Mobile Phones + Social Media = Classroom Tools? Learning through two distractive technologies in the high school

We presented this paper at Social Media & Society 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

The objective of this study is to examine the challenges or tensions that both mobile phones and social media play when they enter the formal classroom setting. In contrast to the many studies that Borko (2004) would refer to as “existence proofs” documenting the potential of a technology or approach, this study delves directly into an authentic school context to find out what teachers and students are doing without extra guidance or incentive. In this sense, we are able to begin sketching one portrait of “typical” experiences with mobile phones and social media in the high school classroom.

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Our slides can be viewed on slideshare.

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