Read the article (in Danish) in which Alexander Strand talks about the background and motivation for storing phones out of reach of the students.
Watch the television feature on TV2Lorry (in Danish), in which students share their views on being “phone free”.
Watch the Danish television program Den Mobilfrie Skole (The Cell Phone Free School). The program is about the success of Skægkær School in Silkeborg, Denmark where cell phones were collected at the beginning of the day and not returned to the students until the school day was over. The children in the classroom do not have access to their cell phones, and one of the teachers, Helen Riisgaard, says “I believe my students pay more attention to what I have to say now than they did before. Most of the students have also experienced a new sense of freedom in a classroom without phones.”.
“I can really concentrate a lot better and follow what’s going on in the class. We are not disturbed when we’re sitting and concentrating.” Student Andreas Fisker Jokumsen from Skægkær School.
Experience so far indicates that cell free teaching has also contributed to new habits. The students play cards or ball games with each other until they get their phones back at the end of the day.