Teachers transform smartphones into learning tools

11/25/2012 | Powerful Learning Practice

Teachers should integrate smartphones into daily classroom instruction, suggests teacher Jennifer Carey. In this blog post, Carey writes about how her students use smartphones to complete in-class polls, as e-readers for books and handouts, to do research and to conduct Google searches. "If teachers actually direct how students will use their cellphones in class as learning tools, we can minimize their role as a distractive presence," she writes.

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