Photo credit: Elizabeth Daza | Melissa Seideman, a teacher at Haldane High School in Cold Spring, uses iPad and iPhone technology as part of the curriculum for her Participation in Government class. Seideman's students are often asked to text their parents during class discussions, and their texts are shared with the entire class. (Nov. 20, 2012)
Sitting at the back of the class with her iPad, history teacher Melissa Seideman stopped the video documentary on the health care debate playing on the SMART board and told her students at Haldane High School in Cold Spring to check their cellphones.
"We're going to see what your parents said by text message in a second," Seideman said.
Seideman peppered the students with questions,...
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