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In New Rochelle HS Film Class, iPhones, iPads Are Encouraged

iPhones and iPads are allowed in the film class at New Rochelle High School were students are encouraged to make complete movies and documentaries with their devices.
iPhones and iPads are allowed in the film class at New Rochelle High School were students are encouraged to make complete movies and documentaries with their devices. Photo Credit: Apple TV

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- In most classrooms students are told to put away their cell phones and other electronic devices, not so in Anthony Stirpe's film class at New Rochelle High School, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Instead, once class begins the students get busy with cell phones and iPads as part of their daily routine in a classroom dedicated solely to making films, documentaries, and other projects with Apple products, said The Wall Street Journal.

Started two years ago by Stirpe, the class is a way to integrate new technology with the arts, as school budgets for arts shrink. The students roam the school filming projects or special events with their phones and iPads, purchased by the school or donated by Apple. At first a few people were unsure whether the class was a gimmick, or if quality films would be produced. For Stirpe, the answer is clear, this year he submitted eight of student's films to film festivals throughout the area, added The Wall Street Journal.

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