Smartphones Can Potentially Become Powerful Educational Devices in 2013

Smartphones Educational DevicesIt is estimated that nearly 20 percent of children between 5 and 7 uses a phone. On the other hand, apps for kids are growing exponentially and many of them are designed to make them smarter. There are thousands of education apps available for download on various app stores. Children-oriented apps like “Wheels on the Bus” continue to become top selling titles. Others apps like, Poll Everywhere supports survey, while iCell is appropriate for studying biology.

While many educators and parents view smart mobile devices as a strong cause for distraction, some believe that the benefits of mobile learning can potentially outweigh the drawbacks.

Only 6 percent of middle school students are permitted to use smartphones in class for learning purposes and nearly 40 percent use them to do homework. About 77 percent of teenagers between 12 and 17 own mobile phones, there’s no difference across ethnic lines, income levels and racial groups. With their dynamic touch-based performance; smart mobile devices can help students to get away from too much paper, pen and photocopying.