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Southwood teacher encourages students to use mobile devices in class

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Technology touches almost every part of our everyday lives, yet some schools lag behind when it comes to integrating technology into classrooms.

One high school science teacher is exploring the true potential that technology offers for teaching and learning.

"Here at Southwood High School we'll start with some basic building knowledge of learning science skills" says Kathryn Pease.

Here in Kathryn Pease's biology class, students enter her classroom everyday looking forward to learn. That's because they are encouraged to use their mobile devices for assignments.

"Students, they love to use technology in the classroom so from there we will actually get them to get their phones out and find ways to build their knowledge set using their phones such as app's" says Pease.

Student, Teriana Hall says the use of technology such as iphones, ipads and other devices brings class lessons on mitosis, meiosis and cell division to life.

"We do fundable's and we like label parts in the cell and we just, it will be pictures and we will label them and we just read them" says Hall.

It's technology designed to help students acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex, technological based world.

"Using the technology has the students more engaged in the classroom and when your students are actually engaged in the classroom they are actually learning more and they are wanting to gain further knowledge and understanding" says Pease.

Educators say there are several advantages to using technology in the classroom. They say it's a great tool for motivating and engaging students of all learning styles. And, educators better prepare students for the future when using technology aimed at addressing each learning style.

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