MSNBC.com reports that as kids return back to class, schools are struggling with an influx of high-tech gadgets such as cell phones, iPods and sometimes, even PDAs. This influx of technology has spurred a variety of approaches to dealing with technology in a sensible way. While some schools have accepted that increasing numbers of students will be entering the halls with more and more technology, their main struggle becomes: How can they balance the entry of these items into a regulated learning environment? Some schools allow the use of instant and text messaging, while others bar the activity and cell phone use outright. For example, the largest school district in New York has banned cell phone use and possession, while schools in Charles County, Maryland and Indiana allow limited use and possession. Some schools, rather than fight the technology, aim to leverage it to their advantage. A private school on the Upper East Side in Manhattan has decided to use the popularity of the iPod to its advantage, incorporating its use into foreign language lessons and homework…