Forget passing notes, these days students are busy texting and tweeting during class. Laci Green looks at whether all this mobile tech in the classroom is really a good or bad thing.

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"If you think college students are using their electronic devices to take notes during class, think again -- a recent survey showed that most students use their laptops, tablets and smartphones for non-academic activities while in class."

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"Although you may think that sending a harmless "WAYD?" (What are you doing?) text to your buddy during a college lecture won't distract you from the material, a 2012 study shows otherwise."

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