Cell Phones in School Essay

747 Words Nov 9th, 2013 3 Pages
Who doesn’t have a cell phone these days? The amazing thing about cell phones is that they are no longer just used for calling or texting. They have become an indispensable multi-tool wonder. Today’s cell phone is cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. With this in mind, should students be permitted to use cell phones in school? I believe they should not just be permitted to use cell phones, they should be required to use them. Cell phones don’t just allow students to stay connected with family and friends, they are also an excellent learning resource, and they encourage the responsible use of technology. To begin with, cell phones make it possible for students to stay in touch with family and
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Plus there are lots of great learning websites – including essay-writing websites – we can use to supplement the learning in class.
Cell phones are a quick and easy way to incorporate technology in the classroom.
Finally, cell phones encourage the responsible use of technology.
Students can learn when and how to use their cell phones to enhance their learning. They will become more independent in their work and more motivated to learn. Students like being allowed to make choices, and they understand consequences. If a student is texting when he/she should be paying attention to the teacher, the teacher should take the cell phone temporarily away. No big deal. Before a test, all cell phones should be placed on the teacher’s desk. Again, no big deal. By allowing the use of cell phones, students will feel like they are being treated like responsible young adults, and they will appreciate that. If teachers are patient, understanding, and consistent, students will surely become responsible users of technology.
Now I know you are most likely thinking that students are going to just go on their phones whenever they want to and go on Facebook, Twitter, Instargram, and etc. but those types of kids will not be able to. If there is a rule where you have to have a 3.3 GPA or higher, you will be able to use your phones in class, but if your GPA is any lower than a 3.3 you will not be able to use your cellphone in class until its brought up. Kids will

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