Tampa Bay High School Allows Use of Mobile Phones


In Wesley Chapel, Florida, students at Pasco County’s Wiregrass Ranch High School are often times encouraged to use their mobile phones / cell phones for educational purposes. Some may argue that mobile phones have no place in the classroom because the devices are distracting and often times misused. Some educators will argue that mobile phones are merely a tool that can be properly used for educational studies and discussion. At Wiregrass Ranch High School, a teacher may be discussing a particular topic like a book, an author, or a historical event and ask students to go on their phones to find answers or facts regarding the topic. If teachers can keep children engaged, focused, and interested, the use of technology like mobile phones certainly have an important role to fill in today’s classroom. You can read more about this story in a very good article posted by writer Jeffrey S. Solochek at the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper website.