Pennsylvania School Experiments With Students Bringing In Electronic Devices
The Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News (4/17, Von Dobeneck) reports the pilot project "Bring Your Own Technology" has some Hershey Elementary School teachers allowing fourth- and fifth-graders to bring their own electronic devices to school. In a presentation to the school board, teacher Alex Jones said that they were surprised "that there have been no broken or stolen devices yet." Teacher Christine Yarzabek said that keeping the devices on the tops of desks prevented texting by students who should be paying attention. She added that she keeps some devices in the classroom for those who forget or don't have their own. Both said that "there have so far 'been no roadblocks' to continuing the experiment next year."