A few weeks ago, Nora interviewed Marie Bjerede about cell phones in the classroom. Marie is Vice President of Wireless Education Technology at Qualcomm, which sponsors an initiative called Project K-nect. That project puts mobile smartphones in high school math classrooms.
After that interview, we got in touch with Homer Spring, a math teacher at Dixon High School in Holly Ridge, North Carolina, to find out about his experiences using smartphones in school. A shorter version of Nora's interview with Homer will air Spark 112, but you can hear the full, uncut interview if you download the MP3. [runs 8:27]
What do you think? Do cell phones have a place in the classroom? Can they be valuable teaching aids, or a distraction, or both? Leave your comments below, or dial 1-877-34-SPARK (1-877-347-7275 toll free in Canada).