Smart-phones have been a mainstay in our world today. We all have a chance to interact with the world at large through the use of cell phones from an early age and now this interaction has evolved into the ability to interact with peers and teachers in a variety of ways. The best way to understand the value of this is through the use of a smartphone. The use of a smartphone not only allows the student to stay connected to their peers but also allows the student to be able to stay connected to their teacher as well. For many schools, they see the benefit of allowing the students to have a real-time example of what a classmate is doing while they are in class and then the teacher can make a note of this and be able to incorporate it into the class curriculum. see here
When looking at the uses of smart-phones in school, one must consider the fact that most people in school are on their smartphones. They use their cell phone as a flashlight and GPS device, but also as a clock, calculator and basically a mini computer. The value of these devices is that they provide instant access to huge amounts of information that can help the teacher or student learn quicker. They can also give the student a better understanding of the concepts being taught and therefore will help them retain the information easier.
From an observation, I believe that the use of smart-phones by students is beneficial not only because of the ability to get a constant source of information, but also because of the easy connection to a teacher. The information that a student gets from a smartphone is readily available and anytime the student needs it, the teacher knows where the student is and can get that information. With the classroom being electronically packed with information, it becomes even more important for teachers to have the ability to distribute this information immediately in a clear and concise way to their students. Most importantly, by being able to keep a constant watch on a classmate’s performance and communicating with the student, communication is improved and students tend to be more engaged and attentive in class.