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Students Continue to Go Mobile In and Out of Classroom

Students Continue To Go 'Mobile' In and Out of Classroom

The expansion of "mobile" technology may be a key component in redefining public education. With smartphones, tablets, and other devices, students are able to take their learning beyond the classroom and complete tasks they were never able to do before. 

Having access to portable devices can have a positive effect on U.S. schools, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Using these devices in and out of the classroom can "lift student performance by making learning more fun while lowering administrative and faculty costs."

A 2013 poll found after surveying 2,600 school administrators nationwide that 10 percent had policies allowing students to use their own electronic devices to learn in school. This percentage went up from 3 percent in 2010, according to Project Tomorrow, an Irvine, Calif., nonprofit education group that conducted the survey.

Other data included that 41 percent said they were most likely to let their students use their own devices within the school year, while 21 percent said they would not. There are, however, still cracks in this system. The data also provides that 44 percent of those surveyed said they do not have regular access to these devices. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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