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Deliberate acts of virtual communication: Cellphones as a tool to enhance student learning and engagement

Karen Pohio and Garry Falloon

The of use mobile technologies such as cellphones offers unique capabilities to help facilitate social interaction between students and support collaboration between home and school. This article reports on research into the use of cellphones to support student learning in a low-decile urban primary school. The school used the phones as an innovative way to provide formative feedback to parents. The initiative is having significant benefits for students and is enhancing the relationship between home and school.

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