The Carnival host Jamie Wells who posts at mobilestance.com, does a clever take on the GoldenSwamp “How to cheat” bit. Wells writes: Judy at the GoldenSwamp uses an instructional video to make an interesting case against banning mobiles in schools. File this under “Another Reason Why Carbonated Beverages and Education Don’t Mix.”
This video is the best argument I have ever seen against the schools that forbid students to have digital devices with them in class, because the school thinks the kids will cheat. Hey, a Coke bottle works too. Yes, I know the other argument against letting students have mobile phones and other handhelds in class is that they will create distraction and disturbances. Just like cheating, unless students are convinced it is wrong to disrupt class they are going to find a way to do it. Disciplining kids is an age-old problem. The mobile in their pockets today is a brand new and awesome opportunity to put them in touch with knowledge.