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Smartphones

“Children’s access to the internet is not restricted to PCs or laptops. Those aged 12-15 are more likely than last year to go online using their mobile phones and are more likely to say that this is the device they would miss the most.

Since 2011, there has been a 50% rise in 12-15 year olds owning smartphone devices. Almost two thirds (62%) of this age group now has one – up from 41% the previous year. This is significantly higher than the UK average for adults of 45%.

Mobile phones are more important to this age group than any other device, even TV. Two fifths (39%) of 12-15 year olds now say they would miss their mobile phone more than any other device, up from just over a quarter (28%) in 2011. Only one in five (20%) said that they would miss TV the most.” (Ofcom October 2012 http://tinyurl.com/cqfp4k9)

Are you making the best use of the processing power that is sitting in the schoolbags of the majority of pupils in your classroom? Click here to read about how you can use your pupils’ smartphones to support the delivery of the curriculum.

QR Codes

QR (Quick Response) codes are becoming more common in newspapers, magazines and on advertising posters. They are also starting to be used in school activities. An example of a QR code can be found below.

If you have a QR reader on your Smartphone, ipad or tablet and you scan this QR code you will be taken to the start of this blog.

Click here for further information about how you can make use of QR codes to support your puils’ learning and to enhance communication with parents.

An Internet search will uncover a variety of ideas to promote the use of QR codes in your classroom. Some examples can be found by clicking here.