itslearning (www.itslearning.net) has gathered statistics from sources like the “Harvard Gazette,” Ambient Insight and PBS regarding the effect of mobile devices on the education of Generation Z, the cohort of U.S. students now starting to fill middle school classrooms.
The findings, highlighted in the infographic below include the following:
►The small screens of mobile phones allow dyslexic students to read faster without sacrificing comprehension.
► Studies show standardized test scores are higher in courses where students use mobile devices than in offline classrooms.
►In 2013, 35 percent of teachers used a tablet or e-reader in class, up from 20 percent just one earlier.
►Of the middle school students using mobile devices, 78 percent use the devices for checking grades, 69 percent use them for taking notes and 64 percent for writing papers.