Topic Overview

Mobile devices provide the opportunity to incorporate different technologies and activities into the learning environment. Despite the common perception that mobile devices in the classroom can be a distraction, you can intentionally use these devices to increase student engagement.

Strategies

Polling

Polling presents questions or scenarios to students, provides results in real-time and enables instructors to gauge understanding.

Alternative to Textbooks

Most textbooks are offered in the digital format. This digital format eliminates the need for students to carry multiple heavy books; instead, they can all be viewed on one device. Mobile devices also offer the opportunity to access affordable materials online in class.

Resources

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