“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
That is a good summary of how innovative educators think about the possibilities of technology in teaching and learning.
To some, a cellphone in the classroom is a distraction and should not be allowed. To others, a cellphone in the classroom opens up a whole new world of possibilities to advance instruction and drive learning outcomes.
The AT&T Learning On The Go handbook focuses on those who are embracing this technology. Real-life examples of innovative programs are profiled, particularly smart-phones as an instruction and collaboration tool. The reader will see how this technology is being used today to engage digital natives, promote customized instruction, and differentiate the school to attract the best and brightest students.
Trends and statistics related to mobility and education will be provided, showing the relevance and projected success mobile devices can have in the classroom. With the use of mobile devices on the rise (39 percent of Americans ages 18 to 34 own just a cell phone, according to a 2009 Mediamark Research and Intelligence survey), harnessing this technology for use in education can benefit students, teachers, faculty and staff.
When it comes to cellphones in the classroom, some educators have changed their thoughts and are now changing their worlds. Read Learning On The Go to see how.