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40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms

40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms
Added by Katie Lepi on 2012-10-13 Your students have smartphones. If you’re looking for some simple and straightforward ways to easily integrate these powerful little devices into your classroom, look no further. The following 50 tips are simply that: tips. So use a few and toss the rest. However, be sure to try out at least one or two of them! Use educational apps : One of the simplest strategies for engaging students using smartphones involves taking advantage of the thousands of educational apps as supplements. This is a cross-post from content partners at online universities. Comments are closed.

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