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One Heartland school dist. embraces any, all technology devices

Teachers have been fighting classroom distractions for a very long time. Richland School district decided to let students BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. Teachers have been fighting classroom distractions for a very long time. Richland School district decided to let students BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device.
So when her students go to take a quiz, you won't see any paper instead it's on their phone. So when her students go to take a quiz, you won't see any paper instead it's on their phone.
The school setup up a wireless network that students can get on and not use their own data. The school setup up a wireless network that students can get on and not use their own data.
STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Teachers have been fighting classroom distractions for a very long time. Richland School district decided to let students BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device.

Ms. Dennison's freshman math class is just like any across heartland except one thing.

"Everyone has their phone in their hand at all times so it is better to incorporate it instead of restricting it," Dennison said.

So when her students go to take a quiz, you won't see any paper instead it's on their phone.

"I like it because usually because we can't get on our phones and we are always trying to get on our phones but now we can use the phones to learn," said Preston Tilley, a freshman student.

It's the same story for Lisa Taylor's 8th grade English class.

"It's taking from that paperwork," Taylor said. "It's exciting. It's creative. It's a lot more collaborative work with their friends."

"Really we wanted every device out there work," said Adam Touchette, the technology director.

The school setup up a wireless network that students can get on and not use their own data.

"They are so comfortable using it that they pick it up very quick," Touchette said. "It's almost a matter of just putting it in their hands and they run with it."

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