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Monday April 30, 2007 8:30 pm
iPods Banned in Schools to Prevent Cheating
We recently reported on how PSPs are being used as teachers’ aids in England. Unfortunately, iPods (and Microsoft Zunes) are being used as cheating aids by students from the U.S. to Australia, and are now being banned from schools. Kids are downloading crib sheets onto the players, and using voice recorders to speak answers into the devices—to be played back during the test through a single earphone. Since the devices and headphones are small, they are easy to hide during exams. However, teachers and administrators (many of whom aren’t as technologically-savvy as their students), are slowly catching on. Schools around the world have started banning portable media devices, including one in no-nonsense Australia that prohibits iPods, CD players, electronic dictionaries and even spell-check devices! We’re now wondering if the aforementioned British school with the PSPs is now experiencing similar problems…
Read More | MSNBC
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