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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 1:13pm

Bill Allows Smartphones In Classroom

A bill that would allow students to use smartphones as part of classroom lessons passed the state House Wednesday.

The bill would also remove some other school administrative rules. For example, it would allow home-schooled students to deliver paperwork to the state Department of Education, rather than the superintendents of their local school systems.

Rep. Mike Dudgeon is the bill’s sponsor. The Suwanee Republican says most students aren’t allowed under Georgia law to bring smartphones or Web-enabled devices into the classroom unless the school has a waiver.

“We want to go ahead and get that out of the code and say, you know, we’re going to let the local principal and the local superintendent decide how they want students to use technology in the classroom,” he said.

The bill now heads to the Senate for its approval.

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