Abstract | Smartphones have now become commonplace with middle and high school students. Whereas many classroom management policies prohibit mobile phone use and text messaging in the classroom, a growing body of research has found that mobile phones and short message service (SMS) texting can positively contribute to student learning by facilitating synchronous collaborative learning provide an infrastructure for the delivery of interactive content, and assess student learning and participation. This mobile infrastructure can be used inside and outside of classrooms. Researchers have recognized the potential for these devices to foster collaboration and extend learning opportunities by allowing anywhere-anytime learning. This review of the literature examines and summarizes the current body of research on how smartphones have been used to raise student achievement – particularly in math and science.
Friedel, H., Bos, B. & Lee, K. (2013). Smartphones-smart students: A review of the literature. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 1862-1868). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Abstract | A veritable consensus of educators, employers, policy makers, professional organizations, and researchers expect that today’s K-12 students know how to effectively use Internet and computer technologies Some have advocated reducing the achievement gap by eliminating the ‘digital divide’ between low and high socioeconomic status schools Resent studies have revealed that mobile handheld digital devices have been used to successfully deliver meaningful educational content, lessons, and scaffolding. Mobile devices proved versatile tools for instruction, as they were used to teach English language vocabulary, science, and geometry. A review of germane literate has found smartphones particularly adept at facilitating synchronous parallel participation and as tools for the delivery of instructional content in and out of class.
Friedel, H., Bos, B., Lee, K. & Smith, S. (2013). The Impact of Mobile Handheld Digital Devices on Student Learning: A Literature Review with Meta-Analysis. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 3708-3717). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.