Cell phones in learning

Cell phones in learning

Cell phones in learning

Date posted: February 27, 2014

Do you use cell phones as a teaching tool?


Cell Phones in the Classrooms? Yes!

Susan Gaer. Adult Basic Education & Literacy journal, Fall 2011, v. 5, iss. 3, p 176.

In this article, the author describes how she use cell phones and suggests ways to engage students in using cell phones in adult education classes. The author considers the issues concerning the use of cell phones in adult education classrooms. She also describes the effective mobile phone techniques that she used during her adult education.

Handheld technologies for mobile learning.

Di Dawson. Leicester: NIACE, 2007.

Explores the potential of mobile phones, MP3 players and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for use in adult educational experiences. This is an older resource and technology has advanced since it was produced, but it gives ideas for possibilities.


Teaching generation text: using cell phones to enhance learning.

Lisa Nielsen, Willyn H. Webb. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

This resource presents various ideas, activities, lessons, and strategies for using cell phones in the Gr. 5-12 classroom. It offers tactics for teachers to help their students integrate digital technology with their studies, and is filled with research-based ideas and strategies for using a cell phone to enhance learning.

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