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Cellphones are banned from many schools -- at least from the classroom -- because students play games, text friends and do other activities that distract them from learning. But mobile technology for students in a classroom setting isn't always a hindrance to good grades and learning.
Qualcomm's Wireless Reach Initiative aims to conquer the digital divide between those who can and can't afford wireless Internet access. After smartphones were distributed to low income students, standardized test performance drastically increased because students could more easily communicate with their peers and access information throughout the day (and night).
Peggy Johnson, executive vice pres Continue reading...
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