You probably have memories of the 'ooh ahh' cool technology used in the classroom when you were growing up. Perhaps it was the overhead projector, or the Commodore 64. These days, lots of schools are experimenting with mobile technologies such as cellphones and tablet computers in the classroom. Rhonda McEwen is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. She researches the impact on new media. Lately, she's been researching the educational use of iPads with non-verbal students with autism. We talked about her research, and the pros and cons of mobile tech in the classroom more generally.
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