Smartphones Can Make You Smarter, Israeli Teachers Admit

Cellphones are already ubiquitous in the classroom. Now some schools have begun to incorporate them into the learning process.

They ring by mistake in the depths of the school bag or vibrate on the table in the middle of a lesson. Their owners receive an important text message just as they’re starting a new chapter in Bible or solving an equation on the board. In the break they are liable to summon Mom to school, to scold a teacher who raised her voice a little. It’s no wonder that one of the things that most annoy teachers...