Student positions on mobiles in education
This one is for the students… as all this research I am about to do is for them!!! Would LOVE to hear from some students about whether or not they would like to use mobile phones more often in their classes.
This is MY idea…
I think that today students have SO MUCH information available to them on the internet (wikipedia is one example) that we need to teach students how to use the information in a way that is useful to them. For example how do you know if what you find on wikipedia is true? And, once you have found information on wikipedia what do you do with it?
Unfortunately, in many of our schools it is too expensive to get computers into all classrooms (particularly in high schools). Sometimes when we use the computers the thing that is most interesting is using the computer - not the information we are finding out.
So many students have mobile phones already. Most can access the internet. I would like to find out ways that teachers can use mobile phones in their classes - not for txting their students, but for using the internet to access information. My research is mostly aimed at high school students. However, it would be great to get a range of opinions - from around the world.
I would LOVE to have a student voice to add to my research. If you would like to participate, please feel free to leave a comment.
You might like to think about these questions:
Do you have a mobile phone. If so, do you take it to school?
What school activities do you think you could use your mobile phone for? Think about camera, music player, voice recorder, internet access, calculator, calendar, txt.
What problems do you think students might have with using mobile phones in their lessons?Please do not use your real name - use a nickname or even just a number.
It would be really useful for me to know where in the world you are and what class or grade you are in. BUT please do not use your real name - use a nickname or even just a number.
Can’t wait to hear from real students!