iPods in the classroom became trendy several years ago when Duke University began giving them to incoming freshmen.
Now, they're spreading to school districts around the country. Advocates say they help engage students in learning and keep them tech savvy.
The devices have also been popular on college campuses where professors record lectures on iTunes.
"This is tech generation. So, when we think of instructing students, we have to think of different ways of teaching," said Whitt's principal, Alisha Crumley. "To get their attention in class, we have to keep up."