This is a great article about the promise, pitfalls, and power of laptops, tablets, and smartphones in the college classroom.
The article also links to some great resources concerning digital etiquette in the classroom. Do you have an in-class laptop or technology policy? If so, is it an announcement on your syllabus – or a contract you make students sign? What do you think of a laptop-free zone (of some seats in class)?
Last, I like that the article concludes with a stress on meaningful learning experiences and the ways in which student devices can contribute to a dynamic, engaged class.
What’s your experience with students bringing laptops, tablets, and smartphones to class?