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10 Ways to Integrate Mobile Phones in Class

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mobile smiley facesPhones, tablets, iPads and e-readers… What do these mobile devices have in common? It’s probably a pretty safe bet to say that most students own at least one of them in this day and age. So, instead of continually confiscating these items or telling students to put them away, why not take advantage of the handheld gadget craze and leverage these tools for learning?

Allowing students to utilize their own devices provides them with access to a variety of digital activities, essentially creating a 1:1 environment with a tool they already know how to use.

Furthermore, with many schools experiencing limited budgets, the BYOD concept is one that should be seriously considered. Without devices to complement learning, students are missing out on a modernized education as well as the development of important life skills. Yeah, that means actually having the know how to use technology beyond gaming and social media!

Sure, I know what you might be thinking: That sounds great, but what about privacy, security and safety? Yep, the concerns associated with implementing mobile devices in the classroom are legitimate, but they can be addressed by developing clear expectations and guidelines and by teaching our students the importance of digital responsibility.

Check out the infographic shown below outlining ten simple yet effective ways to impact the learning process with mobile device and real-world activities. Perhaps the tips included will entice you (and your administration) to give it a shot!

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A shout out to Splash Math for sharing this nifty visual.

Classroom Connection:

Use the ideas mentioned in the infographic/visual to kick start or further enhance a mobile movement in your school and/or classroom.

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“10 Ways to Integrate Mobile Phones in Class”

  1. July 22nd, 2014 at 5:19 am       Mithun Says:

    Thank you for sharing the infographic 🙂 Have you tried our apps?


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