Distraction, Boredom, or Connected?

There is much talk about how kids (and adults!) are distracted by their digital devices simply because the learning is boring or not relevant… that if we only make it more engaging they won’t be checking their smartphones… that it is no different than doodling “old school style” with pencil and paper.  I disagree. True, […]

Cell Phone Cheating

It seems as if higher education is finally beginning to join this conversation. The Chronicle of Higher Education has a new piece titled, “Cellphones, Handy Tools for Emergency Alerts, Could Be Used for Cheating During Tests“. Absolutely. Cell phones are now Internet- Wikipedia- and Google-enabled. Texting, email, photos, video, reading documents, chat, file sharing… The […]