Old school versus New school: the use of mobile devices in the classroom

When I was in school we weren’t allowed to use calculators. It wasn’t until we took physics and calculus that we were allowed to use them – and that was in high school. Calculators are a prevalent today. Every mobile device has one and grade school kids use them whether they’re supposed to or not. There is an ongoing debate over whether or not calculators should be allowed in the classroom but change seems inevitable as more educators are finding ways to use them constructively as part of the learning process.