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.
Generally, cell phones are frowned upon in school settings and for some good reasons too. Yes, they can cause distractions- which can lead to lowering of grades, impulsive behaviors, and even attitude problems. Cell phones seem to be at the beginning of a long list of grievances, but what some people don’t realize is that having cell phones in school can be a matter of life or death. Not only are cell phones an important tool in keeping students safe, they are also being implemented in education in helpful, interactive ways. Besides that, by allowing cell phones in school, it will also save the school’s money.
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.
1 Should cell phones be allowed in school? Cell phones have been argued to improve academics and education, but they introduce and create more problems as well. Students can abuse the allowance of cell phones, as they have done before, such instances in bullying, bomb threats, and use of features distracting to learning. They may also even utilize cell phones for cheating, an already large problem in academics. Cellphones have many capabilities which cannot be controlled, and not all students may be able to afford a cell phone.
The major question to ask nowadays is whether or not iPads are helpful in the classroom setting, or hurtful for the students learning experience. A common belief among school systems today is that any mobile device is only hurtful for the child’s learning environment. It is not a surprising thought to think that children or even young adults would use their iPhones to look up answers to questions on a test, if given the chance to do so. iPads also pose the same threat. 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.
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.
This does not mean that parents have no rights to what happens to their child while they are at school but this allows school to guide student behaviors though discipline. This idea is called in loco parentis (pg. 378). This concept was once more important in schools than it is now but it has brought forth it idea that no matter the student, disabled or not, there needs to be a certain level of responsibility put on all students for their behaviors when they are at school. This would be a great chapter of the book for parents to read because it would help them to understand why the school is doing what it is doing.
Individual students will be using their iPads consistently throughout the day. They will be used across the curriculum with students blogging, interacting on our class wiki, and creating multimedia projects. In small group instruction, specifically Tier 2 instruction, the iPads will be used to differentiate instruction. During small group instruction I will using Apps that compliment our units of study. Some students made need help with basic math facts while other students are ready to do some enrichment problem solving with their mathematics.
In my opinion, I think that homework is one of my best friends during my school days. It accompanies me whenever I am revising, it guide me to score A’s in my examinations, it also get me to share my knowledge with my school mates! So, what is so bad about homework? Homework is a must for students and this “culture” should be trained since kindergarten itself to get a head start. Homework comes in different ways such as research, projects, preparing a presentation and many more tools in aid with our studies.
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.