Posted by: tonygurney | March 18, 2013

The Updated Classroom – Developing Student Writing Skills with Tablet and Smartphone Apps | Emerging Education Technology #yam

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This collaboratively written article provides some great ideas for leveraging today’s mobile technologies to help students enhance those vital writing skills.

The use of smartphones in the classroom is no longer clearly something to be frowned upon. In fact, some teachers are now looking to use them as tools to get the best out of their students. Initially, smartphones were distractions, with students playing games or engaging in texting, taking attention away from group activities or lectures. But as today’s society embraces technology to an increasing degree, there is much to be said for leveraging it in the classroom. Traditional dynamics still have a place – the teacher is still the source and disseminator of information and the students are still the recipients, but with technology in the classroom, students can pursue independent learning even further, guided by the instructor.

via The Updated Classroom – Developing Student Writing Skills with Tablet and Smartphone Apps | Emerging Education Technology.

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