The Guardian has a report on ways teachers can use smartphones to improve the educational process. Apps such as Classdroid allow teachers to photograph, grade, and blog homework assignments quickly and easily. There are also anti-bullying apps, quiz and testing apps, and so forth. (It doesn’t mention e-books save for a way to keep Wikipedia on a smartphone, but they could be just as useful in that context.)

The article doesn’t say much about student use of cell phones, which could have even greater implications for education and information access—assuming schools can come up with ways to encourage desirable uses while preventing undesirable ones.


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