How many wasted hours do learners and teachers spend getting everyone a pen or pencil? They’re thin, narrow and roll unaided, designed therefore, to be lost through any small hole and from any surface. The average person must lose dozens, if not hundreds, in a lifetime.
Nothing is more dangerous in classrooms than pens and pencils. They’re used to poke, prick, draw on and even stab others. Empty plastic Bic tubes are also superb pea-shooters. They are, in effect, dangerous weapons.
Pens leak, clothes stain, pencil shavings get everywhere. In short, these implements are a cleaning nightmare. A leaked pen in a pocket or bag can cause havoc, staining clothes, flesh and anything else that comes into contact.
Encourages bullying through notes and a notes culture around going to the toilet (actually walking the corridors or a sly cig), explaining why you were off that day (forged note from parent) etc.
How many learners doodle the hours away, rather than learning. They'll doodle on paper, books, plaster casts and any available surface, even their own hands and arms. http://www.flickr.com/photos/furryscalyman/532792143/
Mobile Learning Vision
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maistora/3237164755/ Mobile Learning
Moving toward a 'learn anywhere anytime' culture where mobile devices are used as a tool to access learning material any time.
Adoption of mobile devices in appropriate lessons in order to widen participation in learning.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/audrix/2043561356/ 1. Creation of an acceptable use policy in social time linked to Rights, Respects and Responsibilities framework.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/4592915995/ <ul><li>Article 16 </li></ul><ul><li>No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The child has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. </li></ul>
2. Embedding mobile learning into and across the curriculum (2011/12 academic year)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkexpress/188720976/ Why we should ban pens and pencils Adapted from this blog post by Donald Clark
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmndr/3457372890/ Too easy to lose