Could Phones in Class Be the Key to Learning Seeing a kid in class with their phone out, your first instinct will be telling them to put it away. Although cell phones can be a distraction and used for entertainment purposes they could be used for so much more. Phones should be allowed in classrooms to use as a learning tool, it will help students organize their work, and is cheaper than buying more technology. As you may know, schools are strict on their no phones in class rule. They believe that having phones in class will cause problems like phones going off, taking pictures, texting, and not paying attention to the teachers.
Do they serve as a valid learning tool? There are many Divisive articles that state if cell phones should be allowed in school. Cell phones should not be allowed in the classroom because students can manage to use them to cheat on tests, they are distracting, and are easily stolen by other students. First, schools can’t have phones because students can use them to cheat. From the article “Should phones be allowed in school?
In this respect, the marvelous functions that cell phones have turn out to be quite a crucial obstacle. Bedwell reported that “the internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found,” and added that “the report found social media helps students share stolen exam papers and questions quickly.” With smartphones featuring web browsers and social networking apps, it would certainly stir up some controversy if few students misuse their phones during tests. While vigilant monitoring may be a key for this problem, it still is a considerable subject produced by the permission of cell phone use at school. Students ought not to be allowed to use their cell phones in school for their own sake. If students are permitted to use cell phones, they would be distracted from studying and cause disruptions in classes.
Students bring their cell phones everywhere with them, including school, where notifications or ringing disrupts in class. Cell phones could be a helpful source of information and communication. However, cell phones in school and in classrooms cause many problems. Schools should ban cell phones because it is too much exposure, it is disruptive, and students can cheat easily with the use of technology. First of all, cell phones should be banned in school because they provide young adults with too much screen exposure.
Even though thoughts on cell phones are that they do not belong in classrooms, students should be able to use their phones in class. First of all students can put their cell phones to use while taking quizzes or tests on them, second of all they can use phones for fact checking/a dictionary, lastly students can use cell phones as calendars/planners. The first reason for using cell phones in class is, taking quizzes or tests will save you plenty of time. “This is probably one of the most interesting and revolutionary uses of the mobile phone in the classroom. Students can now take quizzes and tests on their mobile phone that were created earlier by their teacher.
If Cellphones Help Students Learn, Why Don’t We Use Them in the Classroom? Schools are always trying to find new ways to teach students and help them learn, yet one of the greatest learning oppurities and educational tools is sitting right on our door step and few are taking notice of it. In the past, cellphones have been banned from the classroom and are said to be a “distraction”, but many people also think that cellphones should be allowed in the classroom to enhance student learning. Although cellphones can be a distraction for some students, cell phones should be allowed in classrooms, because cellphones can be used to help students with project research, they can take photos of classroom resources to save on paper waste or having to
People are prisoners of their phones, thats why they are called cell phones.” Since so many kids have mobile devices that they can use schools should allow them to use them. But if they are doing things not related to school work, then they lose their privilages and have to write a paper as a punishment. Schools should try this policy and see if it works. If it does, then teachers can do stuff online and not have to print off everything on paper and kill so many trees. This is a very hot topic in schools around the country.
The number of students with cell phone is rising and the problem involving cell phone is also. Although some believe cell phone are a disruption to class and teaching there are many ways cell phone can be a huge help to students and teachers. Cell phones open up a whole new world to be able to learn in. They allow you to be able to explore a different atmosphere of learning. Some people worry that if teachers and faculty start allowing students to use cell phones during class time that they would mistreat the responsibility, but if the school had their own wifi passcode they could block certain website such as social media in classes.
The extent to which students were using their mobile devices to help their learning and which features they found useful for their class work were examined. Research was conducted by questionnaire, observation and interview at two schools. School one (Academy A) banned the use of mobile devices in the classroom. Students were allowed to bring their mobile phones to school however they had to keep their phones on silent and out of sight during the school day. In contrast at school two (Academy M) students were supplied with iPod Touch to be used in the classroom for the purpose of improving their learning outcomes (Walker, 2013).
As much, the National Parents Teachers Association, Carlyle Green said the Association believes the total banning of cell phones should be done across all schools. However, my concerns are before cell phones became popular parents used to be contacted by landlines at the school, or from pay phone booths if there were emergencies. Evidently, not all students use their cell phones for the right reasons; else the number of school fights uploaded to social medias would not have been in existence or so popular. It is appalling to see students of schools in Trinidad and Tobago using social medias to display information and actions that is not beneficial to them or their schools, but instead tarnishes the reputation of the school and the