Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK
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Gove: stop mobile 'smuggling' to protect kids - Public Service

Gove: stop mobile 'smuggling' to protect kids - Public Service | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Schools need to go further to embrace IT, but teachers need to stop classroom disruption from mobiles, says Michael Gove...

"This summer we saw how mobile technology can be used to coordinate widespread disruption and violence," he said.

"But there are some in the Lords who think this power to prevent disruption undermines children's rights. I think nothing could be further from the truth.

"Stopping the smuggling of Blackberries into classrooms safeguards children's rights – the crucial rights of the majority to learn in peace, free of the fear of violence and intimidation."

(Tony adds: Never mind the evidence base... focus on 'popular opinion'. Not included because I approve... but we should all be informed of the thinking! :)

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Lift the Cell Phone Ban | Scholastic.com

Lift the Cell Phone Ban | Scholastic.com | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Cell phones could become the next big learning tool in the classroom. So why have schools been so slow to embrace them?

Interesting from US perspective of UK: "Educators know that with students, cell phone use in inevitable, so why not use the devices for good? Many schools in Asia and the United Kingdom—where they’ve been using high-speed 3G, or third-generation, cellular networks years longer than the United States—have already turned cell phones into teaching tools".

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