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Published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation

Pencils, pupils and phones: incorporating technology into classroom learning

Posted: 08/26/15 1:37pm CST

Regina, Saskatoon public schools allow smartphone use in classrooms

Among its classrooms’ protractors, pencils, pupils and multiple class periods, Regina Public Schools allows pixels too.

As students return to their classrooms, the school division is encouraging them to bring handheld devices to class, and put them to good use.

It wasn’t always this way. Former grade school students of an older ilk will remember a host of prohibitions such as hats and chewing gum, let alone any sort of mobile phone.

That has now changed: cellphones are used regularly during instruction.

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