Phones Allowed in School Did you know phones can be used for educational purposes? Many students have phones and bring them to school, so why not allow them to be used? Cell phones were banned in schools because they thought it was related to drugs and gangs. As phones got smaller and easy to text, many more teens got them. Teachers began to worry about cheating and disruptions from phones in class.
Students have become so dependent on their devices: “‘[...] low-achieving students are more likely to be distracted by the presence of mobile phones while high achievers can focus in the classroom regardless of the mobile phone policy,’ according to the study” (Tlumacki). In the classroom, students will hear or feel their phones vibrate or ring. Students will pull their phones out to see if someone needed them, but they end spending more time than they should on their electronic devices. Students can very easily become distracted by their devices and it takes their attention away from the teachers. It has been said that “[s]tudents check their phones and other digital devices in class more than 11 times a day on average, according to the survey of 675 students in 26 states” (Digital distraction in class).
This same feeling abounds in students all over the world. Most students, like myself, sit in a class and countdown the seconds until we are free. Sometimes we use our phones to combat the disengaging environment that has been created to inspire us. In fact, most people consider that phones are the reason why students don’t engage in class.
One reason cell phones would be a disadvantage in school would be the distraction they may cause during school hours. Instead of students efficiently doing
Do cell phones in class actually have such a huge impact on learning as educators say they do? Is it really relevant to ban cell phones at school? Do we really have to ban something which was already part of the school system? A simple answer to all of those questions is no. Although some schools don’t think cell phone usage should be allowed in a classroom.
Right now cell phones aren’t permitted in class. We should allow them in class because they have many good educational uses, they open up opportunities for students to be more engaged, and they are a cheaper and more convenient alternative to laptops or chromebooks.
Schools have teachers who say things that can get themselves into trouble, only some school don 't have teachers who do. Teachers and students should both be able to say what they can meaning if a teacher says something bad a students should be able to because it 's not "fair." The SPLC says, "The majority of Americans agree: students should be allowed to freely complain about their teachers and administrators on social media without fear of punishment." The SPLC thinks that of a student were to say something online about the school they should not get ISS or OSS (example: "My school is boring."). Say the next day they got ISS for posting that on any social media, they shouldn 't because it 's freedom of speech.
“Cell phones in class are dangerous, disruptive and not necessary” ~Survey Respondant As most people that hear about anything that goes on in schools probably know that students and even some teacher, believe that students should be allowed to have their phones in classroom. Well look at the reasons this might not be what benefits the student the most, and student getting the most out of their time in school is important. Also most parents and teacher wants their student to do the best they can in school.
But there are measures to combat this. It mentions this in paragraph 2 “Students know they shouldn’t use their cell phones in school to play Angry Birds, or listen to music, or text their friends about the quiz they just took. Phones and tablets should be used responsibly and for educational purposes. Students could do research for English papers, or download an app that provides extra information on one of the chemical elements in the periodic table. When necessary, teachers could combat cheating by making students put their phones on “airplane mode” or any mode that will not allow them to send/receive any messages or use the Internet.
“Cell phones in class are dangerous, disruptive and not necessary” ~Survey Respondant As most people that are around a school in any way probably know that students and even some teacher, believe that students should be allowed to have their phones in class. Well if look at a lot of the reasons this might not be what benefits the student the most, and student getting the most out of their time in school is important. Also almost parents and teacher want their student to be the best they can be in school, also being prepared for the real world.