Cell Phones And Negative Essay

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In a study publish by the Marion Institute; Dr. Mercola states, “ More people in today’s world have cell phones than they do toilets. Cell Phones and other technologies have completely taken dominance in today’s world (Falk, 2013). Likewise, in today’s society it is undeniably rare to find a classroom that has distanced itself completely from technology. Today’s classrooms are filled with student taking notes on laptops and tablets, PowerPoint presentations, and the oh-so-sneaky students who seem to think that no one is noticing them as they use their cell phone. The overwhelming question is, is this helpful or harmful? There seems to be many distinct assumptions and opinions on this topic. Some are completely for the integration of cell phones…show more content…
Of those arguments, three major issues surface; cell phones are a distraction, they enables cheating, and that technology has not been needed in the past, so why start now? A distraction is defined as, a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else. When technology is brought into the classroom distractions are a huge issue. “…Cell phone screens can become walls between students and professors. Students performing multiple tasks (instant messaging, Facebook updating, and so forth) are also blamed for distracting other students from concentrating on the lectures or classroom discussions” (Falk, 2013). Different types of technology, such as cell phones can give students many other ways to learn than just listen to a lecture. The first argument against cell phones in the classroom is, it is thought that technology adds an extra avenue for a student to cheat. With search engines able to give an answer in the matter of seconds, an overwhelming amount of students have admitted to cheating by using their smart phones. “ 52% admitted to some form of cheating involving the Internet” (Common Sense Media, 2011). Cheating is a huge issue, as it seems that students would rather risk their grades by cheating than simply study for a…show more content…
Unlike the past, technology is a big part of the global world today. The world is advancing in many different ways and technology is a big catalyst. As each day passes more technological advances are being put into effect. The Center of Technology states that “over just the last five years, technology has been rapidly changing and expanding in every field imaginable” (How Technology Has Changed Our Lives in the Last Five Years, 2013). With this in mind, it is difficult to fathom how much it will change in the years to come. In the past, many years of technology were implemented to change the rotary dialer phone to the “brick” cell phone. Changes now of days come faster than we can
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