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.
Fast forwarding decades later, Sherry Turkle describes “The Robotic Moment” in “Alone Together”. She defines the “robotic moment” as “our state of emotional-and I would say philosophical-readiness” in reference to new technology. Over time, our relationship with technology is becoming stronger and stronger. People are seeking comfort in the inanimate, choosing technology over humans. Forty years have passed and there are still all kinds of injustices similar to discrimination, but we are no longer doing things like we did in 1965.
People say that students can use their phones for emergencies at school but they can just make a phone call in the office. Also now days there are certain phone plans which include internet, so not only are they texting but they are now surfing the web as well! Students shouldn’t be allowed to have phones in school because it’s one of the major downfalls in their success at school. When the teacher is demonstrating a lesson to the class they’ll be busy with their phones instead. Also in most cases the students forget to turn off the volume to their cell phones which will then interrupt the class or test.
In that since why teach the computer programs and such when all of those things are constantly changing so they are going to have to re learn everything they were taught every year. Dr. Stoll says all they really need to know is how to use “a word processor, manipulate a spread sheet, know what a database does, be able to use e-mail, and know how to use the internet.” Lastly Dr. Stoll says that computers are hindering our students basically because they allow the students to take the easy way out. They really do not have to use their brain muscles at all and I quote, “Instead of asking whether or not technology can support the curriculum into a mold so that computers and calculators can be used.” In conclusion the idea and theory the Clifford Stoll has seems to be very true and you really cannot deny that because all of the signs are true and every supporting statement that he uses is true because I have either seen it happen or it has happened to me….but hate to say it, I still like to learn from
Many actions have led me to believe that technology is limiting human interactions. When I went to a public school, almost all of the kids during class were on their cell phones playing games, or texting someone that was 1 foot away from them. What ever happened to passing notes in class? Most teenagers can’t communicate with other people as well as they used to, because technology allows them to hide from real life problems. Online chat sites are another way technology is working its magic.
Not too many years ago, it was not uncommon to see children turning in hand written assignments, but in today’s society it seems having computer access both at school and at home is a necessity. Teachers are no longer accepting a handwritten paper as a final draft. In today’s education, most students do not even turn in a hard copy of their final papers. With services such as Turnitin and online classrooms which rely on forums like BlackBoard, many
Should schools allow or encourage students to use cell phones in school? I believe students should be allowed to use cell phones in school for learning purposes, in case of a change in plans or emergency, and just to be able to simply say hello. Schools NEED to educate students on the proper way to use a cell phone because more and more students get them every year. As of 2012, 62 percent of K-12 schools allow cell phones on the grounds and 24 percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones completely, according to T.H.E. Journal.
She is currently is a special education instructor in Livingston County, Kentucky. Cell phone are a distraction. In her essay Fortner informs the reader what children use there cell phones for, “Along with brief calls to their parents and hours spent texting their friends, kids use their cell phones to listen to music, play games, and watch videos”. In the classroom setting students are supposed to pay attend to the instructor and the subject at hand, not play Angry Birds on their iPhone. Children will also use their phone to text to each other during class via texting.
However, when the phones are demanding too much time and attention, like the children, they have to go into time-out. There are several reasons for the phones to be sentenced to time-out. Playing Flappy Bird during homework time is one of them. Some of the other negative effects of the smartphone are growing addictions to technology, altered sleeping patterns, decreased family communication, loss of productive time, and sometimes death. Stan Cox’s essay, “The Case against Air-Conditioning,” speculated about how the lives of the people of Washington D.C. would change if there was less air-conditioning.
Technology cuts you off personal interactions and new experiences. How are we meant to face reality if we are not trying new things? Normally, children would come home from school ,grab a snack, and complete homework that must be completed but now the first thing they do is go on the laptop, computer or any other gadgets they own as it seems like technology is before everything. Not only is it used at home but used in school. Student sitting at the back of the class, texting non stop when their full attention should be on their learning.