Schools Urge Using Personal Mobile Devices in the Classroom
April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Lancaster City Schools in Lancaster Ohio are taking a huge leap forward by embracing mobile technology in the classroom. Their schools are now urging teachers create lessons that allow students to participate using their web enabled mobile devices. Jeff Barron of the Eagle Gazette explains:
“Our students are digital natives,” Superintendent Rob Walker said Tuesday. “They look at a dictionary as a one-purpose device, like a wristwatch.”
The district soon will follow Hamilton and Franklin county school districts in instituting a pilot program in which teachers are trained to work with students to integrate their devices into the classroom.
“In 2013, most of our textbooks will be e-books,” Director of Education Information Technology Services Kevin Snyder said. “That time is just around the corner. And our library books in our junior and senior high schools will go more toward e-books.”
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