10 Reasons to Allow Mobile Phones into Schools

Teaching and Learning Consultant, Malcolm Bellamy gives 10 reasons we should allow mobile phones into schools:

1. They are powerful tools

2. They are easy to use

3. The children do not need to be trained in their use they know it already…. they can show you!

4. They can be used for immediate access to information

5. If they take pictures or videos they can provide children with a means to get visual data immediately

6. They have a recording facility which will promote oracy in the classroom and can be used for podcasts or for incorporation into blogs

7. They have calculator facilities which will promote calculator use in investigation or just in ordinary day to day mathematics work

8. They have a messaging facility which comes in handy for communication  (in a disciplined way within the school day).

9. They have really good organizers that can provide information about dates, events and as reminders of when assignments, homework or coursework needs to be handed in and is a good life skill for the children to practice and learn to use effectively.

10. Media can be saved and used in group work (videos, music tracks)

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2 Responses to 10 Reasons to Allow Mobile Phones into Schools

  1. davidriched says:

    The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as possible. There is nothing called a free lunch is this world. If anything needed to be resolved then initiated need a support to be sorted out.
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