Mobile phones in the classroom?

Do mobile phones have a place in the classroom? If they are used to further learning, I think the answer is yes. My daughter’s AS French teacher got everyone in the class to switch the language on their phone to French. Now on Facebook, instead of pressing ‘Like’ she presses ‘J’aime’ (which seems much nicer to me), and she is reading French every time she looks at her phone.

Apparently you can also change Siri to a different language – so you can practise asking and answering questions on a range of topics.

According to a recent study carried out by Professor Paul Howard-Jones, mobile phones can have a beneficial role. His research suggests that playing computer games can help boost pupils’ concentration levels and improve their results in the classroom.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/12087943/Banning-mobile-phones-at-school-moving-in-the-wrong-direction.html

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