Cell Phone Use in Schools The use of cell phones in school is a controversial subject. There is a definite defining line between administration on one side and students on the other. The amazing thing about cell phones is that they are no longer Just used for calling or texting. They have become an essential multi-tool wonder. Todays cell phone is cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. While students do understand the apprehension of faculty to allow cells phone use school, we too have reasons why the use of cell phones in school can be a positive thing.
I believe students 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, cell phones can help students be more organized, they can be used in case of emergency, schools would save money on textbooks, and cells phones should be used under certain restrictions. To begin with, cell phones make it possible for students to stay in touch with family and friends.
A student can call ome and ask a family member to bring them a forgotten assignment or lunch money. Also, cell phones allow parents to keep track of where their children are before, during, and after school. Students can also connect with friends. They can connect with them not Just because it’s a fun thing to do. The teacher can ask you to text or email your friends when they are absent. This lets them know what’s going on in class and to inform them of any missed homework assignments. When used responsibly, a cell phone can be an excellent communication tool.
Also, cell phones re a marvelous learning resource. Instead of using computers or books at school, students can easily pull out their cell phones to assist them. Students can use tools such as the calculator and the internet to help them with numerous assignments. I know when I’m sitting in Geometry and I forget my calculator, I always wish I could pull out my cell phone to help me. The internet on your cell phone could be useful in classes such as History. You can use it to search for information about a person or historical event you are learning about in class.
This will help you get a better understanding of the lesson, without going through the hassle of getting out your book and flipping through the pages to find the information you need. Cell phones are a quick and easy way to incorporate technology in the classroom. Cell phones can also help students to become more organized. Usually at the beginning of the year, students receive a notebook to keep up with due dates and upcoming tests. Let’s be honest, most students never write more than two words in their notebook. Most students wind up losing it by the end of the year.
Instead of continuing this waste of notebooks, students can effortlessly use their cell phone to submit the dates of many projects, homework assignments, and upcoming tests. This use of your cell phone can make you a lot more organized as well as prepared. It also saves students the space of a crumpled up, unused notebook at the bottom of their book bag or locker. With the usage of cell phones as a calendar, students can become more structured, prepared, and organized. Cell phones can also be used in case of an emergency.
When students are at school in an emergency situation and prohibited from using tnelr cell pnones, tney nave no otner way to contact tnelr parents or any emergency line. Say a student who rides the bus home realizes at school that they forgot their key to get back in the house. Their parents are at work and they have no way of telling their parent to bring them the key. If they are allowed to use their cell phone, they can easily reach their parent and obtain the item they need. This can be used for many other situations, such as a school emergency; bad weather, shootings, etc.
Also, some parents like their children to text them during the day to make sure they are safe and away from any crisis. With the use of cell phones in school, students can easily notify someone of any emergency. With the use of cell phones in school, Schools would save a tremendous amount of money on textbooks. Just think about how many books are shoved in students’ lockers and book bags. Those books cost between 50 and 200 dollars and students are treating them like nothing. Around 98% of high school students own cell phones.
If we replaced using textbooks with ellphones, our school would save thousands of dollars. This could go to more important things to make our school a better place. As you can see, if we used our cell phones in class rather than textbooks, our school could save a lot of money. Lastly, if we use our cell phones in school we would, of course, have to use them under certain restrictions. One of the main reasons administrators and faculty don’t approve of cell phone use in school is because they are afraid of cheating during tests.
They are also afraid of distractions during lessons and when it’s time to work n worksheets and homework. We would obviously have to keep our cell phones away during these times. We would also have to keep them on silent or vibrate so that our cell phones don’t annoy or distract other students. But don’t worry; this doesn’t cut out all of our cell phone use time! If we use our cell phones in school, we would able to use them at lunch, break, and any free time during class. In conclusion, people who oppose the use of cell phones in school do it because of the disruptions and distractions cell phones can cause.
But we must accept that we live in a world of technology and that cell phones are an important and very useful part of that world. We miss out if we fail to take advantage of the educational power of the cell phone. All in all, cell phones improve communication, provide learning resources, and encourage appropriate use of technology. Teachers and administrators must find ways to incorporate this excellent multi-tool in our schools. As youVe learned from this essay, it’s really not that difficult. Let’s make the most of the day and age we are living in!