Also in most cases the students forget to turn off the volume to their cell phones which will then interrupt the class or test. The kids see it as fun chatting with their friends while they are in another class, but they don’t see all the important notes being missed. If the teacher is assigning homework or informing the class about an upcoming test the student will not hear, which will then lead to failure! Year after year more and more students get cell phones convincing their parents that it will come in handy in case of an emergency. But if anything urgent were to happen at school the student can go to the office and make a phone call there.
Why Cell Phones Should be Used in School. In school's today we are constantly wanting to like the newest post or reply to the latest message. Cell phones have been crucial part of modern life and they have also been useful gadgets for students. With the technology we have today it is typical for students and staff to always have their phones on them. Some teachers allow the use of cell phones in class and some will take away the phone if seen.
I personally am one of the students who you could say has a “cell phone addiction” I am the one teachers catch texting from the corner of their eye as my fingers move quickly across the screen of my Iphone during class. For this reason teachers find phones distracting. I can diffidently see why teachers get mad at texting during class because students cannot put their full, divided attention into what the teacher is saying, therefore what is the point of trying to explain something to someone who isn’t paying attention. Teachers come to school to educate students because it is their job, and they find it disrespectful if a student isn’t listening. Teachers do not get mad about cell phones in class because they are mean, or don’t want students to socialize, but they do it for students benefit.
And, of course, there’s always the possibility of a student needing to contact a parent because of a dangerous situation. Thus, having a cell phone is like having a guardian angel. Students can also connect with friends, but not just because it’s a fun thing to do; my teacher asks us to text or email our friends when they are absent to let them know what’s going on in class and to inform them of any homework. When used responsibly, a cell phone can be an excellent communication tool. Also,cell phones–especially smart phones -are a fabulous learning resource.
Instead of having to use multiple different devices, you could your cell phone for all your schooling needs. Many teachers aren't aware of all the abilities they could be utilizing from cell phones and I believe it would make teaching a lot easier. Many jobs today have something to do with technology. With every new invention of technology a new job is created and a new subject is in need of being learned. If you deny students the use of cellphones you could possibly be keeping them from learning a dire skill for their future jobs.
The problem arises that cell phones interfere with a teenager’s ability to execute an effective and accurate face-to-face social and written communication in an educational environment. Young people have become so much more comfortable with text messaging that many times, they would rather text someone than talk to them face to face, even when they are in the same room, the same car or the same cafeteria table during lunchtime. Social networking has created a serious breach in the ability of young people to communicate and interact with each other face to face. Most students are not even aware of their surroundings because they are busy texting. For example, Students who are sitting in the same cafeteria during lunch would text each other from one table to another.
I conducted an interview with my fiancée, Melissa Insley, on this issue and she happens to feel the same as myself. Cell phones should be allowed in class but they should be on silent unless the person has children or another important reason where someone may need to get a hold of them (Insley). A lot of people, me included, have ADD or other learning disabilities that make it hard for them to pay attention in class and the littlest bit of distraction makes them lose focus completely, and it is very important that they get the most out of the education that they are paying for (Insley). Even on vibrate it can cause a disruption to some people and that’s simply not fair to those who are really intent on learning the information. If someone really needs to use their phone for whatever reason that they can go out in the hallway outside of the classroom even for texting.
If schools don’t have enough calculators or computers, students can use their cell phones as a tool to go on an educational website. They will be learning about technology. This will help students get engaged in learning and increase test scores. Another advantage of having a cell phone at school is in case of a change in plans or emergency. Most students are involved in sports or after school activities.
Everywhere you look you see children texting on their cell phones. Abbreviations and shorthand language are the ways the vast majority of teenagers communicate with family and friends. There are some who would say texting leads to a decline in language and grammar skills. Others believe texting can improve a child’s grammar, reading, and writing skills. Texting hinders students from learning proper writing skills, communication/ social skills and literacy.
They are anti-social electronics.Students will sit around on their phones and not cominicate with the people around them.If students are always on their phones, they would not be as good at communicating with others.Social skills are an important aspect of life.Being social at school is important for friendships and life skills in general. Cyber-bullying is another problem that could occur.If the amount of time students are allowed to be on their phone increases, then students would be more likely to bully other students.During the school day, a victim of bullying would be less likely to report a situation,putting teens lives in danger.It could could cause a adversity for a family.Cyber-bullying is dangerous , and extra time given to students to be on their phones could just increase the amount of bullying that goes on. I really do not assent cell phone use during lunch,studyhall,and before school is important.Cell phones could be used in non beneficial ways,cause social problems,and increase the