Through out all of my career in not only at day care but any employment I have ever had. It was always listed in the staff hand book that phones were not permitted while on the clock. I’m just wondering what are your views after reading this post from Stephanie at traintheteacher.wordpress.com? Do you think that this is taking ICTs in the classroom too far and is unprofessional? Or is it the way of the future?
Hello my name is Stephanie and I’m an iphone addict.
I use my iphone in conferences, in meetings and *gasp* even in the classroom but I’m not using it to play angry birds.
Here’s 10 ways I use my iphone to make my teaching more effective:
1. Video – capturing learning as it happens
The main reason I got an iphone was for the video capabilities I’ll often walk around my classroom with my phone capturing student learning. Video can be used for students to check in on what they actually did versus what they really did. For instance, do students give each other time to talk or do they butt into conversations? I will frequently use interviews as an alternative for pencil and paper tests making assessment far less intrusive on the student. Moreover video is an effective way to put friends, family and sometimes even parliamentarians right into our classroom…
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