Viewers Voice: Some say mobile devices in the classroom could lead to more problems
By Miriam Zamorano. CREATED Nov 6, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Lee County School District is following Collier County schools by becoming one of the first districts in the state to allow mobile devices in the classroom. The "bring your own device" policy allows students to use lap tops, iPods, e-readers and smart phones for educational purposes only.
Lea posted on Facebook, "I think it's a great idea!"
Raquel added, "It will be more convenient. I'm sure eventually they will have e-textbooks."
Students will be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network that utilizes safety filters while they're on school property. However, Cheryl is concerned about other safety measures, she asks, "I wonder how many will be stolen?"
The school district is not responsible for providing devices leaving Richard to write, "less fortunate kids don't have any of these. That is a problem."
Depriest likes the policy and said, "Education needs to evolve with the world."
Kimberly supports the measure too but posts, "Hopefully they will actually teach the kids how to use the technology. Otherwise, they will just have more problems on their hands."