Of course, with the increasing popularity of cell phone among students comes the sharply contested debate as to whether or not they should be allowed in classrooms.
One of the most asked questions within the school system related to these mobile miracles is, should they be allowed in the classroom?
As an avid iPhone user, I plead for our teachers to accept these wonderful electronic tools for the good they can do, as opposed to the disasters that teachers believe they are. Many students use their cell phones to record assignments and organize their days or weekends; this is very helpful in an educational setting.
The upside to having your planner on your phone is that you always have your phone, whereas we have all seen people forget their planners. A study by scientists in Georgia showed that the effect of using a cell phone as a resource in the classroom and comes out with a positive result.
People who were allowed to use their phones as a planner were more likely to record it and complete it than someone who was not. In a trial in Europe at the University of Hertfordshire, London, UK, people were able to text in a question they had about the lecture onto the class computer, then it would flash on the screen.
Finally, cell phones are a great resource in the classroom. There are many helpful research applications, such as the dictionaries and translators.
Also, you can easily look up an uncertain fact by Googling it on a smartphone. With the dictionary application, a portable dictionary is available right at your fingertips and would improve the spelling on handwritten documents.
The translator application makes it easy for students to look up words in different languages, and with some applications, hear the word aloud.
If everyone with a smartphone had the dictionary or translator application there would be no need to purchase a class set of dictionaries.
Many people may argue that the use of phones in a classroom is distracting and a poor use of resources. This rising technology is improving our way of life and creating a more productive way to learn. The digital age is upon us and the school system should take it head-on by allowing teachers to grant access to students to use their phone in class as a resource, not a toy.
Organization would be easy and more assignments would be turned in and on time; confused students would finally be able to ask their questions comfortably and research apps would improve information access and student craftsmanship.
We could use phones to improve our education. These smartphones are called smart for a reason.An increasing number of schools are now allowing use of cell phones as learning tools. However, the use of cell phones in schools is challenging.
Some schools reported allowing all students to use cell phones at the same . A study by scientists in Georgia showed that the effect of using a cell phone as a resource in the classroom and comes out with a positive result. People who were allowed to use their phones as a planner were more likely to record it and complete it than someone who was not.
Use cell phones as research tools: Students who do subjects which require field work research will need cell phones while in the field.
All modern cell phones can be used to take pictures in the field, create reports using simple word processing applications, save and submit data back to their schools. Policies on the use of cell phones in school vary.
While most schools have thorough written policies in place regarding the use of cell phones by students, these guidelines are continually being reviewed, revised and updated on a regular basis for a variety of reasons.
Exam scores climbed by as much as 6% in schools that imposed strict bans on cell phones, according to a new study that cautions policymakers to not overturn strict cell phone policies in the classroom. Should cell phones be allowed in school?
Do students use their cell phones responsibly in classes and they do not disturb others? Do schools punish cell phone abusers on a case-by-case basis? Should students be able to use their cell phones in schools for emergency?
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