Learning on the go

Smart phones, tablets and other connected devices can improve learning dramatically, writes Brookings scholar Darrell West in Mobile Learning: Transforming Education, Engaging Students, and Improving Outcomes.

Most school districts can’t afford to give every student a personal computer, but most young people already have phones, West points out.

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  1. The decreasing cost of laptops such as Chromebooks makes district-wide 1 to 1 device policies an easier target to achieve. While the device matters, what’s more important is the internet connection itself. A host of websites and tools (Google Drive, gClass Folders, etc) makes online communication and collaboration incredibly simple and cheap.