Potential in their Pockets: Should cell phones be allowed student planners?

Kaycie, one of my 10th graders makes a powerful case for why cell phones should be used as planners.  Once we realize the potential in their pockets, I think more schools will move in this direction.

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What do you think?  Do your students carry planners after you stop requiring them? Do you let them get their cell phone or itouch out at the end of class to put their assignments and tests in it?  Why not?

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2 thoughts on “Potential in their Pockets: Should cell phones be allowed student planners?

  1. I’ve been asking classes to use their phones for recording homework for over two years now. This has not caused any problems with my classes despite it being ‘technically’ against school rules.

    The sooner we start harnessing what pupils already know, the sooner we can concentrate on preparing them to face the future.

  2. A great video, congrats to Kaycie. Students will continue to use (effectively) cutting edge technology and unfortunately schools will be 20 to 30 years behind. Thankfully there are those that are awake to the reality that they will have and use devices such as cell phones, and they are integrating them into there school day.
    The only isue we have had at our school is a couple of cases of cyber-bullying, and these were handled as one normally would.

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