Mobile Devices in Schools

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While many feel that mobile devices detract from learning during school hours, I believe that mobile devices, if integrated properly, can be a beneficial and worth-while learning tool for teachers in the classroom. With increased knowledge and excitement among teachers surrounding technology, blended learning models have become the norm in many schools. E-Readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, are now being integrated into classrooms and allow students access to large amounts of information from textbooks as well as the Internet. E-Readers can also save students from carrying cumbersome books and can save parents from the exorbitant cost of textbooks. Furthermore, Smartphones can act as computers in the classroom and offer a wide variety of applications, many of which students can use to improve their skills if they choose to do so. Mobile devices can enhance the classroom experience if they are used in an appropriate and beneficial way.

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