Cell Phones Belong In The Classroom

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With the ability to also act as a calculator, camera, and gaming device, cellular devices have access to many other apps that would broaden its versatility and practicality for its user. Weighing over two pounds and approximately nine inches tall, the first cell phone was invented in 1970 's. Since then, cell phones now come in a variety of sizes and can weigh roughly a quarter of a pound. With the overall population of the world to be over seven billion a large portion of that are minors and students. Whether in the third grade or being in college, the vast majority of present-day students possess a cell phone, including myself and many of my peers. In my Introduction to Biology lab course, it was found that 24 out of the 24 students owned …show more content…
Although Earl believes that these benefits would create a positive impact in the classroom, he does not dismiss the greater fact that cell phones are a distraction to the class. The more traditional act of passing notes to one another has been replaced by instant and texts messages brought on by phones. As a result, it 's much harder for instructors to catch students in the act if the instructors cannot see the device. With access to a variety of social media, students have grown accustomed to reading small a snip-it of a story or minimal comments and videos on many topics. Due to countless reading materials being shortened, the attention spans of students are also shortened. Earl addresses that the solution to this is that teachers themselves need to be more engaging in order to appeal to the students ' need of being continuously entertained. Even if a school bans the use of cell phones, it does not entirely mean that the students themselves will have the want to …show more content…
As a result, the Craik School focused on integrating cell phones in their curriculum and were able to enhance the learning experience of both teachers and students. As this experiment was conducted on the third graders who attended Craik, it shows how easily applicable cell phones are in the lesson plans of teachers. And by teaching young students how to properly use cell phones in school, students will have proper cell phone etiquette while in a public setting as they mature.

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