Mobiles are not allowed in class under a nationwide ban but the technology specialist college is planning to lift the restrictions later this month. Teachers at the comprehensive say the idea will to boost their learning options and say the idea is no different to allowing youngsters to use calculators, which was seen as controversial in the 1970s, the Telegraph reports. But parents and unions criticized the move, saying it would prove a distraction to children. Assistant head teacher Paul Haigh said mobiles, MP3 players and gaming devices were "untapped resources" for teaching and learning. 


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