31% of students take their cell phones to school and still go on them (document 5). This shows how students are still taking their cellphones to school and are going on them during class which affects their school work tie. It is ruining their focus on school and is not helping them in a positive way for their grades and future. Technology will never replace skilled teachers (document 6). This quote shows how cellphones will not replace teachers but in school students are paying more attention to their cell phones rather than their teachers.
Not being distracted by your cell phones or other devices, keeps you concentrated. Some people may think that phones aren’t a big deal because teachers don’t even let them use it during classes; however students can be very sneaky and use it anyways to get no work done. 75% of the students in the United States of America are distracted by their phone even when the teacher does not allow the phones to be in use during school hours. Using their phones when they are not supposed too can cause them to fail their classes since they are not paying any attention to the school work. In conclusion the “shut down your screen” week will only benefit us very much.
There are some teachers who are enthusiastic about the devices and encourage their use in the classroom, while others loathe them and believe they do not belong in a classroom setting. Some teachers may allow students to use their cell phones when working on certain assignments where they may be necessary or helpful. Teachers may even permit students to use their phones when they have finished all their homework and have free time left over. Many students use their phones while they are in class anyway, despite the school’s rules on the devices. If students were allowed to use their phones during class, as long as it did not cause any distractions or problems, it could benefit teachers and students alike.
Although Kahn is convinced that a cell phone ringing in a class will leave the surrounding students “significantly impair[ed],” one might disagree about the level to which other students even notice (197). Be assured, there have been moments during class discussions where phones have gone off and no other student has noticed. Though I agree with much of what Kahn stands for, I am not persuaded that a ringing phone leaves students with such impairment. The average student can decide the amount to which such an event will influence their attention and be able to readjust if the event skewed them off course. While a cell phone in a classroom has the potential to distract one from the material being taught, the lack thereof has helped seen an increase in grade and an increase in extra credit
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.
On account for distraction to prevent other students from doing their work, can access links to harmful websites and can be disguised as a gun, and is the number one reason for cheating. Phones shouldn’t be used in school. First of all, cellphones are detrimental because it distracts other students and classmates. The pew research says, “ ...Sixty five percent of students sneak their phones in school, and are distracted by it.” This means that other students are losing focus while trying to learn. Teachers also have a hard time teaching when a cell phone is constantly interrupting the class.
First phones shouldn’t be allowed in schools is because cheating in school is much easier since phones have been given to kids, now if students want to cheat, they have a device with everything on it. Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics. All the kids have to do is wait till the teacher isn’t looking or is busy, then pull out their phone and look up the answers, and the teacher can’t be monitoring the kids at all times because the teacher has stuff to do. Second, phones shouldn’t be in school is because not every kid owns a phone, about 25% of kids don’t own a phone so if phones were allowed it would be unfair to ¼ of kids and not every kid has
Amongst schools throughout the nation, the cell phone policy has been tested and altered to fit the restrictions on their use by students. The different advancements in technology have influenced many teachers and staff to allow leniency to cell phone use in the classroom, with the belief that they have purpose to assist in everyday learning. Others believe they have no place being on school property during school hours since loss, theft, or damage is possible. In addition, cellphones can be a distraction in classrooms which factors in faculty deciding what is to be done about cellular devices on the campus. The use of cell phones should not be in schools because of the amount of distraction it poses on kids, cheating that becomes easier in classrooms because of them, and the safety concerns it raises.
Of course a structured reason why phones should not be allowed in the classroom is that they are a distraction to the students and staff. Whether the child is on instagram, snapchat, twitter or many of the other online apps kids use to communicate with friends, they distract from learning. Teachers cannot compete with that weird video that their friend is showing them. For example Becky Dieffenbach 's thinks that, having phones in the classroom “just becomes a source of distraction for some students, because no matter how many times you repeat the rule that they can only be on technology when the teacher says it’s ok, they choose to ignore the rule and then disciplinary actions have to be enforced.”(Kiema). In short, this shows that teachers are fed up with phones even if they can be used for learning.
In “Ban Cell Phones in Schools”, Joe Smith argues that students should not bring cellphones to schools, because students will be distracted and addiction both it in class and out of class, and it will cause students’ academic failure and parents’’ complains about teachers. Also, parents can contact with staff in school if there are emergencies. However, Smith’s argument is wrong, because school have attractive activities to participate, teachers and students can control the time playing with phones, and school staff cannot accompany with students anytime. First of all, school work is not as boring as what Smith said, there are many interesting and appealing activities both in class and out of class. Students will acquire knowledge and have fun in school without playing cellphone.