In the United States 327,577,529 people own a mobile phone in 2013(Lee). There are several places where phones are controversial such as schools (Lee). Cell phones should be used in school because they can be used for safety, educational uses, and they are a way of the future. Students need cell phones in school for safety so that, if there is an emergency in their family, their parents can call their child and the student will answer it immediately (Should Students Be Allowed to Use Cell Phones at School?). It also means students will be safer when they walk home alone (Should Students Be Allowed to Use Cell Phones at School?).
Cell phones can be used as a learning tool to do homework and communicate with others, allowing them to complete group assignments. Smartphones are one of the latest pieces of technology, so they are extremely high-t... ... middle of paper ... ..., giving us little reason not to use them in class. Although cell phones could be a distraction during class, many schools have had success with using them for education and this could potentially spread across the nation, allowing cell phones in schools in all 50 states. There are many pros and cons of using cell phones in schools, but overall, the pros outweigh the cons and it would be a good idea to start using cell phones in class. Works Cited Ballaro, Beverly.
Ever since incidents such as 9/11 and Columbine, high schools have started implementing new rules regarding cellphones. Cellphones regard the attention of building managers, teachers, parents, and students. Although teachers see them as a distraction and a way to cheat, they can be quite helpful to students. School districts should permit students to use cellular devices in school for purposes of improving their education and providing themselves a sense of security. By permitting the use of cellphones in school, students can increase their knowledge and complete school work by using applications and other features on their smartphones.
Go out and look for them? Cell phones are very useful in that situation! If an emergency happens how would their kids know when to turn their phones on? So, a good comprise would be to turn on your phone and set it on vibrate. Schools should allow cell phones in school for children's protection and safety.
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. Cell phones have numerous uses in the learning process because of student’s daily use and availability. Most students carry cell phones and use them in class, so implementing them into lessons should help teachers get students attention in class more. Shane, of USA TODAY, mentions this when he says, “Teachers ask students to use their smart phones to look up a vocabulary word, take a photo of an assignment written on the board or text themselves a homework reminder” (A4). Implementing cell phones into classroom learning criteria could save teacher’s time, and increase students engagement in the class.
Advanced smartphones have tons of helpful resources to help a student out when they are in a bind. Web browsing can help the student when there may be a word that the student may not know, he may want to get extra information on the subject on hand, or he may just want a little extra help. Web browsing is the easiest and simplest way a student can get needed learning material that he does not know. Cristina Jenaro in her article Problematic Internet And Cell-Phone Use: Psychological, Beh... ... middle of paper ... ...s work online, and using useful apps. Cell phones should be allowed in the classroom because they are beneficial to students education with the quick access it gives.
Cellphones have become a distraction throughout schools. Students can’t seem to focus through their classes due to their phones going off from a snapchat notification or a text message. Teachers have repeatedly told students to “Put phones away” or that “Phones aren’t allowed” but phones are still being brought to class. There has been so many cases where parents have had to come to school and get phones from principals do to their kids not abiding by rules. Some parents insist that their child be able to carry around their phone during school hours, but teachers beg to differ.
Students would usually go on if they are done with their assignments. And everyday, students still bring their phones to school, so why can't teachers just let them use it. Students still bring them to talk to people, do research, message people, or to play games. Teachers would tell a student to go read a book or to sit quietly, but the ... ... middle of paper ... ... down a bit. Students would have more things to do and phones can be an educational tool and students can still learn from them.
In high school, I had seen many teachers texting on their cell phones during work time of class. I would ask, “Why I cannot have my cell if you can?” They replied, “Get back to work, Amanda” I felt it was unfair. Why does administration stress some much on students staying focused if they are not focused on students? Work time is meant for teachers to help the ones they are in need. If student feel they are battling attention from teacher for a teacher time with their cell phone, is ridiculous.
Cell phones do not only allow students to stay united with friends and family, but cell phones are also a magnificent learning system, and they boost the liable use of technology. One reason to consider the introduction of cell phones in learning is to promote digital etiquette, a concept that is foreign to most people. According to Liz Kolb (the author of “Toys to Tools”) Digital etiquette is “a basic set of rules you should follow in order to make the internet better for others, and better for you.” Kolb says in her book that “an educator’s job is to help students navigate and stay safe in their media world”. Students often are unaware to the consequences of their use and misuse of technology. Currently, many students do not overthink about protecting their own privacy.