An Engaging Distraction: Cell Phones in the Classroom

ID: 44297 Type: Full Paper
  1. Annaliese Piraino and Laura Wilson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Friday, March 6 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Location: Amazon M View on map

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Abstract: Classroom cell phone use can not only help increase student interest and engagement, but can also provide teachers with a streamlined approach to the integration of in-class academic research and citation, active learning methodologies, and cooperative learning strategies. Thus, this paper first seeks to review relevant literature as it pertains to in-class cell phone use; in addition, an introduction to practical classroom tools is provided, with focus on those that can foster student-teacher interaction, integrate classroom polling, and provide student-friendly platforms to in-class academic research and citation. The objective of this paper/presentation is to help instructors encourage and integrate in-class cellular communications--most pointedly--academic resources and their corresponding referencing guidelines. NOTE: This presentation will include demonstrations of such activities, so please bring your cell phone or other smart device with you into the session!

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