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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom

How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom.

Smartphones can be both a great educational tool and a great distraction in the classroom. It should come as no surprise that almost every child in the US owns or has access to a smartphone. Statistics show that 56 percent of children age 8 to 12 have a smartphone. That number jumps up to 88 percent of teenagers ages 13 to 17 have or have access to a smartphone. And a whopping 91 percent of middle and high school aged students primarily access the internet via their smartphones.

This change in the way we interact with technology and integrate it into our lives has come dramatically and fast. It’s sometimes hard for teachers, many of whom grew up in an era with no mobile phones or even the internet, to adapt to this fast-paced technological generation. While smartphones can easily be the downfall of your students’ attention spans and performance, they don’t have to be. More and more educators these days are incorporating modern technology and students’ own smartphones into their classroom to engage and excite students about learning. Below you will find useful tips on how to manage cell phone use in your classroom, and use it for your teaching benefit.


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This article will shed some light on the use of mobile devices in our classrooms when we are still thinking if it is a good option. It is not an option, it is a need, but some things must be seriously analysed.
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom
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What are the effects of giving each child a laptop?

What are the effects of giving each child a laptop? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
This study I found via Gabriel Bouchaud examines the possible effects of the One Laptop per Child in Peru. Other than my normal procedure I want to start with the abstract as it summarizes a lot already: This paper presents results from a large-scale randomized evalua- tion of the One Laptop per Child program, using…
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It’s Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children

It’s Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Technology has both revolutionized what we need to teach to children, but also the capabilities that we have at our disposal to teach.
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5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools - EdSurge News

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools   - EdSurge News | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

At any given moment in the day, I am attached to my cellphone, my iPad or my computer. As a writer, I was an early convert to the computer. I began writing on a TRS-80 from Radio Shack in 1983 on wonderful writing software called WordPerfect, which has mysteriously disappeared. I had two TRS-80s, because one of them was always in repair. I love the computer for many reasons. I no longer had to white out my errors; I no longer had to retype an entire article because of errors. My handwriting is almost completely illegible. 

The computer is a godsend for a writer and editor. I have seen teachers who use technology to inspire inquiry, research, creativity and excitement. I understand what a powerful tool it is. But it is also fraught with risk, and the tech industry has not done enough to mitigate the risks.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future of Education

How Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future of Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Thanks to advances in AI and machine learning, a slow but steady transformation is coming to education—under the hood.

When you compare the typical 21st century classroom with that of the early 1900s, the differences aren't terribly obvious. Teachers will be standing in front, giving instructions and sharing notes on a modern-day version of the old blackboard—say, an overhead projector or a shared computer display. Students will be sitting at their desks in the classroom or watching via online video-conferencing software. The technology has changed: A lot of the tools and processes have been digitized, some of it has been automated, and geographical barriers have been removed to some extent—but the actors and elements have remained much the same.

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Still? Most teachers feel unprepared to use technology in the classroom

Still? Most teachers feel unprepared to use technology in the classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
An alarmingly large majority of U.S. teachers-78 percent-say they haven't received the training they need to use technology in the classroom.
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Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code - Microsoft News Centre Europe

Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code - Microsoft News Centre Europe | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Think back to your early childhood. What do you remember? Running around the school playground? Learning maths? Creating a huge mess in art class? For most of us reading this, we’ll have plenty of memories from attending school as young children – but hardly any of us will have any … Read more »
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Emerging Tech Boosts Online Education Growth Over Next 4 Years

Emerging Tech Boosts Online Education Growth Over Next 4 Years | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

A study finds that mobile devices, virtual reality and blending learning programs will spark innovation. 

With millions of students enrolling in at least one online course, it should be no surprise that a recent Technavio study found that the online education market is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent until 2021.

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9 Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning

9 Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
So many modern trends in learning are based on technology. Game-based learning, mobile learning, the flipped classroom, blended learning, and more all depend on technology at the core of how they work. But these shifts bring with them other more important trends that challenge the cognitive demand on students, and the requisite instructional design and lesson planning on the part of teachers. Chief among them is the potential for the personalization of learning.
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The Ultimate Back to School EdTech Chart

The Ultimate Back to School EdTech Chart | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Can banning phones in schools curb cyberbullying?

Can banning phones in schools curb cyberbullying? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
As schools across the country prepare to start the new academic year, principals and district leaders will be forced to confront a perennially thorny issue—students' social media use. Grappling with concerns around cyberbullying, school safety , and sexting , some districts choose to monitor students' online posting , keeping tabs on digitally delivered messages that could signal dangerous behavior in real life.
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Should Professors Ban Laptops? How classroom computer use affects student learning

Should Professors Ban Laptops? How classroom computer use affects student learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Laptop computers have become commonplace in K–12 and college classrooms. With that, educators now face a critical decision. Should they embrace computers and put technology at the center of their instruction? Should they allow students to decide for themselves whether to use computers during class? Or should they ban screens altogether and embrace an unplugged approach?
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15 Years Later, Maine’s 'One Laptop Per Child' Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores

15 Years Later, Maine’s 'One Laptop Per Child' Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Maine state leaders are becoming more critical of the idea that the One Laptop Per Child initiative could improve state test scores.
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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.
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Screen Time? How about Creativity Time?

Screen Time? How about Creativity Time? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Discussions about children and new technologies have become increasingly polarized. On one side are people who might be called techno-enthusiasts. They tend to get excited about the possibilities of almost all new technologies— the newer, the better. On the other side are people who might be called techno-skeptics. They worry about the negative impacts of new technologies, and they prefer that children spend more time with traditional toys and outdoor play and less time on screens. 
I get frustrated by both sides. Let me explain why — and explore how we might think about things differently.
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Laptops in Class are the New Second-Hand Smoke

Laptops in Class are the New Second-Hand Smoke | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Paul A. Kirschner OK; I’ve covered taking notes with or without laptops and whether people learn better if they read from paper or screen. This is the third blog in an apparent, unplanned, trilogy. Disclaimer: Let’s sketch/frame the situation so there are no misunderstandings. Yes, I know that using a computer (e.g., laptop, tablet, smartphone)…

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The effects of integrating mobile devices with teaching and learning on students' learning performance: A meta-analysis and research synthesis

Highlights • This is a meta-analysis and research synthesis study for mobile-integrated education. • 110 published journal articles that were written over a 20-year period were coded and analyzed. • The application of mobile devices to education has a moderate mean effect size. • The effect sizes of moderator variables were analyzed. • The benefits and drawbacks of mobile learning were synthesized.
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Digital classrooms aren't a distraction. Here's why. |

Digital classrooms aren't a distraction. Here's why. | | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Many people assume that devices and technology distract students and negatively affect how teachers run their lessons. That’s not the case when implementation is done purposefully, with learning tools that support existing structures in the classroom. 

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scamarker-features | ScanMarker

scamarker-features | ScanMarker | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
JUST SLIDE IT ACROSS ANY PRINTED TEXT A revolutionary patented image processing technology is the magic behind Scanmarker. Unlike other products, Scanmarker does not use costly, complicated mechanical components such as wheels and tooth-wheels to measure scanning speed. Instead, the printed text is scanned and captured as a raw image – and processed to a high quality image, …
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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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The Promise of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education

The Promise of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

What you see day to day, social media, news, games. We are all connected. Mobile computing and the Internet is making this happen. As we progress down this technological path, it's important to look at what's next to see where we might bring purpose. Without purpose in these devices, we will find ourselves in the living room with everyone just looking at their smartphones. Does this ring a bell? Enter the world of immersive tech, augmented and virtual reality. Virtual reality isn't just a view master for your video games. It's an entirely new medium whose true purpose is slowly being realized.

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Virtual Classrooms are the Future of Teacher Education

Virtual Classrooms are the Future of Teacher Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Preparing education students to become classroom teachers is a challenging task. There are lots of skills that are easy to teach—how to write a lesson plan, or the best method for teaching basic reading skills, for example. But there are just as many skills that are nearly impossible to teach in the classroom. How can a professor teach future educators how to manage a classroom of behavioral challenges or keep their cool when a student challenges their authority? The answer may lie in the virtual classroom. The virtual classroom is a brand new technology that’s quickly spreading to teacher education …
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More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. The real issue is the process of learning.
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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Debates over note taking tend to focus on whether devices are helpful or harmful, rather than on strategies students can use to make connections between ideas
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Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching.

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