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Cell Phones in the Classroom: Preservice Teacher’s Perceptions
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, Bellarmine University, United States ; , University of Missouri, St. Louis, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study examined 92 preservice teachers’ (graduate and undergraduate) attitudes concerning the classroom integration of cell phones. It also examined their perceptions of the instructional benefits and barriers of cell phones. Findings indicated that although the majority of the teachers were unsure about allowing cell phones into the classroom, they did believe certain cell phone features provided instructional benefits. These included accessing the Internet, calculator and audio player. Participants also identified increased engagement and anywhere instructional opportunities as benefits provide by cell phones. Their biggest concerns about cell phones in the classroom included classroom disruptions and cheating.

Citation

Thomas, K. & Bolton, N. (2013). Cell Phones in the Classroom: Preservice Teacher’s Perceptions. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2457-2465). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 19, 2020 from .

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