Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In The Classroom

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Cellphones have been around since April 3 1973. The first cellphone call was made 40 years, by Motorola employee Martin Cooper in midtown Manhattan. Over the years cellphones have evolved and have proven to be a benefit in our everyday lives. The ability to keep in contact with family, business acquaintances, and access to email are only a few of the reasons for the increasing importance of cell phones. Today 's technically advanced cellphones are capable of not only receiving and placing phone calls, but taking pictures, storing data, and can even be used as an alarm for you wake up on time, just to name a few of the available options. The debate whether to allow cellphones in the classroom has been extensively argued. While this technology gadget is a great tool for learning, the interference to the learning environs isn’t worth it. Cellphones should not be allowed in the classroom, because of temptation of makings calls and sending texts at inappropriate times, cheating during exams also because in general it is a distraction to the students and teachers with all the social media, camera, video recorder, apps and games. “The moment of drifting into thought has been so clipped by modern technology. Our lives are filled with distraction with smartphones and all the rest. People are so locked into not being present.” ( Hansard n.d.) Most students in this day and age own a cellphone or even a smart phone. Many schools have rules which state cellphones are not allowed on
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