Using mobile technology to enhance instruction
Benefits of Using Mobile Technology in the Classroom:
- Flexible: can be used anywhere!
- Can be used for many different purposes!
- Preparing students for their future.
- Information is up to date!
There are many options to use mobile technology if all students do not have a mobile device. Some teachers have students work in groups of 4-5 students to work with a group and respond using a device. Other teachers have a "technology station", where each student gets an opportunity throughout the day to do the mobile technology activity.
Do I need to pay for apps?
Many apps are free, or have a free portion of the app. This free portion is usually enough for simple classroom use. New apps are being released constantly, so many times you can find a free version of a paid app if you are interested in trying it out.