Students may use electronic devices during my classes, so long as they solemnly recite (standing, with hand on heart) the following pledge:
“I, (name,) do solemnly pledge that during class meetings of this course
- I will not surf the web,
- neither will I read or send emails or other internet messages,
- nor will I visit any internet sites other than the site for this course alone and its immediate links,
- nor will I do anything online or off unrelated to my learning of (course subject matter).
“Further, I pledge to report to the instructor any such misbehavior on the part of another student that I find disturbs my concentration.
“Moreover, I promise to maintain good eye contact with the teacher throughout each session and not to glue my eyes for extended periods on something other than the front of the classroom.”