A growing number of educators believe that texting can be a teaching tool, AOL News reports. For subjects ranging from Spanish to science, and for uses ranging from homework help to exam reminders, teachers around the country are beginning to allow students to text in class. "You've got a classroom full of students walking in with a computer in their pocket. Why would you not use it?" said Ron Smith, who has defied district policy for the past five years to allow cell-phone use in his high school art and design classes in Hollywood, Calif. At Chester Middle School, an...

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