Today, I was shocked to realize how strongly some of my own colleagues oppose students having cell phones in school. I think that there should be rules on cell phones use in the classroom, obviously, but to ban them from school is just nonsense.
There is no way of stopping the future, and in a few years, those who today oppose cell phones in school may be using them as a resource in the classrooms.
Cell phones have proven to be a powerful tool in the last years; no one uses a cell phone to just make a phone call anymore. Their latest great use has been in effect since Tuesday, when people started donating money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti from the convenience of the palm of their hands. Who thought of that? That was brilliant!
It has always puzzled me how resistant to changes educators really are. Aren’t school supposed to be catalysts for change in society? So, why are educators so adamant to implementing new ideas? I find that to be quite oxymoronic.