Teachers Now Using Cell Phones In Classes
Well, I suppose this approach is a heck of a lot easier than trying to ban them. Now if only they could get a balanced American History course in there somewhere, everyone might be pleased.
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Cell phones, the subject of tugs of war between parents, teachers and students across the nation, are taking on a new role in the classroom: learning tool.
Tech savvy teachers are asking students to use their phones to record foreign language assignments, take photographs for projects and do mini-Internet searches if they have a Web browser.
That's a stark contrast to the emphasis that has been placed on prohibiting their use, often out of fear students will cheat or take inappropriate pictures then passed on to friends.