• Scholars look at questions and cases around phones and tablets in the classroom.

    • These days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It’s time to work.”

    • “I’ve never seen technology moving faster than mobile learning,”

    • A staggering 80 percent of teens have cell phones

    • Mobile devices in the consumer market has also wrought what Dede describes as a “sea change” in the education landscape

    • “It feels like something major is about to happen. It went from a silly idea, to, ‘Of course it’s inevitable.”

    • We’ll be surprised if a significant portion of districts aren’t using mobile learning inside and outside of schools soon.”

    • Some schools are replacing print books for apps that feature videos and interactive quizzes.

    • Others are using cell phones to take instant polls in class to gauge student comprehension

    • More students are using smartphones

    • It’s easy to justify using mobile devices in school. But what real and lasting effect will they have on the “formal” learning equation?

    • What criteria are being used to gauge a successful mobile learning program?

    • Some fear the promise will go the way of all the technology collecting dust in the corner of the classroom

    • what everyone unequivocally dreads: the mechanization of teaching.

    • “Right now, the iPad craze is using the same content on a different device. Schools must change the pedagogy.”

    • “A cart of iPads will have as much impact on student achievement as a cart of laptops had — which is pretty much zero,”

    • Actually some schools are seeing gains

Posted from Diigo.

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