texting in class

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

| May 10, 2012 | 67 Comments

In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools.

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New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class

New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class

| December 15, 2011 | 6 Comments

Lenny Gonzales By Doug Ward If you want to see a teacher fume, just bring up the topic of cell phones in class. Technology, especially social media and text messaging, competes for students’ attention as never before. When half of social media users say they check messages from bed, and 11 percent of those 25 […]

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The Rise (and Fall?) of Text Messaging in Schools

The Rise (and Fall?) of Text Messaging in Schools

| October 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

Getty Over the last few months, there has been increased interest in using text-messaging at school. Although many schools do still have strict policies that forbid using cell phones in class, more are exploring ways to use text-messaging as a communication tool to bridge home and school. There’s also been an explosion in new tech […]

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Seven Questions to Ask About Texting in Class

Seven Questions to Ask About Texting in Class

| May 10, 2011 | 8 Comments

Despite their ubiquity among students, mobile phones are still viewed as contraband in most classrooms. Students are told to turn their phones off, leave them in their lockers, or leave them at home. This response to what is arguably the most ubiquitous 1-to-1 computing device available in our schools today undoubtedly led many students to […]

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