Catlin Tucker teaches English in a high school that doesn't have a lot of technology for student use. Yet she integrates technology regularly and effectively by relying on free software like Google Apps and by encouraging students to "Bring Your Own Devices" (BYOD). Yes, she encourages her students to bring their own laptops, tablets, smartphones, iPods, etc. to use in class.
Teachers rightfully have concerns about misuse of these devices during school. Catlin's tips for managing mobile devices in the classroom might alleviate some of these concerns and help you make use of the powerful computers stored in students' pockets and backpacks!