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Ethics, Philosophy for children, Ethnology and Literature teacher, Croatia

really nice view on given

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really nice view on given subject. as i just started using cell phones in classroom, i developed a plan and purpose within 9 tasks for now. i wrote about it on my blog 2 days ago, you can check it out. i also got the chance to publish my experience in form of scientific paper, im glad that this subject will be given chance to be presented more in scientific community

high school chemistry & oceanography teacher in Chesapeake, VA

Great ideas for device usage!

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I feel that since science and technology go hand in hand, mobile devices and other exciting, new tecnologies should be part of a science curriculum. I was very excited to see that other schools have been able to utilize this resourse that kids not only have, but use regularly. I would love to garner ideas for mobile device usage in a science classroom, and learn about which apps are available for a wide range of devices.

One suggestion I have for Barbara is to ask if your tech guys can give you a report on which sites your students accessed during the time they spent in your class. If so, let your students know they are being monitored. I liked the idea of orienting desks so you can monitor them. I thought the idea of having a list of acceptable websites that is open for students' input a great idea.

I have found a Periodic Table app for my Samsung tablet that is absolutely fabulous! It has more information than I ever thought possible! I would love to create a fun, yethighly educational, activities for my students! If anyone has suggestions, please let me know! I can't wait to check out the resources listed in this blog post!

Interesting!

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As a student, I remember being scolded for using a mobile device in class. This article offers a complete reversal of the role of cell phones the in the classroom. It would be great to be able to pull up certain sites on my phone such as Wikipedia while in class to help me better understand something if I am confused. Thank you for the great ideas about Flickr and Google SMS...it is ideas just like these that need to be spread to teachers everywhere. My only concern would be that if a student does not have a mobile device they will be unable to keep up in class.

grade 6 elementary

Hope this helps

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I changed the layout of the computers in my room so it is easy to monitor what's students are doing. Our computer lab also has all monitors in clear view. I post the sites that students are allowed to go on in school. The posted sites include ones that my students have suggested and I have checked out. I remind them of the rules each time they log on. I explain that this is district policy, not just mine, and they will be reported to the principal if they violate rules for safe use.

grade 6 elementary

A great way to start!

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Thank you for posting valuable resources. My school has been in the ongoing process of upgrading and bringing in new technology, and I am trying to learn about how to effectively integrate technology into my lessons so that it has purpose for my students. Your links will be extremely useful, and I will be sharing the information with other staff!

high school life skills teacher

I find your information very

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I find your information very useful and I will try some of the ideas you share. One of the problems I have in my classroom is my students are permitted to use the internet as they please at home and consequently when they are at school they pull up sites that are not educationally appropriate. I have asked for support in blocking non-educational sites but no one is sure quite how to do that. Teaching Life Skills students to use appropriate sites at school takes a constant vigil. I would like to know how other teachers solve this issue if they have it.

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