Phones in Classrooms

Your Health Minute

Grades go down when students are allowed to use phones in the classroom.

In Your Health Minute,

It might not be so smart to bring your smart phone into the classroom.

A new Rutgers University study found students allowed to use phones during lectures scored a half a grade lower on their final exams.

Even students who did not use devices themselves did worse when phones were allowed in the classroom.

Experts say digitally distracted students have a harder time focusing and remembering what they have learned.

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