A brave new world

Posted: February 3, 2011 in Hardware
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This week I’ve decided that I’m going to try things a bit differently. Since it’s the start of a new semester, it seems to me to be a great time to bring out some new rules…. so I decided to try allowing my students to use their cellphones in class (against school policy- shhh!). It’s entirely possible that I may get in a lot of trouble over this one. However, I’ve opted to live by the saying “it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission” in this particular case because 1) it’s something that I’m willing to defend if confronted about it, and 2) I don’t think anyone will confront me about it anyway. I’m a bit of a rebel though, I’ve been letting my students listen to ipods for years (again- against school policy)

It’s very new ground to me, so I’ve had to establish some rules with my classes. I opted to start off with only one class to see how it goes, and so far it’s been going well. We’ve had a few little bumps along the road, but I’m generally happy with my decision and I think I might introduce the idea to another class next week.

Look for my full review of the experience on friday!

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Comments
  1. Nicole says:

    How are you planning on incorporating them? I’d love to hear more!

  2. Integrating mobile devices into your classrooms makes sense — they’re where students are engaged. For one example of a teacher integrating mobile devices into her teaching, see this guest post on the StudyBlue blog from a teacher: http://bit.ly/hcH9A3. We just posted it today.

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