ERIC Number: EJ1012479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
The Educative Potential of Cell Phones in the Social Studies Classroom
Maguth, Brad M.
Social Studies, v104 n2 p87-91 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are comfortable with to learn inside the classroom (Brooks-Young 2010; Collins and Halverson 2009). This manuscript provides an overview of recent research in teen access and use of cell phones inside and outside of the social studies classroom. Furthermore, it provides social studies teachers, researchers, and community members with cell phone-based activities, resources, and strategies to advance student learning in the social studies.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Adolescents, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites, Internet, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
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