The Learning 2.0 School

Shifting Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in and out of the School Library

Cell Phones in Schools – “Is it time to lift the ban?”

Posted by Michelle Torrise on April 23, 2009

Cell Phone Buttons

A recent UK study published by governmental agency, Becta, “How mobile phones help learning in secondary schools,” challenges educators to rethink cell phone use policies and put cell phones to use.

Possible uses included in the Becta report include:  “…timing experiments with the stopwatch; photographing apparatus, models, and experiments for reports; bluetoothing project material between group members; receiving SMS & email  reminders from teachers; synchronising timetables and setting reminders; connecting remotely to the school learning platform; accessing revision sites on the Internet; creating short narrative movies; downloading foreign language podcasts; using GPS to identify locations, and transferring files between school and home.”

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