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  • When students got their textbooks at the beginning of the year at San Mateo High School, they also received the Yondr pouch1, a locking device for their phones.


    The phone slides into it and gets locked through a magnetic device. It's not unlocked again until the final bell rings. The procedure will repeat every day for the rest of the school year.


    Adam Gelb, the assistant principal ran a pilot project last year with 20 students and decided2 to do a school-wide, bell to bell program for this school year.


    The Yondr pouch is a start-up in San Francisco with a mission to create phone-free spaces, something that resonated with Gelb.


    "I really think it's about being present and engaging in the adult that's trying to teach you, your peers that might be in your small group. That's part of the main philosophy that we're trying to preach," he said.


    Brad Friedman, another teacher at the school, said he was becoming concerned with excessive use of phones at school. He said he often saw students completely lost on their phones, some not socializing at all with other students.


    This week, he's already seeing the difference.


    "Everyone else was socializing and eating lunch together, that's what I wasn't seeing enough of when phone usage is at its worst," he said.


    A senior at San Mateo High School Djelani Phillips-Diop said he definitely panicked at first when he heard he had to lock his phone.


    "I panicked I guess last year when we had phones, I was using it every day," he said.


    In case of emergency, every classroom has the unlocking device. Teachers still have access to their own cellphones and landlines.


    "We've gotten all 1,700 students unlocked with a matter of minutes," said Gelb.


    We spoke3 to four students who, despite their initial panic, agreed that a phone-free school experience has its benefits.


    "I remember sophomore4 year, I tried to get my followers5, checked my followers constantly," said Joshua Cervantes-Solorio, a senior student at San Mateo HS.


    "You're constantly comparing yourself to other women on your feed and it definitely takes a toll6 on your self-image," said Lea Wadhams another senior at SMHS.


     9级    双语 
     单词标签: pouch  decided  spoke  sophomore  followers  toll 


    1 pouch [paʊtʃ] Oi1y1   第10级
    • He was going to make a tobacco pouch out of them. 他要用它们缝制一个烟草袋。
    • The old man is always carrying a tobacco pouch with him. 这老汉总是随身带着烟袋。
    2 decided [dɪˈsaɪdɪd] lvqzZd   第7级
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents. 这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting. 英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
    3 spoke [spəʊk] XryyC   第11级
    n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
    • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company. 他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
    • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre. 辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
    4 sophomore [ˈsɒfəmɔ:(r)] PFCz6   第7级
    • He is in his sophomore year. 他在读二年级。
    • I'm a college sophomore majoring in English. 我是一名英语专业的大二学生。
    5 followers ['fɔ:ləʊəz] 5c342ee9ce1bf07932a1f66af2be7652   第7级
    追随者( follower的名词复数 ); 用户; 契据的附面; 从动件
    • the followers of Mahatma Gandhi 圣雄甘地的拥护者
    • The reformer soon gathered a band of followers round him. 改革者很快就获得一群追随者支持他。
    6 toll [təʊl] LJpzo   第7级
    • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night. 昨晚那场冰雹严重损坏了我们村的庄稼。
    • The war took a heavy toll of human life. 这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。

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