ERIC Number: EJ913940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Cell Phones in the Classroom: Are We Dialing up Disaster?
Engel, George; Green, Tim
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v55 n2 p39-45 Mar 2011
Over the last decade there has been a rapid diffusion of cellular technology. Though cell phone use began as a business tool, it has now become part of popular culture. Because of the near ubiquitous presence of cell phone technology among teens in the United States, schools are beginning to explore the use of cell phones as a learning tool. This paper explores the implementation of a pilot program using cell phones in a pre-calculus classroom. Included is a description of the implementation of the pilot, an explanation of several activities that occurred during the pilot, and recommendations of how to work with students who do not own cell phones. The paper concludes with several considerations for the use of cell phones in a high school setting.
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Telecommunications, Calculus, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Activities
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