Electronic devices have a very broad spectrum of uses. Information on any topic can be found on the internet at the touch of a button. I believe phones and CERTAIN electronic devices can be helpful in the aide of learning. In school I remember having to go to the computer lab to do any sort of research that we would need during a class period and no other work would get done. With the allowance of electronic devices in a classroom setting (when permitted) students can use time more wisely to do research and other activities that pertain to their education.