The Use Of Cell Phones In Education

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Virtually all students have cell phones and it's typical to see them texting away or listening to music through earbud at every opportunity the teacher gives them. When the teacher is busy helping out another student or writing on the board. Eventually, the teacher notices and warns that phones will be confiscated. The phones disappear until the teacher isn’t paying attention anymore. And in today’s world, when homes are filled with computers and mobile devices, schools are questioning how much technology belongs in the classroom.
Many high school students have grown accustomed to reading 140-character or shorter tweets. And at a time when calculators are on every cell phone, they've grown more dependent on letting machines solve even the simplest of problems. Students are losing an ability to respond quickly on their feet, as well as common sense about math and reading. There's no thinking happening in students’ thought process. So, how should schools combot with short attention spans and need for excitement among students? The solution is cultural: Teachers, parents, and administrators need to agree that sustained cognitive thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning, or detailed analysis and problem solving are necessary in a child’s education. All of this seems easier said than done and most teachers are running up against unimaginative curricula and restrictive policies. But the constant cell phone use happening in classrooms must serve as a challenge, forcing teachers
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