Texting In Class: What Should We Know?

May 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

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As schools join the mobile learning revolution, new waves of questions are arising on how students should be allowed to use mobile devices and how effective they can be. Media/Shift takes a look at a project in Pakistan that’s using texting in the classroom and what educators should focus on when allowing mobile devices among their students.

SMS educational apps may seem incredibly simple, but they may well be aimed at just the communication medium that students are most likely to use — text-messaging on their mobile phones. How can schools and parents take better advantage of students’ phone usage and ownership — even if it isn’t something that necessarily happens in the classroom?

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