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Daniel_005
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CosmoJarvis
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Would cell phones in the classroom reduce paper waste?

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CosmoJarvis
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/8/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Daniel_005

Pro

Cell Phones would be used often for education. Then, less paper would be used. Finally, less paper wasted. Boom!
CosmoJarvis

Con

Now, unless you're arguing that cell phones would reduce paper waste because students would be playing on their phones rather than working on worksheets or writing compositions, I do not believe that cell phones would be an effective way to remove paper waste.

Yes, I do believe that using electronics such as a laptop will reduce paper waste. However, because of the vagueness and simplicity of my opponent's argument, I will assume that he is arguing specifically for cellphones and no other electronics.

Laptops and computers can reduce paper waste by writing and sending essays and homework electronically through applications such as Google Classrooms. In Google Classrooms, students can receive online worksheets and rubrics for their work, and send their work in electronically. This will certainly reduce paper waste tremendously.

However, phones will be less effective and be more harmful than good to one's education. Phones are too small and hard to use to type up an essay or type up homework. Because the keyboard is so small, it will be a burden to students to write. Additionally, the screen is too small, making it hard students to read or write on it, and especially difficult for those who do not have great vision. Another point on why phones are ineffective is their gaming capabilities. There are many addictive phone games aimed at youths. Allowing students to use phones will only increase the chances of them getting distracted and sidetracked from their work. It's much harder for teachers to prevent students from playing on phones than it is with laptops and computers. What use will phones be to students if they're nothing but a burden to them?
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Masterful 11 months ago
Masterful
I'd be playing games on the phone, not doing school work.
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Vote Placed by Canada98 9 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's argument was very vague and pro failed to back up the argument. Pro did not make a convincing argument. I give my votes to con
Vote Placed by paintballvet18 10 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Grammar- The Pro's entire argument is grammatically incorrect on soooooo many grounds... Argument: The Pro's entire case is a fallacy. And it's non-unique. Con wins.