Dear Mr. Opinion, In today’s world everywhere we look people of all ages and genders are addicted with their cell phones and pagers. Whether we are driving, walking down the sidewalk, or even in the classes. Cell phones have become a part of our everyday lives. However it is always been a problem in school if students use their cell phones or pagers for an emergency. Students like to enjoy texting during their classes but some schools however got a problem with it.
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.
Besides that, by allowing cell phones in school, it will also save the school’s money. Supporters of cell phones to be banned in school will argue that mobile phones are a distraction in class. There’s no debate about this. Cell phones can easily act as a distraction to other students and teachers during class time. The blaring ring tones and rippling vibrations make both teaching and learning difficult.
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.
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
MaCoHigh Instructor McCauley ENC 1101 February 27, 2012 Should Uniforms Be Worn In Public Schools? Many parents argue about whether or not uniforms is a good fit for their children to wear to a public school. Uniforms are a good fit for a public school just as we as it is for a private school. If kids were enforced to wear uniforms to school it could solve a lot of issues: Kids won't be picking at other kids because of their clothes, staffs do not have to worry about whether or not the student outfit is inappropriate or not, and students could help promote themselves for future workplaces. Often students are being picked on at school because of the clothing that they are wearing.
Personally speaking, I wouldn’t want to come to class everyday if I know my teacher had a gun in the class. The fact that a gun is in the class can mess with a student’s learning, because instead of focusing on their lesson, they would be focusing on the danger they could possibly be in. As student, we should feel comfortable around our teachers if we don’t feel comfortable around anyone else. Schools shouldn’t be a place of fear. Schools are not safe anymore because of the violence that goes on in schools and sometimes deadly school shootings.
I never really cared about what I wore in kindergarten or wear today, but many people disagree if school uniforms should be enforced in school. In my opinion school uniforms should be enforced in school because it helps students focus, create a safer campus, and develops a school spirit. First of all, most students are distracted in class because they are more concerned about their looks and appearance than their school work. For example, students might compare their outfits with others, or care too much about what their classmates are wearing and gossiping about it during recess. However, school uniforms would reduce this problem.