Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:12am
Sixty-three percent of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since 2009, when Pew first started tracking internet usage on cell phones. Cell owners ages 18-29 are the most likely of any demographic group to use their phone to go online.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 2:59pm
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when bringing a cellphone or other hand-held digital device to school could earn a kid detention or a visit to the principal's office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:32am
Security and educational uses are giving school administrators new reasons to allow cell phones at school, with teachers even incorporating phones into their curricula. With mobile apps and the internet at their fingertips, teachers and students are now using phones as clickers to answer questions, and providing teachers with feedback on student progress.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 1:26pm
Jefferson County Public Schools is revisiting its decade-long ban on using cell phones in classrooms — bowing to lobbying from principals who believe the phones can improve learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:21am
Bullies often use texts to harass their classmates, but now the bullied can defend themselves using the same technology. Many school districts have anonymous texting systems that let students alert administrators to problems.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:05pm
In today’s blended learning environment, an increasing number of students and teachers have access to technology that extends the educational process well beyond the classroom walls. As part of this trend, school districts across the U.S. are implementing practices and policies that transform learning environments into one of participatory learning for the purpose of improving student outcomes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:43am
Carthage (Mo.) R-9 School District students went to work on Feb. 28th as part of Hacemos' National High School Technology Day. They spent the day job shadowing at the AT&T Call Center to get a first hand look at different careers in technology.