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.
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.
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.
The number of students with cell phones is rising and topics involving whether or not cell phones should be allowed in class is also. Although some believe cell phone are a complete disruption to the class learning, and teachers teaching, nevertheless there are many ways cell phone can be a huge advantage to students and teachers. Cell phones open up a whole new spectrum and an atmosphere of learning. Some people worry that if teachers 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 that would cut down on the problem. This would allow them to monitor the students so they are only on websites that the teacher wanted them on and not messing around with social media.
Also, the class had a 20-minute lecture about why you have to stop using your phone and If you continue you won't graduate high school. The students encouraged themselves to make the teacher give lectures to waste time in class. By the end of the long lecture about graduating high school, the school bell rang. Leaving class, I knew today is going to be a long day. The next period is the Spanish class, that was a million miles away from my math class that is really boring.
As the percentage of teens who have a smartphone grows, so does the demand for them not to be allowed in school, as they can serve as a distraction that keeps kids from working. Although, phones may be a distraction in class, they should be allowed in the classroom, because, they can be used as a replacement for calculators and other semi-expensive utilities, they can replace pencil and paper for taking notes, and can be used to access the internet for projects like this. Cell phones should be allowed in the classroom, because they can replace the semi-expensive calculators and other utilities that schools are buying. The National Education Association reported that: ¨According to data compiled by the research firm Nielsen, 58 percent of American children from 13- to 17-years-old owned a smartphone as of July 2012.¨ As that evidence shows, in 2012, more than half of middle school to high school kids have a cell phone, and that would mean they have the calculator app that comes pre-installed on your phone. Calculators that are approved for high school math classes as of February 6th, 2018, cost around $85 dollars, and with about 25-30 kids in one math class, that equals around $2550, not including tax.
Should students be banned to use cellphone in school? I believe that cellphones should be brought to school and should be allowed for use in the classroom for some certain classes . Cellphone don’t just allow students to remain connected with their family and friends, they are an excellent resources for school works in the home. As I stated today cell phones make it possible for students to stay in touch with family and friends. Any students that have a cell phones today can call home and ask a family member to bring the forgotten assignment, lunch and etc, or come to school to pick them up if they are sick.
Cell Phones in Classrooms Debate Cell phones in the classroom? Why debate over that? Couldn’t we keep the same method we have used for many years? Well, you’ll find out why soon enough. People are starting to suggest that using cell phones as a tool in classrooms will lower the amount of money spent on school supplies.Since our technology is evolving so much and has already evolved in many ways; learning won’t be such a hassle.Others are suggesting that it would benefit how much a student pays attention.Others say it allows student/parent contact without any trouble.Even though cell phones are banned in many schools they can be a very useful tool.Cell phones should be allowed to be used in school because the price on school supplies would be less of an expense, and students would be more likely to participate.In some cases of emergency cell phones would be better than waiting in a line for one phone.
Of course, the teacher does not have total control over each student, there are means by which an instructor can yield the results she/he is looking for. Although our authors both bring up strong points about the use of cell phones in classrooms, they sometimes overstated the degree to which they are disruptive. The authors also give a good idea as to how the reduction of cell phone use would help classrooms become better learning environments with more respect for instructors and peers and how one’s grades have the possibility of improving once their cell phones have been put away. If purely stating these ideas to students would not help the students use their phones less, then incentives or penalizations can be offered by the instructor to make such a problem
Teachers, and parents debate, whether allowing students to use cellphones school is a good or bad idea. I believe that allowing students to use cellphones in class is a wonderful idea. The issue is teachers think that having a student using cellphones at class is a bad idea. This is false because students using cell phones at class could enhance their learning. I have chosen three reasons to support my argument.