Texting With Teachers Keeps Students in Class

Stephen Noonoo, T.H.E. Journal, Apr 11, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting take on an old issue. "For all the high-profile talk among educators grappling with whether or not to use cell phones in the classroom, the chatter has been far more hushed when it comes to using them to reach students outside it." The example used to lead the article makes the case nicely: a student texts her student to explain she's running late. Just like in real life! But a rural school in Saskatchewan has all kinds of reasons to want to communicate with students outside class, whether it be because of a blizzard or illness or simple truancy.
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