All too often I have
heard colleagues pondering over situations in which students are found on their
smart phones rather than engaged in class.
As a former elementary school teacher who now instructs students at the
college level, I wonder if this could be because the students are not fully
engaged in the content being presented. These
students may not just be updating their current status on their social media
account or texting a friend about plans that day, but simply, they may not be
engaged in a way that best meets their ever-changing learning needs.
Syllabi are now
being written to include technology guidelines regarding social media or
texting in class in an effort to maintain students’ focus. Frustrated professors and instructors often
find themselves repeating the same information while wondering why…
This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Stefanie R. Sorbet, EdD
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