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Children can benefit from mobiles in the classroom

According to a new study carried out by Nottingham University, children can benefit from using mobile phones in the classroom. While the mobile has become the bane of teachers across the world, the research has shown that secondary school students can use their phones to help them learn.

The boffins analyzed how 331 teenagers between the age of 14 and 16 used their mobiles in the classroom. Some of the students were also supplied with smartphones by the research team. The results were pleasantly surprising.

Thankfully the phones were not sold off on eBay or used to annoy teaching staff. Instead the students recorded lessons, made short videos and accessed revision websites. The findings of the study will be presented to the British Educational Research Association.

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