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Cellphones as 1-to-1 Learning Tools

October 14, 2009 1 min read
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In a recent webinar hosted by edweek.org, Elliot Soloway, a professor of education and computer science at the University of Michigan, Liz Kolb, author of Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education, and Ron Myers, the principal of Trinity Meadows Intermediate School in Keller, Texas, talked about the power of using cellphones for learning. They addressed many questions, including:

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>> What are the best approaches for integrating cellphones into academic curriculum?

>> How do you convince administrators and teachers that the instructional benefits of using cellphones in school outweigh the risks?

>> What financial models work best for sustaining programs that use cellphones for learning?

>> How do you address equal access when not all students own cellphones?

>> What measures are necessary to prevent cellphone misuse (texting, bullying, cheating, sexting)?

>> How can cellphones be used to help students with special needs?

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A version of this article appeared in the October 21, 2009 edition of Digital Directions as Cellphones as 1-to-1 Learning Tools

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