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Mobile Technology for Children by Allison Druin

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Chapter 5. A Disruption Is Coming
A Primer for Educators on the Mobile Technology Revolution
Cathleen Norris
University of North Texas and GoKnow! Inc., U.S.A.
Elliot Soloway
University of Michigan and GoKnow! Inc., U.S.A.
Mobile computing and communications devices are becoming ubiquitous in the United States and the developed nations of the world. Indeed, young people between the ages of 5 and 19 are major consumers of these devices. Ironically, U.S. schools have, for the most part, banned mobile devices such as cell phones from classrooms. In our opinion, there will be a major clash between the cell-phone-computer-carrying youth and the educational establishment in the next two to three years. The former will win and cause a major disruption in ...

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