Smartphones are not making making people intelligent because of grades, and their discipline towards others. Students have their cellphones on when they are in their classes and especially when the teachers are teaching in the class the students are using cellphone. That’s how kids are unintelligent because they don’t pay attention in the class, they don’t really learn and just be on their phone. “Exam scores climbed by as much as 6% in schools that imposed strict bans on cell phones” ( Kedmey). This quote means that exam scores went up by 6% when the school banned cell phones for kids.This supports my reason 1 because in my reason i talked about students have their cellphones in class and because of that their grades dropped down, they don’t pay attention in the class because of their cellphone and their grades dropped down.
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).
A recent university study found that 90% of college students surveyed admitted texting during class. Some even admitted sending messages during tests (Mockingbird5,2009). This abuse has led some teachers to ban their cell phones during classes and during their examination, because this can cause cheating. Other teachers in school informed to the students that if he or she saw someone using cell phones during examination, the owner of that cell phone will be automatically drop or receive fail in her/his test paper. Allowing cell phones in school is a danger to the education of students (Clark,A.,2006).
In Stabroek News’ “Cell Phones Should not be allowed in schools“ a secondary student from West Demerard secondary school says that cell phones in class “Disturb other students who are trying to study”. Although most students would just say that they should look away or mind their own business and stop looking at what they are doing, it is very difficult for students to take their mind off of lsomething that has distracted them from their previous task, however brief it was. Students will get sidetracked easily by the sound of a phone ringing if not making sure it wasn’t theirs, they are trying to figure out whose did go off. If their friend is smiling or laughing at something on their phone they will want to see it too. If they decide to try to take a photo their friends and people near them will try to lean into it and attract attention of nearly half of the
Lastly, if there is an emergency happening during school, a student will need to reach the authorities, and will not be able to because they don’t have their cellphone at school with them. If an emergency happens during school, and a student has a cell phone, then they can easily contact the authorities, or a medical provider. If a school threat is inside the school, you will be able to contact the authorities, and tell them where the threat is. Lots of times cell phones have saved kids lives because one or more students call the authorities with their own cell phone to call about either a school shooter, or a medical emergency. Also sometimes with cell phones, and a school shooter, students would save lots of lives by contacting the authorities immediately.
Sure, at home they can be doing what they want but at school, they should be learning not going onto social media and disengaging from the teacher. Cell phones with kids are just bad. An article called “Schools seek balance for cellphones in class” by Linda Matchan stated, “The texting, tweeting, and Snapchatting during class time are an incredible distraction and makes it much more difficult to teach. It’s pretty hard to compete with a very funny YouTube video.” You don’t want students to be engaged in a text chat or a video instead of listening to a reading or math lesson. This can distract other kids who might not get good grades either.
Title: time to embrace phones in school. The most mind boggling, time wasting, no good of a rule, is not being aloud to have phones in class. Students and teachers have been debating whether or not students should be able to get on their phones in class or not. Why are we not aloud to have phones in class or school? Why don’t teachers like it?
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.
If a student is focused on texting, he is unable to absorb the information being demonstrated. Whether they are taking selfies or texting in class, mobile phone can be very detrimental to a student’s ability to pay attention in the lecture class. It can be very tempting that students check their instagram or snapchat in class instead of listening a lecturer. Apart from that, usage of mobile phone in lecture class could additionally interrupt a meeting or class if proper rules are not followed. The phone ringing throughout a class or meeting could distract the attendees and waste the valuable time.
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.