Trying to keep pace with technology

Trying to keep pace with technology

By John Hilliard Fri Jan 09, 2009, 04:22 PM EST


Do you think teachers still look for kids passing paper notes in class?

How very, very 20th century of you.

Now messages - along with photos and other media - are traded with cell phones that can make calls, send text messages, take photos and surf the Web.

Eagle-eyed teachers not only have to make sure students pay attention and follow the rules, but now they must stay up to date on the latest Web and cell phone gear.

How good are some teens at this stuff? The best can type a message on a cell phone while the device is hidden under clothing, said Framingham High School's principal, Michael Welch.

His school doesn't outright ban the devices, but wants them out of sight and out of mind for the school day.


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