Cell phones are becoming more accepted as classroom tools

10/11/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

More Chicago-area schools are allowing cell phones in school, and some are using them in the classroom. One high-school teacher had his students researching political candidates in government class using only their cell phones, with students working in groups to include those who did not have a phone. "It's one of those things -- if you can't beat them, join them," one principal said.

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