Smartphones Should Be Banned On All Educational Campuses Essay
Smartphones are prohibiting growth in our society. Many educators are beginning to permit them in classrooms to aid in teaching. Smartphones should be banned on all educational campuses. People are becoming reliant on smartphones and distracted by them. In order to effectively teach students in classrooms we should not allow them to use smartphones to supplement teaching.
Smartphones are affecting how we do just about everything. Michael Saylor explains it well in his book Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything. He says, “This new capability will disrupt long standing behaviors and intuitions affecting consumers, businesses, governments, and the global economy” (11). We no longer use paper for information. We have constant and instant entertainment. We can pay for things instantly using our smartphones. We can interact with people across the world at anytime and anywhere. Most importantly in regards to this essay, it changes the way in which we learn. Does this change in how we learn benefit students in the classroom environment?
Some teachers like Karen Bromley argue that smartphones are beneficial to students learning. In an article she says... “I believe this kind of technology can provide motivation and scaffold comprehension so that students can read harder texts” (343). Although this may be true. The bad outweighs the good in this situation. Students may gain comprehension of tougher texts but it will be difficult to make sure all…