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Instead of Banning Cellphones, Schools Should Teach Responsible Use

With caution in mind, BYOD seems like an amazing opportunity to reach kids where many are already -- in front of a screen -- and help them explore the promise and dangers of our digital age.

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Texting Tornado-Afflicted Students

A Tablet in Every L.A. Student's Backpack?

Superintendent Deasy wants to give each L.A. Unified student a high-tech device. That would mean 700,000 pieces of digital equipment costing about $450 million, not counting more than $200 million (and possibly double that) to update the campus' wireless Internet service. But his plan needs work.

Deasy's request for a first-phase infusion of $17.4 million in school bond money fell short by one vote.The vote was only advisory, and the school board could still approve the expenditure, but for now Deasy's office says he has no plans to bring it up again, and that's a good idea.

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Cellphone Use a Possibility in Mississippi Schools

It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones.

As schools try to add more technology during a time when they are receiving less funding, many will begin to consider allowing students to use devices they already own. That will include cell phones and electronic tablets like iPads.

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Cellphone Use in Miss. Schools A Possibility

It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones.

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America’s School Children Need to Practice Democracy and Freedom 24/7

And it requires a cellular internet connection.

Anne Arundel County (Md.) Uses Smartphones to Keep Schools Safe

This week, Baltimore County school officials started distributing hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers to help in the effort to keep weapons off campus. At the same time, Anne Arundel County made an app for students to submit tips about possible threats available on iTunes and Google Play. Parents who are worried about the rash of weapons incidents in area schools this year may be inclined to think Baltimore County is taking the more significant step, but research and recent experience suggest otherwise.

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The $100 Computer Is Here Today

One-to-one across the nation by 2015 is inevitable.

Apps Drive Hardware

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Social Media and Schools in Florida

While school district officials have wrestled with the issue of whether to set boundaries for teachers and coaches when texting and communicating with students using social media, high school students may have come up with an answer.

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