Cell/Camera Phone Management
The Reality <ul><li>The reality of the situation is that many students are already in possession of  Camera Phones . </li>...
The Reality <ul><li>Current phone policies are becoming increasingly unenforceable. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and adminis...
Generation Gap <ul><li>Today’s students have grown up in a world where technology is always at their finger tips. </li></u...
Viewed as a Tool <ul><li>Today’s phones are equipped with calculators, still picture/video capability, dictionaries, spell...
Potential Problems <ul><li>Unfortunately, with new tools we can expect new problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Phones can be huge ...
The Solution <ul><li>Fortunately, a manageable cell/camera phone policy is possible . </li></ul><ul><li>All you need to do...
Example Policy <ul><li>Cell/Camera Phone Policy </li></ul><ul><li>1. Cell/Camera phones should be turned off and placed in...
Example Consequences <ul><li>Try playing the  Good Behavior Game  by giving out points to students who don’t break the pol...
Conclusion <ul><li>By using common sense, sound practices, and a little creativity, integrating cell/camera phones into th...
Resources <ul><li>Cell Phones in the Classroom. Retrieved April 20th, 2008, from  http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoar...
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Camera Phone Management

  1. 1. Cell/Camera Phone Management
  2. 2. The Reality <ul><li>The reality of the situation is that many students are already in possession of Camera Phones . </li></ul><ul><li>Also, despite all our rules and efforts, these phones are in our schools. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Reality <ul><li>Current phone policies are becoming increasingly unenforceable. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and administrators have better things to do than to constantly be on the lookout for cell/camera phones (Delisio, 2006, p. 1). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Generation Gap <ul><li>Today’s students have grown up in a world where technology is always at their finger tips. </li></ul><ul><li>From our students’ point of view, cell/camera phones are integral part of their daily life, and they have a valid place in their schools . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Viewed as a Tool <ul><li>Today’s phones are equipped with calculators, still picture/video capability, dictionaries, spell check, video games and internet access (Phones in Schools, n.d., p. 1). </li></ul><ul><li>It’s time teacher started to view these phones as potential learning tools. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Potential Problems <ul><li>Unfortunately, with new tools we can expect new problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Phones can be huge distractions. </li></ul><ul><li>Students my use them to avoid work (Delisio, 2006, p. 4). </li></ul><ul><li>Even worse, some may use them to bully their classmates through text messaging . </li></ul><ul><li>With camera/video capability, there are also privacy issues. Photos and videos of you or your students could end up on the internet (Cell Phones in the Classroom, n.d., p. 1). </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Solution <ul><li>Fortunately, a manageable cell/camera phone policy is possible . </li></ul><ul><li>All you need to do is use common sense and sound classroom management strategies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Example Policy <ul><li>Cell/Camera Phone Policy </li></ul><ul><li>1. Cell/Camera phones should be turned off and placed in desk phone pockets at all times, unless given permission or instructions to do otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Please refrain from texting or talking to friends, playing games, viewing photos, or viewing the internet on your phone when you are directed to use it for another classroom activity. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Please respect each others privacy. Taking photos and/or videos of others without their knowledge will not be tolerated. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Be kind and respectful when using your phones to communicate with your classmates and the faculty </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example Consequences <ul><li>Try playing the Good Behavior Game by giving out points to students who don’t break the policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Use soft, calm reprimands. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign phone time-outs . Thus keeping the student from using the phone their breaking the rules with (Woolfolk, 2007, p. 212-222). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>By using common sense, sound practices, and a little creativity, integrating cell/camera phones into the classroom is possible! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resources <ul><li>Cell Phones in the Classroom. Retrieved April 20th, 2008, from http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/cell-phones-in-the-classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Delisio, E.R. (2006). Crafting A Workable Cell Phone Policy: In Front of the Class. Retrieved April 20th, 2008, from http://www.nea.org/classmanagement/ifc060711.html </li></ul><ul><li>Woolfolk, A. (2007). Educational Psychology (10th Ed.). New York: Pearson. </li></ul>

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