Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Overview

As technology continues to evolve and the digital divide is still alive and well, there is a clash of opinions of the subjects of utilizing cell phones in the classroom. As cell phones have now infiltrated grades down to the elementary level, many parents and kids see the need of their child having their phone with them regardless of location, including school. However, with a cell phone, comes texting, facebook, sending pictures, and many other activities that are perceived as distracting. On the other side of that coin, many educators, students, and parents see cell phones as a tool for learning. Whether for research, as a calculator, or educational apps, some schools and teachers are beginning to implement cell phone usage in their daily lessons. To date, there is no clearly defined research on either the pros or cons, however, regardless of opinions, technology is moving and so is life, adaptation is needed somehow, someway.

Resources


Websites:



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Blogs:


http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/

http://www.iste-community.org/group/projecttess/forum/topics/cell-phones-in-the-classroom?commentId=2280708%3AComment%3A120602&groupId=2280708%3AGroup%3A93843

http://mylanguage360.com/teachers-use-cell-phones-as-an-educational-tool/

http://higheredlive.com/cell-phones-in-the-classroom/

http://bloggingonthebay.edublogs.org/2011/10/29/cell-phone-in-the-classoom-eliminate-the-cat-and-mouse-game/

http://eagleeye.edublogs.org/2011/10/26/cell-phones-in-class/

http://mbfxc.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/cell-phones-in-the-classroom/

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/texting-classroom-audrey-watters

http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/08/class-turn-on-your-cell-phones-its-time-to-text/

http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/using-mobile-devices-and-technology-to-enhance-emotional-intelligence/

http://coffeeaddict.edublogs.org/2011/06/23/cellphones-in-the-classroom-first-babysteps-taken/


Books:

Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning external image bookssmall.gif
http://books.google.com/books?id=LtgUPFplFMQC&pg=PA135&dq=cell+phones+in+the+classroom&hl=en&ei=gIWsTs2EOYTW0QGr082WDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=cell%20phones%20in%20the%20classroom&f=false

Mobile Learning: Pilot Projects and Initiatives
http://books.google.com/books?id=WFtOHgtDEUMC&pg=PA76&dq=cell+phones+in+the+classroom&hl=en&ei=gIWsTs2EOYTW0QGr082WDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CF4Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=cell%20phones%20in%20the%20classroom&f=false


Toys to Tools: connecting student cell phones to education
http://books.google.com/books?id=nwYmAQAAIAAJ&q=cell+phones+in+the+classroom&dq=cell+phones+in+the+classroom&hl=en&ei=gIWsTs2EOYTW0QGr082WDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA


The Young and the Digital: what the migration to social-network sites, games, and…
http://books.google.com/books?id=4Ss1qEQxQnwC&pg=PA177&dq=cell+phones+in+the+classroom&hl=en&ei=cYisTrm0NabZ0QGsuuD_Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CFYQ6AEwBzgU#v=onepage&q=cell%20phones%20in%20the%20classroom&f=false



Journal Articles

http://llt.msu.edu/vol10num1/pdf/emerging.pdf external image journal.png

http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ779817&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ779817

http://www.springerlink.com/content/0q4buv9hem62ndtw/

http://www.akademik.unsri.ac.id/download/journal/files/scholar/obringer.pdf

http://bluevaletgj2o.pbworks.com/f/Student+Cell+Phone+Use.pdf

http://fp.arizona.edu/geog695c/PDFs/wireless.classroom.pdf

http://www.aicit.org/jcit/papers/jcit2-1/12.%20Using%20Cell%20Phones.pdf

http://www.sicet.org/journals/jetde/jetde08/paper06.pdf

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