Sixth-graders get smart working smartphones

Most students receive a firm reprimand from teachers when even a glimpse of a cell phone is spotted from across the classroom.

But that’s all changing at Lincoln Middle School where three sixth-grade teachers are demonstrating how smartphones are changing the education dynamic in their classrooms.

To call the devices used at Lincoln cell phones is really a stretch since they cannot make outgoing calls or take incoming calls. Texting is also blocked, and like most public school computers, Internet access is filtered.

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