Mobile Phones not Clickers

An article in Wired Campus by Catherine Rampell would have us encourage our students into ‘constructive’ use of mobile phones in the classroom:

1) Check the spelling/definition of a word
2) Research a topic
3) Look up reference images
4) Pull up maps (even with satellite imagery)
5) Document a science lab with built in digital camera/video
6) Fact check on the fly
7) Mail questions to the teacher that they might be embarrassed to ask
8) Classroom response system
9) Take quizzes
10) Record and/or listen to podcasts

Would the students have time to listen to the lecturer?

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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