Friday, February 21, 2014

Technology… In my Classroom?!

It has been about four years since Watkins wrote about cell phones and technology in the classroom. I was wondering if we had made any strides towards integrating technology into the classroom. This article by Toni Fuhrman states that we have not figured it out yet. Fuhrman suggests that we need to focus on figuring tablets into our education. I found another article that talked about many different technologies that are used in classrooms and ways to use them. Jonathan Wylie writes about ways technologies are being used as educational tools, such as phones and tablets. This site also has lesson plans for mobile learning. I think this would be really good resource for educators. I was not fully convinced by the article, but it had some good ideas if an educator wanted to integrate technology into their lesson plans.

Jonathan Wylie, "Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms," Scholastic, accessed February 21, 2014.

Toni Fuhrman, "From Distraction to Learning Tool: Mobile Devices in the Classroom," Campus Techology, February 20, 2014, accessed February 21, 2014.

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