Friday, October 24, 2008

Cell Phones in Education

Edutopia has a good article on why we should be embracing and not banning cell phones.

Learn2luvcell: A Powerful Multipurpose Mechanism for Learning | Edutopia
Query most secondary school teachers on the subject of cell phones, and you're likely to get an impassioned rant about the device's insidious ability to provoke distraction in the classroom. All that giggly sub rosa texting not only robs students of attentiveness, they say, but also presents an inveterate disciplinary problem. It's why most school districts have strict cell phone policies, and most teachers are grateful for it.

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