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N. Bedford 'Unplugs' Students and Teachers for a Day

Northern Bedford County Middle and High Schools implemented an “unplugged day” where laptops, computers, cellphones, email, smartboards, and other internet-connected devices were off-limits to raise awareness about the impact of technology on students and staff.

Middle school Principal Kendra Pritchett said the only exceptions were landline phones, copy machines, and essential security equipment.

“We found that a lot of the things we do on a daily basis, we had to figure out a different way to do it,” she said

Pritchett said the idea came from a teacher in-service at the beginning of the schoo...


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