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_…At the start of my summer class this year, a quiet and diligent student asked a seemingly innocuous question. “Do you allow use of laptops in class?” Sure, I said, as long as they’re on task. I had my TA sit behind her a few times and double-check — she was indeed simply using the online lecture material and taking notes as she went. I was satisfied. And she was the only student bringing a laptop to class.

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