Can cellphones be educational tools?

[ 0 ] October 6, 2010 |

In late September, an article in The New York Times asked the question, “can cellphones be educational tools?”  The article mentioned a Startl Mobile Boost alumni, NOAH, and asked students to weigh-in on whether cellphones were distracting or were they useful in class.

When reading through the 116 comments by students, many expressed that cellphones can be useful if you know how to use them (presumably the apps), were fun and if the student was responsible and could separate texting and entertainment from the educational apps and tools available on the phone.  Many students raised the issue for the potential of cheating if used during tests.  Surprisingly, given the chance to voice their opinion, a large number of students stated that they didn’t trust many their age to not abuse the opportunity.

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