Having cell phones in classrooms will help with the learning environment. Teachers in recent years have added online lessons and the usage of various applications to their lesson plans. With addition so some technology available to the students already, cell phones would allow the whole class to participate. These applications such as Kahoot, would allow students to learn as one since the whole class can participate. Students will be allowed to connect their cellphones to the schools wireless internet for educational purposes, so they will not have to worry about data charges and other fees. Many students learn lessons better with these hands-on lessons instead
The article “Lift the Cell Phone Ban”, David Rapp (2009) addresses cell phones more as a positive impact in classrooms because there are more social apps, reminders such as alarms and calendar events, and provide accessibility. Teachers let students use their cell phones for school purposes instead of being seen as a distraction. After an experiment using Bluetooth networking teachers realized information sharing provided as useful. Having teachers get out of the box intimidates some, but it would be a better idea to give the students a chance since it is a part of their everyday lives. The GoKnow program turns a cell phone into a valuable tool for teachers and students to use for educational purposes and easier to turn in documents. David
Allowing cellphones in school classrooms across America is a widely debated topic in most school systems today. With cellphone use amongst teenagers so much more widespread today than it has been in the past decade, teenagers seem to always have their cellphone with them, especially in school. During school hours, having a cellphone can be a beneficial asset in emergency situations, but it can also carry negative aspects along with it. As many people have pointed out, having a cell phone in the classroom can be a temptation to cheat on tests and other assignments. Also, some argue the fact that cellphones can become a distraction in class when students are simply bored, do not want to listen, or take notes. Personally, I believe that cellphones
“The transformation model requires replacement of the school principal, strengthening of staffing, implementation of a research-based instructional program and new
Hernando County has a technology initiative; however, within the each classroom it can be hard to obtain, due to lack of technology. Within Challenger K8 most classrooms have about 2 working computers in the elementary grade levels. In middle school there are classrooms with no computers. We have 5 computer labs that can be scheduled for daily use and then scheduled for testing. Through our community partners the school has received 4 smart boards, and an iMac Lab. Our media person just received a grant for a class set of ipads. Some teacher have bought there own for students to utilize within the class. Hernando County also provided a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for schools to use at their discretion. The middle school uses BYOD on a daily bases for informal formative assessments, games, and engagement. Teachers also conduct surveys at the beginning of the year to understand what technology is at the student finger tips at home. O’Neal suggests, “it is critical that we look at the use
Imagine a school in which cell phones were not allowed on campus. How would the children contact their parents in the case of an emergency? Perhaps more importantly, how would this affect a child's ability to learn, and their access to knowledge? In an ever changing world most schools have adapted to use technology to their advantage. Whether this be strict times when cell phones are allowed, or more generalized rules, the schools today are able to shape these new devices in their favor. This movement, however, is looked at by some to be a terrible decision, and a hazard to children's growth in the school environment. This essay will go over the three main reasons why cell phones should be allowed and encouraged inside of the school building. The first reason why schools should allow cell phones is because parents need easy contact with their children in all situations. The second reason to allow cell phones is because they improve the learning environment and provide a digital knowledge database. The final reason to allow phones in a school setting is because they can give schools financial and educational freedom opportunities that were never possible before. Cell phones are amazing tools, and schools have all the power in the world to utilize them to their full potential.
Many of our students have smartphones, laptops, and tablets they use throughout the school day for school work. While some students depend on their devices to look up the current fashion trends and football stats, we feel that technology has also enabled students to think in a different way. Many students are quick on their feet to Google information to prove their friend wrong, send texts and emails in less than 10 seconds, and get excited when they are allowed to use their
All stakeholders in this transition plan must embrace the new focus and understand how each component plays an important role in in the big picture. Each component is a critical component of the system and without its function, the plan would fail. It will be a new way of thinking, but together more opportunities for student success will be present.
The Center for Disease Control’s 2008 Wireless Substitution report shows that one of every seven Americans place and receive most, if not all, of their calls on a wireless phone. The increase in cell phone usage has expanded into our children’s schools. Many children in today’s society carry a cell phone on their person to school. This increase of usage and change of demographic has created a debate in many schools.
As this school is continuously searching for innovative practices to embed enriched learning experiences with the use of technology, this report is intended to examine the policy, ‘Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)’ and make a decision in regards to implementing this policy within this schools learning environment.
My artifact for the Educational Technology section consists of three parts. The first part is the notes from my meeting with the Associate Superintendent of Student Services of San Mateo County Office of Education. Our discussion included Common core standards, various tools, and resources. She also mentioned that it was challenging to integrate technology fully in our Court schools. I added in my notes that we discussed Common Core standards, a variety of technology tools, devices and resources and about the challenges faced being an alternative school facility. My notes demonstrate that I have a working knowledge of the items in Learning Outcome EdT-01.
Did you know 95% of parents agree that allowing their student to bring their cell phones to school enhances their responsibility and teaches a student how to care for something. Cell phones can often time be seen as a dumb gadget we use to kill and time for entertainment purposes but it is far more than that . It must be accepted that cell phones can be used to save lives , to ease the nerves of a loved one , not anger a student , or to even be used as a reward. So instead of being simple minded , there is another big picture being
Have you ever heard of the gruesome Columbine High School massacre? This incident occurred on April 20th 1999 and involved two students embarking on a shooting rampage, killing twelve students, a teacher and wounding twenty three others. Unfortunately during this incident, the school 's most easily accessible phone was on the complete other side of the school in the library. Perhaps some of these lives could have been saved if the students in this class had cell phones that they could 've used to contact the authorities more quickly. The issue we are addressing today is the usage of cellular devices in educational facilities. Both Cameron and myself believe that cell phone usage is of extreme convenience, and has academically beneficial
their cell phone during school it will make it easier of a chance for kids to get some type of
Throughout the day college students, high school students, middle school students and increasing number of elementary school students are constantly found on cell phones, lap tops, ipod, and ipads. They constantly text, email, instant message, instagram, and facebook, looking for anyway to become