High school students should not be allowed to have and carry cellphones to school because they can cause distractions, promote cheating and students cause unnecessary issues. “Nowadays, a marked addiction is also observed in technological devices although they offer crucial benefits for users; therefore, a new term has emerged in the literature about using mobile phones excessively which is called technological addiction.” (Yenet al., 2009). Having a cellphone in class can cause a student to be distracted. Students can use their cellphone to access social media; such as Facebook, Myspace and other media sites and apps. Students can also text and use apps such as WhatsApp to instant message each other.
They also can take pictures of their tests for later classes. Most importantly, cell phones cause distractions to every student. Even though cell phones can save schools thousands of dollars, they still cause distractions during classes and should not be allowed. One thing that is a benefit from having cell phones in the classroom is that they replace many materials. “Students looking for definitions to new terms or answers to basic knowledge questions started texting questions to Google’s dedicated SMS question service number and receiving instant replies” (Ferriter).
Other teachers have students call each other to practice speaking another language (Higgins). Many students have their phone on and they are using them in class anyways. “I want to harness the power of having a personal computer at one’s diposal” said Klomp, Director of social studies for the New York district (Tyrell). The advantages of using portable te... ... middle of paper ... ... lot that many personnel are for the usage of cell phones in school likewise there are many personnel who are against the use of cell phones in the classroom. Many have ask the question if the use of cellphones in the classroom is dropping the students GPA.
It means that rules are made to be broken. Whatever the rules are the students will use the cell phones. The question arises in mind that do we really need a mobile phone in school? Do we ban the cell phone in schools? No not really but on the other hand if the argument is against the cell phones then the next is for the cell phones.
Should students be able to use cell phones during class periods? This is a question a lot of students and parents have asked themselves. The invention of cell phones started a debate for many schools. Many schools accept the use of cell phones but experience a lot of frustration over them. There are many reasons for and against the use of cell phones in schools.
Cell phones are in no doubt a good way to calculate, research, and also cheat. Many students are in a debate with their teachers and school board about whether or not their phone should be banned from their classroom or if they should be allowed to use it during school hours. Cell phones should not be banned in the classroom, but teachers should put some guidelines on when students should use them and not use them, like prohibiting the use of cellphones during tests and lectures but allowed during independent work times. Students and teachers have been battling the idea of having cell phones in class and school for ages since they blew up and got big. According to Greg Graham (2011), he found a study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation that
However, if teachers are concerned that students will get distracted if cell phones are allowed in school, then I would say that they could enforce a rule where cell phones need to be turned off and put out of sight during school/class hours. If a student is caught using their phone for different purposes other than school work, the teacher should take their phone up for the rest of the day, or even a few days. It is an effective way to keep the
Students and teachers most often agree with this statement. Cell phones are a source for communications and social networking, both of which cause students to get off task. Though cell phones are distracting, high schools have several options that would limit the inappropriate use of cell phones in class. Mary Beth Humble-Thaden, writer for the Journal of Technology Studies, describes how the majority of public schools in the United States require students to either leave their phones in lockers, or leave them home altogether (Humble-Thaden 10). This form of cell phone limitation is strict, and counterproductive to a student’s learning.
Cell phones over the past few years have become essential to teens. Attributable to this increase in cellphones teens bring them everywhere including school. Consequently though, students who bring them into school often use them without the teacher’s consent and get distracted. On the other hand, if teachers allowed the use of these devices, they could work as an aid. Although some believe that phones distract students in class, implementing them in the classroom could help learning, and may help students use them as safety measures.