Smartphones, iPads and other devices inching into Treasure Coast schools | The iPad Classroom |

Bringing a cell phone or other handheld computerized device to school used to warrant an automatic suspension, especially if the device beeped or rang during class.


But these days, teachers are using these previously prohibited devices during school hours as part of their lesson plans. The change in how pervasive the technology has become has school districts scrambling to adjust their policies and, in some cases, working to provide the devices for students.