Would Socrates have used phones for teaching?

Vaibhav Vashisht's picture


I'm an edtech blogger (For the  of edtech), a co-founder of Acadly and a guest author for EdSurge am looking for opinions on the use of phones for teaching, inside the classroom.

The hypothesis that I'm working on for an upcoming article is - Socrates would have used phones both inside and outside the class. The reason why I postulate this is that while he stressed upon argumentation and discourse (which may seem like an 'analog' process that goes against the use of digital technology), the role of most edtech products is to help teachers encourage participation, one way or the other.

Hope you can weigh in with your two cents here! If you have an opinion that could be useful for the blog, I'd be glad to include a blurb with your permission.