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New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class

Lenny Gonzales By Doug Ward If you want to see a teacher fume, just bring up the topic of cell phones in class. Technology, especially social media and text messaging, competes for students’ attention as never before. When half of social media users say they check messages from bed, and 11 percent of those 25 … Continue reading New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class →

The Rise (and Fall?) of Text Messaging in Schools

Getty Over the last few months, there has been increased interest in using text-messaging at school. Although many schools do still have strict policies that forbid using cell phones in class, more are exploring ways to use text-messaging as a communication tool to bridge home and school. There’s also been an explosion in new tech … Continue reading The Rise (and Fall?) of Text Messaging in Schools →

Seven Questions to Ask About Texting in Class

Despite their ubiquity among students, mobile phones are still viewed as contraband in most classrooms. Students are told to turn their phones off, leave them in their lockers, or leave them at home. This response to what is arguably the most ubiquitous 1-to-1 computing device available in our schools today undoubtedly led many students to … Continue reading Seven Questions to Ask About Texting in Class →

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