Why BYOD, Not Banning Cell Phones, Is the Answer

Check out my new article in T.H.E. Journal about why banning is not the answer when it comes to cell phones and other student-owned devices in school. Here's a sneak peak at the seven strategies schools should have in place to ensure connected students will tune in when learning with cell phones and other devices they own and love.

  1. Ensure the right building blocks are in place
  2. Update outdated classroom management techniques
  3. Give students time to socialize
  4. Connect with students in their world
  5. Use texting to connect more deeply with students
  6. Engage students
  7. Empower students with strategies to stay focused

To find out more about each reason and read the whole article visit this link. For more ideas about thinking outside the ban and harnessing the power of cell phones for learning check out Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning.

Cross posted at The Innovative Educator.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

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