea?

Should We Allow Cell Phones in School? Benefits of Smartphones

Does this device serve as a valid learning tool or just as another distraction contributing to the social disengagement of children? Smartphone ownership Cellphones have come a long way since the two-pound, $3,995 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was first introduced in 1984. Subsequent generations of mobile phones continued to evolve and became more affordable and portable, and offered even more value beyond a means to call others. The Original DynaTAC 8000X–not exactly our idea of portable. The advent and widespread adoption of the smartphone — essentially a miniature, portable computer — has shifted the playing field even more dramatically.

Despite the ongoing discussion surrounding the efficacy of digital devices in the classroom, schools must face the fact that smartphones are already being utilized by students of all ages. App availability Apple alone reported in 2012 that more than 35 billion apps had been downloaded. Share on Pinterest. Smartphones as Tools for Education - eCycle Best. Introduction The smartphone owner population is growing. Multi-functionality, portability, and connectivity are opening doors for learning. No wonder students harness smartphone technology to help them in education. These tiny pocket computers keep students connected to the Internet, improving their academics. However, many students are oblivious to the power in their hands; the power of educational apps, the potential for success. What Is a Smartphone? On a superficial level, a smartphone is a gadget that allows people to make phone calls as well as use other features (which used to be found only on personal digital assistants or personal computers) that are not common on a conventional phone.

Before there were smartphones, there were only cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The first, most successful smartphone was the BlackBerry. Smartphones have become part of contemporary culture.