Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. In the presence of a smartphone, children don’t pay attention to the lesson being taught.

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones. In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: student smartphone use. Let’s focus on smartphones and get educated about what we should do to help keep kids safe from the world and from their own childish irresponsibility.

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Digital education in the smartphone era

eSchool News

Given that they are the first generation to grow up with access to personal computers, the descriptor seemed apt at the time. For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.”

Digital teaching and learning in the smartphone era

eSchool News

Given that they are the first generation to grow up with access to personal computers, the descriptor seemed apt at the time. For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.”

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone. Smartphones have clearly emerged as the mobile technology of choice, while the tablet, eReader and wearable technology ownership has dropped off.

Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Neo LMS

But with today’s smartphones, can this still be the case? In the pre-smartphone era, when traditional mobile phones – or “dumb phones”, how I like to call them – ruled the world, students simply couldn’t use their phones for learning. As a teacher, you could try to ban the use of smartphones in your classroom, but don’t hope for the most popular teacher award in your school. Smartphones and the AIDA approach. The post Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Option 3: Actually USE the smartphones

Dangerously Irrelevant

The accepted dichotomy in this study and the media seems to be 1) doing low-level knowledge work while smartphones are banned, or 2) doing low-level knowledge work while smartphones are present (and, presumably, distracting). Lots, so admit that if you’d had access to a smartphone or your friends on Facebook back then, you would have turned that way too. How about a third option, that of doing higher-level learning and USING the smartphones to help with that?

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

Audiobooks, social media and smartphone newsfeeds are what Americans are doing. On smartphones. It’s considered by pundits that the shift in access via smartphones has caused a mutation in content consumption away from only books and long-form reading. Yet there is something to the immediacy of access from smartphones that holds promise. Why then are very few schools leveraging smartphones as an essential go-to device for reading programs?

Digital teaching and learning in the smartphone era

eSchool News

Given that they are the first generation to grow up with access to personal computers, the descriptor seemed apt at the time. Not only are these students growing up with widespread access to computers and the internet, they are surrounded by smartphones and other mobile devices with impressive computing power. For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.”

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

With the influx of diverse and multimedia instruction technology software and 1:1 programs, students have access to technology both in and out of school settings. Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. The post Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom appeared first on edWeb.

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. The Information Age is as full of change as it is spectacle, with access an integral component. Access for everyone to everything, a principal the Khan Academy is built on. While on a macro and truly global level we’re from far from reaching this utopian view of universal accessibility to platforms, information, and thus opportunity, the groundswell is indeed pushing for that. Of course, with this kind of access comes disruption. Access.

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture

Edsurge

In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. my smartphone. Like it or not, smartphones and teens’ social media use aren’t going anywhere any time soon. To that end, I’ve culled some tips that can be shared with students’ parents, as well as other educators and change makers working to support teens’ literacy and foster their lifelong love of reading—while growing up in the real world of smartphones and screens.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. As for smartphones, some claim there is no scientific evidence that technology has improved learning in schools, and I took part in a public debate almost a decade ago where this question was raised. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

Two Apps for Scanning Documents with your Smartphone

Educational Technology Guy

Here are two apps that you can use for document scanning on your Smartphone, and they are both free. That way, I only need my smartphone to access materials. I''m one of those people who loves to be paperless and scan in any paper documents I have. I have an Evernote scanner in my office, but what about when I''m out-and-about? I scan documents, posters, memos, receipts, business cards and more.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

MindShift

So what’s a parent to do when a child, possibly a very young child, asks for a smartphone? We hear that smartphones can be addictive, that screen time can hurt learning , but can’t these minicomputers also teach kids about responsibility and put educational apps at their tiny fingertips? To learn more, let’s look at two families: one where smartphones are allowed for elementary to middle school-aged kids, and one where they are not.

How Apple defined the smartphone, and why healthcare innovators should care

The Christensen Institute

By contrast, the iPhone essentially defined the smartphone as we know it today, which has disrupted PCs. Smartphones have made computing accessible to billions of people around the world who couldn’t afford a PC. The post How Apple defined the smartphone, and why healthcare innovators should care appeared first on Christensen Institute

6 Best Financial Literacy Smartphone Apps for Students

EmergingEdTech

April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month Today children of all ages have access smartphones or tablets, and this reality makes mobile apps one of the best avenues for teaching kids and young. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Financial Literacy Awareness Free Tools & Resources

Laptop Ban? Things You Can Do With Just a Smartphone

ProfHacker

This ensures I have access to whatever I write whether I’m at work, at home, or on the go. The key tip I have for using Google docs is to allow it to save important documents offline so you can access them in “airplane mode” when you’re in the air. Things I still know I can’t do on my smartphone : Run a Google hangout on air, but I can attend one. What are some key things you do on your smartphone? Productivity laptop ban smartphone

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

Yet as this crisis has demonstrated, millions of children live in homes without reliable access to an internet-connected laptop or tablet that can be used for schoolwork. The post How to get every student a device and access to the internet appeared first on Christensen Institute.

4 Reasons You Need a Mobile Reading App on Your Smartphone

TeacherCast

Many applications exist to help us access and read this information. These apps are available on many devices, including smartphones. Here are four reasons why you should download a reading app on your smartphone. If you are reading a book on your tablet through an app and have the same app on your smartphone, you can stop reading on your tablet and pick up where you left off through your smartphone. It’s a great time to be a book lover.

Ban Smartphones in School? Why Not Just Disable Apps, Startup Says

Edsurge

Smartphones, of course—or more specifically, smartphones in schools. More recently, it’s added a feature that lets parents assign their children a list of chores that must be ticked off to unlock full access, which has proved quite popular, according to internal metrics. France has banned them outright. Ontario restricts their use in all but a handful of cases. And in some places, they’re locked up in pouches to keep them out of kids’ hands. The contraband in question?

Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World

MindShift

If the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov were alive today, what would he say about smartphones? That’s exactly what’s happening with smartphones, says David Greenfield , a psychologist and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut. “Smartphone notifications have turned us all into Pavlov’s dogs,” Greenfield says. ” Others think over-reliance on a smartphone can become a behavioral addiction, like gambling.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

MindShift

Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11. “Pinterest — that’s where I look for drawing inspiration and sometimes clothes inspiration when I’m leaving for school,” the 16-year-old explains as she gives a reporter a tour of her smartphone.

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school, and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. As children get back into the routine of classes, now’s the ideal time to address all those smartphones that were given as gifts for the holidays. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Walk down any hallway and it’s obvious how prevalent smartphones are with our students.

The reason I am replacing my iPhone with an Android smartphone

Reading By Example

These pictures become much more accessible when I want to write and share a post on our school blog, housed on Blogger. These images are also accessible within Google+, a social media platform I am finding more helpful to me as a professional every time I use it. Integration Technology Android Google iPhone smartphoneGoogle, of course. photo credit: iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 5S via photopin (license). Don’t get me wrong. I really like the iPhone.

The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

As the demands continue to increase due to the CCSS, standardized exams, and new teacher evaluation systems, perhaps the greatest “game changer” for Principals is the high level of accessibility and connectedness that is now possible due to technology and social media. Though there is plenty of room for debate on whether this level of access is necessary (or healthy!), Guest post by John Falino.

Here’s What Schools Can Do For the Millions of Students Without Internet Access

Edsurge

According to the most recent federal data, about 14 percent of households with school-age children do not have internet access. And among those who do have access, not all have a broadband connection. Emergency online teaching. Remote delivery of instruction.

Flipping the classroom when home access is a problem

eSchool News

A lack of reliable internet access at home can make flipping a challenge, but by no means an impossibility. Too many teachers have ruled it out on account of their students’ lack of access. So how can we reach kids who don’t have consistent access? Some of the most common barriers of flipping are: Students don’t have consistent access to devices. Students don’t have consistent access to Internet. Find out what access students have.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. As I was conducting some learning walks with the admin team I noticed some kindergarten students in Deborah Weckerly’s class engaged in blended learning activities using smartphones. More and more schools are either installing or improving WiFi networks in schools.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students Adonis Scott (left), and Donavin Haugen (right) use their smartphones to sign up for an online review quiz. I have guidelines for cellphone and smartphone use, but it’s a constant struggle to keep kids engaged in lessons and off their phones. I’m not alone in feeling frustrated at Fern Creek, where many teachers are stumped about how to deal with student cellphone and smartphone use. Related : A class of teenagers gave up smartphones for a week, and lived.

Poor internet access hinders Hispanics’ educational success

eSchool News

New report offers recommendations to help Hispanic communities access better resources, opportunities. Hispanic Americans are not meeting the economic, educational, and healthcare successes of other ethnic group peers due to inadequate broadband internet access, according to a recent study by The Hispanic Institute. Gus West, president of The Hispanic Institute, said: “Without reliable access to the internet, Hispanics cannot participate fully in American society.

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

“While the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content is expanding around us, in the classroom, students are not actively using these technologies for learning—even within well-equipped classrooms where access is not the problem,” the report says. Some factors that may contribute to this lack of tech use include: access to technology at the school, teacher training, and the availability of technology at home.

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Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

“While the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content is expanding around us, in the classroom, students are not actively using these technologies for learning—even within well-equipped classrooms where access is not the problem,” the report says. Some factors that may contribute to this lack of tech use include: access to technology at the school, teacher training, and the availability of technology at home.

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