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Electronic devices in schools

Author: Laurie Willis
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2013.
Series: Issues that concern you.
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" ... Electronic Devices in Schools presents a variety of viewpoints addressing the issue of the role of electronic devices in classrooms and in students' lives. Some focus on general spects of whether electronic devices should be allowed in schools. Other consider whether schools should provide devices or whether students should use their own. Several of the viewpoints focus specifically on the use of cell phones  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Willis
ISBN: 9780737762921 0737762926
OCLC Number: 783171094
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Electronic devices can be useful learning tools / Day Rosenberg --
More schools are encouraging the use of electronic devices / Ian Quillen --
iPods can help students learn / Kathleen Kennedy Manzo --
iPads could hinder teaching, professors say / Ben Wieder --
Bring-your-own-laptop programs help education / Jeff Weinstock --
Bring-your-own-laptop programs are complicated by worthwhile / Eamonn O'Donovan --
Laptops should be banned from classrooms / Timothy Snyder --
Schools should ban cell phones / Eric Novak --
Cell phones can be learning tools instead of distractions / William M. Ferriter --
Texting is a distraction from learning / Patrick Welsh --
Cell phones in the classroom may lead to secretly created videos / Vaishali Honawar --
Electronic communication between teachers and students raises difficult issues / Katie Ash --
Appendix. What you should know about electronic devices in schools --
What you should do about electronic devices in schools.
Series Title: Issues that concern you.
Responsibility: Laurie Willis, book editor.

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" ... Electronic Devices in Schools presents a variety of viewpoints addressing the issue of the role of electronic devices in classrooms and in students' lives. Some focus on general spects of whether electronic devices should be allowed in schools. Other consider whether schools should provide devices or whether students should use their own. Several of the viewpoints focus specifically on the use of cell phones in schools, including ways in which text messaging can be a distraction or a support for learning. In addition, this volume contains several sppendixes to help the reader understand and explore the topic, including a bibliography and a list of organizations to contact for further information"--Introduction.

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