In a recent Classroom Tech article, Kevin Bushweller looks at schools' policies on student use of iPods and other electronic devices in the classroom. He says that schools need to find ways to harness the learning potential of such technologies, but also know when to tell students to "turn it off."
What's your view? How can students' obsession with handheld electronic devices be put to educational use in schools? When is it a distraction? How do you strike a balance?