Jessica C December 1st, 2013 ENG 511 Professor So Revised Paper 3 Texting Should Be Allowed in Classrooms In today's society, text messaging is extremely popular for all different age groups. A unique way of text messaging on a phone is that the text message can be quickly transmitted to another person without taking up a large amount of time. Text messaging is also private. People will not be able to eavesdrop on the conversation. However, text messaging has been a major problem with students texting in class interfering with the disruption of their learning.
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.
Cellphones have many capabilities which cannot be controlled, and not all students may be able to afford a cell phone. In most cases, cell phones are usually not even needed. The risks for allowing cells phones in school are not worth the capabilities they have. Cell phones are seen by the opposing argument as educational tools to improve academics, but they are, in fact, the opposite. 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..
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.
School systems nowadays do not want their students using mobile devices, such as the iPad, in the classroom in fear of them cheating or being too distracted to want to learn. Another reason for keeping iPads out of the classroom is the costly price of them. According to Hedge, “Tablets can be prohibitively expensive for graduate students. Some schools may provide a tech budget for students” (50). Many college students do not have extra money lying around to pay for luxury items such as an iPad or tablet.
Today's cell phone is cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. With this being said, should students be allowed to have or use cell phones in school? I think that not only students should be allowed to use them, but required to use them. First of all, students may use cellphones to contact family and friends. A student can call home and ask a parent or other family member to bring him or her some thing they have forgotten.
Students sometimes become so dependent upon technology that they are not exposed to the traditional ways of learning. Because some students might rely on technology in every area of learning, they might never experience what it is like to visit a library or read a printed textbook, especially since so many books can be purchased on audio now. Other disadvantages are that students’ handwriting skills might suffer due to a lack of practice because of their use of the computer to always write reports and essays. Always relying on the computer to find and correct errors while creating documents can result in students having very poor progress in grammar and spelling skills. Because many students also rely on the computer’s calculator, their ability to learn the proper methods of solving math problems might not be as enhanced.
Schools are starting to capitalize on the technology students love to use including smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices. Instead of banning these devices from classes, some schools see smartphones as tools. Allowing smartphones to be able to be used in classes can be a good thing and also a bad thing. Many people have different opinions about the topic. Smartphones can benefit education in many ways.
With advancements in technology, some students have chosen to complete their schoolwork through the Internet, rather than in traditional classrooms. Those who support a traditional classroom approach to learning argue that it provides more of an opportunity for students to interact with the teacher and other students. Those who feel that learning over the Internet is better argue that it allows students to learn anytime and anywhere they choose. Do you feel education is better provided in traditional classrooms or when offered over the Internet? Write an essay to be read by a classroom teacher in which you persuade the reader that either traditional classroom education or Internet-based learning is better.With advancements in technology, some students have chosen to complete their schoolwork through the Internet, rather than in traditional classrooms.
This new policy helped reduce the amount of bullying throughout the school and also made the school look more professional. Now that the students are following the dress code properly another problem has emerged. Now there is a problem with students bringing their cellphones to school. It is a state law not to bring cell phones on school campus, but students bring them anyway. This is a problem because cell phones are a distraction to the student.