There’s been a fair amount of talk recently about students using smart phones as their “outboard brains” and how, due to their pervasive use, the nature of teaching and learning is changing. This is nothing new. We have all seen similar trends in mathematics with the graphing calculator – only now, many of the other disciplines are being affected – and Word Lens is but one example of this.
It will be very interesting to watch how assessment, expectations and teaching strategies will change when tools like the following are commonplace.
What do you think? How would you change your teaching and assessment if/when tools like this are allowed/required in the classroom and on tests – like graphing calculators are now? Feel free to leave a comment below.