Updating School Policies For Technology
from the times-are-changing dept
As fast as technology changes, it’s often difficult for schools to keep up. Now, schools are starting to adjust their policies on mobile phones and PDAs. Some are allowing them – as long as they’re not being abused (though, kids say they’ve gotten good at tapping out messages under their desks). Teachers are rearranging classrooms and getting good at listening to how people are typing to determine if they’re messaging or just taking notes. Some schools, though, are still banning phones and gadgets, but kids are still sneaking them into class. While some people still seem fundamentally opposed to technology in the classroom, it’s not just going to go away. Figuring out smart policies for including technology where it does enhance the process makes a lot more sense than simply banning it outright.