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.
Dave ShermanAugust 20, 2009 11:28 am
I agree with Vicki Davis, and I have written numerous posts about this topic. Please give them a look on my blog.
This link will take you there: http://theprincipalandinterest.wordpress.com/category/cell-phones-in-schools/
I would be interested in your opinions. This is an issue that is not going to go away, especially as cell phones become more sophisticated and powerful.
TanyaAugust 21, 2009 12:55 pm
Some people feel the same about calculators.