I’m not a big fan of student cellphone use in class (though, a year after originally writing this post, my thinking is evolving and I’m cautiously incorporating their use), and my posts about them have reflected that perspective.
However, I like to think I have a relatively open mind about many things. So, though I’m starting off this list with my negative posts about them, I hope readers will contribute other posts that may or may not agree with mine. If you’re going to suggest ones on the “pro”-side, though, I request that they be ones that portray a realistic view. In other words, I’ve seen some pretty idyllic posts about how students have used them with exceptional results, but have not included any indications of challenges they’ve experienced, as well.
Here is a beginning list of The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class:
Here’s a thoughtful post from Larry Cuban’s blog.
6 Reasons to Put Your Phone Away is a great infographic.
Do Smartphones Have a Place in the Classroom? is from The Atlantic and is by Paul Barnwell.
Fomo, stress and sleeplessness: are smartphones bad for students? is from The Guardian.
France grapples with whether to ban cellphones in schools is from NBC News. The article covers a lot of ground.
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