cell phone policy

Class, Turn On Your Cell Phones: It’s Time to Text

Class, Turn On Your Cell Phones: It’s Time to Text

| August 25, 2011 | 3 Comments

Getty As we noted earlier this week, cell phones are in the hands of the vast majority of adults and whether schools like it or not, they’re in the hands of most students. While many schools still see cellphones as a distraction rather than as an educational tool, it’s hard to deny that these devices […]

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Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing?

Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing?

| August 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Flickr:Bark Rules are important in any civilized society. Without them, chaos would ensue. But some rules are worth questioning, especially when the consequences negate their very purpose. Teachers are grappling with how to address regulations they consider unnecessary at best and harmful at worst. There’s no question that helpful guidelines can and should be put […]

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To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies

To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies

| August 22, 2011 | 29 Comments

Flickr:From_Ko Last week, a  study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that cellphones have become “near ubiquitous”: 83% of American adults own one. Over half of all adult mobile phone owners had used their phones at least once to get information they needed right away. And more than a quarter said that […]

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