Smart phones and tablets may soon be as common in classrooms as pens and paper. On Thursday, Lubbock ISD board members will consider allowing students to use their electronic devices as tools for learning.
Chief Academic Officer, Kelly Trlica, said the new policy would affect students in every grade.
"When somebody questions it, I say 'How many times a day do you Google something?'" Trlica said. "And so Google is a verb. It is now something that every informed citizen does. And so it needs to be part of the classroom."
Trlica said handheld devices are a way to keep students engaged and to expand classroom resources.
Rules for how and when they can be used in class will be added to the student code of conduct.