Students have said that being able to use apps would help them more, than sitting in class and reading a book. Students have stated that they feel comfortable using their cellphones while in class. It’s only a select few of students that abuse the use of phones. It’s not fair to the students that are not allowed to have the use of phones because of a select few of students. If teachers are still having problems with the hand full of students that always have their phone then they should discipline those few students and not everyone else.
An online article posted by CBS DC explains “Digital distraction is an issue involving an overwhelming amount of college students, with more than 90 percent of students admitting to using their cell phones, laptops and other devices for recreational purposes during class time.” The problem isn’t only faced with college kids but with kids in all grades. Cell phones pose a huge distraction to their owners and also to any nearby students while in class. While students are on their phones they aren’t fully paying attention and aren’t absorbing the material taught. Also using cell phones in class is very disrespectful to the teacher. A teacher’s main purpose is to teach and when there is distractions in the class room, it becomes hard for them to do so.
There is also a small percentage of students without cell phones in which case, it would leave those students at a disadvantage if others were able to use their cell phones during school. This policy will also help distraction of other students while their peers were turning their devices on and off during tests or the general test. First of all, mixing cell phones and tests is probably the worst thing possible about cell phones in school. Some students figure that if they don’t study they can still do well using their versions of modern technology to get answers off of friends. Therefore, if there are no cell phones, there is no cheating on tests.
Almost all students have some type of smart device whether it’s a phone, tablet, or laptop. If you get them to use these things in class for educational purposes it minimizes the chance for students to do other things opposed to when you are standing at the front of the room lecturing. Freedman’s work along with the other authors supports the idea of lecturing being ineffective in current day. On average the student’s performance on exams and inventories “increased by 0.47 SDs under active learning (n = 158 studies)” allowing the chance of them failing to
Bullying could also become a problem if students were allowed to use cell phones during school hours. In addition, cheating could also be made easier if students were allowed to have their cell phones turned on during school hours. Therefore, my principal’s decision is a decision that should be supported, and is definitely worth doing just that. If students were allowed to use cell phones during school hours, then they might as well be told that they don’t have to pay attention during class. There are so many things that can be done with cell phones that honestly, are much more interesting than what the teacher may be lecturing about, or the assignment that was given.
Unfortunately, the usage of cellphones at school influence the student's academic average negatively. In class, cellphones could distract students, they could cut the line of concenration for others if they interrupted lessons, and they could be a source of cheating. However, some people believe that using cellphones at school could have an educational benefit and influence the academic achievement positevly; they can serve as notepads or can be recording devices for students to record lessons that was taken. Students will not be able to completely take advantage of classroom instructions if they are distracted by incoming text messages and vibrations from incoming calls. For the time being, students do not only use cellphones for texting and making calling, but also for playing games, surfing the net and listening to music (Austin, 2012).
As what Paul Thomas says: “Teaching is a human experience. Technology is a distraction when we need literacy, normalcy, and critical thinking." http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/do-cell-phones-belong-in-the-classroom/257 325/ Cell phones may be the top of devices those distract students in class. The ubiquitous problem originates from the cell phones. I’m also a high school student, I can see some of my classmates use it for texting every day in class instead of listening to the teacher.
She seems to not mind the use of phones as long as students stay on task, and know when it is time to move on. If students do not follow the policy then some teachers may change their policy on phones. Some students don’t understand what a privilege it is to use such smart devices, this lack of caring could cause them to lose the advantage. “Using the most up-to date equipment in school has always seemed to be a necessity. Yet the process of learning hasn't really changed, teachers still need to teach the students and the students still need to pay attention to the teachers” (“don’t” 1).
The usage of cell phones is creating a huge problem particularly when they are used in school. When a cell phone rings in a class, not only does it disrupt the class but it also breaks everyone’s concentration. Students can use cell phones to exchange work or answers in an examination or in a class. Teachers want to see what standard each scholar is at by giving them work and exercises to do, but if they don’t try then they will not get far in life. It is scientifically proven that people over the age of 30 cannot hear high-pitched sounds, so now they’ve deliberately created high-pitched ring tones for teens so that the teachers cannot hear it.
The author argues that the use of “trigger warnings” should not become a policy due to the student becoming uncomfortable over a certain lesson in class. The argument is effective in parts, but not as a whole. What about the students who actually are medically unable to deal with a lesson in class due to PTSD? This editorial really only showed the bad side of trigger warnings inside colleges classes instead of showing the pros and the cons like most would. Some people claim that the addition of trigger warnings would not affect a college student’s ability to complete the work.