Wireless distractions

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The bluetooth speakers are easily connected to

The bluetooth speakers are easily connected to

The bluetooth speakers are easily connected to

The bluetooth speakers are easily connected to

Angelina Gulizia, Staff Writer

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Gunderson classrooms have been experiencing disruptions via classroom Bluetooth speakers.  Students are connecting to the speakers through their phones and playing music.

The music is often inappropriate and the speakers tend to be at a loud volume.

This can be disruptive to the learning environment, but the larger problem lies within the possibility of it happening during times other than just normal instruction.

“It is disruptive, but it’s more of a funny break,” said social sciences teacher Genise Weathers. “I guess if it happened during a test or a writing assignment I would be furious.”

Another possible issue raised is students taking advantage of substitute teachers who aren’t used to dealing with the technology.

Freshman Ethan Breslin said, “There was a sub and someone started playing music, and  [the sub] got mad.”

Some are worried about this Bluetooth issue continuing, but many students are not concerned.

”I thought it was kind of funny,” said Breslin. “I don’t think there’s a problem.”