Importance Of Ban Phones In School

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“... he thought it was important for parents to be able to easily contact their kids.”- Mayor Bill De Blasio (2006). Schools that ban phones from school, are doing it, because they think that they it is good for for students and that they are helping them learn. What they don’t know is that their phones could actually help them a lot more than without the phones. Students should be able to bring phones to school, because students could get important notifications, and help with social learning. Phones are also very convenient and could be used during emergencies. From getting important notifications, to helping with social learning, to being convenient, there are many reason why phones should be allowed in school.

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“Pros and cons of Allowing Digital Devices in the Classroom” by The Room 241 Team wrote about how phones at school help with social learning. “ Social learning is a great way for students to share information, thoughts, and ideas on a subject. Properly focused, in a social learning situation made possible by digital devices.” The Room 241 Team got this information from a blog by Concordia University Portland. This causes students to talk to other students they usually wouldn’t talk to. It also helps students with projects or group activities, since they are interacting with more students that could help/give them more information on a subject. This helps student make more friends and be more …show more content…
Professor Clay Shirky states, “Anyone distracted in class doesn’t just lose out on the content of the discussion, they create a sense of permission that opting out is ok, and, worse, a haze of second-hand distraction for their peers.” This could be challenged, because even if they are getting distracted in class, it could be for a good reason. What if something happened and their family member were calling or texting them to tell them personally. In the source Flipd, states, “ … important or urgent information, and if phones are turned off students simply wouldn’t get them. This shows the importance of children having cell phones and being able to bring them to school. Without a doubt, from receiving important notifications, to helping with social learning, to being convenient, there are many reason why phones should be allowed in

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