St. Cloud-area schools encourage students to tap into their own tech



By Marta Jewson, St. Cloud Times

“A student with eyes locked into a glowing cellphone screen, infinite distraction at his or her fingertips, has long been a nuisance for educators.

But when students whipped out cellphones Friday in Justin Larson’s class at South Junior High in St. Cloud, he didn’t mind. In fact, he encouraged it.  Almost mocking the sign that reads “Turn It Off” with a red slash through a phone on the wall of the classrooom, Larson’s students tapped away, doing research for an upcoming mock trial.”

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