Helping students control their mobile devices | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press
Nik Peachey is a freelance teacher trainer, writer, course designer, conference speaker and learning technology consultant. He is a two-time British Council Innovations Award Winner and is a keen blogger and content curator. In this article, he shares his tips and a lesson plan on how we can help students use their mobile devices in a more…
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