One Michigan charter school, Eagle’s Nest Academy in Flint, is now requiring clear backpacks in the hopes that the move will help curb school violence. However, parents won't have to spend their own money for the new backpacks as the school will provide the new clear ones to all students.
Peek inside your average classroom these days, and you'll likely see teachers using apps, websites and software, which borrow elements from video games, to connect with students living technology-infused lives. By all accounts, they're fun to use, and studies have found that some can be effective. But there is also skepticism. Are students who use them better educated, or just better entertained?