How Phones Make Field Trips Even More Fun

Three activities that turn devices from a learning distraction to a destination.
Field trips are fun diversions from the classroom; they offer a valuable change of scenery for students and new opportunities for learning. But, in spite of this newness, one stubborn issue remains: device distraction. Teachers know that smartphone issues don't just get left behind when students board the bus to head to a local museum. In fact, the excitement of being outside of school can lead to even more distracted phone-checking. There's an easy fix: banning phones. But a no-phone ... Read more
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Scavenger Hunts = Engagement + Fun!

Sharpen students' informational literacy skills by sending them on a wild Goose Chase!
Tell a group of middle school students that you're about to teach a lesson on information literacy, and you can almost hear the collective inward groan -- you can definitely hear the outward one. However, ... Read more
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