6-12 months and most UK/US teens will have internet/ app enabled phones, lets use them for learning!
It was also around this point that the phones I was confiscating were beginning to look v v flash. Roughly 10% iphone, 30% android 40% blackberry and the rest old fashioned (hope your enjoying the guestimation in my stats!).
Knowing students and upgrades its only 6-12 months before they are largely app/ internet enabled and we need to make the most of that fact. Twitter, youtube, iTunes U, and apps will all be literally at their fingertips.
Last year there were zero ipads in my school. As the summer approached the first 8 had arrived and there were plans for 30 more. Combine this with their phones and there is opportunity for blended learning like never before.
The are challenges, the cumbersome nature of large secondary educational institutions and investment in systems which are not phone friendly, social inclusion for those without access to technology, but its going to happen because its just a good idea and we need teachers to be directly involved because we DO know our stuff!
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