Texting in the Classroom: Not Allowed or New Tool for Teaching?

By Laura Robb on April 19, 2012
  • Grades: 6–8, 9–12

I find that middle and high school students rarely email; they text. I’m curious about whether your school allows students to have cell phones and at what grade they can bring these to school.  Do students and parents sign a contract for cell phone use? Are teachers using texting as part of writing to learn. For example, I love asking a pair of students reading the same book to step into two different characters and have them text about an event, decision, disaster, etc. Students transcribe and translate their texts and turn them into me. Can’t wait to hear from you on this controversial issue.


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