Mention “cell phone” and “school” in the same sentence while in a room full of principals, and you get the same effect as fingernails on a chalkboard. The harder we try to devise ways to keep cell phones out of schools, the more ways kids find to bring them in. I don’t think that one is likely to change.
Do cell phones have a place in schools? The quick answer for many is “no.” After all, why do kids need to make phone calls while in school? And we all know that making a phone call is all a cell phone can do, right?
Vicki Davis is noted nationally for her creative work in technology education. This post from her blog is a must-read. She realizes that kids are going to have cell phones and makes the choice to teach them how to use them as productivity tools.