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.
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.
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
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.
Most students try to avoid being lectured or get in trouble for something they can avoid. This is definitely extrinsic motivation that in turn create intrinsic motivation. Also, being able to see others students succeed around them can also motivate. If I don't care about my homework but I see that my friends do, I might be more likely to start caring about it
There are many points made that can clearly push the overall answer one way, or another, its just about balancing out the positives and negatives. Cullington explains that texting can potentially hurt formal writing, but is proven to have no positive or negative affects in the long run. There are many concerns about text speak and formal writing. Cullington talks about how teachers see a decline in writing and are having problems in class because of text speak. “A Minnesota teacher of seventh and ninth grades says that she has to spend extra time in class editing papers and must 'explicitly' remind her students that is is not acceptable to use text slang and abbreviations in writing” (Cullington 89).
Dear Editor, Imagine that you are walking into school when all of a sudden the principal announces that there will be a random locker search taking place for some of the students, and one of those students happens to be you. Not only will a staff member/administrator be able to look through everything in your locker and backpack, your iPod and cell phone will be confiscated as well due to the fact that those items are causing distractions in the classroom. Your principal argues that these random searches are to create a safer, more secure, and unassailable environment, but to some students, the searches may mean something different. This would be the equivalent for an adult walking into work and all of a sudden having someone look through all the items in your office and bags. Random searches against students are wrong because valuable time and money is consumed while conducting the searches, they can create tension between students and teachers, and it violates a student’s privacy.
Yes, of course you have your meetings and test to go do inside the school lab, but you still have your independence. There are many kids that can not work right because what their teacher is in the same room, some worry about what the teacher is always thinking. Either they are worrying what their peers are thinking or how they are judging you. With online you can do everything by yourself, when you need help and you can not go to the lab right at the moment you can email, or mail message on the virtual profile site. Another option is to text, all kids love to text, so when you need support and quick response you can just text your teacher.
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.
Boredom can be felt in many ways. Lectures during school can have a huge impact on students who are bored. Many times during a lecture, a student does not want to hear what is being said. A lecture may have certain sayings that are repeated which may frustrate people if they do not want to hear anything in the first place, and being frustrated from a lecture may cause a person to not