Cell Phones in the Classroom: Distraction or Undervalued Teaching Tool?

Rae Pica with Greg Graham, Liz Kolb, Lisa Nielsen

While some educators see cell phones and digital devices as distractions and sources of attention deficit, others say these are wonderful, undervalued teaching tools. Do we need to suppress the use of cell phones in classrooms or bring today’s teachers up to speed on how to teach with this new tool?

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October 4, 2012
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Cell Phones in the Classroom: Digital Distraction or Teaching Tool? Greg Graham is the author of the article Cell Phones in the Classroom? No, Students Need to Pay Attention. Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan and authored Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator. Lisa Nielsen is an award-winning blogger, longtime public school educator, and author of Teaching Generation Text.
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