Smartwatch: The New Classroom Nuisance

Kids with smartwatches are the nuisance of the new classroom

When schools finally figured out how to deal with students’ cellphones, a new distraction is emerging in the classroom: smartwatches.

Parents have opted to send students to school with kid-friendly wearable devices like Verizon’s GizmoWatch and even Apple Watch as a less distracting alternative to cellphones. But teachers say students are using their watches to take class breaks or text messages to friends – sometimes noting cheating – and are even more distracted by notifications buzzing on their wrists. .

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