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September 12, 2014

Judge Rejects Administrators' Search of Student's Cellphone

A federal district judge has thrown out the search of a Virginia student's cellphone by school administrators looking for evidence of illegal drugs.

September 08, 2014

"The Silent Praying Position" (Response to a comment)

Human communication paradigms are changing rapidly, and we need to figure out how to best help our kids communicate well — and to balance technological and face-to-face communication.

September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Student-Cellphone-Search Lawsuit Still Resonates

A 2009 lawsuit filed by the ACLU highlighted a still-evolving legal issue: When can school administrators search students' cellphones and social media accounts?

June 25, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Strongly Backs Cellphone Privacy

In a case with implications for students, school administrators, and police in schools, the justices unanimously held that a police search of an arrestee's cellphone requires a warrant.

January 18, 2014

Supreme Court to Take Up Public-Employee Speech, Cellphone Searches

The justices added two issues to their docket with potential implications for education, one involving speech protection for testimony by public employees, the other about police searches of cellphones.

August 21, 2013

Digital Tools Raise Questions About What Is and Is Not Cheating

Students are confused about the difference between collaboration and cheating when using digital learning tools, says a recent article.

March 28, 2013

Court Rejects School Search of Student's Cellphone

A federal appeals court has ruled that a school administrator's search of text messages on a student's cellphone violated the Fourth Amendment.

March 13, 2013

Smartphone Use Rising Fast Among Teens, Survey Finds

Twenty-five percent of teens access the Internet primarily through cellphones, while fewer adults choose that route online, a nationwide survey shows.

August 20, 2012

Survey: Friendly Attitudes Toward Cell Phones, Other Devices in Schools

Nearly 3 in 4 respondents were against an outright ban on cellphones in schools, and most preferred allowing students to use laptops and tablets in schools by the time they reach high school.

March 24, 2009

General thoughts on handheld technology and assessment (a boring title, but hopefully a good discussion)

I have been reading (with great interest) several posts by a variety of noteworthy edubloggers about the use of various handheld technologies in our classrooms - most notably cell phones and iPod Touch kinds of devices. Coincidentally, I also happened to have a wonderful conversation with our distri...


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