Experts: Kids have smart phones, allow them to be used in class
- March 21, 2011
- Research by Mimi Ito, researcher in anthropology, humanities, and information & computer sciences, is featured in Mlive March 19, 2011
Studies show a typical teenager is using media more than 10 hours a day, including time outside of class and the opportunities to sneak using a cell phone or other device during class, he said. Mizuko Ito of the University of California, Irvine's Humanities Research Institute said girls are far more apt to use social media, such as Facebook, while boys tend to be more technologically sophisticated and play games, such as World of Warcraft, that attract few female players. While all students report writing in school, more than 90 percent say they're writing outside of class, too. The challenge for educators is that a new texting slang is emerging, with about 25 percent using emoticons and 38 percent using shortcuts, like LOL - which is likely to make teachers feel :(
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