One day when she was onher phone while watchingher husband on his phoneShe started to wonder….was she being hypocrite in herclassroom?
Nah, and she went back toplaying Bejeweled.But it made her think, which made her talk to herstudents…..
And she went back toschoolAnd she learned that smartphones weren’t the enemy.
Here’s some interesting stats• 72% of Canadians own a mobile phone• 30% of 13-15 year olds own one• 66% of 16-17 year olds own one (Canadian Newswire, 2008)• 2011 Harris Poll found that only 9% of teenagers would give up their phone for 24%
Research shows that teens think these devices are an extension of their bodies." And that belief is getting younger….
21st Century Skills" Recognizes mobile technology as an essential tool and its operation an essential skill." Today’s employee needs to be able to think outside of the box" Communicate and obtain information on the fly." Know when and how to use these devices affectively." The business world want the next generation of employees know how to do this before they apply.
What can we do as educators?" Try doing a traditional task in a new way
Twitter • Conduct research: add a hash tag to your topic and see what you get. #mlearning • Create your own class hash tag and post notes, announcements, even homework! • Have students share note, answer questions, discuss topics, have a discussion with a classmate---on a class topic. • Have your students follow you and show what you’re following-- model how you’re learning.