Wisconsin School Tries New Tactic to Reduce Cell Phone Use

Government Technology: Part of the regular routine for students in Jessica Sanner’s math classes at West High School are pretty familiar — getting one’s notebooks and pencils out, looking at any practice problems listed on the board, and catching up on conversations with classmates before the bell rings. But one added step is new: grabbing a small pouch from the front of the classroom and placing your cell phone in it.

About a dozen classes at West are part of a pilot program that has students use Yondr cases as a way to help students who might have an urge to constantly check their phones during class.

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