Beyond Classroom Tech Tips…

February 15, 2008

Cell Phones in the Classroom

Filed under: Uncategorized — Donna DesRoches @ 1:46 pm
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cellphone.jpgAn article in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix this morning the article, Texting 101 caught my eye. Dean Shareski of Prairie South School Division has been blogging about this school’s innovative use of cell phones and today it made the front page of the Star Phoenix.

The article describes how Craik High School is using cell phones in the classrooms. Students are using the cell phone to send audio and video responses about a novel study and they are also learning how to use the calendar and alarm features as organizational tools. The article provides a rather positive look at using this technology in the classroom although it does give some of the critics concerns, “another disruption in class, further breakdown of proper English or a tech-dependency nightmare”.

Dean is quoted in the article as saying, “the cell phone could very well have a future in the classroom. Literacy has expanded beyond reading and writing. Now kids need to know about audio and video”.


1 Comment »

  1. Hi Donna,

    I too read this article and thought it had interesting possibilities. In a K-6 school we don’t get too many cellphones, yet but the students seem to like them for the “games” some of them have. It sure is nice to think there is more in the world than just games.

    Comment by Morag — February 29, 2008 @ 4:07 am | Reply

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