Home - Techucation - Cell Phones Allowed In School – 5 Reasons For Allowing Them
cellphones in schools2

Cell Phones Allowed In School – 5 Reasons For Allowing Them

Some battles will never be won; it does not matter if schools want to ban cell phone use in school. Students will always find a way of bringing them to school. If you disagree with me, try to go to any school which has banned cell phone use, you will find students in halls trying to text each others. Others are using them for social network communication. So, in my opinion, i suggest that cell phones should be allowed in schools, though regulations should be set to control their usage. Teachers should have printed guidelines showing students when and how to use their cell phones at school. Academic administrators, should find ways of integrating cell phone use in the Curriculum, because, it is very easy for a student to have a cell phone rather than having a computer.

RELATED ARTICLE:

:- Use Cell Phones at School – 25 Tips For Teachers and Students

 

Now day’s students have smart cell phones which can use APPS and they can also access internet or type notes using these smart cell phones. The private business sector has invested millions of dollars in creating mobile learning applications, students can access digital libraries using Library Apps, they can listen to audio books , they can learn how to spell using grammar APPS, they can learn Math using Math Apps……etc.

Cell phones are known for causing distractions, especially now that they can access internet, students can spend most of their time using social networks like facebook or twitter. But for teachers to control this they can find ways of integrating social technology in their curriculum, so instead of students using casual social networks, they can use educational social networks. We have some good educational social networks online and these include Piazza.com, epals.com, Remind101.com, edmondo.com. All these networks have been designed to connect students, teachers and parents. So if cell phones are allowed in schools, students should use them for academic hangouts, this can be an interesting way of learning.

 

REASONS WHY CELL PHONES SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN SCHOOLS:

 

1. Use cell phones to monitor students or children: Both parents and teachers can use cell phone technology to monitor their students or children. For parents, they can use Footprints App to track their children locations, this application can work on smart phones, so it will help parents know when their children are at school or not. Then for teachers, they can use Piazza App, to track their students’ performance. In this case, teachers can assign course works to their students using Piazza Mobile App, and then students will complete the course work and submit it to their teachers using the same application.

2. Cell phones can be used as Emergency tools:  Now days, schools get closed because of various reasons, some times they’re natural disasters, or gun shoots which have actually become so common in most American schools. Also our children or students face many predators while at school or off the campus, children kidnappers are on the raise, so it is a must for schools to allow cell phones in schools. May be to reduce on the distraction caused by these gadgets, teachers can simply regulate the time of using of cell phones in school. Cell phones can be used by students to report any emergency; students can contact their parents if the school has closed because of a natural disaster or any other abrupt cause.

3. Cell phones can be used as Reminders: Students take more than one subject in a day, and they have loads of assignments which they have to finish on time. So it is very important for these students to use cell phones as reminding gadgets. Mobile applications like Remind101.com, can help students remember when to submit in specific course work , know when a test will be done, know when a teacher will be in class, help teachers be in touch with their students and parents.  I remember when I was still in college, I used to have a tight schedule, we used to get lots of course work and I used to find it difficult to balance my time. So some times I could submit in my course work when it was too late. Now, with the help of Remind101 Application, a student’s life is made simple, the application can be used by teachers to text reminding messages about course work or tests.

4. Cell phones can be used to access internet: Students need internet to make research. So it is logical if students are allowed to use cell phones in school. All smart phones can access internet, which can help a student to make extensive personal reading. Schools can use computers in classrooms, but encourage phone usage out of the classroom. Schools can provide free wifi internet at school so that their students can easily access internet while at school. Most important educational websites like Wikipedia.org and Google.com can be accessed via mobile phones.

5. Cell phones can be used for communication in schools: Besides taking pictures or recording of videos and podcasts, cell phones can be used in educational communication while in school or classroom. The easiest way students and teachers can communicate using cell phones can be text messaging. Teachers can simply use mass texting services like Remind101 to communicate with students and parents. Then students can use twitter to stay in touch with their classmates and exchange academic information. Shy students will find it easier to communicate through cell phones rather than face to face communication.


Share with Share on Google+

About Karehka Ramey

Serious research has been undertaken to publish this content, so you're in the right place. I love technology, I believe embracing its potential for personal, business or educational advancement will pave the way forward for us all. We've all heard "knowledge is power", with this website I hope, to some degree, to empower you!

9 comments

  1. baurzhan sellard

    love the reasons

  2. Cell phones should be allowed in school so Muslim teenage bombers like me can use our cell phones to call the rest of our squad to fly the planes into the public schools. Long Live Allah!

  3. I agree with the list on the top, so I think that cell phones should be allowed in school!

  4. As long as guidelines are set to control their usage, these gadgets are important. If we guide our children and students on how to use cell phones for educational purpose, this all debate of burning cell phones on schools will end.

  5. Im using these reasons for a research essay and these really helped me. Thank you

  6. Wow! This can really help me win the Debate and Law comp! These facts are really true and can really help me. This can also persuade schools to allow cellphones.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

NEWSLETTER

SIGN UP!!

To keep up with the latest tech and everything fun and weird subscribe to our newsletter. We promise to make it worth your while especially when we have our cool giveaways.