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Teacher Says It’s OK to Text in Class: Discussing Technology in Houston Classrooms

Many Houston schools embrace the use of technology in the classroom. Earlier this year, for example, Spring Branch Independent School District announced it was earmarking nearly $40 million for technology in its schools. Officials said tablets and iPads would be some of the devices more widely available in classrooms and libraries. But while many Houston […]

Many Houston schools embrace the use of technology in the classroom. Earlier this year, for example, Spring Branch Independent School District announced it was earmarking nearly $40 million for technology in its schools. Officials said tablets and iPads would be some of the devices more widely available in classrooms and libraries.

But while many Houston classrooms embrace technology, others shut it out.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll talk with a history teacher at an HISD high school about why she encourages her students to use technology – and even to text – in her class. We’ll also talk with a teacher and co-founding member of a local school that not only discourages technology in the classroom, but at home as well.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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