Capstone Project Title
Shelley Orr & Mellissa Erickson
Research has shown that districts, schools, and teachers routinely ban students’ smartphones from the learning environment. Students see their smartphone as their most important possession. This project incorporates students’ preferred device within the academic environment. Bringing smartphones into the classroom, in a controlled way, can engage students and teach them to use their phones responsibly. The project involves modifying Pearson’s iLit ELL curriculum with Mentimeter presentations and G Suite for Education homework assignments. The Mentimeter presentations allow students to engage in the content and to launch class discussions using their smartphones. Homework is also assigned using G Suite for Education tools that can be completed on their smartphones, the device students are already using outside of the classroom. These small, engaging activities could be modified to fit any lesson. The goal of the project is for students learn self control on their smartphones within the classroom and learn to use their smartphones as a tool and not just a toy beyond the classroom.
Flynn Buggs, Isaac, "Smartphones In The Classroom" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 356.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects