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Education and technology in the classroom

Education and technology often work together in today's educational institutions. Some of today's educators include the use of mobile phones to learn difficult subjects like math. This new technology in the classroom helps keep students excited and motivated about learning new subjects. More teachers are finding new ways to incorporate mobile phones in their daily lesson plans. The 21st century is exploring options to include the use of mobile phone technology in the classroom.

Education and technology child's drawing of a mobile phone and books.Kids love using their mobile phones in school

How can teachers use mobile phones in the classroom?

Are mobile phones a distraction in the classroom?

Some educators believe that mobile phones are a distraction and interfere with classroom instruction. Many school districts have policies about using mobile phones during instructional time.

How does education and technology help kids?

Education for kids is different today. Why? Computers, mobile phones, smart boards and IPads are helping kids learn better in school. Yet, some educators frown upon the use of mobile phones in the classroom. Should mobile phones be used for educational purposes at school? This is a question every parent, teacher and administrator needs to address.

Most kids today are introduced to mobile phone technology at a very young age. They see their parents using them at home. When they are at a restaurant, some of them watch their parents use a mobile phone while waiting for their meal. 

Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park.Do mobile phones belong on the playground at school?

Kids are exposed to other kids using a mobile phone on the playground in the park or at school during recess. Kids also watch ads on television about mobile phone technology and services. They see pictures of mobile phones in magazines and see mobile phones for sale in stores.

It’s no wonder that kids who are constantly surrounded by mobile phone technology day after day think nothing of using or owning one. According to the Federal Trade Commission, parents should decide what is the right age for them to have a mobile phone. Education and technology helps kids learn both in and out of school.

Managing Mobile Phones in the Classroom

The dilemma for today's teachers is how to deal with the mobile phones their students are bringing with them to school. Teacher education resource offers some helpful suggestions for managing mobile phones in the classroom.

Teens and mobile phones

For teens mobile phones can either be an asset or a distraction. Middle school and high school teachers should be aware of the issues teens encounter while using their mobile phone devices.

Should every child have a mobile phone to play games?

Today, more parents are buying mobile phones for their children. Although a distraction in the classroom, kids can occupy their time playing games at home. Pokemon go is a favorite. However, many parents are concerned about Snap chat’s new Snap Map feature.