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.

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. The post How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

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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.”

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. Smartphones and the AIDA approach.

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. The post Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom appeared first on edWeb.

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. Undergraduate Smartphone Ownership. Smartphones give you wings: Pedagogical.

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).

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.

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. Of course, with this kind of access comes disruption. Access.

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.”

Helping students use smartphones responsibly

eSchool News

Rules for responsible smartphone use can vary by age and student. An April Pew Research Center study reported that 88 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds have or have access to some sort of phone; 73 percent have or have access to a smartphone.

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.

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. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

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.

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.

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.

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? 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.

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. Productivity laptop ban smartphone

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. It’s a great time to be a book lover.

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.

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

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. Google, of course.

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.

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.

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. More and more schools are either installing or improving WiFi networks in schools.

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. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

Edsurge

The smartphone, without question, has exceeded all expectations since its release in 2007. And smartphone apps now solve pretty much any problem assigned to kids during a high-school math class. But this ready access to information comes at a steep price.

Poor internet access hinders Hispanics’ educational success

eSchool News

New report offers recommendations to help Hispanic communities access better resources, opportunities. Gus West, president of The Hispanic Institute, said: “Without reliable access to the internet, Hispanics cannot participate fully in American society.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.