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Mobile Learning On the Rise in Classrooms

Mobile Learning Technology on the Rise

Mobile learning is becoming a preferred learning tool in the classroom. As technology continues to expand, tech giants continue to create devices, apps, and other technological gadgets that serve the K-12 classroom. 

Mobile learning leverages the power of online content--including lessons, handouts, video, audio and games--to expand students' learning opportunities, according to a recent article by Laura Devaney in eSchool News. In fact, "92 percent of teachers said they have greater access to educational content, resources, and material due to the Internet," Devaney wrote.

Devaney's article reports that now 41 percent of prinicpals were comfortable supporting bring your own device (BYOD) policies, up from 22 percent just four years ago. Some other interesting statistics include the fact that 80 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 have "access" to a smartphone and 45 percent of these students have access to a tablet. What access refers to in this case isn't exactly clear. Additionally, students from higher income homes were more likely to own mobile devices than students from lower income homes. Of course, many schools still have a no electronics policy and are nowhere near being BYOD institutions.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

What does mobile learning look like at your school? Do you allow students to bring their own devices?

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