In conclusion the use of cell phones are a distraction with preadolescent, adults, and college students. It could also be argue that it could benefit us in case of an emergency to have our cell phone. When a phone call cannot be taken due to being in class a simple text can keep from the rest of the class hearing your conversation, and private discussion with whomever is texting
There are many advantages for students to carry and use cell phones while in school. One of these benefits is keeping up with technology and providing educational benefits. Students can learn how to use tech type skills that are needed to download apps and create documents and presentations. At the same time, students can download apps that are good for learning. These apps could also be shared with other students in the class. The teacher of students would be able to record group discussions or lectures in class using programs like Skype or Remind 101. The phone could also be used as a tool to provide auditory learners with an educational aid. Last, the student could use the phone to help with organizing their assignments with the electronic calendar. According to a research study on the USA Today website, “Although schools have traditionally banned or limited cell phones in the classroom, 73% of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers said their students use phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study” (Higgins).
Studies have found that as the phone use increases, your attention goes elsewhere, “revealing that the more heavily student relied on their phones in their everyday lives, the greater the cognitive penalty they suffered” (Carr 3). The more focus a cell phone receives the more a person will suffer mentally. At UCSD around 520 students were given two standardized tests of intellectual acuity. “The only variable in the experiment was the location of the subjects’ smartphones. Some of the students.. place their phones in front of them on their desks; others were told to stow their phones in their pockets.. others were required to leave their phones in a different room” (Carr 3). The results from this study were conspicuous. It’s self-evident that anyone with phone insight had worst scores than those who didn't have their phones at all or had them in their pockets. Technology has take over us and it is draining our
Being without their phone can cause anxiety to students. Researchers in Singapore asked 87 undergraduates aged between 18 and 29 to take part in tests which monitored their cognitive function. Some had their smartphone and some didn't.(Knapton) When students don’t have their phone, they get worried because they get attached to them. If students' anxiety is lowered, they'll do better in school. Researchers are now understanding the cell phone addition is more common for teenagers than adults.. If we get cell phone breaks there chances the student could do better, like going on social media for a bit. If they get that little stuff in them they could pay attention without worry about their texts, or snapchats. they won't feel like they are missing out. Allowing small breaks sometimes can help with their anxiety and with that it'll help their testing. (Knapton)
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Did you know that half of the kids worldwide have a phone at age 6? That’s actually really bad, so we want parents to convince their kids to participate in shut down your screen week because we reduce the percentage of cyber bullying. We can make kids more active and they can spend more time with their family.
The students would not have to make time to go to the computer lab to use a computer, they could instantly research at their desk (Funding , 2014). For students to use a cell phone in the classroom, they would have to be greatly monitored to keep them focused on research, not playing games, texting, or browsing social media. If the students are not monitored when using a cell phone in class, their learning process is hindered greatly. Statistics show that seventy-three percent of teachers admitted that they or their students use cell phones in the classroom (Bautista, 2013). Cell phones can be a distraction for teachers as well as students, if teachers are too wrapped up in their social networking profiles and not concerned with the students sitting before them, they are failing to do their job
At the end of Allison Graham's speech, she challenged the viewers to avoid the use of their cell phone for one hour a day. I attempted this challenged for four days and struggled the first and ended up picking up the phone in under ten minutes. The habit of using phones like they are your lifeline is something that needs to acknowledged for its negative impact on society. My second day of attempting this challenge went better especially once I realized that my whole life didn't revolve around my phone and the technology around me. I went a whole two hours without checking my phone and it felt great being able to complete activities without stopping to check my phone. Technology is a topic that is said to be an important part of a thriving
Also cellphones have many benefits for the school. For example they can save money by not having to spend it on devices like computers and graphing calculators. Also it is a research aid. "Sixty-four percent of 18 to 29 year olds have used their phone to quickly get information they needed." This shows that this is a very useful research aid. Forty-two percent have had trouble doing something because they did not have their phone nearby. This is another reason that cellphones should be allowed in school. They can help children with all the features the cellphone has today. Finally it saves precious class time by it having less time to take out. "Charlie Wells said "I 'm a faster texter than typer,". This means that cell phones are a better and faster research aid than laptops. This
Having phones as technology in school could help or hinder students education. Some of the reasons phones should be used during class is because it helps with them study, while people say why phones shouldn’t be used is because they may or may not educate them and students spend their being on phones instead of working. Think about the amount of time you send and receive those 200 texts a day and think about the time you can be studying rather than
First of all schools are strict about not allowing phones. Which it could help students concentrate better if teachers let them listen to music. It could help them stay on task and work harder. Music will help students relax so, this lets their brains have a break from thinking so much. Cellphones can also replace computers. Which not every school gives kids computers nor, do they have them. Researchers say that “ The students started doing their homework and they did work in class” (Halla is a teacher and he did a study on his students) The students did their work because he allowed them to use their cellphones. There are many learning apps they can use on their phones as a study tool. Some students learn better this way. They comprehend it more than they would writing it down and then reading it.
I understand the fundamental risks involved in terms of lost productivity, but with the sheer percentage of people who already use them discreetly, I feel the risk is mitigated. Since numerous students use cellphones in class, I feel it’s important to take true advantage of them for learning opportunities. Through cellphones, students can, for example, research facts applicable to a lecture and use them to foster debate, edit their work through the use of e-learning resources and programs such as Word Online and Google Docs when commuting, and use cellphone apps such as RemindMe to be made more aware of deadlines. There are inherent flaws with cellphones, but I believe there is great educational value with them if implemented into the curriculum. As for those without cellphones, other personal electronic devices such as laptops and tablets work in this instance as
It is difficult to find two people having real life communication without interruption of a cell phone. At home, children fight for their parent’s attention while at dinner table due to the cell phone. The most annoying one is in the classroom. A professor will be teaching yet students prefer to go to Facebook, twitter, and Instagram. Our overdependence on the cell phone is something that requires
The average teen spends 53 hours i front of a screen. Devices have caused a shorter intention span from twelve to five minutes. Screen free week is beneficial because we lean more and better without technology, and it would not cause a distraction to peoples lives. Technology is bad for our everyday
Unfortunately, cell phones have become one of the biggest challenges instructors face in college classrooms as these devices have become a pervasive part of young people's lives. What used to only make phone calls and send text messages, now does our emailing, sends us Facebook and Snapchat notifications, and plays music. Additionally, our cell phones are not only used for personal activities, but for school and work life. We want to be reachable in case of an emergency, but the constant stream of notifications has led our productivity to significantly tumble down. Recently, I noticed that in many of my classes, even though the professor says there is a “no phone” policy, many students are scrolling through their social media feeds or responding to a text rather than paying attention to the lecture of the day. I admit to using my phone constantly during class, which often has led my grades to suffer poorly. Rather than paying attention to the lesson, I was checking on buzzing notifications of entertainment news and random trivia. Because I was not listening to my professor earlier in the day, I had a difficult time trying to complete the homework assignment. Thus, in an attempt to be epistemic temperate, for the last two days, I tried to not use my phone during class lectures and study time to measure my productivity.