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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(12): 295-299 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V9.978

The Potential Use of Smartphone and Social Networks in Public High Schools: A Survey of a Study Case in Palmas, Tocantins -Brazil

Eva Silva Daltio, José Antonio Aguiar Gama, George França, David Nadler Prata, Patrick Letouze and Waldecy Rodrigues
Abstract—The use of mobile technologies in contemporary society increases every day, influencing social, political, economic and cultural relations. Paradoxically, relations in the educational context have been impacted to the practice in the classroom, because schools have to face a society living harmoniously with technologies and the challenge to integrate it into the curriculum and teaching practices. In particular, smartphones have a great potential as a medium to support teaching and learning, therefore, this paper discusses the relevance of the relationship between smartphones and social networks as technologies compatible with the pedagogical demands of the 21st century School, and its aim is to highlight the potential of these technologies to the production of knowledge in the processes of teaching and learning. The information in this study was extracted from public high schools at Palmas, capital city of Tocantins - Brazil, in which 212 students and 27 teachers participated. The results endorse the need to change from traditional teaching to a practice focused on curricular integration of Information and Communication Technologies - ICT, considering the intense relationship and the time of students and teachers with the virtual world. This relationship is intensified by the popularization and dissemination of mobile technologies and the importance attributed to social networks in the context of social relations.

Index Terms—Smartphone, social networks, learning, digital technologies, school.

David Nadler Prata is with Universidade Federal do Tocantins (UFT), Brazil

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Cite: Eva Silva Daltio, José Antonio Aguiar Gama, George França, David Nadler Prata, Patrick Letouze and Waldecy Rodrigues, "The Potential Use of Smartphone and Social Networks in Public High Schools: A Survey of a Study Case in Palmas, Tocantins -Brazil," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 页码, 2018.

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