Isabella Aubuchon. January 24, 2017. 4Th Hour. Cell Phones

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Isabella Aubuchon January 24, 2017 4th hour Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In The Classroom According to David Raths, “Twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classroom.” A communication tool that has become part of our everyday lives, creating a sort of dependence, is limited or banned for most K-12 students. For a population that always has access, limiting this connection seems backwards. Cell phones have changed everyone 's life in one way or another. From how they communicate to how they learn in the classroom. Students should be allowed to use their cellphones in class because it would cut down money spent on computers, allow students to use…show more content…
Allowing students to use their devices in the classroom can help with practical needs. For example if there was an emergency, they could pick up their phone and alert the authorities. According to 10 Advantages to Allowing Kids to Have Cell Phones in Schools, “If there is an emergency at school that would require calling the police, fire or ambulance services the response time is much shorter for an observing student to use their cell phone rather than finding one at the school.” This would make it much easier in the case of an emergency. Rather than students rushing to find a telephone to use, they can just pull it out of their pocket. Also, “Cell phones can let students look up things they don 't understand…” (Can cellphones be educational tools). If students are having a hard time understanding a word that a teacher keeps saying, they can look it up. If students are stuck on a math problem and need a calculator, they can use the one on their phone. The resources are endless. Lastly, Meg Ormiston said “In another classroom the students had think about the time period that Andrew Johnson was in office and text something into the wiffiti screen that would have been something he would have tweeted back then. I love this example, talk about engaging students.” This is a great way to get students involved and get their brain thinking a processing information. Without devices, the students would have to sit there reading a book,

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