Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Smartphones for Education: Advantages and Disadvantages

 Several school systems in the United States have experimented with the new technology of using smartphones in the classroom. The advantages and disadvantages of the smartphones are listed below. Please comment based on your experience.
Five Advantages
  • Access to the internet sources at your fingertips
  • Hand-held and easy to transport
  • Can be used for multiple tasks (live-streaming, mathematics, voice-recording)
  • Personalized to the student
  • Promotes contact between classmates
Five Disadvantage 
  • Can cause distractions
  • Students must learn how to use the phones for school
  • Promotes sharing information between classmates
  • Can be easily lost
  • Expensive 

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