Shoebox. Collect them(turned off) at the beginning of class.
Not so easy in the US where the kids will either lie that they don't have one and will hide it, or they will just boldly refuse.
When one kid does it, the other kids join in.
And when the teacher tries to get the parents' support, the parents jump on the teacher for not allowing their kids to have their phones in case of emergency.
And when the teacher tries to get the administrator's support, the administrator jumps on the teacher for wasting his time knowing that the parents are against it.
Dougster wrote:It pisses me off big time when students check words on their i - phone dictionaries while I'm trying to elict or explain the meaning of the word.
This is probably the new norm now.
I was attending a graduate class a while back in the US.
All the students were looking at their laptops, and no one or few were looking at the lecturer.
For all the lecturer knows, he could have been talking to a blank wall.
But when I sat in the back of the room where I could see some of the screens, the students were looking up the stuff that the lecturer was talking about.
This is apparently how the newer generations are wired to learn.