Should students be able to listen to music with limitations in school
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Students are already distracted as it is when it comes to studying. Many lack the willpower to sit down and learn when technology is readily available. There are two ways schools could go about allowing students to listen to music; handheld devices or computers. If a student uses a handheld device, it's already an issue in many schools of misuse. Cellphones are easily concealable and an available distraction to students. Computers, even with proxy settings, are portals to all kinds of games and other distractions.
Yes, technology is a major distraction which is why if schools do have Ipads, Ipods, computers etc. they have multiple restrictions on them. This limits the students activities while using the technology. My school uses computers and the teacher is walking in circles around the classroom reprimanding students who are messing around.
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In conclusion, I still believe that music should be allowed in schools with limitations. Yes, the games are distracting, but most teachers are schooled in scoldings. As he stated earlier, most students lack willpower, but music has helped improve this aspect in a lot of children. Even kids with ADHD.
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The issue is, no matter how much scolding or restriction you implement, technology in a school setting will be misused. Bypassing a restricted proxy server is the modern "playing hooky." Students are adapted to technology and how to use it to their advantage. Many teachers lack the knowledge on how to use technology efficiently to reprimand children.
In conclusion, I stand by my statement that allowing music opens a can-of-worms of distractions for students in the classroom. While I agree that some students would benefit, the misuse outweighs the responsible and productive usage of this technology.
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