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.
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.
Every time a student got caught with their phone, whether it went off or they were playing games, teachers would take the phone and not let the student have it until the end of class. But now, schools have been considering lifting the ban and allowing students to bring their cell phones to class. 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.
When the call was made that school was cancelled, students instantly began to make arrangements through their phones with family members or telling other friends not to come to school. A few minutes later, student services sent a mass text with the help of Remind confirming that there will be no school that day. Imagine if the students did not have their cell phones with them because it was banned? There would have been a bunch of teenagers flocking towards payphones or other nearby stores because the in-school telephone was not working without the electricity. Having a cell phone helps parents and students to stay connected regardless of any situations.
When they’re texting, looking at Facebook, or cruising on the Internet and listening to a lecture or discussion and trying to take notes, they aren’t dealing with the content as well as they would be if they just focused on listening and note taking.” In the article the author talks about how students are becoming distracted by their smart devices during, which results in the student having bad grades. Also the author talks about methods that teachers could use to get students to put away their phones. Some of the methods include reading your school 's policy on cell phones to the class or creating a presentation on the school 's cell phone policy and having the class take notes for a grade. This article is not credible simply because the only source that they have comes from a blog that a professor wrote. This means that the article is or could be based solely off of opinion, so since the article and its source aren’t credible that makes the author not credible
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).
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.
Reasons Why Cell Phones Could Be Beneficial In Schools Have you ever been in a situation in your classroom when you wanted to use your phone if it was to listen to music or you needed to research more than just the text you have been given? Even if some students may abuse this privilege and schools don’t believe in having them in the classroom, students should be able to use their cellphones in class because it could potentially save money for the school, help students feel more relaxed in the classroom and, be beneficial for students who have medical issues. My first point for why we should be able to use our cell phones in class is that it could potentially save the school thousands of dollars. Instead of schools having to buy laptops for everyone they could just buy 10 per class compared to 35 and spend money on something more beneficial, and have the students bring in their own devices. Alpena Public Schools alone spends thousands of dollars alone on technology, if students were allowed to use their cell phone in class and do their work on there they could only have to buy a few chromebook carts compared to all of the ones we have for each team now.
Cell Phone Vs School Policies Have you ever wish that school policies could change and cell phones are allowed in class for example, this random person came in class while touching his cell phone and his teacher ask for his phone. Do you think students should have their cell phone with them during class? Even in today’s time, students are still unable to touch their phone because of school policies, which will always said NO PHONE IN CLASS, but what if these rules were to bend a little bit that students are able to touch phone in class. It would be like paradise for students, because they would be able to listen to music while doing worksheet, taking picture of an project, and when there’s emergency at school. Even though the rules can’t change, but these student should still be able to listen to music any time, research online things, and used their cell phone if there’s an emergency at school because.
“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.Most of teachers and parents didn’t ever even think of needing their phones if they even had on in class. Although some students and teachers think that cellphones should be allowed in class, they should not be. They should not be allowed because, without phones students grades have improved, it reduces cyber bullying, and students have been using