(Las Vegas, NV) — It comes as no surprise to parents that kids live on their mobile devices. However, the 2013-14 school year may see a whole other level when it comes to students using their devices.
Currently, devices are not allowed during instructional time, but are during breaks such as lunch or between classes.
The district is looking to change that and bring technology into the classroom via mobile devices such as cellular phones and iPads.
IT Specialist Jhone Ebert told KXNT it’s crucial to be flexible to the need of students.
“Having students engaged in their learning is critical and technology allows you to do that. Having access to the web and resources that you don’t always have when students are out-and-about.”
Students have discussed with teachers the inability to get the latest or best information while they are on campus and would like the chance to use a mobile device which may lend itself to more success in the classroom.
Ebert also explained that district will be flexible to work around each student.
“The device does not matter to the Clark County School District, but we want students to have access to a browser and current information that they can use inside the classroom.”
In a recent poll of 600 likely voters, over 90 percent said they are in favor of better technology inside the classroom
If approved mobile devices may be available inside the classroom by the 2013-13 school year