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.

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Smartphones are everywhere. Teachers are starting to use smartphones for photography, video and art. Meri Walker, the iPhone Art Girl, gives us the essential smartphone photography tips and smartphone photography apps that we need. Essential smartphone photography apps.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Are Smartphones a good idea? The post Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move? Liz Kolb in episode 387 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Smartphones Meet Adult Education

Digital Promise

The post Smartphones Meet Adult Education appeared first on Digital Promise. Mobile technologies allow adult learners to study anytime, anywhere, extending their learning far beyond classroom hours.

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?

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.

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. By LeiLani Cauthen.

Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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.

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.

Physics App Harnesses Power of Smartphones

techlearning

Lab4Physics is an incredibly low-cost way for students to design and conduct physical science investigations

Smartphones, Depression, & Adolescents

Indiana Jen

Circling around the interwebs recently has been an article on the Atlantic by Jean Twenge, “ Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? ” If you have not yet read the piece, then I encourage you to do so.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

NPR Learning and Tech

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

Leadership Lounge

In the first part of this discussion , we reviewed schools’ ongoing classroom bans on students’ cellphones — or more accurately smartphones. Below is an introductory list of some ways these teachers are leveraging their students’ smartphones for good.

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. With Smartphones. Permanently Disrupting Education. by Terry Heick The concept of disruption is an apt one in our fluid, digital, and almost destructively social world. In response to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, it’s not surprising to see that trend continue now that technology has caught up with our inherently rebellious ways. […]. The post Permanently Disrupting Education. appeared first on TeachThought.

Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

While schools debate whether or not using smartphones in the classroom is beneficial, students are already using them […]. The post Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Mobile devices are here to stay.

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.

How to Make Your Smartphone a Little Less So

ProfHacker

As a website, ProfHacker is very much of the smartphone age. But today I wanted to refer folks to Nathan Toups’s excellent post on turning your smartphone into a dumber phone. Do you have strategies for “turning down the volume” on your smartphone’s appeal?

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. Modern smartphones have the chance to change all of this. Through smartphone implantation, power, pace, and patterns are decentralized, from institutions and educators to individual learners. Not every student has a cell phone, much less a smartphone.

Attending to Smartphone Apps

ProfHacker

Reviews Software apps consumer fatigue smartphonesThe app economy, we’re told, is “bigger than Hollywood.” ” Apple likes to boast of how many jobs its app store has created, and even the president exhorts the young folks to program their phones, not just play with them.

Make a 3D Hologram With a Smartphone or Tablet – Pretty Awesome!

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Project Based Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics 3d hologram phone project students classroom project smartphone hologram fun science math art project phone 3d projectionThis can be a Great Project for Science, Math, Art, Technology Classes and More This is just so much fun. One of my son’s made one of these a while back and I’ve been meaning to share it.

Physics App Harnesses Power of Smartphones

techlearning

Bring physics to life using lab sensors built right into your smartphone. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

Using Parental Controls To Manage Smartphone Distractions

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Using Parental Controls To Manage Smartphone Distractions appeared first on TeachThought. Author information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought. Founder & Director of TeachThought, humanist, technologist, futurist, failed philosopher, macro thinker extraordinaire.

ALMA SOLVES PROBLEMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD (Like Smartphones and Tablets Did)

Tom Murray

You may have seen my friend, Eric Sheninger's recent post, "Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For". Eric and I are both on Alma's Advisory Board and like him, I'm excited about this platform. As an SIS, it's the best-in-class.

CamScanner - great app to scan paper docs using smartphone camera

Educational Technology Guy

This app turns your smartphone into a scanner and document processor. CamScanner is a great app that I use quite often. The app is available for iOS and Android and the free version is very useful. The paid version, $4.99 on both platforms, adds some useful features, like uploading directly to Evernote. You get a 7 day trial of the paid version free, and can get an additional 60 day trial by sharing it on social networks.

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.

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.

50 Reasons It’s Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 50 Reasons It’s Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Our Most Popular Terry Heick The Future Of Learning General Veteran Teacher

7 out of 8 college-age Americans own smartphones

NspireD2

News data smartphone studentsnew data from Pew on US technology device ownership.

Laptop Ban? Things You Can Do With Just a Smartphone

ProfHacker

Things I still know I can’t do on my smartphone : Run a Google hangout on air, but I can attend one. FYI: This post was written on my smartphone in Google docs, then copied/pasted into the web version of WordPress, and the image was added while I was on a computer.

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.

Australian Government Reviewing Need For A Smartphone Ban

Fractus Learning

It has been over a decade since Kevin Rudd’s Digital Education Revolution was initiated, with a promise to put a laptop in the hands of every Year 9-12 student across Australia. With these shiny new devices […]. Miscellaneous

Three Out of Four U.S. Students Now Use Smartphones in the Classroom According to New Survey

techlearning

Cambridge Assessment International Education released their inaugural Global Education Census looking at the educational experience both inside and outside the classroom around the world today

4 Reasons You Need a Mobile Reading App on Your Smartphone

TeacherCast

These apps are available on many devices, including smartphones. Here are four reasons why you should download a reading app on your smartphone. Getting a reading app for your smartphone is an incredibly smart decision to make if you love books.

App of the Week: Science sensor meets your smartphone

eSchool News

It is a small, wireless sensor that pairs with smartphones or tablets to gather data such as acceleration, pressure, magnetic field, and temperature.