Please, turn your mobiles on | BBC Learning column
Mobile phones should be brought out of the school bag, switched on and young people shown how to use them for educational good. This is what I firmly believe - education, not prohibition - and my second BBC Learning column gives reason why:
I remember when the Internet first arrived in schools how sceptical some of my teachers were. I dare some of them said: "It'll never catch on". Well, it did. Big time. It's about time schools sharpened their focus on how they can help students power up their learning with their mobile devices, rather than have them power down at the school door.
Please feel free to jump over to the BBC site to leave a comment on the story, particularly in the light of the passionate commenting and discussion on my previous mobile post, showing the potential for abuse of the technology.
Should we ban phones for the potential of abuse, or educate young people (and maybe ourselves, too) on the potential for expanding learning opportunities? Have your say.