Pinkerton gives OK to technology in classrooms
Under a new technological program launched this year, students can bring their smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices into the classroom, said Beverly Lannan, dean of faculty. The devices can be used for doing research on Google or to view educational videos online, Lannan said.
Students will have to sign a personal device contract and their parents would have to give consent for them to participate, Lannan said. By signing the form, students will also acknowledge that they will only use the devices for educational purposes. Students whose parents don't provide consent will be allowed to use other more traditional methods of research, she added.
"We've always had the Internet," Lannan said. "We just didn't allow all these devices in the classroom. So, we have opened it up a lot more compared to last year."
While some parents would welcome the technology, Lannan said she understood some parents might be hesitant to allow their students to participate .
Modrak's triplets are juniors at the school. Modrak said she could see her children using the technological devices in college, but not in high school.
One of Modrak's children, Stephanie, 16, said she has seen some students using their iPhones to do research in her English class.
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