Title: time to embrace phones in school. The most mind boggling, time wasting, no good of a rule, is not being aloud to have phones in class. Students and teachers have been debating whether or not students should be able to get on their phones in class or not. Why are we not aloud to have phones in class or school? Why don’t teachers like it?
So, some people believe that they should be able to use their phones at school. However, they should not use cell phones during school hours. For one, cheating is something that a lot of students like to do when they have a cell phone. Having a cell phone during an exam is unacceptable because if someone cheats they could get caught. If they get caught cheating, it is most likely that the teacher
Smartphones are not making making people intelligent because of grades, and their discipline towards others. Students have their cellphones on when they are in their classes and especially when the teachers are teaching in the class the students are using cellphone. That’s how kids are unintelligent because they don’t pay attention in the class, they don’t really learn and just be on their phone. “Exam scores climbed by as much as 6% in schools that imposed strict bans on cell phones” ( Kedmey). This quote means that exam scores went up by 6% when the school banned cell phones for kids.This supports my reason 1 because in my reason i talked about students have their cellphones in class and because of that their grades dropped down, they don’t pay attention in the class because of their cellphone and their grades dropped down.
In Stabroek News’ “Cell Phones Should not be allowed in schools“ a secondary student from West Demerard secondary school says that cell phones in class “Disturb other students who are trying to study”. Although most students would just say that they should look away or mind their own business and stop looking at what they are doing, it is very difficult for students to take their mind off of lsomething that has distracted them from their previous task, however brief it was. Students will get sidetracked easily by the sound of a phone ringing if not making sure it wasn’t theirs, they are trying to figure out whose did go off. If their friend is smiling or laughing at something on their phone they will want to see it too. If they decide to try to take a photo their friends and people near them will try to lean into it and attract attention of nearly half of the
Lastly, if there is an emergency happening during school, a student will need to reach the authorities, and will not be able to because they don’t have their cellphone at school with them. If an emergency happens during school, and a student has a cell phone, then they can easily contact the authorities, or a medical provider. If a school threat is inside the school, you will be able to contact the authorities, and tell them where the threat is. Lots of times cell phones have saved kids lives because one or more students call the authorities with their own cell phone to call about either a school shooter, or a medical emergency. Also sometimes with cell phones, and a school shooter, students would save lots of lives by contacting the authorities immediately.
A phone simply opens up too many opportunities to cheat in a classroom. Not only is cheating a problem with phones, but so is the idea of lower grades. Grades are shown to have been lowered before and after the banning of cellphones all across the world. It usually consists of a kid having to put down a phone after a test, and then they get a better grade. According to “Should cellphones be BANNED in schools?
Sure, at home they can be doing what they want but at school, they should be learning not going onto social media and disengaging from the teacher. Cell phones with kids are just bad. An article called “Schools seek balance for cellphones in class” by Linda Matchan stated, “The texting, tweeting, and Snapchatting during class time are an incredible distraction and makes it much more difficult to teach. It’s pretty hard to compete with a very funny YouTube video.” You don’t want students to be engaged in a text chat or a video instead of listening to a reading or math lesson. This can distract other kids who might not get good grades either.
A recent university study found that 90% of college students surveyed admitted texting during class. Some even admitted sending messages during tests (Mockingbird5,2009). This abuse has led some teachers to ban their cell phones during classes and during their examination, because this can cause cheating. Other teachers in school informed to the students that if he or she saw someone using cell phones during examination, the owner of that cell phone will be automatically drop or receive fail in her/his test paper. Allowing cell phones in school is a danger to the education of students (Clark,A.,2006).
What if a child decides not to work on the assignment and uses their phone inappropriately when they aren 't supposed to? That is a very solid argument, it is also one of the biggest reasons why we don’t allow smart phones in the classroom. Alanis Morissette says. “Isn’t it ironic. After years of struggle between teachers and Students and the use of these smart phones in school, new educational trends are actually encouraging the use of these devices” This is another way of stating, smart phones are already a part of the school system and they aren’t going anywhere.
The most apparent disadvantage is that mobile phone will be a distraction of students. To illustrate, texting in class has become a serious concern for educators. Dr. Patricia Fioriello, moderator of the High School Mediator website, warns that students can 't focus on the lesson if they are busy sending messages on their phones. It will distract lecturers and students who are trying to concentrate on the lesson. If a student is focused on texting, he is unable to absorb the information being demonstrated.