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For the rest of the school year, YouTube videos must be viewed sparingly at Greenwood schools.

School officials don’t have a problem with students streaming educational videos in class, in fact many of them encourage it. That’s why teachers at the middle and high schools have been experimenting with tablet and laptop devices for the last two years, looking for the best way to include videos, online research and other Internet-based lessons as part of their regular classes.

But Greenwood is using all of its Internet capability, or bandwidth, and has none to spare. That means Web pages are slow to load, and students can be regularly knocked offline when they’re in the middle of completing an assignment, technology director Rebecca Rinehart said.

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