Tyler , TX (KETK) — iPads, cell phones and the internet are what teachers use today in the classroom.
A study shows almost three quarters of teachers use cell phones in the classroom and 99% of teachers use the internet for research.
Students at Bishop Thomas Gorman High School use cell phones and iPads almost everyday in the classroom.
"Yes we use cell phones all the time," said Art Teacher Lisa Mcgehee.
But are students learning with these new additions?
And when assigned homework, where on the internet do they look for their sources?
Studies show teachers believe digital technologies make it harder for students to find credible sources.
Wikipedia and Google are the main search engines students use because it's the first website to pop up.
When its really hard to find something, it's the only option," said Senior Laura Noriega.
"It is the first link and students really need that information faster. We are also based off a society that gets information fast and it's the first thing there so you naturally have to click on it," said Sophomore Rebecca Waters.
But Mcgehee says she doesn't have a problem with her students using Wikipedia occasionally.
"I don't have much of a problem with the validity of Wikipedia because I'm not usually having them go out and search for facts."
Thomas Gorman High School believes technology is not just an additional part of the curriculum, it's an important tool in today's education system.
"Whatever class it is, technology and software and the web and the way technology is used becomes tools for more effective learning," said T.K. Gorman Principal James Franz.