Cell Phones as a Personal Learning Device
So the iPhone release is approaching. Dean Shareski is beginning to share some interesting thoughts on cell phones as educational tools. Many districts are drafting policies defining their use or outright banning them.
Watch THIS and tell me that we can realistically ban cell phones. I just see too many possibilities...
- Can the cell phone be used as a classroom response system? You know, the clickers? A cell phone would simply text the answer to the teacher's WEB-BASED app.
(I know I just gave up my million dollar idea!)
- Once a cell phone contains a wireless Internet connection, how can we possibly filter them? The wireless Internet connection is the most significant piece to me.
- The time/place shifting ability of a phone/mp3 player/wireless Internet device could even make ATTENDANCE at school ... optional or at least flexible.
We just have to educate, educate, educate... I forget where I read that.