The capability for high-tech learning in schools across the country has created a potentially ugly side effect: the capability for high-tech cheating. The latest threats to academic integrity, according to some educators: graphing calculators and portable electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and Palm Pilots.

Students who once had to cheat by answer-copying, muffled whispers, and crib sheets now can use their calculators to recall stored formulas and their pagers and cell phones to send text messages containing answers to their classmates. Personal digital assistants, such as the Palm Pilot, can even be used


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