This discussion is hopefully not for students in the classroom but how teachers can use technology for best practices and lessons learned. I agree that most schools do not allow cell phones in the classrooms based ondiverted attention. Teachers who will provide a PP presentation than is stored on their BB or a picture of a camera shot from the Mars probe is the current acceptable practice in the classroom. Just looking at good technology practive.
Thank you for your response.
I was also a HS Administrator for four years and also on a school board'd technology team for many years. I followed the schools' practice of not allowing students to "use their cell phones" in the classroom. This did not prohibit connecting a cell phone to a projector and provide visual and audio teaching. I realize technology is a tool and it's how you use it.
What do other teachers think?