Teachers Figure Out That iPods Are Great For Cheating On Tests

Apr 28th, 2007 | By | Category: General

Teachers at schools across the country are figuring out that iPods make great tools for cheating on tests. iPods and other portable media players can be hidden under clothing and used to play back formulas and other information for tests.

“It doesn’t take long to get out of the loop with teenagers,” said Principal Aaron Maybon of Mountain View High School in Meridian, Idaho. “They come up with new and creative ways to cheat pretty fast.”

Mountain View recently enacted a ban on digital media players after school officials figured out that some students were downloading test material onto the players.

“A teacher overheard a couple of kids talking about it,” Maybon said.

“I think it is becoming a national trend,” said Shana Kemp, spokeswoman for the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “We hope that each district will have a policy in place for technology — it keeps a lot of the problems down.”

Whle kids cheating is nothing new, according to Kemp, it takes time for teachers and administrators to up with the ways the technology can be used.

via CNN

No Responses to “Teachers Figure Out That iPods Are Great For Cheating On Tests”

  1. Mike says:

    Sure, iPod’s probably work pretty well, but in my day, we used graphing calculators.

  2. info says:


    You’re dating yourself a bit there. But we never got much further than the tiny slip of paper trick…..

  3. elona says:

    Thanks for the heads up about ipods and cheating. Kids are so creative. We just banned cell phones from our school building. I guess we’ll have to ban ipods during tests which is too bad because some kids like to listen to music while working because it helps them focus by drowning out most of the ambient noise. Oh well.

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