However, text messaging has been a major problem with students texting in class interfering with the disruption of their learning. Most teachers express how they feel about cell phones being a distraction to others, however very few students have complaints about the use of cell phones in class. Text messaging in class should be allowed by choice of the students, it can easily be discreet and the possibility of an emergency. Text messaging in class should be allowed by the choice of students. In the argument “Tapping into Text Messaging” by Janet Kornblum, says teens, techies and other early adopters leading the charge to text say it is a great way to communicate when they are too busy to talk or when making a call would be rude or impractical.
I know for some students it doesn't take that long to get to class unless talking with your friends which is the biggest thing. But don't you think if we were given the privilege to text during lunch and passing periods that it would slow down the amount of students dilly dallying in the halls. Think about it! Who are we stopping to talk to in the halls? Our friends.
Most students who are allowed to use cell phones use them for social media, and recreational apps, distracting to the point of the whole educational system; learning.. Instead of being used as educational tools, cell phones are used by students as a source of distraction and not for the academic uses they have, and students do not listen even after they are told to stop, and given rules and guidelines about what is allowed to be done on the cell phones (Kiema, Kinjo, 2015). Cell phones will end up as another classroom distraction to students without administration, so students can decide not to pay attention whenever they want and continue to talk to each other on social media. 2 On the topic of communication between students, cell phones are also the facilitator of cheating on tests between students, and they are usually also used for plagiarism, when students take an author’s work and call it their own. Students can easily use text messaging features of a cell phone to share test answers, silently and undetectable by the teacher in most cases
Unpopular View of iPads in the Classroom It this day of age, it may seem as though Apple products are taking over the world. Mostly every where you go, you will see someone either on their iPhone 5 or iPod touch, exploring the many uses of their technology device. For many years now, cellular devices and MP3 players have been banned from schools, in fear of the students either cheating or being too distracted to learn. However, new shocking information has proved that one apple product may actually be helpful in a classroom setting. The major question to ask nowadays is whether or not iPads are helpful in the classroom setting, or hurtful for the students learning experience.
In this day and time you need a cell phone to survive. It’s the top way of communication besides cyber chatting, and guess what… you can do that on a cell phone as well. Cell phones now are meant for everybody. From the 80 year olds with arthritis who can’t move their fingers to use it to the little 2 year old babies who can’t talk to communicate on it. Like the advertising commercial with the little baby who can’t really talk, but he can advertise a cell phone commercial.
The blaring ring tones and rippling vibrations make both teaching and learning difficult. Teachers try to prevent students from texting under desks and behind books, because students tend to pay more attention to their cell phones than lessons. However, people should also realize that a cell phone can be the next thing that can save life. Schools keep an outward appearance of being a safe environment, but you never know when student’s lives can be endangered by other kids or adults. Phones can always be turned off to prevent distractions.
Mr. Magee, The question of whether cell phones should be allowed in schools has been debated over the years. Most school administrations regard cell phone use as disruptive and distracting, and have implemented policies that prohibit using them on school grounds. There are benefits to letting the student body use their cell phones at school. Your parents can reach you in the event of an emergency, and vice versa. If in danger, we can reach the authorities or a medical provider.
With security problems and social issues arising with the increased use of smartphones, smartphones may be not such a smart idea after all. Smartphones are increasingly dominating the world of mobile phones. Smartphones have affected the world in many ways. It’s creation has changed education, how we get information, how we communicate, and how our generation has become addicted to it. Schools are starting to capitalize on the technology students love to use including smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices.
Ilana Wittels Should cell phones be allowed in school? Cell phone technology has evolved at lightning speed in recent years. Features such as texting and internet access provide a lifeline between parents and their children, especially during school hours. They have opened up a whole new way of learning to students of all ages and capabilities. The positive effect it has had on the overall classroom environment cannot be discounted.
The outcome of such actions may not turn to their favor, it may cause complications in the cases of their grades. Which brings us to the topic of cellular phones, technology as we know it has grown to be apart of our daily lives, but this particular device is of great significance for students and not always in a good way, take Professor Dianna Van Blerkom word. In class, I ask my students to turn off their cellphones. Some do; some turn them to mute. Like most instructors, I don’t want ringing cellphones to interrupt the class.