“Some teachers say that though they are open to using technology in class, they are skeptical of those who grow too enamored of it. ‘Your responsibility is to figure out ways to get kids engaged in the content,’ said Ben Wides, a history teacher at East Side Community High School in Manhattan, which allows students to bring in cellphones, although teachers do not permit them to be used during class.’Your means of engagement should not rely on kids’ excitement on being able to whip their phones out.'”

NYT: With School Ban Nearing End, New York City Works on How and When to Allow Cellphones