Edutopia has recently featured a great guide on the use of mobile gadgets to improve learning in the classroom. This is basically a 10- page PDF downloadable for free and that can help you learn more about how mobile technology devices such as tablets, smartphones, and e-readers are transforming education and how you can use them to create a healthy interactive environment inside your classroom and get your students engaged on multiple levels.
Let me quote for you an abstract from the guide :
" CELL PHONES IN THE CL A SSROOM: A BOON OR BLIGHT?
It’s a question many educators are facing these days. The Common Core State Standards call for students to develop digital media and technology skills. One way to help them reach that goal: incorporate gadgets they’re already familiar with — cell phones, tablets, and smartphones — into their learning environment. “The big potential with mobile is that it really is the primary portal for social communication right now,” says Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist in the departments of anthropology and informatics at the University of
California Irvine and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation chair in Digital Media and Learning. “Young people learn best when it’s relevant to them, when there’s social connection tied to it, and when they actually have a personal interest.” "
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