Cellular Devices During Instructional Periods

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If you were to personally conduct an experiment and ask any young adult in America whether or not they can go a whole year without using their cell phones for anything other than calling other people, almost ten times out of ten, the answer would most likely be no. In the 1980s, the first cellular device was released and ready to be put on the market. The need for cellphones has grown vastly over time causing it to be brought into education within school systems. The use of cellphones in school is a topic that many educators argue about. The main issue regarding the use of cellular devices during instructional periods is whether or not it affects the student’s overall ability to succeed in school. It is important to talk about whether or…show more content…
The use of cellphones is a popular topic many teachers, administrators, and school systems discuss about daily. It is important to talk about because the use of cell phones greatly determines modern and future education as well as its effect on students. Cellular phones cause great division among the instructor, student, and the class itself. Many researches are based on ways students modify their educational experiences based upon the use of cell phones and its effects in education. When the cell phones were first introduced, it came with the vision to help benefit humans and speed up the process of communication. Gradually over time, cell phones evolved and became figuratively like a laptop computer at the palm of your hands. This evolution provided great benefits for humans to enhance everything; whether it be communication or just simply reading an article. Cellphones can open up unlimited sources of information in such a short moment of time. In the article “The Phone: A Tool for Learning,” the author states that many educators encourage students to use their cellphones in class because the internet contains updated articles that the library may not provide. (Marcoux 73). The article discuss suggestion for the use of cell phones in public school education by informing learning opportunities a smartphone can provide, “This includes reading opportunities, wide variety of sources, and instant feedback” (Marcoux 74).

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