As smart phone usage rises it is becoming more and more important that educators recognize both the imperative and the opportunity that the devices bring. In 2006, data showed that smart phone usage among middle and high school students to be at 9 percent. In 2008 that had risen to 24 percent and 2009 data will far exceed that.
The most recent data referenced below shows that:
- Teachers report less smart phone ownership than both high school and middle school students.
- Smart phone ownership among students in kindergarten through second grade is equal to that of their teachers. Astounding!