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New uses for cellphones

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Amazing new phone!

What will they think of next ūüėČ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYIOIM6hHBk&feature=related

Our local discussion continues on the use of electronic devices by students. This video will be used at a coming staff meeting as a little light relief, but also to show the multi-tool nature of a modern communication device.

While inflating tyres, cooking sandwiches, or heating a room might be a little far-fetched, modern devices are becoming more like a digital Swiss Army knife. With the launch of the latest Apple iPods, the question was asked as whether there is a place for a simple music player any more.

(See article from UK Guardian here)

Connectivity, it seems, is the thing. And this is just part of the challenege facing teachers in every classroom. What is the problem – the tool or the behaviour? Once we decide what the problem actually is, how do we deal with it?

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Written by Damien Morgan

September 27, 2009 at 6:24 pm

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